Calendar of Events

September 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

Introduction to Buddhism Series
Sundays, September 23 to December 9; 1:30 - 2:30 PM

The Introduction to Buddhism Series will begin again this fall starting Sunday, September 23 from 1:30 - 2:30 PM.
The series is comprised of 11 talks designed specifically for students new to Buddhism.
The series will be led beginning with Deer Park's two Geshes and then followed by Deer Park sangha and senior students.
All are welcome to attend. No registration required.
Click here to see details.

Day of Meditation
Saturday, September 22, 2018; 8:30 to 4:00 PM

The Deer Park teachers and community are pleased to invite you to a Day of Meditation to be held on Saturday, September 22, 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 Dorjee 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 third in a series planned for 2018 on the theme "Making Your Life Meaningful".
Please save the date and plan to attend all four events.

Upcoming: Saturday, Nov 10th 2018

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.

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).