Calendar of Events

December 2018

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

Teachings for 2019 will resume on March 17, 2019.

Monthy pujas on the first Wednesday of the month and
Guru Pujas will continue through the winter break on the following dates:

Wed. January 16, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Fri. Feburary 15, 2109 - 7:00 p.m.
Sat. March 16, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

June 8 to 17, 2019
Nyung Ne retreat, Tangyur reading and Saga Dawa details.

Starting Sunday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Geshe Tenzin Dorjee to start teaching on the Heart Sutra

He will teach on the Heart Sutra with a commentary by Tendar Lharampa entitled "Commentary on the Heart Sutra, Jewel Light Illuminating the Meaning".

Tendar Lharampa was born in Mongolia in 1759. He obtained his Geshe Lharampa degree when he was 30 years old and later became abbot of Depung Gomang Monastery.

Heart Sutra Commentary

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 Heart Sutra with a commentary by Tendar Lharampa entitled "Commentary on the Heart Sutra, Jewel Light Illuminating the Meaning".

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).