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.
Kalachakra Empowerment and Teachings
His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche
Drong Ngur Jangchubling
Do not miss this rare opportunity to join His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche for his first-ever Kalachakra Empowerment and Teachings in North America
Saturday, August 1st
9am – 12pm Empowerment
2pm – 5pm Empowerment
Sunday, August 2nd
9am – 12pm Teachings
2pm – 5pm Teachings
Make registration payment through Paypal
Or register by mailing your payment to:
12733 Oakwood Drive
Hudson, Florida 34669
Preregistration: $108/day or $216
At Door: $125/day or $250 both days
Preregistration begins May 26th, 2015 and ends July 15th, 2015
Seating is limited to first come first serve
v When registering, please indicate “Kalachakra” and “cushion” or “chair”
v Please bring your own cushion
v No food or drink will be provided
v No food or drink are allowed in the teaching hall
v You may bring your own lunch to eat on campus grounds, or you may visit one of the many restaurants located nearby
v The grounds of Drong Ngur Jangchubling will be closed during HH Chetsang Rinpoche’s visit
v There will be no lodging available at the center
v Discounted group rates are available at the Hampton Inn & Suites of Wesley Chapel, which you can find by clicking here: Kalachakra Discounted Lodging
v All attendees must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of each session
v Only limited work study will be available
v Please contact us for potential work study opportunities
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An Open Letter from Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche on the upcoming Kalachakra Empowerment and Teachings
Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters,
The Kalachakra Empowerment is considered one of the most valuable and profound highest yoga tantra empowerments in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Drong Ngur Jangchubling is honored to host His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche who will bestow a unique lineage of Kalachakra, belonging to the collection of the Four Co-Emergent Deities. These teachings have been passed down through the lineage of the great Lotsawa Marpa who brought them back to Tibet from his travels to India. This is a rare and precious opportunity, not only because of the special nature of the topic, but also because we have the opportunity to receive it from an extraordinary and exalted teacher such as His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche. Please do not miss this very auspicious event.
Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche
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.
We encourage you to submit prayers for any purpose. Once we receive your requests, they will be placed on the altar in our shrine room and blessed by our teacher, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche. May your prayers inspire happiness and peace in all beings!
Introduction to Mahamudra
In preparation for HH Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche’s Kalachakra teaching and empowerment August 1st and August 2nd 2015, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will lead a series of teachings from Introduction to Mahamudra, The Co-emergent Unification.
Introduction to Mahamudra, The Co-emergent Unification is a rare set of pith instructions unique to the Drikung Kagyu lineage. Originally transmitted by Drikung Kagyu lineage founder, Lord Jigten Sumgon, this profound text spans the full range of Buddha’s teachings of sutra and tantra, including calm abiding and special insight meditation, pointing out instructions, and advice on how to sustain meditative experience and realization. HH Chetsang Rinpoche himself has remarked that these instructions are the most relevant and profound instructions for the modern Dharma practitioner.
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is very pleased to have the opportunity to study these special teachings.
Teaching Schedule and Dates
June 21th ,June 28th ,July 5th,July 12th,July 19th
10:00am - 12:00pm
The Introduction to Mahamudra teachings are a non-residential teaching series. Lunch will beprovided each teaching session for $8 per person. Water, tea, and coffee will be available for free. You may bring your own lunch, and 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.
$10.00 for morning session.
$10.00 for afternoon session.
$15.00 for full day of teachings.
Students with valid ID receive 30% discount.
You may pre-pay online here: http://dnjus.org/index.php/donate
Rinpoche’s teachings will be drawn from Introduction to Mahamudra, The Co-emergent Unification, by Lord Jigten Sumgon. You can purchase a copy of the text at Drong Ngur Jangchubling for the price of $10.
No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Work-study is available in limited amounts and must be approved prior to attending. Please email us to request a work-study position.
30520 Lynne Drive, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543, United States
The Outer Preliminaries daylong retreat will be silent study, contemplation, and meditation of one of the Four Thoughts. There will be Dharma texts, such as Patrul Rinpoche's "Words of My Perfect Teacher" and Gampopa's "Jewel Ornament of Liberation" available for study at the center. For the Inner Preliminaries, we will use the Sadhana text, The Preliminary Practices of the Incomparable Drikung Kagyu.
Sessions will run from 10-Noon, Lunch Break, then 2 PM to 5 PM.
June 27, 2015 , Death and Impermanance
August 22, 2015, Karma, Cause and Effect
October 24, 2015, Defects of Samsara
10$ Donation towards the center is appreciated
The Preliminary Practices of the Drikung Kagyu all day Session
Our Spiritual Guide Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche has asked us to Practice the Preliminary Practices( Ngondro) individually and as a group. Drikungpas believe Ngondro is even more important than the higher practices. One must truly understand and practice the simple yet profound foundational teachings before one begins the higher teachings. There is no leader or preceptor during these sessions but performing the practices as a sangha helps to encourage and reinforce our efforts. Most members in the group are practicing the first 2 sections.( Refuge and Vajrasattva). The day is broken up into 4 sessions. 10 AM -Noon, 1-3 PM , 4-6PM & 7-9PM. Feel free to join in for one or all the sessions. For further details call Lincoln at 727-452-7714. The sessions will run one day every other month on Saturdays starting with March 28, 2015.
July 25, 2015
September 26, 2015
November 28, 2015
Introduction to Tibetan Language
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!
June 7th and June 14th at 2pm – 5pm
June 21st – July 26th at 5pm – 8pm
$25 per class meeting and additional $25 registration fee
Interested students should contact Virginia Blumto confirm attendance and for further details.
*Virginia Blum is also available for one-on-one private Tibetan Language lessons. Classes are $40 per class, for 1 hour. If you are interested in working privately with Virginia, please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org