Monday, April 5, 2010

Nyingma in Dallas

G'day! This day's virtual journey takes us to the Lone Star State and more specifically to the city of Dallas, where Palyul Changchub Dargyeling is celebrating it's twelfth year in existence. Founded in the late 90's by H.H. (His Holiness) Penor Rinpoche, the center follows the Nyingma tradition. Nyingma means "ancient" and is the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

As referenced in the center's name, studies follow in the Palyul lineage. Palyul is one of the six "mother monasteries" of the "old school" lineage-Nyingma.

Palyul Monastery in Tibet

Studies at Palyul Changchub Dargyeling in Dallas are currently under the direction of Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, an accomplished Buddhist scholar as well as senior professor at Ngagyur Nyinmga Institute (Higher Buddhist Studies & Research Center) at Namdroling Monastery in India. He has been travelling and teaching in the United States for 2 decades now. The studies at Palyul Changchub Dargyeling are intended to be in accordance and harmony with the Palyul Ling Retreat Center in upstate New York administered by H.H. Penor Rinpoche.

From what I can glimpse online, both centers appear spacious and with the foundation for a long existence.

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