Calendar of Events

August 2018

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


Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Deer Park Buddhist Center

Deer Park Buddhist Center is greatly honored that His Holiness Sakya Trichen Rinpoche has graciously accepted an invitation to give a general talk at Deer Park’s main temple on Thursday, August 23 at 10 AM.

His Holiness served as the 41st head of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism for over 50 years until 2017.  In 1951, at the age of six, he was designated the throne holder of the Sakya Order by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.   H.H. the Sakya Trichen is renowned for the brilliance and clarity of his teachings and his impeccable command of English.  More of his biographical details can be found on his personal website:

We are exceptionally fortunate to have this rare opportunity to receive an audience with His Holiness at Deer Park.

All are welcome to attend this talk.

August 9-19, 2018
Dagri Rinpoche returns to Deer Park
Green Tara Jenang
Saturday August 11, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

1,000 armed Chenrezig Initiation
Saturday August 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

Teaching Schedule
Thursday, August 9 – Sunday, August 19, 2018

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August 21, 2018

Teachings by H.H the 41st, Kyabgon Gongma Sakya Trizin Rinpoche
at Madison Masonic Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Invited by Wisconsin Tibetan Association.
click here for details

Starting July,15,2018
Sundays from 10 AM to 12 noon

The King of Prayers or
The Extraordinary Aspiration of the Practice of Samantabhadra

Geshe Tenzin Dorje la will begin teaching on "The King of Prayers" or "The Extraordinary Aspiration of the Practice of Samantabhadra" this Sunday, July 15 at 10 AM.

This teaching is part of Deer Park's ongoing regular Sunday morning teachings.

Inconceivable merit is accumulated from the recitation of this truly inspirational prayer.
You are welcome to bring your own copy of this prayer.
It is available for download from:

All are welcome to attend.

Please bring your copy to class for reference.

Day of Meditation
Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Deer Park teachers and community are pleased to invite you to a Day of Meditation to be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 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

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

This is the first in a series planned for 2018 on the theme "Making Your Life Meaningful".
Please save the date and plan to attend all four events.

Saturday, June 16th 2018

Saturday, Sept 22nd 2018

Saturday, Nov 10th 2018

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 King of Prayers"

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.

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).