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Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche

Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche will be in residence for two weeks at Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling, Hawai'i in September. Rinpoche has kindly consented to Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche teach on "Buddha Nature" for the first time at the temple, in accordance with the vast treatise of Uttaratantra. This is the quality of the everlasting mind–stream of the practitioner upon which good qualities can be developed and faults can be eliminated. Prajnaparamita discusses in great detail the stages of the realization of the mind that understands voidness. Whereas the Uttaratantra discusses the root, or foundation, from which all of this is possible — the Buddha Nature.

Please register in advance for the "Buddha Nature" course and the "White Tara Empowerment".

Sunday, September 3, 10:00 am — 2:00 pm

Four Mandalla Tara Puja

Potluck lunch.

Wednesday, September 6, 10:00 am

Lama Chopa Tsok

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Buddha Nature

$175/weekend, $100/day. Includes lunch.

Friday, September 15, 10:00 am

Guru Rinpoche Tsok & Riwo Sangchod

Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am

Four Mandala Tara Puja

Sunday, September 17, 10:00 am — 2:00 pm

Introduction to Tantra and White Tara Wishfulfilling Wheel Long Life Empowerment

$50. Includes lunch.

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Nechung Rinpoche

We have eagerly awaited Nechung Rinpoche’s return visit, although it will be shorter than anticipated. As a Mindroling alumnus, he is committed to teach several philosophy courses at the monastery over the next two years, the first being from late September through December. It is our expectation that he will return in the near future for longer stays and teachings.

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Temple Roof and Other Projects Completed!

Temple Roof Completed

The installation of a new metal "tile" roof on the main temple was completed in August. In addition, the last two years have seen the completion of many projects such as the new kitchen, now furnished with vintage dining tables and buffets. Wide cement pathways around the upper buildings and a reinforced foundation under the library were part of that renovation. Recently, fresh paint was applied to the upstairs porch and ground floor of the Guest House. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed toward these projects!

The next job is to paint the exterior of the main temple from its peak down to the walls, railings and veranda in its distinct primary colors. Your donations are appreciated!

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Every Sunday 10 am - 11:30 am

Four Mandala Tara Practice

This practice is cancelled when there is a teaching program.

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Events are located at the Wood Valley Temple.

Donations are greatly appreciated. May the merit of giving and receiving benefit all Beings!