Calendar of Events

November 2018

December 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

End of Year Schedule
Sunday, December 2, 2018: Last teaching by our Geshes for 2018.
Sunday, December 2, 2018: Ganden Ngam Cho- Guru Puja w/tsog 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9: Last talk in the Introduction to Buddhism Series on Sunday afternoons

Teachings for 2019 will resume in March. Email to be sent later regarding exact date.

Monthy pujas on the first Wednesday of the month and Guru Pujas will continue through the winter break.

Vajrasattva Retreat - November 17-18th, 2018

Deer Park is hosting a two day Vajrasattva Retreat to be held Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18th, 2018 with Yangsi Rinpoche. The purpose of this practice is for purification of negative karma and to heal our own buddha nature. It is a powerful way to release mistakes of the past and go forward into the future with a good motivation and clear mind.

The daily schedule includes four meditation sessions as well as teachings with Yangsi Rinpoche, founding president of Maitripa College in Portland, OR. Initiation to practice Vajrasattva is not required to participate and all practitioners are welcome.

First session begins at 6:30am and last session ends at 8:00pm. Copies of the prayers and practice sadhana will be provided.

Click here to register for this event…

Suggested offering of $55 for both days or $30 for a single day which includes two meals and refreshments.


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.
See details

Day of Meditation
Saturday, November 10, 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

Registeration details coming. Click this link to Register for event ... ($30 suggested donation which includes lunch)

This is the fourth 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 October 7, 2018
Geshe Tenzin Dorjee to start teaching Lama Tsongkhapa's Prayer of the Virtuous Beginning, Middle, and End.

Geshe Tenzin Dorjee la will begin teaching "The Prayer of the Virtuous Beginning, Middle, and End" starting this Sunday, October 7, 2018 as part of Deer Park's regularly scheduled Sunday morning teachings.

This prayer, composed by Lama Tsongkhapa, is very important as it elucidates the important points of practice during the beginning, middle, and later stages of practice.

This auspicious prayer is one of the "Eight Prayers for Benefitting the Dead".
All are welcome to attend this teaching.

Below are links to downloads of this prayer in English.



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

Lama Tsongkhapa's Prayer of the Virtuous Beginning, Middle, and End.

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).