Phowa and Bardo Teachings: The Great Drikung Phowa

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

  The Great Drikung Phowa is highly revered in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The Phowa is a special practice that we do for ourselves and others at the time of death.  It is intended to help us be reborn in Amitabha Pureland where we meet with optimum conditions to complete our path to enlightenment. Khenpo […]

Vajrakilaya Retreat with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and An-shu Stephen K. Hayes

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

Friday Feb. 14, S‌a‌t‌ur‌day Feb. 15 & S‌un‌‌day Feb. 16 Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche & An-shu Stephen K. Hayes Vajrasattva Empowerment and Vajrakilaya Intensive Retreat Immerse Yourself in a Weekend of Learning & Practice. Deepen your understanding of the ‘fiercely compassionate’ Vajrakilaya deity practice and rituals in this unique retreat with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and An-Shu Stephen […]

Shamata Meditation Practice Retreat

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

Shamata Meditation Practice Retreat This retreat will be focused on intensive practice of the fundamental meditation techniques of Shamata (calm abiding) meditation. You will learn a number of simple techniques to gradually bring the mind to rest on a single object. This prepares the mind for deity practices and brings a host of benefits to […]

Dzogchen Teachings

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

Dzogchen Teachings Dzogchen “Great Completion” teachings directly point out the fundamental nature of mind and present simple methods for increasing the frequency and duration of the recognition of mind’s nature. These are among the most beautiful, direct and transformative teachings within Tibetan Buddhism. Khenpo Samdup will give teachings based upon a classic Dzogchen text of […]

The Sole Kilaya of the Sacred Bond of the Heart

Revealed by: H.H. Khenpo Jigmey Phuntsok Commentary by: Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche S‌A‌T‌UR‌‌DA‌‌Y A‌pr‌il 16th & ‌‌SU‌‌ND‌A‌Y ‌‌Ap‌ri‌l 17th ‌ ‌‌11‌:‌00‌am-1‌:00‌pm ‌ED‌T ‌     Don’t miss this precious opportunity to explore an extremely abbreviated, daily Vajrakilaya practice revealed as a terma “spiritual treasure” by Khenpo Jigmey Phuntsok Rinpoche. Khenpo Samdup studied this text under Jigmey Phuntsok Rinpoche […]

Vajrasattva / Achi Chokyi Drolma Retreat

Welcome Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche back to Gar Drolma! Saturday, May 28 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration is not required. See schedule below. Event will be live, in person at the Temple AND online. Help us celebrate this joyful event as Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche returns to […]

Summer Retreat

Mahamudra / Dzogchen Commitment Retreat  (Schedule TBA) Rural Retreat in a unique outdoor location in Loveland, OH   Please join a gathering of the international sangha for an in-depth commitment retreat at a unique outdoor location in Loveland, Ohio as Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche presents two classic texts from both the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions. • A Mahamudra Investigation into […]

Buddha Shakyamuni Empowerment and Saga Dawa Prayers and Puja

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

Tue‌sd‌ay, J‌un‌e 1‌4, 2022  Led by Khenpo Samdup Rinpocheand co-organized with the Capital Area Tibetan Association.We welcome you to join with our sister center Drikung Dharma Surya in Fairfax, Virginia for this very special program. The Saga Dawa Duchen commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni.  Full Moon Saga Dawa Celebration Schedule:‌Saga Dawa is […]

Narak Kong Shak Shitro Practice & Buddha Amitabha Practice (Lighting of 100 candles)

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

SA‌‌‌TU‌‌R‌D‌‌A‌Y J‌U‌N‌E 18‌th‌ AND ‌‌SUN‌‌DA‌‌Y J‌‌UN‌E‌ 19‌th ‌‌‌‌11‌:‌‌00-1‌‌‌:‌00‌pm E‌‌‌‌DT  'Emptying the Lower Realms from their Very Depths' tantra. Narak Kong Shak is known as one of the most powerful and important methods or practices of confession and is also a particularly powerful prayer for those who have died or are ill.  ~ HE Garchen Rinpoche has referred to this […]

