Gutor/Losar 2018



Schedule for Gutor/Losar

The Year of the Earth Dog 2018

at

Orgyen Chö Dzong

Greenville, New York 12083

Dakini Day Tsok

Saturday 10th February 2018

Gutor / Reversing Practices  

Monday 12th February 2018  10am-12pm; lunch break; 2pm-6pm

Tuesday 13th February 2018 10am-12pm; lunch break; 2pm-6pm

Wednesday 14th February 2018 10am-12pm; lunch break; 2pm-6pm

Astrological Soup  

Wednesday 14th February 2018 – At the conclusion of the last day of the practice

House cleaning day

Thursday 15th February 2018             

Losar – The Year of the Earth Dog

Friday 16th February 2018           

Ri Wo Sang Chö at 10am

Sunday 18th February 2108

All are invited to take part in a short Ri Wo Sang Chö Practice with Rinpoche on this day. Rinpoche will also bless prayer flags at this time.  Rinpoche strongly encourages people involved in business to raise prayer flags to increase their chances of success and prosperity.  Only cotton flags will be accepted to be raised at Orgyen Chö Dzong.  There will be a charge of $5 per roll to be hung. Individuals are welcome to hang their own flags at OCD.

Rinpoche explains about Gutor:

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the Gutor Reversing Practices work for future prosperity in general, and help to  remove obstacles to life in particular. Gutor is also very important for reversing bad omens, especially for people whose birth year corresponds to the coming year. Their life may be may be in danger and they might face major obstacles in the foregoing year. Therefore it is good to do reversing practices to remove any impending obstacles. There will be a lot of strong reversing mantras recited and accumulated during Gutor, and there will be special implements that need to be used for subjugation.

Supports for the Reversing Practices

For the reversing practices to be most effective, it is of course best if one can participate directly. If this is not possible you can send:

1) An item of your own and of each of your immediate family; that is: a few strands of hair; or cuttings of nails; or a small cutting of clothing—to create a connection with the reversing torma effigy which that will be sent away.  Rinpoche emphasizes that this is especially important if your birth year is that of the Dog.

2) In addition you can send a list of names of immediate family members, which can be e-mailed to OCDsangha@gmail.com

We should receive all of these items before the 10th of February for ease of preparation.  Please send these items  as soon as possible.

Transportation & Accommodation

Please let us know if you’d like to attend. There will be limited availability for people to stay at the center itself, so if you wish to lodge here it is best to inform us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Also, if anyone knows they are coming by car and have any spare seats they could offer others, then again please let us know so we can help coordinate this. (OCD contact details below).

Buddha House Open for Retreat

Buddha House is currently available for anyone interested in doing retreat either before the Gutor/Losar schedule begins or at the end. It is worth mentioning that the first month of the Tibetan calendar is a merit multiplying month and traditionally it is recommended as an auspicious time to go into retreat.

Contribute to Reversing Practices

You are invited to make a contribution towards purchasing offerings for the  Reversing Practices. If you are unable to attend, this is a good way to share in the merit of the practices. Of course, attendees can also contribute. Please send your contribution as soon as possible so that it can be included in the offering on the day. Alternatively you can pay by check made payable to Orgyen Chö Dzong and mail it to 5345 State Route 81 Greenville NY  12083.

Please note the words “Reversing Practices” on your offering whether by check or PayPal.

Click here to contribute to Reversing Practices at OCD

Request Lamp Offerings

You are also welcome to have lamp offerings made for you at Orgyen Chö Dzong during any of the above dates––or at any time for any purpose you have in mind. Lamps requested by you are offered on your behalf and dedicated according to your wishes. If you have any questions regarding lamp offerings, please contact Orgyen Chö Dzong directly.

Contribute to the Daily Sang at OCD

We do a massive Ri Wo Sang Chö every morning in front of the stupa OCD. Since it is often difficult to do this purificatory smoke puja at home, you can take part by making a contribution towards the offering substances.

Click here to request a lamp offering or Sang at OCD

About Orgyen Chö Dzong

The Orgyen Chö Dzong retreat center was established by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche in 1980. The center offers seminars and retreats under the guidance of  Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu, Tulku Namgyal Rinpoche, Lama Tenzin Samphel and Lama Sonam Tobgay, and supports practitioners doing individual retreats throughout the year.

Website: www.tersar.org

Facebook: YNP and OCD Facebook Group

Email: ocdsangha@gmail.com

Phone: (518) 966-4077

Location: 5345 Route 81, Greenville, New York, 12083

His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Anniversary 2018



Orgyen Chö Dzong

His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Anniversary

Thursday 4th January 2018

Orgyen Chö Dzong, Greenville, NY

We warmly welcome you to join Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu, Tulku Nyamgyal Rinpoche and staff, in the celebration of the anniversary of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s Parinirvana at Orgyen Chö Dzong.

