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 twice a week: Tuesday evening and Sunday morning. These meditation sessions are suited for both beginners and more experienced students.There is no charge for our Sunday morning practice, although a donation is gratefully accepted. Everyone is welcomed to attend.
When in town Drupon Rinpoche, will present ongoing teachings about Buddhism for beginners. This class serves as an introduction to Buddhism and meditation. Tuition for this class is $10.00.
Whenever Drupon Rinpoche is out of town, Drong Ngur will continue to have Tuesday night practice. This evening is for individual meditation and practice session. Although there will not be a formal class, beginners are always welcomed to come and visit the center. There is no tuition for practice sessions.
Sunday 10:00 am- 12:00pm
Chenrezig or Tara sadhana practice with prayers, mantra recitation, and meditation. During this time, there is a tea break. Refreshments are provided by the center. There is no tuition for this meditation session.
Please remember to check the events calendar for the most current information regarding both our regular practice sessions and specials events.
During the 2014 Winter Teachings, the Drong Ngur Sangha was fortunate to receive teachings from Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche on Phowa practice. Phowa practice is especially powerful and well known within the Drikung Kagyu tradition. This is a special opportunity to engage in a traditionally structured retreat and receive the signs of accomplishment in Phowa practice.
As a follow up to these teachings held in FebruaryDrupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche will offer instructions on Phowa practice on May 4th. This will begin a Phowa retreat starting May 5th and ending May 11th with a Tsok. To initiate the retreat, Drupon Rinpoche will teach on Phowa and give guidance on the practice. The remainder of the week will be an open retreat with four daily sessions. This will be held as an open retreat. You may join any session which works for your schedule. This is an incredibly rare opportunity to practice these precious teachings in retreat with an accomplished teacher! Sangha members who are working and may not be able to make the entire retreat are welcomed to practice in the evening or early morning session or on the weekends. There is room for retreatents to stay at the center for the duration of the event: inside the center, within the retreat hut and on the grounds as a camper.
Teachings and Opening of Retreat-May 4th:
10:00am-12:00am (lunch at from 12:00pm until 2:00pm)
2:00pm-5:00pm (dinner from 5:00pm until 7:00pm)
7:00pm- 9:00pm (Opening session for retreat)
Practice times May 5th through May 10th:
6:00am-8:00am (breakfast from 8:00am until 9:00am)
9:00am-12:00m (lunch at from 12:00pm until 2:00pm)
2:00pm-5:00pm(dinner from 5:00pm until 7:00pm)
Final Day of Retreat May 11th:
6:00am-8:00am (breakfast from 8:00am until 9:00am)
10:00am-12:00m (lunch at from 12:00pm until 2:00pm)
2:00pm-4:00pm- Tsok (open to all*)
Tuition and Accommodations:
$10.00 per session (a total of $290.00 for the total retreat at the door)
$270.00 for pre-registered attendees coming for the complete retreat
* There is no tuition for the Tsok practice
We have a few spaces for accommodation for overnight retreat attendees. Accommodation is $25.00 per person for a bed in the center, $10.00 inside the shrine room and $10.00 for the retreat hut. Camping spaces are available for $5.00 per night. If you require accommodation, please email us for further details as spaces will go quickly! Tuition and/or accommodation payment can be made via PayPal on the web or you may mail a check made out to:
Drong Ngur Jangchubling
C/O: Paula Testa
12733 Oakwood Drive
Hudson, Florida 34669
*Please make your check payable to Drong Ngur Jangchubling*
Limited positions for work study are available. Please email us for further details if you are in need of work study.
Retreat members will need fresh meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you would like to offer a meal, please contact us. Any contribution to enhance the practice sessions of Sangha members is deeply appreciated.
For all inquiries related to the retreat, please contact us at DrongNgur@Gmail.com
Inner and Outer Preliminaries: Day Long Retreats
Following Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche's teachings on the Four Thoughts, there will be an ongoing day long retreat held monthly to contemplate, study or practice the preliminaries. This Four Thoughts will alternate with the outer preliminaries or Ngondro practice every other month. The retreat will be held every 4th Saturday starting April 26. This will be an opportunity to practice both the inner and outer preliminaries at the center with other Sangha members for support.
For April 26th the topic for meditation will be "Precious Human Life". The day long retreat will be silent meditation, study, and contemplation of one of the Four Thoughts. Noble silence will be observed during the sessions to allow space for quiet reflection. 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. Every other month we will cycle through the Four Thoughts.
For the remainder of 2014 the schedule is:
April 26- Precious Human Life
June 28- Impermanence
August 23- Karma: Cause and Effect
October 25- The sufferings of Samsara
December 27 Precious Human Life
Ngondro (Refuge, Vajrasattva etc...):
10:00am-12:00pm Morning Session
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch break
2:00pm-5:00pm Afternoon Session
Tuition: There is a requested donation of $10.00