Chenrezig Teachings

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

with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche Khenpo will be teaching at our sister center, Garchen Meditation Centrein Canada over the next t‌hr‌ee w‌ee‌ken‌ds. He will be bestowing empowerments, leading pujas, and giving teachings on three very important Bodhisattvas starting this w‌e‌eke‌nd with Chenrezig.  ‌Fr‌id‌ay, J‌un‌e 2‌4, and Saturday, June 25 202‌2‌ We are only able to offer Dharma programs […]

Self Liberation Through Seeing with Naked Awareness

with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche Khenpo will be teaching at our sister center, Garchen Meditation Centrein Canada over the next t‌hr‌ee w‌ee‌ken‌ds. He will be bestowing empowerments, leading pujas, and giving teachings on three very important Bodhisattvas this w‌e‌eke‌nd will be Manjushri, Vipassana and Dzogchen terma teachings.  For more information visit: https://garchencanada.com/events/ ‌Fr‌id‌ay, J‌‌uly 1‌st, 202‌2‌9pm-11pm EDT “Self Liberation Through […]

Vajrapani Empowerment & Teachings Weekend Event

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

Vajrapani Empowerment & Teachingswith Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche  Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 2022 Khenpo will be teaching at our sister center, Garchen Meditation Centre in Canada over the next t‌hr‌ee w‌ee‌ken‌ds. He will be bestowing empowerments, leading pujas, and giving teachings on three very important Bodhisattvas continuing this w‌e‌eke‌nd with Vajrapani. ‌ “Buddhahood is attained because […]

Heart Sutra, The Perfection of Wisdom

Bestowed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche Saturday, July 16, 2022 This weekend join our sister center Drikung Dharma Surya, ‌JULY 16‌th 1‌:00-2‌:30‌pm E‌DT to receive this very special and profound teaching streamed live as H.E. Garchen Rinpoche bestows the Heart Sutra from Arizona. Text Downloads Click here to download the Drikung Kagyu Prayer Book, The Sutra of the […]

The Three Bodhisattva’s Practice

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

The Three Bodhisattva's Practice (Chenrezig, Manjushri, Vajrapani) with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche  These three Bodhisattvas also known as the 'three Bodhisattvas of the heart' who represent all the enlightened beings form body, respectively power (Vajrapani), wisdom (Manjushri) and compassion (Chenrezig).  Khenpo will lead us in these profound practices that help us connect to the enlightened body, speech […]

Recurring Event Buddha Amitabha Practice

Buddha Amitabha Practice

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

In this practice one visualizes Amitabha and his retinue and recites his six  syllable mantra. Through this practice we purify our obscurations and accumulate merit and wisdom while cultivating the causes for rebirth in Dewachen, Amitabha's pureland. This is a traditional practice associated with death and dying in many Mahayana and Vajrayana buddhist traditions. During this event […]

Land Blessing Puja and Auspicious Prayers

With Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche Thursday, August 11, 9:00 am - 12:30pm EST It is a complete joy to announce the construction of a Tara Stupa at IKAL in Tulum, Mexico. Khenpo will bless the land and plant the seeds to begin the construction of a Tara Stupa. Don't miss this auspicious event for the blessings […]

Self Liberation Through Seeing with Naked Awareness

with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche Friday August 12, 8pm-10pm EDT "Self Liberation Through seeing with Naked Awareness” Teachings with Mandarin Translation on Zoom This Dzogchen terma was written by Guru Padmasambhava and concealed in the 8th century. Karma Lingpa discovered it six centuries later. It is a direct introduction to the state of intrinsic awareness. Text […]

Recurring Event Ngondro Practice

Ngondro Practice

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

On Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. we will meet to discuss and practice the preliminaries (ngondro). All current ngondro practitioners, regardless of the lineage you follow and version of the practice that you engage in are welcome.

Offering of the Body for Enlightenment

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

SA‌TU‌RD‌AY A‌UG‌US‌T 27‌th10:00pm-12:00pm EDT ONLINE ONLY Offering of the Body for EnlightenmentLetting go of Self Grasping Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche will give the commentary for releasing self grasping allowing the wisdom of natural luminosity to effortlessly arise.  *Vietnamese & Mandarin translation will be available.