The schedule will be as follows:

10 am – 12pm  Calling the Lama from Afar

                            Long Ngöndro

                            Tea

                            Tsok

12 pm – 2 pm  Lunch served at the center

2 pm – 5 pm   Tsok will continue

                            Concluding prayers

 

Transportation & Accommodation

Please let us know if you’d like to attend. There will be limited availability for people to stay at the center itself, so if you wish to lodge here it is best to inform us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Also, if anyone knows they are coming by car and have any spare seats they could offer others, then again please let us know so we can help coordinate this. (OCD contact details below).

Buddha House Open for Retreat

Buddha House is currently available for anyone interested in doing retreat either before the Gutor/Losar schedule begins or at the end. It is worth mentioning that the first month of the Tibetan calendar is a merit multiplying month and traditionally it is recommended as an auspicious time to go into retreat.

Contribute to the Anniversary Tsok

You are invited to make a contribution towards purchasing the offering for the tsok. If you are unable to attend, this is a good way to share in the merit of the practices. Of course, attendees can also contribute. Please send your contribution as soon as possible so that it can be included in the offering on the day. Alternatively you can pay by check made payable to Orgyen Chö Dzong and mail it to 5345 State Route 81 Greenville NY  12083.

Please note “Anniversary Tsok” on your offering whether by check or PayPal.

Click here to contribute to the Anniversary Tsok

Request Lamp Offerings

You are also welcome to have lamp offerings made for you at Orgyen Chö Dzong, for any of the above dates––or at any time for any purpose you have in mind. Lamps requested by you, are offered on your behalf and dedicated according to your wishes. If you have any questions regarding lamp offerings, please contact Orgyen Chö Dzong directly.

Contribute to the Daily Sang at OCD

We do a massive Ri Wo Sang Chö every morning in front of the stupa OCD. Since it is often difficult to do this purificatory smoke puja at home, you can take part by making a contribution towards the offering substances.

Click here to request a lamp offering or contribute to the Sang at OCD

About Orgyen Chö Dzong

The Orgyen Chö Dzong retreat center was established by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche in 1980. The center offers seminars and retreats under the guidance of  Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu, Tulku Namgyal Rinpoche, Lama Tenzin Samphel and Lama Sonam Tobgay and supports practitioners doing individual retreats throughout the year.

Website: www.tersar.org

Facebook: YNP and OCD Facebook Group

Email: ocdsangha@gmail.com

Phone: (518) 966-4077

Location: 5345 Route 81, Greenville, New York, 12083

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Lhabab Duchen 2017



Lhabab Duchen

at

Orgyen Chö Dzong

Greenville, New York 12083

Friday November 10th 2017

10am – 4pm

Lhabab Duchen is celebrated to observe Buddha Shakyamuni’s descent from The Heaven of Thirty-Three back to earth.

Buddha had left for The Heaven Of Thirty-Three (Trayastrimsa) at the age of 41, in order to give teachings to benefit the gods in that desire realm, and to repay the kindness of his mother by liberating her from samsara. This event is considered to be one of the great deeds of the Buddha.

On Lhabab Duchen, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times. It is part of our Tibetan Buddhist tradition to engage in virtuous activities and prayer on this day.

As such, everyone is warmly welcomed to join us here at OCD for pujas and tsok on this special day.

The pujas will begin at 10am.

Lunch will be served at the centre around 12pm.

Shakyamuni Tsok will start at 2pm.

We look forward to seeing you on then.

 

Transportation & Accommodation

Please let us know if you’d like to attend. There will be some availability for people to stay at the center itself, so if you wish to lodge here, it is best to inform us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Also, if anyone knows they are coming by car and have any spare seats they could offer others, then again please let us know so we can coordinate this. (OCD contact details below).

Contribute to Tsok Feast Offerings

You are invited to make a contribution towards purchasing offerings for the tsok. If you are unable to attend, this is a good way to participate in the merit of the practice. Of course, attendees can also contribute. Please send your contribution as soon as possible so that it can be included in the offering on the day.

Click here to contribute to tsok feast offerings at OCD

Request Lamp Offerings

You are also welcome to have lamp offerings made for you at Orgyen Chö Dzong, for any of these auspicious days––or at any time for any purpose you have in mind. Lamps requested by you, are offered on your behalf and dedicated according to your wishes.

Click here to request a lamp offering at OCD

If you have any questions regarding lamp offerings, please contact OCD directly.

About Orgyen Chö Dzong

The Orgyen Chö Dzong retreat center was established by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche in 1980. The center offers seminars and retreats under the guidance of  Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche and supports practitioners doing individual retreats throughout the year.

