Calendar of Events

December 2017

January 2018

Februray 2018

March 2018

April 2018

Upcoming Special Events

Suggested List of Introductory Books on Tibetan Buddhism

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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

Note: Last teachings for the year is December 17, 2017.
Teachings will resume starting March 18, 2018.
See monthly calendars for puja dates and times.

May 19 (Sat.) - May 21 (Mon.) 2018
Nyung Nay Avalokiteshvara Fasting Ritual

May 23 (Wed.) - May 29 (Tues.) 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tangyur Reading

May 29 (Tues.) 2018 6:00 p.m.
Essence of Saka Dawa
Saka Dawa Guru Puja with tsok

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September 24 - December 3, 2017
Sundays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Introduction to Buddhism Series

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Starting August 6, 2017

Sundays from 10 AM to 12 noon

The Seven-Point Mind Training

Geshe Tenzin Dorje will begin teaching The Seven-Point Mind Training this Sunday, August 6 at 10 AM as part of Deer Park's regular Sunday morning teachings.

This celebrated teaching by the Kadampa Geshe Chekawa (1101-1175) is in the genre of texts on Mind Training which are designed to generate in the mind of the student, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.

It specifically aims to transform one's self-centered focus to a focus on the welfare of others.

Students are asked to bring their own copies of the text to class.

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
Seven Point Mind Training

Regular Monthly Pujas all beginning at 6:30 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

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.

Tara retreat – held for one or two days on weekends, one or more times a year.

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).