Institute News

Shedra 2020 Schedule Released

The Summer Buddhist Studies Program information is posted. Registration and the listings on the weekend programs will be available soon. Its going to be an iconic year of incredible teachings!

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The summer Buddhist studies program concludes with great new news

This years summer program concluded successfully after one month into the ever fascinating world of Buddhist philosophy. The Ewam Buddhist Institute published its first book by Patrul Rinpoche, ‘The General Meaning of the Treasury of Precious Qualities’, translated by Justin Kirkwood. Additionally during the program Khen Rinpoche and Jetsunma, the current main shedra teachers announced…

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Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Buddhist Studies

I felt a very important message last month at Ranjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu for all students of Buddhism about the transmission and study of Tibetan Buddhism especially to other countries. A must watch. Dzongsar is beyond being bought or sold by anyone or any ideology; offering fresh, relevant and brilliant insights. https://shedrub.org/news/dzongsar_visit/…

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Institute in Kathmandu

This past month several students of the summer shedra had the opportunity to partake of the transmissions and empowerments with Rabjam Rinpoche at Shechen Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. The reading transmissions included the complete works of Jigme Lingpa and Patrul Rinpoche. This was a special almost inconceivable time for all of us as our program…

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Jigme Lingpa in the West

Jigme Lingpa – With Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (the foremost incarnation of Jigme Lingpa (currently Dzongsar Khenstse Rinpoche) being one of the two main gurus of Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche it is no wonder that the Longchen Nyingthik (vast expanse heart essence) teachings are featured at many of our retreats. From Yeshe Lama to our summer shedra…

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Introduction to Tantra with Green Tara Transmission

Namchak Khen Rinpoche at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas Sunday March 31,  2-5 p.m.      Introduction to Tantrayana otherwise known as Mantrayana or the Vajrayana is the topic of this talk. It is the Resultant Vehicle, because the path is no longer based on establishing the cause, but identifying directly with the fruition (Buddhahood). Tantra begins with the view that…

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The Buddhist Path – Downtown Missoula

Namchak Khen Rinpoche at Hot House Yoga, Downtown Missoula, 127 N. Higgins Street March 30, 2019, 2 – 5 p.m. Khen Rinpoche will go over the entire Buddhist path. The Buddhist path according to the ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism, the Nyingmapa school, has three vehicles and nine divisions within those three of practice and…

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Ngondro – Preliminary Practices

‘When we take our first steps on the Path, we are not yet capable of helping others. To accomplish the good of others, we must first perfect ourselves, by purifying and transforming our minds. This is the aim of what we call the preliminary practices, which establish the foundations of all spiritual progress.’ – Dilgo…

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Healing retreat March 31 – April 2nd

This weekend Khenpo will present this amazing deity yoga practice for healing on both a physical and mental level. Very apropos for our times. I have attended before and love this retreat. Check it out. 

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