Calendar of Events

June 2017

July 2017

Upcoming Special Events

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

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

Starting May 7, 2017
Sundays from 10 AM to 12 noon

The Foundation of All Good Qualities (Yonten Zhir Gyur ma)

Geshe Tenzin Dorje will begin teaching on The Foundation of All Good Qualities starting Sunday, May 7, 2017.
This will be part of the regular Sunday 10 AM teachings.

The Foundation of Good Qualities, a famous prayer composed by Lama Tsongkapa is a condensation of all the major points of the Buddhist path to Enlightenment presented in a graduated order. Geshe Dorje will alternate periods of teaching on the text with periods of meditation on the topics taught to provide students with experience of how to do analytical meditation. Geshe la often remarks that listening to teachings alone without thinking about, analyzing, and applying it to our minds, is insufficient to transform our minds. Transformation of our mind, Geshe la continues, is the purpose of studying Buddhism. This teaching, a precious opportunity, is intended for both beginning and advanced students.

July 2, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
White Tara Long Life Initiation Schedule Change

Due to a change in Jangtse Choje Rinpoche's schedule, Rinpoche's conferral of the White Tara Long Life Initiation has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 2 at 10 AM.

July 23, 2017
Guru Puja
Sunday – July 23, 2017     
9:30 AM

Deer Park Buddhist Center will commemorate the third anniversary on the passing of our founder and spiritual guide, Geshe Lhundub Sopa Rinpoche, with a Guru Puja and Tsok
on Sunday July 23rd 2017 at 9:30 AM

With the memorial service, Deer Park Buddhist Center will present a statue of
Venerable Geshe Lhundub Sopa that was commissioned in honor and remembrance of
our founder's legacy. The statue will be permanently placed in the new Temple in memory
of our founder and precious teacher.

We hope that you will join us for this special memorial service which will be dedicated
to the swift and auspicious return of our precious guru.

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).