September 4-7, 2015 - Longchenpa's Resting In The Nature of Mind

Tulku Sang Ngag Tenzin RinpocheLABOR DAY WEEKEND PROGRAM

Longchenpa's Resting In The Nature of Mind
Sem Nyid Ngal So
with Tulku Sang Ngag Tenzin Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche House, Saugerties, NY
September 4-7, 2015

Blazing Wisdom Institute is pleased to announce that it will host a program on Longchenpa's "Resting in the Nature of Mind," with Tulku Sang Ngag Tenzin Rinpoche, over the Labor Day weekend, September 4 to 7. The program will begin at 7:30 pm on Friday, and end at noon on Monday, and will be held at Guru Rinpoche House, our facility in Saugerties, NY.

Sang Ngag Tenzin Rinpoche has trained diligently with many exalted masters, including Khenpos who are direct lineage holders of Khenpo Jigme Phuntsog at Larung Gar in Tibet, the renowned Khenpo Achuk of Yarchen Gon, and Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche in India, and is a holder of the Nying Tig teachings.

In particular, Rinpoche and Tulku Sherdor met auspiciously in Nepal earlier this year, and discovered their common dharma family roots through His Holiness Orgyen Kusum Lingpa, Pema Tumpo, who visited Rinpoche's home in Amdo many times when he was child, gave him refuge vows, ngagpa robes and his name, and advised Rinpoche's parents that he was destined to “benefit all sentient beings and the Buddha Dharma when his spirituality awakens. He will lead his life in a perfect way.’’

Many years later, Tulku Sherdor traveled to Rinpoche's village near the Mongolian border with Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, who continues the work of his father Orgyen Kusum Lingpa to benefit beings in that region.

Sang Ngag Tenzin Rinpoche exemplifies living as a yogi in the world with a family, while maintaining the outer, inner and secret disciplines of the three yanas.

This is a special opportunity for practitioners within the Dzogchen and Nying Tig traditions to receive instruction on Longchenpa's famous treatise, part of his "Trilogy on Resting." It covers the ground, path and fruition, view, meditation and conduct of Dzogchen practice.

Please click here for further information regarding registration for this special program, including public transportation options, the schedule and cost, accommodation options, and other details. Preference will be given to those who register early.


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October 10-11, 2015 - Tara's Triple Excellence

TTE in NYCTara's Triple Excellence

Lama Tenzin and Heidi I. Köppl

American Center for the Alexander Technique
New York, NY

October 10-11, 2015

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for payment and registration information.

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the flyer.

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Rimay Monlam Letter to HHDL


June 12, 2013

By email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Thekchen Choeling, P.O. McLeod Ganj
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) 176219 India



Your Holiness,

      Two years ago, you graciously granted your blessings for the Rimay Monlam, a nonsectarian Tibetan Buddhist Peace Prayer Convocation. We are very pleased to inform Your Holiness that the second annual Rimay Monlam just successfully concluded at Garrison Institute, on the shore of the Hudson River in New York State. Once again, there was no political agenda and no profit motive for this event, which was solely dedicated to sharing pure aspiration prayers for all to receive the blessings and benefit of dharma.

      During this four day program, we held a teachers and scholars meeting to discuss matters of common interest. Dr. David Jackson gave a presentation on the life and teachings of his guru, the great Sakya rimay master Dezhung Rinpoche. Sangyum Kamala (the lifelong consort of Chadral Sanjay Dorje Rinpoche) spoke about tsetar animal liberation practice, and the role of women in dharma. Teachers from all four lineages gave short dharma talks, including Geshe Kunga from the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Indiana, who taught Je Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of The Path. Popular Hindu kirtan master and recording artist Krishna Das, who also practices Vipassana meditation and studies with Tibetan lamas, led chanting of Tara and Vajra Guru mantras one evening.

      In all, more than 60 people attended in person, including ten Lamas, several translators, and sangha leaders from around the U.S. and other countries. There were, in addition, many sponsors who supported the Monlam and enabled other individuals, both monastic and lay, to attend. A great number of other sangha members joined in the prayers from afar, including from prison, from remote states, and from affiliated sanghas in other countries.June 6, 2012

      For the sake of our precious Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the West and in the world, and of further developing and maintaining friendly collegial relations among teachers, centers and lineages, it is fully our intention to continue to hold Rimay Monlams in the future, annually if possible, and to explore how to do so even more skillfully, and with greater breadth of participation and broader impact. May all beings benefit, and thank you for your continued blessings and support.

Sincerely Offered by Your Devoted Students,

Tulku Sherab Dorje

Lama Surya Das

On behalf of the Invitation Committee
2013 Rimay Monlam: Tibetan Buddhist Peace Prayer Convocation



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Losar Celebrations 2013


New Year, New Beginnings

On February 9&10, those practicing the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingtig are welcome back to BWI to continue with another weekend of study and communal practice.  If you’ve not been with us before, you are most welcome to write to inquire further.
Everyone else is also welcome to come over for our celebration of the Tibetan New Year.  We’ll begin with a potluck lunch (vegetarian only) around noon on Sunday February 10.  Music and rejoicing in our merit to participate in one another’s lives.  Some light practice. 
Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you think you’ll attend either or both of these events.

Space is limited to a maximum of about 30 participants.  If you are interested, it is best to register early.

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