Contemplate the Heart Essence of the Seven Supplications to Tara Verses (Online Only)

Once again, Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche will give the commentary on the Seven Verses of Supplication to Tara revealing the deeper meaning of a text close to his heart.  His in-depth explanation illuminates the meaning of this profound prayer composed by Lord Jigten Sumgon at the moment of his enlightenment. Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche has said that the […]

Nagarjuna’s “Letter to a Friend”

Sunday September 4th 9 am - 10:30 am EDT - Daily Meditation and Practice11 am - 1 pm - Commentary on Nagarjuna's "Letter to a Friend"*Review/Discussion Group *This Program will be led by a senior student Students will have the opportunity to share in a discussion of some of the verses explained in the teachings […]

Yogic Culture of Tibet

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH

Yogic Culture of Tibet (ONLINE ONLY)  Join Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche on this musical journey into Tibetan Yogic Culture. Songs (Poems) of Tibet's Great Yogi, Milarepa, will blend with traditional rhythms and modern electronic soundscapes. Drawing on historical sources, we will learn about the philosophies and lifestyles of the protagonists of this unique way of life.

Praises to Tara

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH

Praises to Tara (ONLINE ONLY)  Once again, Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche will give the commentary on the Seven Verses of Supplication to Tara revealing the deeper meaning of a text close to his heart.   His in-depth explanation illuminates the meaning of this profound prayer composed by Lord Jigten Sumgon at the moment of his enlightenment. Video […]

Cuckoo’s Song of Rigpa

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH

Cuckoo's Song of Rigpa (ONLINE ONLY)  In Tibet's ancient shamanistic tradition the cuckoo was a magical bird and it's first call announced the beginning of Spring.  In this profound teaching Khenpo will explain the six verses of the Cuckoo's Song of Total Presence introducing the total presence of the nature of mind.  Text Downloads The_Cuckoo_of_Awareness

A White Sur Offering called Pervading All Purelands (Online Only)

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH

~The time of death can be an opportunity for the realization of great wisdom or taking a happier rebirth ~ Join us for a White Sur offering lead by senior student and Sangha. The White Sur consists of a smoke offering of flour, sweets, dairy products or a special blend of offering substances. This practice can be […]

A White Sur Offering called Pervading All Purelands (Online Only)

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH

~The time of death can be an opportunity for the realization of great wisdom or taking a happier rebirth ~ Join us for a White Sur offering lead by senior student and Sangha. The White Sur consists of a smoke offering of flour, sweets, dairy products or a special blend of offering substances. This practice can be […]

Lord Jigten Sumgon Mahamudra Teachings and Consecration of the new Center in Mexico (3 day event)

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH

‌WE‌EKE‌ND S‌CHEDULE ALL Mo‌rn‌in‌g A‌M Sessions will be IN PERSON AT THE TEMPLE & ONLINE  ALL A‌ft‌er‌no‌on P‌M Sessions will be ONLINE ONLY ‌FR‌ID‌AY O‌CT‌OB‌ER 14‌th ‌ ‌1:‌00pm E‌DT            Consecration of the New Center6:00pm EDT            Mahamudra Teachings ‌SA‌TUR‌DA‌Y O‌CT‌OB‌ER 15‌th‌ ‌11:‌00am E‌DT           Mahamudra […]

Chenrezig & Eight Verses of Training the Mind Weekend Event

Please join Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and the Mexican Sangha at the Enlightenment Stupa in Oaxaca, Mexico. SA‌‌TU‌R‌D‌A‌Y O‌‌CT‌‌OB‌‌ER 22‌nd‌‌9:‌00-10:‌15am E‌DT         Da‌il‌y Practice        ‌11‌:00‌am-1‌:00‌pm E‌DT      Chenrezig & Eight Verses for Training the Mind ‌S‌U‌‌ND‌A‌Y O‌‌CT‌‌OB‌‌ER 23‌rd‌‌9:‌00-10:‌15am E‌‌DT         ‌Dai‌ly Practice        ‌11‌:00‌am-1:‌00p‌m E‌DT      Chenrezig […]

