Welcome to Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle (DKDC) of Madison, Wisconsin
KHENCHEN RINPOCHE, RESIDENT LAMA
Our group is under the direction of Khenchen Konchok Gyatshen Rinpoche. We offer ancient teachings for modern times – teachings on understanding and working with suffering and its causes.
We strive to make our weekly meditation and discussion fun, relevant, and engaging. Our goal is to foster a community that helps people relax and return to themselves – to help us all open our hearts and minds to bigger possibilities…we hope to meet you soon!
The Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle of Madison now meets virtually every Monday and
in-person every Saturday, unless otherwise noted. Please see below for details.
TEACHING / PUBLIC TALK GIVEN BY KHENPO CHOEPEL
JUNE 24, 2022
6:30-8:00p in MADISON, WI
Please Welcome Khenpo to Madison on his first visit!
Khenpo Choephel will be giving an in-person public talk on, “How to Liberate Our Own and Other’s Suffering, through the Wisdom of Buddha’s Teachings.”
Please join us for this special event!
Location details as follows:
This Friday 06/24/2022
at The Quarry Arts Building
75 Hill St
Madison WI 53705
These teachings are given in the spirit of the Buddha, free of charge. If you would like to make a donation to Khenpo and/or help offset the room rental please feel free to do so!
Brief bio of Khenpo Choephel Rinpoche:
Rinpoche is originally from Drigung Thil Monastery, the head-monastery of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. He was ordained as a monk by Vajradhara Pachung Rinpoche at a young age. While at Drikung Thil, he received many teachings and instructions – first from Pachung Rinpoche and, later from Pachung Rinpoche’s successor Gelong Rinpoche – Vajradhara Tenzin Nyima.
Rinpoche is also a master in the ritual-traditions of Drikung Thil Monastery, and received debate and philosophy training at Drepung Monastery in Tibet. Before he left Drikung Thil, Rinpoche served as the chant-master of the monastery.
In 2007, he was appointed “Khenpo” by Drikung Thil Monastery. Rinpoche has lived in the United States for several years and has served as one of the three spiritual directors at Tibetan Meditation Center in Frederick, Maryland before going to the Drinkung center in Pittsburgh in November 2011. Khenpo Choephel is currently giving teachings and leading retreats on the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra , which he considers to be he most profound practice and essence of Buddha Dharma.
JEWEL ORNAMENT OF LIBERATION TEACHINGS WITH KHENCHEN RINPOCHE
Khenchen Rinpoche will be giving teachings on Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation (JOL) via Zoom:
Saturday’s & Sunday’s, 10am-12pm Chicago Time, USA:
July 2nd & 3rd
July 9th & 10th
July 16th & 17th
July 23rd & 24th
July 30th & 31st
Zoom ID 857 7694 0654
To make a donation to Rinpoche and/or help with Zoom costs, please click here.
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation is a meditation manual composed by the Enlightened Tibetan Master, Je Gampopa (1079–1153) . It is the complete foundation for Buddhist study and practice covering the initial entry into the path and continuing through the achievement of Buddhahood.
Rinpoche received the transmission of this essential text from Khunu Lama Rinpoche, who once said, “If you know the Jewel Ornament, then you can say you know the Buddhadharma.”
To register for updates and additional information, please visit: bit.ly/3O6CEpf
BODHISATTVA VOW TEACHINGS
Khenchen Rinpoche gave the Bodhisattva Vow and teachings on June 14th, 2022. The recording can be accessed here.
A MESSAGE FROM KHENCHEN
MAY 21, 2021
“I have given you many teachings over these past few months. Now, I want you to take some time to study, contemplate and put the teachings into practice. If I just keep giving teachings, these precious teachings will not be valued. So before I teach again, I want you to practice! Then we will see!” ~Khenchen Rinpoche
So please, everyone, continue to study, practice and meditate!
APRIL 2022 UPDATES
Khenchen Rinpoche Offering Ordination
When Rinpoche returns to the United States, he will be preforming the monk & nun ordination vow ceremony. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Linda:
email: sangha @ dkdharmacircle.org
“Bodhicitta is always handy”
Varja Publications now has more downloadable pdf’s available!
DKDC WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Connect with DKDC
DKDC Madison now meets via zoom and in-person, as follows.
MONDAYS 5:30-7:00 PM
Meditation from 5:30–6:00pm
Dharma Discussion from 6:00-7:00
Monday – Virtual (Zoom) Meetings
DKDC Madison now meets via zoom and in-person, as follows.
On Monday evenings we have a period for contemplation and discussion. Right now we are discussing the book A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path. You don’t need to have the book to join us!
Meditation practice from 5:30-6pm
followed by a discussion of Khenchen Rinpoche’s book
“The Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path.”
Zoom info: Meeting ID: 820 6105 3580; passcode: 108
SANGHA SATURDAYS 11:00-12:30 PM
Meditation and Dharma Discussion
In-person meditation practice and discussion starting 4/16/2022
(we won’t be meeting 4/9/2022)
Saturdays from 11am-12:30pm
Wilmar Center – 2nd Floor “Dream Room”
504 S Brearly St, Madison, WI 53703
Come when you can!
URBAN DHARMA TEACHINGS
TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS
Urban Dharma Teachings
Bodhisattva’s Way of Life – currently discussing chapter 9.
7:00-9:00am Chicago time
(8:00-10:00am NY time)
Starting on May 11, Dr. Hun Lye from Urban Dharma begins a new series on the Indian Buddhist classic Bodhicharyavatara. Please find the details for the program below.
Every Tuesday & Saturday
7-9 AM, Chicago Time
8-10 PM, Singapore Time
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Meeting ID: 852 9257 9977
TEACHING TEXT ARCHIVE
Samsara and Nirvana PDF Download
A Guru Yoga that Brings the Dharmakaya onto the Path - PDF Download
A Vajradhara-Focused Guru Yoga Relaxing the Mind in its Natural State PDF Download
TEACHINGS FROM JULY 2021
“This is a very profound teaching and I have a requirement that you practice before attending this teaching” ~Khenchen Rinpoche
(which can be found in the Pearl Rosary text).
Either of the two Guru Yogas I taught you:
Guru Yoga Vajradhara- Rest the Mind in It’s Natural State
(teaching given 4/17/21, click here for link to teaching on YouTube)
ONLINE RESOURCES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
YOU TUBE CHANNEL
ZOOM INFORMATION FOR TEACHINGS
Join Zoom Meeting
Click here for the Zoom teaching
Meeting ID: 834 8515 8203
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
VIETNAMESE TRANSLATION OF INFORMATION
If you would like to make a donation to Drikung Dharma Circle Madison, please click here.