Suggested List of Introductory Books on Tibetan Buddhism
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Prayer for the Quick Return of
Geshe Sopa Rinpoche
Composed by
His Holiness the Dalai Lama


COVID Policy for visitors to Deer Park Temple

We are now requiring all visitors to Deer Park to be vaccinated and masked-- including children under 12. This accords with guidelines of Dane County health officials to protect others and prevent the spread of COVID.



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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"


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


Deer Park Teaching Events during Winter Break
December 26 to mid to late March 2022

Geshe Tenzin Sherab gave the final 2021 Sunday teachings of the Wisdom Chapter of Shantideva's "Guide to a Bodhisattva's Way of Life" on December 19, 2021. These Sunday teachings are scheduled to resume in March 2022.

Deer Park Scheduled Pujas
Deer Park in-person and live-stream pujas will continue without interruption during the year.

The vaccinated and masked public are invited to attend scheduled pujas at Deer Park.
Every month, in-person and live stream Pujas on the First Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) will alternate between Tara Puja and Medicine Puja. At 6:30 p.m. there will be Guru Pujas with tsok offering on the 10th of the Tibetan calendar.
All pujas will be live-stream through the Zoom app which is free. Download App for your device if you do not have it. Then click on the link and enter the meeting ID and passcode below. Please also mute audio and visual.   

To use the internet:
Click on the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2993651234?pwd=cHkyemtCQW9qZ09IVU5RUTVyeGRGQT09


Meeting ID: 299 365 1234
Passcode: 435299


Nyung Nay Avalokiteshvara fasting ritual,
Saka Dawa Guru Puja and Tangyur Reading
June 4 to June 14, 2022

Nyung Ne 2022


Weekly audio files of teachings
by Geshe Tenzin Sherab:
Geshe Tenzin Sherab


Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 10-31-21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 11-7-21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 11-14-21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 11-21-21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 11-28-21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 12-5-21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 12-12-21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 12-19-21



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.

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).

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