Please join us for a weekend of teachings on the Generation Stage practice with Khenpo Samdup.
Generation Stage is one of the principal techniques of Buddhist Tantra. In these practices, by means of visualization and mantra recitation we gradually shift our perceptions away from confusion and re-align them with the actuality of our true, enlightened nature.

Don't miss this important opportunity to experience these profound teachings in relaxed enviroment with time for questions and interaction between Khenpo and the students.

                   Khenpo will explain these practices based on his book   The Stages of Meditation.


S‌atu‌rda‌y Oc‌‌tob‌er 2‌‌9‌th
10:‌00am-12:‌00pm                       Generation Stage Teachings
12‌:00pm-1:30pm                         Lunch (served in the lower level)
1:30pm-4:30pm                           Generation Stage Teachings

Su‌nd‌ay Oc‌to‌ber 3‌0t‌h
10:00am-12:00pm*                     Generation Stage Teachings
*This will take the place of the regular S‌und‌ay morning schedule from 10‌:00am-11:‌30pm

The discussion from 9:00-10:00am will take place in the lower level as scheduled

Fee:$20 for Sa‌tu‌rday
         Donations are welcome Su‌nd‌ay



Sponsored by
Students of Bardor Rinpoche in Columbus, Ohio



It is with great joy that we announce Bardor Tulku Rinpoche’s teachings at Gar Drolma this November!   Bardor Tulku Rinpoche is the holder of the Terchen Barway Dorje lineage and the founder of the Tibetan Buddhist center, Kunzang Palchen Ling, and Raktrul Foundation, in Red Hook, New York. 

Bardor Rinpoche has a long held friendship and spiritual connection with His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, each having taught at the other’s centers in New York and Arizona. 
Students of Bardor Rinpoche in Columbus, Ohio have arranged to host him, with his daughter Chime as translator, during the weekend of No‌vem‌ber 18‌-20‌ 

Please mark your calendars and we hope to see you this November!

How Prayers Benefit World Peace
F‌ri‌day Nov‌emb‌er 18‌th

Peace: essential to our world. How do prayers benefit to create a world of peace & harmony. Bardor Tulku will give an explanation on how we can help to support world peace through our prayers and intentions.  

           Please join us for the beautiful and inspiring talk. All are welcome.




Teaching on Guru Rinpoche Seven Line Prayer
S‌at‌ur‌day Nov‌ember 19‌th
10:‌00am-no‌on &  2:00-4:00pm

Guru Rinpoche, the ‘Precious Master’, is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. Guru Rinpoche came into this world and to Tibet in particular, in order to teach the tantras. While Buddha Shakyamuni exemplifies the Buddha principle, the most important element in the Sutrayana path, Padmasambhava personifies the guru principle, the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism, and he is therefore known as the ‘second Buddha’ of our time.

The First Bardor Rinpoche, Jikme Chokyi Senge, was the reincarnation of Nupchen Sangye Yeshe, one of the twenty-five great disciples of Guru Rinpoche. He was a terton (finder of hidden treasures), and became the First Bardor Rinpoche when Guru Rinpoche gave him the name "Barway Dorje" (Blazing Vajra).

The current Bardor Tulku Rinpoche (3rd Bardor Rinpoche) was born in 1949 in Kham, East Tibet. At a very early age, he was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the third incarnation of Terchen Barway Dorje.


Teachings on the Songs of Barway Dorje
Sund‌ay Nov‌em‌ber 20‌th

Rinpoche will provide an explanation of one of the Songs of Barway Dorje- Uncommon Instructions on Generation and Completion.

The songs of realization of Terchen Barway Dorje were spontaneously composed for a particular disciple and their direct advice unmistakably points out the way to encounter the Buddha nature that is common to all.  This particular song came about when the previous Gar Rinpoche came to Barway Dorje with some other close students and requested a song of realization.   

Barway Dorje alludes to this in the Treasury of Eloquence, a collection of the songs with instructions- “In order to fulfill the wishes of Gar Tulku of Lhana in Upper Ga, I composed this uncommon instruction on the points of generation and completion."

Refuge & Guru Rinpoche Empowerment
S‌un‌day Nov‌emb‌er 20‌th

Schedule as follows:

F‌‌r‌i‌da‌y Nov‌emb‌er 18‌th
7:00-8:30pm               Public Talk: How Prayers Benefit World Peace
                                   No fee  
S‌at‌ur‌day Nov‌emb‌er 19th
10‌:00am- No‌on          Guru Rinpoche Seven Line Prayer
Noon- 2:00pm            Lunch
2:00-4:00pm               Guru Rinpoche Seven Line Prayer
S‌un‌day Nov‌ember 20‌th
10:00am- Noon          Songs of Barway Dorje
                                   "Uncommon Instructions on Generation &
Noon- 2:00pm             Lunch
2:00-4:00pm                Refuge Ceremony &
                                    Guru Rinpoche Empowerment

Retreat fees:
$50-75 per day
$100-150 for full weekend
Fees are on a sliding scale to accommodate all who would like to attend. 

All events will be held at Gar Drolma Buddhist Learning & Meditation Center
1329 Creighton Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.
PLease contact Linda McCart with any questions:
Phone: (614) 397-3484
E-mail: mccartlm@hotmail.com 



Please join us for another Bodhi Book Club beginning....
September 18th thru November 13th 12:00-1:30pm.

The discussion will focus on an insightful book and guide to life's end:
"Dying with Confidence: A Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing for Death"
by Anyen Rinpoche.

With great insight into the western mind, Anyen Rinpoche presents an easy to understand guide to the dharma of life’s end. As a Phowa master, Rinpoche is in an ideal position to explain what a Buddhist practitioner should consider, both practically and spiritually, during and following this important stage of life.

We all have temporary and ultimate fears, those of this life and those of the future—but among all our fears is the fear of death. Dying with Confidence gives us the methods to grasp the stronghold beyond death. An incredibly kind book. ~Garchen Rinpoche~

We suggest that due to the comprehensive nature of the material and on going group discussions, if possible you try to attend all sessions.

A FEE OF $27.00 IS REQUESTED TO COVER MATERIALS (Book, Dharma box, Dharma Vision and Will notebook).


Contact Bonnie Topits at btopits@aol.com with your name, e-mail address, phone number, to pre-register by
September 14, 2016.

09‌/18‌/16 Introduction, Chapters 2, 6, 7

09‌/25/‌16 Chapters 8, 9, 10

10‌/09/‌16 Chapters 11 & 12, Appendix VI ‌;

10‌/16/‌16 Chapters 3 & 14; preparation of dharma vision

10‌/30/16 Chapters 4, 15, Conclusion, Appendix II & III; preparation of a dharma will

11‌/13/‌16 Pot luck lunch and discussion Chapters 5 & 13: preparation of a dharma box

We look forward to seeing you at the discussion.
May the benefits be endless!




1329 Creighton Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 | Directions (937) 252-2220
E-mail: sangha@gardrolma.org