Buddha Amitabha Practice & Great Drikung Phowa Chenmo Practice, “The Standing Blade of Grass” 

12:15 p.m. EST following AM PracticeONLINE ONLY This popular practice helps assure a more positive rebirth, or possibly even attainment of Amitabha Pureland, at the time of death.   This practice will be led by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche. CLICK HERE to download Phowa TextCLICK HERE to download Short Phowa Text We are only able to offer Dharma programs […]

White Sur Offering called Pervading All Purelands (Online Only)

~The time of death can be an opportunity for the realization of great wisdom or taking a happier rebirth ~ • Join us for a White Sur offering lead by senior student and Sangha. • The White Sur consists of a smoke offering of flour, sweets, dairy products or a special blend of offering substances. This practice […]

Amitabha Empowerment & Phowa 3 Day Retreat

Welcome Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche back to Gar Drolma!Friday November 11th - Sunday November 13th Join us in person at Gar Drolma AND online as Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche returns to Dayton. He will bless us with an Amitabha Buddha empowerment and Phowa practice & teachings.  Scroll down to add a name to the list of those […]

Amitabha Empowerment & Phowa 3 Day Retreat

Welcome Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche back to Gar Drolma!Friday November 11th - Sunday November 13th Join us in person at Gar Drolma AND online as Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche returns to Dayton. He will bless us with an Amitabha Buddha empowerment and Phowa practice & teachings.  Scroll down to add a name to the list of those […]

Amitabha Empowerment & Phowa 3 Day Retreat

Welcome Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche back to Gar Drolma!Friday November 11th - Sunday November 13th Join us in person at Gar Drolma AND online as Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche returns to Dayton. He will bless us with an Amitabha Buddha empowerment and Phowa practice & teachings.  Scroll down to add a name to the list of those […]

Flight of the Garuda Dzogchen Teachings

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH

SA‌‌TU‌R‌D‌A‌Y NOVEMBER 19th‌9:‌00-9:40am E‌ST         Da‌il‌y Practice        ‌10:00am-12:00pm E‌ST      Flight of the Garuda Dzogchen Teachings ‌S‌U‌‌ND‌A‌Y NOVEMBER 20th‌9:‌00-9:40am E‌‌ST         ‌Dai‌ly Practice        ‌10:00am-12:‌00p‌m E‌ST      Flight of the Garuda Dzogchen Teachings Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche continues with these profound Dzogchen teachings, highlighting the essence of […]

White Sur Offering called Pervading All Purelands (Online Only)

~The time of death can be an opportunity for the realization of great wisdom or taking a happier rebirth ~ • Join us for a White Sur offering lead by senior student and Sangha. • The White Sur consists of a smoke offering of flour, sweets, dairy products or a special blend of offering substances. This practice […]

Buddha Amitabha Practice & Great Drikung Phowa Chenmo Practice, “The Standing Blade of Grass” 

12:15 p.m. EST following AM PracticeONLINE ONLY This popular practice helps assure a more positive rebirth, or possibly even attainment of Amitabha Pureland, at the time of death.   This practice will be led by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche. CLICK HERE to download Phowa TextCLICK HERE to download Short Phowa Text We are only able to offer Dharma programs […]

Flight of the Garuda Transmission

Gar Drolma Buddhist Center 1329 Creighton Ave., Dayton, OH

‌S‌U‌‌ND‌A‌Y NOVEMBER 27th‌9:‌00-9:40am E‌‌ST         ‌Dai‌ly Practice        ‌10:00am-12:‌00p‌m E‌ST      Flight of the Garuda Transmission Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche will offer the transmission for the entire teachings of the Flight of the Garuda to complete this series.  Mandarin Language will be available.