Heart Essence of the Dakini Retreat

with Tsedrup Longevity Practice

September 14 & 15 2019

Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche will give transmission, teaching, and lead the practice and meditation of the Heart Essence of the Dakini Khandro Thugthig.

Rinpoche was introduced to this practice at a young age and has devoted several personal retreats immersed in this practice. During his previous incarnation as Togden Kunzang Longdrol, an accomplished adept in this practice, he requested H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche to write the Dikini Aspiration Prayer known as "An Aspiration to Practice The Gradual Path of The Dakini's Heart Essence." This aspiration prayer always remains part of the Heart Essence of the Dakini practice. At this weekend retreat Rinpoche will give teachings based on this aspiration prayer.

 

When:  

Saturday September 14th

9 AM-Noon  

From 2-6pm

 

Sunday September 15th 

9 AM-Noon

2-5pm

We welcome everyone to join us for our upcoming Ngondro weekend Retreat. 

Ngondro is an essential practice in Vajrayana Buddhism which encompasses the basic practice of renunciation on through to the highest practice of Great Perfection. 

Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche will give in-depth teachings and lead practice/meditation of Ngondro, concluding the retreat with a teaching on the Four Noble Truths along with a short Buddha puja.  

Sunday August 4th is an auspicious day, Choekhor Duchen, Turning the Wheel of the Dharma day, in the  Buddhist calendar. 

 

When: 

August 3-4 Saturday and Sunday. 

From 9:30-12 Noon & 2-5pm on both days. 

 

Where: 

Odiyana Institute

1524 Anacapa St Santa Barbara, CA

 

May All beings benefit. 

​His Holiness the 7th Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche was born in 1966 at Tongshang Thrichu Gonpa, Eastern Bhutan. His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa recognized the boy as the 7th Namkhai Nyingpo.

The first Namkhai Nyingpo was one of the close five heart sons and one of the twenty five principal disciples of Guru Padmasambhava. He was an accomplished master and was among the first seven to receive the ordination of monks in the eighth century. He was also the root Lama of the great Buddhist King Trisong Detsen. Subsequently, there have been many successive reincarnations of Namkhai Nyingpo including Treasure Revealers.

For more about his lineage, please see kharchu.com/lineage 

July 19, 2019

Long Life Teachings and Empowerment

7:00- 9:00 pm

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

1535 Santa Barbara Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

July 18th

Reception

5:00 - 8:00pm

Open House Drop-In

to meet His Holiness

Odiyana Institute
1524 Anacapa St

Santa Barbara, CA

 

Everyone is welcome to this auspicious event. 

$15 donation, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Register here through PayPal for the July 19th Event.

Heart Essence of the Dakini Retreat

with Tsedrup Longevity Practice

September 14 & 15

Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche will give transmission, teaching, and lead the practice and meditation of the Heart Essence of the Dakini Khandro Thugthig.

Rinpoche was introduced to this practice at a young age and has devoted several personal retreats immersed in this practice. During his previous incarnation as Togden Kunzang Longdrol, an accomplished adept in this practice, he requested H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche to write the Dikini Aspiration Prayer known as "An Aspiration to Practice The Gradual Path of The Dakini's Heart Essence." This aspiration prayer always remains part of the Heart Essence of the Dakini practice. At this weekend retreat Rinpoche will give teachings based on this aspiration prayer.

 

When:  

Saturday September 14th

9 AM-Noon  

From 2-6pm

 

Sunday September 15th 

9 AM-Noon

2-5pm

 

Where: 

1524 Anacapa St

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

For more information, email

odiyanainsb@gmail.com

 

May All Beings Benefit

Nyung Nay Retreat 2019

Celebrating Saga Dawa

Saturday June 8th, 9:30 to Noon, 2-5pm and 6-7:30pm

Sunday June 9th, 10 am

Teachings and Buddha Puja

1524 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, California

Nyung Nay is a powerful healing practice of Thousand Arms Chenrezig, it involves taking vows of fasting and silence as well as recitation of Sadhana and the Mantra of compassion.

While it is common for non-vegetarian practitioners to abstain from meat for the full month of Saga Dawa, Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche has specifically requested that all participants maintain a vegetarian diet during this event.

Health permitting, please eat a light breakfast beforehand (no garlic, onions, meat nor eggs).

Any questions: please email odiyanasb@gmail.com or call: 805-776-8018

May all Beings Benefit.

Dorje Drolo Retreat 2019

Dorje Drolo Retreat

with Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche

April 6-7 2019

Location

1524 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA

 

Saturday, April 6th
9:30am to noon

2pm to 5pm

 

Sunday, April 7th

9:30am to noon

2pm to 5pm

Questions

805-776-8018   odiyanainsb@gmail.com

2018 Annual Thanksgiving Chöd Retreat

Throma Ngondro and Lujin practices

 

Throma practice of medium length Sadhana with Tsok

Throma Ngondro is a very effective practice for purification, accumulation of merit, and for receiving blessings of the Three Kaya Wisdom Dakinis. Lüjin or Four Feasts practices are profound methods of cutting ego clinging to self as well as letting go of grasping at all outer phenomena. Lüjin practice provides a perfect condition through which one can generate relative Bodhicitta, caring for all beings, and absolute Bodhicitta, the recognition of the nature of reality. 

