We’re delighted to welcome you to the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Center (CTBCC). We are a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the Dharma with El Paso and the surrounding area. Our mission is to stimulate the cultivation of compassion and loving-kindness based on the philosophy and methods taught by his His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
We are honored to have Tulku Orgyen P'huntsok give a series of teachings at CTBCC in El Paso on Oct 25-27. Below is the schedule for his talks:
At a young age, Tulku Orgyen P'huntsok was recognized by H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche as the reincarnation of Togden Kunzang Longdrol, a close heart disciple of H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche. Tuklu spent his early years in retreat and studying all aspects of Buddhism at his temple in Pemakod. At the age of 15, he began higher studies in Southern India at Namdroling Monastery. Tulku completed the 9-year Khenpo degree and taught Buddhist philosophy during his final three years at the Monastery. Since 1999, Tulku has served as the Spiritual Director of Vairotsana Foundation Santa Barbara, and as Director of the Pemakod Project.
Pemakod Dharma Wheel is raising funds for four projects. For more information and opportunity to donate, please visit http://pemakoddharmawheel.squarespace.com.
Teachings: 9am – noon (Nov 16); 9am - 5pm (Nov 17)
Empowerment: 2pm - 5pm (Nov 16)
Refuge: Rinpoche will give refuge from 1-2 pm (Nov 17)
Drubchen: Around the clock from 9am (Nov 18) - 5pm (Nov 24)
Vajrakilaya is a wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva, the buddha of purification. The practice of Vajrakilaya focuses on removing intense inner and outer obstacles to peace, happiness, and enlightenment.
In today’s difficult times, anxieties about our personal life and world conditions can create disturbing thought-forms within us. With billions of people consumed by the same concerns, our shared thought-forms create an interwoven web of great turmoil around the world. This can give rise to afflictive emotions, creating inner obstacles to spiritual practice and happiness, which, in turn, manifest as outer obstacles in life. Vajrakilaya practice is especially helpful and suitable during this time, both for individual practitioners and for the well-being of the world community as a whole. And it is a perfect way to prepare for the New Year.
"Drubchen" means "great accomplishment" in Tibetan and is one of the most elaborate forms of Vajrayana Buddhist practice. A drubchen is a rare opportunity to concentrate body, speech, and mind in spiritual application, resulting in realization and merit to sustain spiritual development in this and future lives. Sincere participation in a drubchen is said to generate merit and potential realization equal to one year of retreat. Dedicating the practice to all sentient beings extends this benefit and enhances world peace and prosperity.
The Vajrakilaya empowerment and teachings are offered, but are not required to participate in the drubchen, and no prior experience in the practice is necessary. You may attend part or all of the event as your schedule permits. The empowerment may be attended separate from the drubchen, and the tuition is $15. The tuition for the half day of teachings is also $15. Tuition is $30 for the full day of teachings and for each day of the drubchen.
If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.