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.
Drong Ngur Jangchubling's 2014 Fall Retreat and Peace Week Events
Chenrezig Sand Mandala- Peace Week 2014 with Pasco Hernando State College
Please join Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche, Ani Tsunma Rinzin Khando and Lama Konchog Gyaltsen as they create the beautiful sand mandala of the Buddha Chenrezig. Virginia Blum, our Resident Translator, will be on hand as well! The construction of the sand mandala will be held during Pasco Hernando’s State College's Annua Peace Week celebration at the Wesley Chapel Campus.
The address for the Wesley Chapel Pasco Hernando State College is:
Please join us for the following events related to the sand mandala:
• The initiation of the sand mandala will be on Tuesday October 7th at 9:00am.
• The dissolution of the mandala will held on Thursday October 9th at 6:00pm following a talk from Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche along with Chenreizg practice
• The mandala may be viewed from Tuesday until Thursday and work on the mandala will be held from 9:00am until 5:00pm on those days.
For further details on the Pasc Hernando State College Peace Week events and the Chenrezig sand mandala, please see: Peace Week 2014
Thousand- Armed Chenrezig Empowerment - Friday October 10th 6:00PM
It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in Chenrezig’s mantra, and it carries with it the power to purify our mind’s obscurations and develop genuine compassion. We can develop these enlightened qualities through Chenrezig practice and mantra recitation.
The Thousand-Armed Chenrezig represents the fullest realization of the ability to generate compassion, with a thousand eyes to see suffering in all its forms, a thousand mouths to generate compassionate speech and recite the mantra, and a thousand limbs to offer assistance to limitless suffering sentient beings.
As part of our annual Chenrezig sand mandala creation for Peace Week, Drong Ngur will be hold an empowerment and mantra retreat for Thousand-Armed Chenrezig.
Date and Time: Friday, October 10th 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Drong Ngur Jangchubling
Mani Retreat: October 11th 9:00am through October 14th 9:00am
This retreat will be unique as there will be both daytime and night-time sessions- the chanting of the Mani mantra will be continuous and unbroken for the duration of the retreat. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche has spoken many times of the benefits of this practice and teaches that one successful mantra retreat is equivalent to seven years of personal retreat in the magnitude of blessing accumulated.
By continuously chanting Chenrezig’s mantra around the clock for many days at a time, practitioners acquire a vast amount of merit, which is then dedicated toward the enlightenment of all beings.
Details on the retreat will be forthcoming.
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. 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.
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. 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:
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
7:00pm-9:00pm (Ngondro Sessions only)
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 for the day.
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