Saturday November 24th

Throma Ngondro and Lujin's practice and teachings

9:30am - 12:00 Noon and 2:00pm – 5pm 

Sunday November 25th

Troma Sadhana practice with Tsok 

9:30am - 12:00 Noon and 2:00pm – 5pm 

Location

Rancho Embarcadero (EMID)

224 Vereda Leyenda, Goleta, CA 93117 

 

Questions

805-776-8018 or odiyanainsb@gmail.com 

Ngöndro

Teachings and Practices

We welcome everyone to our in depth teachings and practices of Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro led by Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche

November 10-11 2018:

Saturday: 10 to noon and 2 to 5

Sunday: 10 to noon

At the Center:

1524 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara

Mantra-thon for World Peace and Healing

September 14-16

Dear Sangha Members and Friends,

 

We are delighted to announce our 8th Annual Mantra-Thon, a Vajra Guru Mantra accumulation retreat conducted in the context of the Rigdzin Dupa Drupchod.  Since we've just received empowerment of Rigdzin Dupa from H.H. Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche, this practice is specially relevant for us to our Samaya commitment.    

During the Mantra-Thon, we hold the goal of completing 1 million Vajra Guru mantras during the three day period. A minimum of three practitioners shall remain present in the shrine room between practice sessions, continually reciting mantra. To sign up for mantra shifts in-between sessions, please contact us at: 3vajragurumantra@gmail.com.

 

Note: Due to our offsite location, we will NOT be holding a 24-hour mantra vigil this year. Shift signups are only needed from Noon to 3pm and from 5pm to 7pm.

 

Schedule

 

Friday, Sept 14th

 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Teaching on Lojong/Mind training and beginning of Mantra recitation.

 

Saturday Sept 15th

 

9:30 AM - Noon - Drupchod Practice of Rigdzin Dupa Sadhana/Mantra Recitation

 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Mantra recitation and Practice w/Tsok

 

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Teaching on Transforming Happiness and Suffering into the path of enlightenment, Mantra recitation.

 

Sunday Sept 16th

 

9:30 AM - Noon - Practice of Rigdzin Dupa Sadhana / Mantra recitation.

 

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Practice w/Tsok and Dedication ceremony.

 

Location:

 

Rancho Embarcadero (EMID)

 

224 Vereda Leyenda, Goleta, CA 93117

 

For information: Contact Aaron Joseph: jwlinthelotus@yahoo.com 

 

Snacks and drinks will be available during and between practice sessions, available for everyone.

We have Tsok in the late afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday. You are also welcome to bring food or juice to contribute to these Tsoks and/or for the tea table.

 

As much as possible, please maintain an atmosphere of "Noble Silence" while on the grounds during the retreat.

 

Even if you are unable to physically attend the retreat due to distance, we request and encourage you to participate in the retreat by accumulating the OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG mantra at any time that is convenient for you. Our plan is to collectively complete 1 million Vajra Guru Mantras. To have your numbers included in the weekend total, please email them to jwlinthelotus@yahoo.com NO LATER THAN NOON ON SUNDAY, September 16th.

 Please, to avoid confusion in the calculations, email only once, when you have completed your recitations for the entire retreat. Type "VG Mantra Totals" in the subject line and in the body of the email type ONLY the following information:

 

1) Your full name*

 

2) Total # number of mantras you recited*

 

3) [optional] Name of beneficiary for dedication of merit, to be read aloud at dedication ceremony. More than one beneficiary is OK.


 

*If you are submitting mantras on behalf of yourself AND another participant, enter both names in 1) and combine your individual totals into a single total in 2).


 

The Mantra-Thon/Drupchod will conclude with a dedication ceremony in which the names of all participants, sponsors and special prayer recipients will be read aloud, and the number of mantras accumulated will be tallied and announced.

 

May All Beings Benefit

Aug 18th & 19th 

Venerable Khenpo Tsering Dorje Rinpoche

 

We at Odiyana Institute are very honored and pleased to announce that Venerable Khenpo Tsering Dorje Rinpoche will be visiting Santa Barbara and will teach at two special events. 

 


Essential Meditation and Practice of Vajrayana Buddhism

Saturday, August 18th, 2018 

 7-9pm 

Yoga Soup, 

28 Parker Way

Santa Barbara, CA

 

Medicine Buddha Teaching and Healing Practice
Followed by Q & A Discussion 

Sunday August 19th, 2018

10am-Noon

1524 Anacapa St

Santa Barbara, CA

 

Venerable Khenpo Tsering Dorje Rinpoche is a revered Khenpo (senior teacher) at Namdrolling Monastery, the largest Nyingma Monastery in India. 