Website: www.tersar.org

Facebook: YNP and OCD Facebook Group

Email: ocdsangha@gmail.com

Phone: (518) 966-4077

Location: 5345 Route 81, Greenville, New York, 12083

 

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Dudjom Sangyum Rigzin Wangmo’s Third Anniversary Parinirana



The Third  Parinirvana Anniversary of

Dudjom Sangyum Rigzin Wangmo

27th August 2017

Orgyen Chö Dzong

Greenville, New York

 

 

A Cry from the Depths of Our Hearts

By

Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu

Infinite space which radiates compassion in the form of gentle rain, anointing the people and the earth with nourishment, growth, and blessings,–we recognise you, Sangyum Rigzin Wangmo, as the incarnation of Tara in the flesh. We pray that you swiftly return to continue your unhindered activity for the benefit of us suffering sentient beings, so that our unhappiness, fear, and all turbulent times are completely pacified. We pray that you heed our yearning call, and bless us once more with your holy presence. These are not just words, but a cry from the depth of our hearts. Come soon and come now to point to us the essence of the mind that will lead us to liberation.

 

To Sangyum Rigzin Wangmo

By

Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu

Dear Mother, goddess Tara incarnate in the flesh, we the children and disciples thank you for protecting and bringing us up with love and kindness towards all; please forgive us for any pain or frustration that we may have unknowingly caused.

There are no words or actions that are comparable to your skilful means and generosity. Although you are no longer with us, you still remain within the depths of our hearts; it only appears that you have gone since your presence in our hearts and minds has never really left. Whatever we could say or do to thank you infinitely would never be enough. We pray that you return swiftly without any hindrance, so that we can bask again in the radiance of your compassionate love, thus enabling us to bring peace and harmony to all our parent sentient beings.

 

Prayer for the Peoples of the Earth

For the peoples and nations of the earth

May not even the names disease, famine, war, and suffering be heard.

Rather may pure conduct, merit, wealth, and prosperity increase,

And may supreme good fortune and well-being always arise.

      Prayer by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche

 

 

 

 

Summer Program 2017



Summer Program 2017
June 30
th – August 2nd

at

Orgyen Chö Dzong

Greenville, New York

with

Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu,  

Tulku Namgyal Rinpoche,
Lama Tenzin Samphel &
Lama Sonam Tobgay

 

Retreat on Ta Chag Kyung Sum
(Hayagriva – Three Deity Practice)

June 30th – July 17th

Retreat fee: $601

This will be a closed retreat based on the Hayagriva, Vajrapani and Garuda empowerment recently bestowed by Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu, during last Losar at Yeshe Nyingpo, New York. Rinpoche will be giving further instructions for the practice here. This three deity practice is an extremely wrathful form of Hayagriva aimed for degenerate times when both students and teachers find it difficult to establish and maintain proper samaya conduct due to outer and inner influences and distractions. The main purpose of this practice is thus to dissipate and subjugate all negativity––sickness, evil and demonic forces––in so doing heal and clear whatever obstructions exist for oneself and others.

Students are to arrive no later than June 30th so that they have time to prepare for the retreat which begins on July 3rd,  which is Guru Rinpoche Day. If people want to come earlier to help at the center then they are welcome to do so. This retreat is open to all who attended the wang in March 2017.

 

Dakini Tsok

July 19th

This tsok is open for anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Training and Preparation for Death and Dying

July 20th – July 23rd  

Fee: $275

These teachings were requested by the Lamas and will include aspects required for their continuing training. However, anyone can attend in order to receive the benefit of some essential instructions relating to this vital juncture in every being’s mind-stream.

 

Chokur Duchen

July 27th

The day’s practice is again open for anyone, and all are welcome.

 

Chime Sog Thig Retreat & Guidance Instructions

July 24th – July 30th

Fee: $275

Instructions will include further clarification and development of this important practice. During this time students will accumulate mantra based on Amitayus.

 

Guru Rinpoche Tsok

August 2nd

Everyone is welcome to attend this tsok.

 

Reservations

If you would like to attend all or part of the program above, please let us know as soon as possible so we can reserve a space for you.

Accommodation at OCD

The daily charge for room & board is $55. For those who are staying for the entire month of July the rate is reduced to $50.

The deposit policy will also remain the same. A $100 deposit is required for each teaching/retreat you wish to attend and a 10% deposit of your anticipated room and board charges is also required. Priority for housing will be given to those people whose deposits have been received and whose membership is current.

Contribute to Tsok Feast Offerings

You are invited to make a contribution towards purchasing offerings for the tsok feasts. If you are unable to attend, this is a good way to participate in the merit of the practice. Attendees, of course, can also contribute. Please send your contribution as soon as possible so that it can be included in the offering on the day.

Click here to contribute to tsok feast offerings at OCD

Request Lamp Offerings

You are also welcome to request lamp offerings at Orgyen Chö Dzong. Lamps requested by you are offered on your behalf and dedicated according to your wishes.

Click here to request a lamp offering at OCD

If you have questions regarding lamp offerings, please contact OCD directly.

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