Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling
Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling is Mangala Shri Bhuti’s East Coast study and practice center. Nestled deep in the woodlands of southeast Vermont, Pema Osel is west of Hanover, New Hampshire, across the Connecticut River Valley. This classically idyllic New England setting is home to MSB’s most recent center, built with the intention of serving students from the local community, as well as those from Boston (three hours away) and New York City (five hours).
Each year, Kongtrul Rinpoche teaches public programs at Pema Osel including the Modern Day Bodhisattva Seminar, and the Dzogchen Seminar. Additionally, Dungse Jampal Norbu and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel offer annual teaching programs suitable for both beginning students and experienced practitioners.
Pema Chodron in Vermont
On May 4-5, 2013, Pema Chodron will teach a seminar at Pema Osel called "Increasing Our Longing to Help Others: Teachings for the Modern Day Bodhisattvas." This four-talk seminar includes commentary on chapter one of The Way of the Bodhisattva. For more information and ticket sales, visit the Pema Chodron program page here.
Maitreya Project Vermont
In the Spring of 2013, Pema Osel will be home to one of the largest Maitreya Buddha statues in the West. Visit the Maitreya Project Vermont webpage for more information.
Tsetar: The Practice of Life Release with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Rinpoche leads us in the practice of tsetar or life release several times a year in Portland, Maine. These events happen the day after Rinpoche's Pema Osel teaching programs. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in, either by attending in person or by contributing to the purchase of live lobsters. Life release is a traditional practice in Buddhism, and in addition to saving lives, we offer the merit of this virtuous activity to those who are suffering, who have passed away, and to all sentient beings wandering in samsara. You are welcome to make a prayer request in connection with your offering to life release. If you would like to know more about prayer requests, please visit the Prayer Request page. If you plan on attending the life release in person, please check Rinpoche's Facebook page or Twitter feed on the morning of the release for information about the exact time and location.
Sunday Sitting and LINK Teachings
Please join us for meditation Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. The morning schedule begins with opening chants, followed by sitting and walking meditation, and closing chants until noon. From noon to 1 p.m., we listen to the weekly LINK, a live teaching given by Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Norbu, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, or a senior MSB student. And if you feel inspired to come early and contribute to the center’s upkeep, please join us at 9 a.m. for our weekly Sunday cleaning.
To visit Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling, please contact the center at 802-333-4521 or e-mail us.
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