 

Rinpoche was a teacher and head administration at His Holiness Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche's Shechen Monastery in Nepal, and later at Palyul Mother monastery in Tibet.  Currently Rinpoche teaches in various monasteries in India as well as in his own centers in Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

 

Originally from Pemaköd, Rinpoche built the largest Palyul monastery in 
Tuting, Pemaköd. In addition, three other monasteries are nearing completion 
under his guidance in other parts of India. 

 

Space is limited, so registration is recommended. $15 suggested donation for each event. If registering through PayPal, please indicate which events you plan to attend.

Or you may register via email odiyanainsb@gmail.com and donate at the door. 

 

 

 

 

May All Beings Benefit

HH Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche 

to bestow the rare 

 Dechen Namrol Rigdzin Dupa Empowerment

 

We are excited and honored to announce that His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa -- reincarnation of HH Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, the Supreme Head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism -- will visit Santa Barbara on June 25, 2018. 

 

His Holiness will give an empowerment and transmission of the Dechen Namrol Rigdzin Düpa known as The Display of Great Exaltation, a treasure of his previous two incarnations, Dudjom Rinpoche and Dudjom Lingpa.  This sadhana is widely practiced in Pemaköd, but has not previously been given in this country. This is a rare and precious opportunity to receive this empowerment from the very source of the Dudjom lineage blessings, and to connect with a powerful and authentic great master.

Thank you.

Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok  

 

WHEN: 
June 25, 2018 @ 6 to 9pm

 

WHERE:
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

633 E. Cabrillo Blvd,Santa Barbara, CA 93103

 

BY HIS HOLINESS' REQUEST, PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. Please do not post or share on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site.

For a history of the Dechen Namrol Rigdzin Düpa practice visit Pemaköd Dharma Wheel

Annual Nyung Nay Retreat

Celebration of Saga Dawa Month

When:

Saturday June 2nd, 9:30 to Noon, 2-5pm and 6-7:30pm

Sunday June 3rd, 10 am Green Tara Practice

Where:

1524 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, California

Nyung Nay is a powerful healing practice of Thousand Arms Chenrezig, it involves taking vows of fasting and silence as well as recitation of Sadhana and the Mantra of compassion.

 

While it is common for non-vegetarian practitioners to abstain from meat for the full month of Saga Dawa, Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche has specifically requested that all participants maintain a vegetarian diet during this event.

Health permitting, please eat a light breakfast beforehand (no garlic, onions, meat nor eggs).

Any questions: please email odiyanasb@gmail.com or call: 805-776-8018

May all Beings Benefit.

Dakini Retreat with Longevity Practice

Yeshe Tsogyal

When:

Due to some very auspicious Dharma activities, this event has been postponed, please check later for some new dates.

The Wisdom Dakini Yeshe Tosgyal Practice is one of the three roots practices in the Nyingma Lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism.

This Yeshe Tsogyal Sadhana from Dudjom Treasure circle is a complete one. It includes purification and healing, enriching, magnetizing and subjugation.

Engaging in this practice brings much benefit and healing.

Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche was intriduced to this practice at a young age. He has devoted several personal retreats immersed in this practice.

Any questions: please email odiyanasb@gmail.com or call: 805-776-8018

May all Beings Benefit.

Dear Friends and Sangha members,

 

Tulku Orgyen has left to teach in Vietnam and Cambodia, followed by an extended stay on his retreat land in Pemaköd. He will return in early March.  

 

While he is away this winter, Odiyana Institute will host a five-week study group on Shantideva's The Bodhisattva Way of Life. In addition to the assigned readings, we will all participate in wide-ranging (and no doubt lively) discussions on practical ways to use this material in our lives.

  

Please come and bring your thoughts on how Shantideva's writings can support and inspire our practice through bodhicitta.

 

When & Where:

 

We will meet weekly on Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 3:30pm at 1524 Anacapa Street.

The dates are Jan.13, 20, 27 Feb. 3, 10th.

 

Please contact Marie Janisse at odiyanainsb@gmail.com if you plan to attend. 

 

Recommended donation of $10 per session goes to support the ongoing activities of Odiyana Institute.

 

Bodhicitta is precious,

May those who have not engendered it, engender it. 

May those who have engendered it not destroy it. 

May it ever grow and flourish.

We will  continue to hold our Chenrezig Practice

(Buddha of Compassion)

Sundays from 10-11am

We also gather at 7pm twice a month for Tsok.

Dakini Day Tsok, December 11

Guru Rinpoche Day Tsok, December 28

1524 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA

Losar celebration with a Buddha Puja

potluck on Feb 19th. Please join us.

Happy Holidays to each and all
 

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