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.
HH Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche to give
Guhyasamaja Empowerment and Teachings
May 22nd & May 23rd
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is honored to host HH the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche at our center during Saga Dawa for a very special weekend of empowerment and teachings! During his visit, His Holiness will consecrate our new Shrine Hall and give a Guhyasamaja Empowerment and Teachings. More details on this event are forthcoming.
Winter Retreat and Teachings
January 22nd – January 31st
Drong Ngur Jangchubling will celebrate our 4th annual Winter Teachings in 2016! During this special event the Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche will bestow a Milarepa empowerment followed by three days of explanation and teaching. Drupon Rinchen Dorjee will be followed by Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche, who will lead a two days of teaching on Kalachakra Completion Stage practice. Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will conclude the Winter Teachings with a Namgyalma empowerment and teaching.
We encourage you to pre-register to secure a spot for any event you plan to attend.
Milarepa Empowerment and Teachings
with Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is honored to host the Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee for the 2016 Winter Teachings. Drupon Rinchen Dorjee is the teacher of the Chicago Ratnashri Sangha and retreat master for the Garchen Institute. He is a highly accomplished lama with very special qualities. Drupon Rinchen Dorjee has completed two (2) three-year retreats, including one at Labchi, the holy retreat place of the great yogi, Milarepa. He has received profound instructions too numerous to mention during these retreats.
READ MORE (http://www.chicagoratnashri.com/our-teacher.html)
Public Talk on Buddhism*
Friday January 22nd, 7pm to 9pm
Saturday Jan 23rd, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Sunday Jan 24th, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Monday Jan 25th, 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm
Tuesday Jan 26th, 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm
Empowerment and Teachings
with Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche
The Venerable Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche has received the entire body of Drikung Kagyu empowerments, transmissions, and instructions for advanced practice. He has completed the process of advanced training in all the profound and sacred traditions of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and earned the title of Drupon "master of spiritual attainment." Motivated by his deep and constant desire to help others to attain liberation, Drupon Rinpoche now serves as Spiritual Director for Drong Ngur Jangchubling in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and Drikung Namgyal Ling in Tucson, Arizona teaching and leading students in retreat.
Kalachakra Completion Stage Teachings and Practice
Thursday, January 28th, 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 930pm
Friday, January 29th, 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm
Saturday, January 30th, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Sunday, January 31st, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
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
$20 per session/ $40 per day if received by 1/20/2016
At the door rate: $375 for full event or $ 25 per session/ $50 per day
*The public talk by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee 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.
Texts 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 $20.00 per night.
There are 2 RV/Camper spaces available. The cost is $20.00 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.
Statue Consecration Workshop
December 19th, 2015
Do you have a statue you’d like to have consecrated? If so, please bring it along to Drong Ngur Jangchubling on December 19th, 2015 between 10am - 5pm. Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will guide sangha members in the workshop, and will be on hand to help with the finer details of consecration. The recommended donation for statue consecration is $40-$100 depending on the size of the statue. Donations will go towards benefiting the building projects and Drupon Rinpoche’s activities.
Statue Consecration is an art and spiritual practice that has been practiced for thousands of years. Traditionally, statues are filled with many precious objects, such as incense, mantra rolls, and other blessed relics. Consecrating a statue should be done with a genuine intention because once complete, statues are considered alive with the blessing of the deity.
Fundraising Garage Sale in St. Petersburg
December 12th, 2015
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is hosting a sangha-wide garage sale and we invite you to participate! All proceeds will go towards supporting our building fund.
The Garage Sale will be held at Alliance Property Services, on Saturday, December 12th from 8am – 5pm.
Please feel free to donate items to sell, or come by the garage sale to buy something for yourself. We’ll also be selling items from our Dharma store, including authentic Buddhist statues, thangkas, and books.
To donate items, please bring them to our Center in Wesley Chapel, FL at anytime and leave them under the deck outside the shrine room. If it would be easier, you can also drop off your items at the garage sale location here:
Alliance Property Services Inc
5440 1st Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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 $10.00.
Sunday 10:00 am- 12:00pm-Sadhana Practice & Meditation
For Sunday mornings we practice the Chenrezig or Tara sadhana. Sunday morning has extensive prayers, mantra recitation, and meditation. During this time, there is a tea break to meet and chat with friends. When in town, Drupon Rinpoche will provide teachings on various Buddhist topics and practices.
Since then, Drong Ngur has hosted various teachings and events that have inspired people from around the world.
Drong Ngur Jangchubling is currently building a new, larger meditation hall that will host weekly practice, special events, and visiting teachers. Our wish is to complete construction on the meditation hall by May 2016, when His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche will return to Wesley Chapel to consecrate the new space.
To work towards this goal, Drong Ngur has began a charity drive on GoFundMe.com. Any donation is appreciated and will go directly towards the building fund.
To donate, please click here:
Thank you for helping advance Buddhist teachings here in Florida!
We encourage you to submit prayers for any purpose. Once we receive your requests, they will be placed on the altar in our shrine room and blessed by our teacher, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche. May your prayers inspire happiness and peace in all beings!
Inner and Outer Preliminaries: Day Long Retreats
The Outer Preliminaries daylong retreat will be silent study, contemplation, and meditation of one of the Four Thoughts. There will be Dharma texts, such as Patrul Rinpoche's "Words of My Perfect Teacher" and Gampopa's "Jewel Ornament of Liberation" available for study at the center. For the Inner Preliminaries, we will use the Sadhana text, The Preliminary Practices of the Incomparable Drikung Kagyu.
Sessions will run from 10-Noon, Lunch Break, then 2 PM to 5 PM.
June 27, 2015 , Death and Impermanance
August 22, 2015, Karma, Cause and Effect
October 24, 2015, Defects of Samsara
December 5th, 2015 Preciousness of this Human Life
10$ 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!
Sundays 2pm – 5pm
Please check our events calendar for teaching dates.
$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 email@example.com