Calendar of Events

December 2016

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

Upcoming Special Events

Suggested List of Introductory Books on Tibetan Buddhism

The last class for 2016 will be on Sunday, December 18, 2016

Regular classes will resume next year starting Sunday,
March 12,2017

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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

Nyung Nay Avalokiteshvara Fasting Ritual

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.
to Monday morning, May 29, 2017

Deer Park will host the Nyung Nay Avalokiteshvara fasting ritual led by Geshe Tenzin Dorjee la

Summer Program for 2017

JULY 3 - 14  Jangtse Choje Rinpoche will teach Lama Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path based on the commentary by Pabongka Rinpoche.

JULY 17 - July 28  Jangtse Choje Rinpoche will give a commentary teaching on Lama Tsongkhapa's Praise to Dependent Origination based on the commentary by Amdo Kunchog Lhundrub.

Juy 31 - August 4  Venerable Geshe Tenzin Sherab will give a commentary on Nagarjuna's Suhrillekha, A Letter to a Friend (also translated as A Friendly Letter).

2017 Summer Program Details
2017 Summer Program Registration Form
Summer Housing Options

Translations into English and Mandarin are available for all Summer Program 2017.

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 Tenzing Dorjee is teaching
Medium Lam Rim

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.

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).