A new teacher, a new teaching offering: Rinpoche Palden Sengye

Beginning Sunday, May 2, 2021, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST, with subsequent teachings on the first Sunday of each month

Tashi Gatsel Ling Buddhist Center is excited and honored to announce that we will be providing a new series of teachings on the first Sunday of every month starting May led by Rinpoche Palden Sengye. Rinpoche will be engaging us in the Lojong, or mind training. Lojong is a core Vajrayana practice for transforming our mind by turning away from our self-centeredness and cultivating instead the mental habits that generate bodhicitta

The teaching format will be as follows:

  • Prayers: 5 min.
  • Meditation: 5 min.
  • Teaching: 25 min.
  • Q&A: 15 min.
  • Meditation: 5 min.
  • Dedications & Prayers: 5 min.

You can access the Seven-Point Mind Training text here. And the ZOOM link.

Rinpoche Palden Sengye was born in Lhasa, Tibet in 1987. He fled to India in 1993, and under the compassionate grace of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was given an opportunity to study at TCV school. In 1998, His Holiness recognized him as the 7th reincarnation of Palden Sengye Rinpoche of Tashi Lhunpo monastery. During that same year, he began receiving his monastic education, and soon after, he observed the novice vows. At the age of 20, he received the complete vows of a monk.

Rinpoche underwent a rigorous study on the five treatises for many years and took part in the various examinations conducted by Gelugpa Universities. In 2019, he was awarded the “Kachen Rapjampa Degree” and subsequently the Geshe “Lharampa Degree” in 2020; this is the equivalent of PhD at the universities the world over. Since then, he has been serving as a teacher at the Tashi Lhunpo monastery. Currently, he is studying at the Gyuto Tantric Monastic University at Dharamsala to undertake one-year courses on the Tantric (also known as Vajrayana) Buddhist study.

Entering the Mystery of the Sacred Mandala in Vajrayana Buddhism

Saturday, March 27, 2021, 9 am – 11 am EST

Venerable Tenzin Dasel will host a lecture at the Maine Jung Center on the topic of the Sacred Mandala. To register please visit mainejungcenter.org.

What does it mean to be part of the circle of life? A circle is a symbol that conveys both process and form, implying there is a shared connection mysteriously linking us together, calling us to wholeness. It is fluid, soft, and imparts unbroken continuity lacking sharp edges or quick corners. In Vajrayana Buddhist tradition the mandala offers a rare opportunity: by gaining entrance into the sacred mandala through initiation, the possibility of attaining enlightenment in one lifetime presents itself. This represents an immense spiritual revolution and evolution of inner space awareness.

The Eight Verses of Mind Training

Sunday, February 14, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm EST Venerable Tenzin Dasel will hold the first of four Sunday meetings on Zoom on the Eight Verses of Mind Training and related Lojong, Love, and Compassion. This event is hosted by our friends at BodhiMind Center of Colorado Springs.

Venerable will go through the verses, discuss how to bring these into daily practice, and explore how the four Immeasurable Qualities relate to the practice. 

The event is free for all to attend and donations are encouraged.

The Eight Verses can be accessed here. Please email us at tglmaine@gmail.com to sign up.