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.
Tuesday 7:00pm-8:00pm- Beginner's Night
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-Sadhana Practice & Meditation
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.
Drupon Rinpoche Teaches the Paramitas
Giving Dharma Teachings to those who listen
Causes obscurations to be dispelled
And one will accompany all the Buddhas.
One will quickly achieve all that one desires.
-The Precious Jewel Garland from “The Jewel Ornament of Liberation”
Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche will lead a six week cycle of teachings on the Six Perfections. The Six Perfections is foundational for Mahayana Dharma practice and represent the practices of a bodhisattva. All aspects of Buddhist practice are covered by the Six Perfections including concentration meditation, ethics, mantra recitation, and Sadhana practice. This series of teachings is an excellent introduction to Buddhist practice for beginners and will illuminate your study of the Dharma.
Drupon Rinpoche will use Gampopa’s text The Jewel Ornament of Liberation as a reference. If you would like to order a copy of the text, it is available on Amazon.com via our Smile Feature (using Amazon’s Smile feature is a great way to benefit the center! ) The Jewel Ornament of Liberation translated by Kenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche is an essential text of study in the Drikung Kagyu lineage.
Drupon Rinpoche will give teachings on each of the Perfections over six Sundays in December and January.
The six sessions on the Perfections will follow the time format below:
10:00am - 12:00pm First session
12:00pm- 1:00pm Break (please bring your own lunch, meals are not provided)
1:00pm- 3:00pm Second Session
*Update to Teaching Schedule*
Saturday-December 20 - The Perfection of Patience
December 21- Regular Sunday Practice with Drupon Rinpoche at 10:00am
December 28 - The Perfection of Perseverance
January 4 - The Perfection of Meditative Concentration
January 11 - The Perfection of Wisdom Awareness
The Six Paramita Teachings are a non-residential teaching series. You may bring your own lunch to the center; meals will not be provided. Water, tea, coffee and snacks will be available.The kitchen will be open to use for lunch preparation. Food preparation may not take place during practice or teaching events. Please do not bring food into the shrine room unless advised to do so. Drinks are permitted in the shrine room if they are in a covered container.
Tuition:$20.00 for each day of teachings. You may pre-pay online here: Drong Ngur Donations
Workstudy: No one is turned away due to funds. Work study is available in limited amounts and must be approved prior to attending. Please email us to request a work study position.
Contact Us: Via email at DrongNgur@Gmail.com
Location: All teachings will be held at: 30520 Lynne Drive, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543, United States
Drong Ngur 3rd Annual Winter Teachings
Drong Ngur Jangchubling will celebrate our 3rd annual Winter Teachings in 2015! These teachings are scheduled from January 24th through February 1st. We encourage you to pre-register to secure a spot at any event you plan to attend.During this very special and rare event Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche will bestow the Yangzab Shitro empowerment followed by four days of explanation and teaching. This will be followed by a prajnaparamita empowerment bestowed by our resident teacher Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche and two days of teaching from him on the generation stage.Additionally, on weekday mornings there will be a Lama Chopa practice at 7:30 AM.
Drikung Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche
Our center is honored to again host Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche for the Winter Teachings. Lamchen Rinpoche is an extraordinary scholar and highly accomplished lama with genuine realization. He has extensive knowledge and experience in both the traditions of mahamudra and dzogchen. Drong Ngur Jangchubling is very happy to have him with us for our winter teachings in 2015.
Teachings with Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche
Public Talk on Buddhism*
Friday Jan 23, 7pm to 9pm
Yangzab Shitro Empowerment and Teachings:
Shitro Empowerment: Saturday Jan 24, 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm
Teachings on Shitro: Sunday Jan 25, 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm
Monday Jan 26, 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm
Tuesday Jan 27, 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm
Wednesday Jan 28, 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm
The Yangzab Shitro is considered by some to be the heart of the Yangzab terma cycle revealed by the great Drikung Terton Gyalwang Rinchen Puntsok. The Shitro mandala of one hundred peaceful and wrathful deities consists of the forty-two peaceful and fifty-eight wrathful deities. In the Yangzab tradition these peaceful and wrathful deities are subsumed into the five Buddha families of peaceful and wrathful ones, who are further subsumed into the single family of Vajrasattva.
