Calendar of Events

August 2017

Upcoming Special Events

Suggested List of Introductory Books on Tibetan Buddhism

Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, are interested in recruiting participants to partake in their ongoing meditation research.
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Prayer for the Quick Return of
Geshe Sopa Rinpoche
Composed by
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Chanting the Names of Manjusri
Recitation recommended by
His Holiness for students of
Geshe Sopa Rinpoche
(booklet layout)

1.PDF version (small file 399KB)

2.PDF version (big file 3.6MB) for printing

Listen to the audio file (152 MB file) of His Holiness' teaching in Madison, May 2013 of
Je Tsongkhapa's
"In Praise of Dependent Origination"

Note: audio file is big so please
be patient for the file to load.

Deer Park Buddhist Center Policy Regarding Shugden / Dolgyal

Geshe Lhundub Sopa Rinpoche, the founder of Deer Park Buddhist Center, did not practice or endorse the practice of Shugden.

Throughout his life, Geshe Lhundub Sopa Rinpoche fully supported His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s wish that the practice of  Shugden should not be done.

Monks at Deer Park Buddhist Center do not practice or endorse in the practice of Shugden.

It is the policy of Deer Park Buddhist Center to fully support the wishes and advice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with regard to the practice of Shugden.
Upcoming Special Events at Deer Park

Day of Meditation
August 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Deer Park teachers and community are pleased to invite you to a Day of Meditation to be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at the Deer Park Buddhist Center. The day will include morning and afternoon sessions of sitting and walking meditation along with teachings by Deer Park resident teachers, Ven. Geshe Tenzin Dorjee and Ven. Geshe Tenzin Sherab.

We will observe silence throughout the day in order to enjoy each other in a mindful way. All new and experienced practitioners are welcome.

*Sitting& walking meditation practice in silence
*Dharma teachings in both morning and afternoon sessions
*Lunch and refreshments
*Meditation cushions but if you prefer, bring your own or feel free to sit in a chair

REGISTER: Click this link to Register for event ... ($30 suggested donation which includes lunch)

Starting August 6, 2017

Sundays from 10 AM to 12 noon

The Seven-Point Mind Training

Geshe Tenzin Dorje will begin teaching The Seven-Point Mind Training this Sunday, August 6 at 10 AM as part of Deer Park's regular Sunday morning teachings.

This celebrated teaching by the Kadampa Geshe Chekawa (1101-1175) is in the genre of texts on Mind Training which are designed to generate in the mind of the student, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.

It specifically aims to transform one's self-centered focus to a focus on the welfare of others.

Students are asked to bring their own copies of the text to class.

Deer Park Summer Course 2017

July 3 - 14, 2017
The highly renowned Jangtse Choje Rinpoche (Gyume Khensur Lobsang Tenzin) will teach Lama
Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path based on the commentary by Pabongka Rinpoche.

July 17 - 28, 2017
Jangtse Choje Rinpoche will give a commentary teaching on Lama Tsongkhapa's Praise to Dependent
based on the commentary by Amdo Kunchog Lhundrub.

July 31 - August 4, 2017
Geshe Tenzin Sherab, one of Deer Park’s excellent resident teachers, will give a commentary on
Nagarjuna's Suhrillekha, A Letter to a Friend (also translated as A Friendly Letter).

2017 Summer Program Details

2017 Summer Program Registration Form

Summer Housing Options

Regular Weekly Teachings and Pujas

Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Geshe Tenzin Sherab is teaching Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Shantideva

Sundays 10:00 a.m. to noon
Geshe Tenzin Dorjee is teaching
The Foundation of All Good Qualities

Regular Monthly Pujas all beginning at 7:00 p.m.

First Wednesday of each month
Medicine Buddha Puja or Tara Puja on alternating months

10th day of the Tibetan Month
Guru Puja with tsok. All are welcome.

25th day of the Tibetan Month
Vajra Yogini Puja with tsok
Initiation of Vajra Yogini necessary prerequisite for attendance

Please note that pujas will be cancelled on Sundays and Thursdays due to regular teachings.

Tsog Dates

Periodic Retreats and Pujas

Nyung Ne retreat – this is a weekend long fasting retreat held near Sagadawa, the celebration of Sakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana.

Tara retreat – held for one or two days on weekends, one or more times a year.

Other pujas are held on special days such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday, Wheel-turning day, Buddha's Descent from Tushita, and the Anniversary of Je Tsong Khapa’s Parinirvana (Ganden Ngam Cho).