Drong Ngur Jangchubling, a Tibetan Buddhist center in the Drikung Kagyu lineage, is located north of Tampa’s urban center in west central Florida. Our resident Lama is Drupon Thingley Nyingpo Rinpoche.On our website you will find information and resources for our tradition and our center. For the most updated practice and teachings dates, please see our events page. If you have any further questions or comments, we welcome your email inquiry.
Drong Ngur Jangchubling offers meditation sessions three times a week: Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, and Sunday morning. These meditation sessions are suited for both beginners and more experienced students.There is no charge for our practice sessions, although a donation is gratefully accepted. Everyone is welcomed to attend.
Tuesday 7:00pm-8:00pm- Beginner's Night with meditation
When in town, Drupon Rinpoche will present teachings about Buddhism for beginners. This class serves as an introduction to Buddhism and meditation. Although there will not be a formal class if Drupon Rinpoche is out of town, beginners are always welcomed to come and visit the center and practice meditation. Suggested tuition for this class is $10.00.
Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm- Achi Chokyi Drolma Sadhana
Every Thursday evening, there will be a practice session for the Dharma protector Achi Chokyi Drolma. Achi is a very special protector of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. The sadhana, mantra, and prayers are recited along with meditation practice. After practice we will have a brief group discussion if Drupon Rinpoche is out of town. Suggested donation for this practice session is $10.00.
Sunday 10:00 am- 12:00pm-Sadhana Practice & Meditation
For Sunday mornings we practice the Chenrezig or Tara sadhana. Sunday morning has extensive prayers, mantra recitation, and meditation. During this time, there is a tea break to meet and chat with friends. When in town, Drupon Rinpoche will provide teachings on various Buddhist topics and practices.
HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang to give Kalachakra Empowerment and Teachings
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is honored to announce that HH the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang will visit our center and give the Kalachakra Empowerment on Saturday, August 1st, followed by a day of teachings on Sunday, August 2nd. More details on this exceptionally rare opportunity are forthcoming.
Drepung Gomang Monks Visit Drong Ngur
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is pleased to host the Drepung Gomang monks for their second visit to our center! The monks will be at the center for two events: a cooking demonstration on Saturday and special prayers for peace on Sunday. The monks will also have Tibetan, Indian, and Nepalese crafts for sale during their visit! This is a special fundraising event for Drong Ngur's new shrine hall and for the Drepung Gomang Monks monastery in India.
Cooking and Lunch with Drepung Monks: Saturday 3/7/15 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM- $20.00 per person
Always wanted to learn some traditional Tibetan recipes? Join the Drepung Gomang monks for a cooking demo! After food prep and cooking, it will be time to eat your lunch of Tibetan food with the monks! The cost is $20.00 per person which includes the cost of materials for your lunch. As this is a fundraiser, there is no workstudy for this event. To plan for materials your RSVP is requested.
Special prayers and puja with the Drepung Gomang monks: Sunday 3/8/15 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM- $15.00 per person
The Drepung Gomang monks will offer a special morning of prayers and meditation. The monks have traveled from their home in India to share these precious arts of Tibetan chanting with us. At this event there will be FIVE door prizes and you can enter a raffle! You will have a chance to win an item from Drong Ngur's Dharma store. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. The cost is $15.00 per person. As this is a fundraiser, there is no workstudy for this event.
Please remember to check the events calendar for the most current information regarding both our regular practice sessions and specials events.
Drong Ngur Jangchubling holds a monthly daylong retreat to contemplate, study and practice the preliminaries. The Outer Preliminaries, also known as the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind Towards Dharma, will alternate with the Inner Preliminaries every other month. The retreat is held every 4th Saturday. This will be an opportunity to practice both the inner and outer preliminaries at the center with other Sangha members for support. Please note that Drupon Rinpoche may not be at the center during these retreat dates. These days are for group practice and there are no official teachings scheduled.
The Outer Preliminaries daylong retreat will be silent study, contemplation, and meditation of one of the Four Thoughts. There will be Dharma texts, such as Patrul Rinpoche's "Words of My Perfect Teacher" and Gampopa's "Jewel Ornament of Liberation" available for study at the center. For the Inner Preliminaries, we will use the Sadhana text, The Preliminary Practices of the Incomparable Drikung Kagyu.
Daylong Retreat Dates and Schedule
Outer Preliminaries (Four Thoughts)
New Dates Posting Soon
Inner Preliminaries (Refuge, Vajrasattva, etc.)
New Dates Posting Soon
10:00am to 12:00pm
12:00pm to 2:00pm
7:00pm to 9:00pm (Inner Preliminaries Sessions only)
10$ Donation towards the center is appreciated
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is pleased to announce a new Introduction to Tibetan Language program. Inspired by the growing number of interested students, Drupon Rinpoche has asked our resident translator, Virginia Blum, to lead the wide-ranging course, which will meet every Sunday at our center in Wesley Chapel, FL. The program is designed for beginner and intermediate students, and will review the basics of the Tibetan language, such as alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary. All are welcome to attend!
Currently Suspended While Virginia is in India
$25 per class meeting and additional $25 registration fee
*Three classes are scheduled for the month of January, and the course will resume in mid-February after the 2015 Winter Retreat.