Calendar of Events

In an abundance of caution all Thursday and Sunday teachings, visits to the Temple and puja services at Deer Park Buddhist Center are postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and continued support.


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.
Click on link to get more info.
go.wisc.edu/meditate

Tsog Dates 2021/22
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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


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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"

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

In an abundance of caution all Thursday and Sunday teachings, visits to the Temple and puja services at Deer Park Buddhist Center are postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and continued support.


Geshe Tenzin Sherab continues to Offer Zoom Teachings
on Saturday mornings.

Geshe la will continue teaching from the Wisdom Chapter of Shantideva's "Guide to a Bodhisattva's Way of Life".

Saturdays, 2021
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central Time)


The teachings will consist of one hour of teachings followed by 1/2 hour of questions and answers.
Please mute audio for the first hour of teachings.

You can access the teachings by downloading the Zoom Client for Meetings app at;
https://zoom.us/download
Then click on the following link and enter the following meeting ID and passcode.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2993651234?pwd=cHkyemtCQW9qZ09IVU5RUTVyeGRGQT09
Meeting ID: 299 365 1234
Passcode: 435299


Note: We recommend using the Zoom Client app rather than trying to use the internet as we are not sure how well using the internet via different internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc.) will work, if at all.

These teachings will be available to listen to as audio on the Deer Park website (deerparkcenter.org) as usual.


Live Stream Pujas

Every month, Live Stream Pujas on the First Wednesday at 7 p.m. (Central Time) alternating between Tara Puja and Medicine Puja. Also Guru Pujas on the 10th of the Tibetan calendar will be streamed live through the Zoom app which is free. Download App for your device if you do not have it.


Deer Park will no longer use Jitsi Meet to livestream events. Zoom will be used instead. Please download the Zoom app. 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


CANCELLED


The Nyung Nay Avalokiteshvara fasting,
Saka Dawa Guru Puja and Tangyur Reading have been Cancelled.



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


Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 3/20/21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 4/10/21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 4/17/21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 5/1/21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 5/8/21

Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9
GTS audio teaching 5/15/21




Medicine Buddha

Special Dedication of Merit -Medicine Buddha Puja

Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, Deer Park Buddhist Center is offering this video recording of its resident monks’ reciting the Medicine Buddha Puja in hope of a speedy containment and eradication of the coronavirus that is affecting so many around the world.

Cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Nyung Nay Avalokiteshvara Fasting Ritual
Saturday - May 23, 2020 – Monday - May 25, 2020

Cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Tangyur Reading or Reading of the Collection of
Commentaries to the Buddha’s Speech

Saturday - May 30, 2020 – Friday - June 5, 2020

Cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Essence of Saka Dawa
Saka Dawa Guru Puja

Friday - June 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.



Day of Meditation
Stay Tuned for 2020 schedule of upcoming Days of Meditation

Saturday, 2020 Dates to be announced
8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.


The Deer Park teachers and community are pleased to invite you to a Day of Meditation to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 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 Dorje 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


Started Sunday, April, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Geshe Tenzin Dorjee started teaching on the Wheel of Sharp Weapons Mind Training (Lojong)

Geshe Tenzin Dorje starded teaching on the Wheel of Sharp Weapons Mind Training (Lojong) on Sunday mornings, April 28 as part of the regularly scheduled Deer Park teachings.

The Wheel of Sharp Weapons is one of the most important Mahayana mind training texts as it teaches a very powerful method to destroy self-grasping and self-cherishing.

Geshe la will teach from a commentary by former Gandan Throne Holder, Lobsang Yeshe Tenpa Rapgye (1759 - 1815).
The commentary is roughly translated as Nectar Generating the Sprout of the Mind to Benefit Others (Shan pen nyu gu kye wei dutsi).

The commentary for this teaching is not available in English, but Geshe la states that having a commentary would be helpful to the student.

Geshe Lhundub Sopa la's book, Peacock in the Poison Grove, is one such commentary and can be purchased online.
A pdf for the root text can be found at http://fpmt-osel.org/teachings/wheel.pdf

All are welcome to attend these teachings.


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 will teach on the Wheel of Sharp Weapons Mind Training (Lojong)


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 2021/22



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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