Welcome to Drikung Namgyal Ling and our Drikung Kagyu Center situated right outside of Tucson, in Sahuarita Arizona. We are a devoted but casual and friendly group. We welcome newcomers and practitioners of all levels.
Upcoming Teaching Schedule:
Khenpo Yeshi returns to Tucson for the 12th year straight, and this time he will lead us on a journey into Longchen Rabjam’s famous treatise, The Chö Ying Dzöd, The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena and its accompanying commentary.
May 26 – 28th:
The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena
Friday – Sunday, May 26-28 , 2017
Khenpo Yeshi returns to Tucson for the 12th year straight, and this time he will lead us on a journey into Longchen Rabjam’s famous treatise, The Chö Ying Dzöd, The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena and its accompanying commentary. By elucidating this text, Khenpo Yeshi will simultaneously introduce us to the work’s essential instruction on the profound Dzogchen practice of Trekchö or “cutting through.”
What do we cut through? Conceptual delusion. In the context of Dzogchen, we cut through the flimsy fantasy world of self-grasping and we do so swiftly, emboldened by the simple recognition of the innate incorruptibility of our own primordial awareness or Buddha Nature.
As dharma students in 2017 we can celebrate the auspicious good fortune of not only this masterpiece having been translated into English, but also the special insight of Khenpo Yeshi. A scholar in both Tibetan and English languages, Khenpo Yeshi has received extensive trainings, both academic and spiritual, too numerous to list here, and completed three-year meditative retreat under the guidance of the renowned Dzogchen master, H.E. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. He currently lives in California and attends Berkeley as a PhD student.
Since, during the course of one weekend, we will we only have enough time to cover the first few chapters, this teaching will become the first of a multi-year series. Please join us as we begin this cycle of Dzogchen teachings with Khenpo Yeshi at Drikung Namgyal Ling.
Pre-reading recommended. Texts will be available in our dharma store.
Sunday Mornings: We are currently practicing Ngondro every Sunday morning. If you have longed to complete the preliminary practices but have needed support from a group, or if you are new to Buddhism and want to deepen your understanding and commitment, then Sunday morning practice is for you.
Lord Jigten Sumgon, the father of our lineage, said: “ The Ngondro is even more important than the higher practices. One must truly understand and practice the simple yet profound foundational teachings before one begins the higher teachings.”
Wednesday Day and Evenings: We are also continuing our regular weekly practices: White Tara on Wednesday evenings (now at our Sahuarita Center, and Loving Kindness and Natural Meditation on Wednesdays (at our Sahuarita Center). Please see our calendar for up-to-date details on these practices.
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1135 West Twin Buttes Road
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
We also invite you to donate time. Now having property, we will need continued help with cleaning, repairing, yard work, etc. If you have an interest or skill that you would like to offer, we want to hear from you. Please contact us at:
Pati Stein 520-465-1882