Calendar of Events

December 2019

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

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

December 1, 2019 - Sunday: Regularly scheduled morning teaching

December 4, 2019 - Wednesday: Medicine Buddha Puja at 7 PM

December 5, 2019 - Thursday: Last Thursday evening teaching of 2019

December 8, 2019 - Sunday: Last teaching of 2019

March 15, 2020 - Sunday: First teaching of 2020

During the winter break, Deer Park will continue to host Guru Puja on the 10th day of the Tibetan calendar.
Also, pujas will continue to be held on the first Wednesday of each month.
Emails will be sent out regarding these pujas.

Nyung Nay Avalokiteshvara Fasting Ritual
Saturday - May 23, 2020 – Monday - May 25, 2020

Tangyur Reading or Reading of the Collection of
Commentaries to the Buddha’s Speech

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

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

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

Tsog Dates 2020/21

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).