TOPIC: “ The Practice of Generosity”.


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TOPIC: THE PRACTICE OF GENEROSITY - “To take delight in extending the hand and giving, as well as induce others to generosity, are qualities well acquired indeed.” —Nagarjuna

From 7am until 5pm

At Namgyal Monastery

201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850


Namgyal Monastery office / or Call: 607-279-8805

Weekend Intensive Retreat with Khenpo Pema Wangdak


                     March 23 to 25, 2018   Cost - $140.00


        Venue:  DKCL- 201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850


 Friday Introductory Talk : March 23rd  at  7:00 – 8:30pm

      Free & Open to Public – Donations are Welcome


Topic “ The Practice of Generosity”. 


 “To take delight in extending the hand and giving, as well as induce others to generosity, are qualities well acquired indeed.” —Nagarjuna


We often think of generosity in material terms, as the sharing of food, clothing, and possessions. But a giving attitude can touch every aspect of our lives, opening our hearts and turning every act into an opportunity for kindness. In this weekend of teachings and meditation, Khenpo Pema will guide us to a deeper understanding of generosity and show how each of us can cultivate and endlessly expand this essential quality, which is the foundation of the Mahayana path. The retreat will include instruction on Sojong, one-day vows that help us put the teachings into practice.


In 1982, he was sent to the West by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, as the first of the younger generation of Tibetan teachers in America from the Sakya School. In 1989 Lama Pema founded the Vikramasila Foundation. The Foundation encompasses the Palden Sakya Centers in New York City, Woodstock, NY, Philmont, NY, Englewood, NJ, Springfield, VT, Portland, ME, and Dayton OH. The Palden Sakya Centers offer courses in Tibetan Buddhist studies and meditation. Lama Pema is the creator of "Bur Yig"--Tibetan Braille, and the founder of Pema Ts'al (English for Lotus Grove) Schools in Mundgod, India (for Tibetan lay children); Pokara, Nepal (monastic schools for boys); and Pema Ts'al School in New York City, with a curriculum modeled on that of Sakya College, India. Khenpo Pema was recognized with the title of "Khenpo" by His Holiness Sakya Trizin in 2007. He received the distinguished  “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” award by the National Ethical Coalition of Organizations in May, 2009 at Ellis Island for his humanitarian work around the world. Khenpo Pema is the first Tibetan ever to have received such an award. Khenpo Pema has been guiding Western students for over 30 years, and he continues to travel and teach extensively to Dharma centers around the world."


7:00AM Sojong (8 Precepts for the Day)
8:30 - 9:00 AM Simple Breakfast
9:00-10:15: (Morning Sessions)
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
12:00-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00- 3:15 (Afternoon Sessions)
3:15 - 3:30 Tea Break
3:30 - 5:00PM

8:30 - 9:00 AM Simple Break Fast
9:00 - 10-15 Morning Session
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00 Refuge Ceremony - and the concluding session.

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