These are the peaceful and wrathful deities that appear to us during the forty-nine days in the bardo following the moment of death. Likewise when one reaches an advanced level of spiritual development on the path to awakening, with pure perception one recognizes all sentient beings of the six realms to be the mandala of peaceful and wrathful deities, which is none other than the mandala of Samantabhadra’s enlightened awareness.
During these teachings we will learn about the methods for developing pure perception and progressing on the path to full awakening. We will also learn specifically the ways in which the images of peaceful and wrathful deities will appear to us in the bardo, how to handle it, and how to choose a better rebirth. Since we know that we will all have to go through the experience of death at some point during this lifetime, it is necessary to develop an understanding about the process. These teachings will offer us an invaluable opportunity to gain confidence in our understanding of the bardo and to develop tools that will be indispensable in our transition from this life.
Teachings with Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche
Friday Jan 30, 7pm-9pm
Drupon Rinpoche will confer the Prajnaparamita empowerment from the Jeweled Garland of Attainment Practices, also known as the Fifty Empowerments. Prajanaparamita, the Great Mother, is the female Buddha who embodies the transcendent perfection of wisdom. She represents the view that is the essence of Mahamudra, Dzogchen, and Madhyamaka.
Teachings on the Generation Stage: How to practice visualization in meditation:
Saturday Jan 31, 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm
Sunday Feb 1, 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm
During this two day teaching Drupon Rinpoche will provide instruction on the details and most important aspects of the generation stage practices. The Generation stage is a method of meditation that involves sustained visualization on a particular deity, together with the recitation of that deity’s mantra. During these teachings we will learn the most effective methods for developing stable meditative absorption in this type of practice, and for giving rise to genuine experience and realization.
We strongly recommend that you pre-register for these events as soon as possible as limited space may be available.
Tuition is divided into two categories:
Pre-registration rate: $300 for full event or $ 20 per session/ $40 per day if received by 1/21/2015
At the door rate: $375 for full event or $ 25 per session/ $50 per day
*The public talk by Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche is free to all.
Tuition 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 out to Drong Ngur Jangchubling*
No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Work study is available in limited amounts and must be approved prior to attending. Please email us at DrongNgur@Gmail.com to request a work study position.
The text will be available at the center for your use during practice. Details on acquiring the text will be announced at the teachings or empowerment.
You may bring your own lunch to the center; meals will not be provided. Water, tea, coffee and snacks will be available for all guests.The kitchen will be open to use for your lunch preparation. Food preparation may not take place during practice or teaching events. Please do not bring food into the shrine room unless advised to do so. Drinks are permitted in the shrine room only if they are in a covered container.
Lodging Spaces and Costs:
The retreat cabin is available for the rate of $15.00 per night.
There are 3 tent spaces available. The cost is $5.00 per night.
There are 2 RV/Camper spaces available. The cost is $10.00 per night.
There are no bedrooms or spaces in the shrine room available. These are reserved.
Lodging rates must be paid in advance to secure a spot. All lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Video and Photos:
Use of video and photo cameras are prohibited in the shrine room during Dharma teachings, practice, empowerments.
All events will take place at 30520 Lynne Drive Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543
Inner and Outer Preliminaries: Day Long Retreats
Drong Ngur Jangchubling holds an ongoing day long retreat held once a month to contemplate, study or practice the preliminaries. This Four Thoughts will alternate with the outer preliminaries or Ngondro practice 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 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. For Ngondro sessions, we will use the Sadhana text, The Preliminary Practices of the Incomparable Drikung Kagyu. Every other month we will cycle through the Four Thoughts.
For the remainder of 2014 the schedule is:
December 27 Precious Human Life
Ngondro (Refuge, Vajrasattva etc...):
January 24 (2015)
10:00am-12:00pm Morning Session
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch break
2:00pm-5:00pm Afternoon Session
7:00pm-9:00pm (Ngondro Sessions only)
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 for the day. Meals are not provided.