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New Audio Teaching: Buddha’s Prescription to End Suffering . . . Pathgate Teaching Updates:   England: 28th December 2014 - 4th January 2015 ... Hong Kong: 16th - 19th January 2015 ... Singapore: 21st - 25th January 2015 ...Greece: 31st January - 1st February 2015 ... Romania: 7th - 8th February 2015 ...Italy: 14th - 15th Febuary 2015 ... England: 21st - 22nd February 2015 ...Australia: 10th - 22nd March 2015 ... For details visit: Teaching Schedule

Buddha’s Prescription to End Suffering

Syokoji Temple, Japan

In this Audio Teaching, taken from the first week’s teaching of Pathgate Summer School 2014, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje explains the different types of suffering we experience, and how to bring a stop to them. By understanding the ways that we suffer, we can come to recognise the symptoms that prevent us from finding happiness, and learn to counter them with appropriate antidotes. Cultivating the Four Immeasurable qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, altruistic joy and equanimity, we develop the capacity to accommodate all conditions. Recognising the turmoil and dissatisfaction that we experience repeatedly through cycles of habitual suffering, we learn to rely on the Noble Eightfold Path, given by Shakyamuni Buddha as a remedy to our life of suffering.

Through modern world examples and analogies, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje shows how we can apply this timeless teaching in our daily life and in so doing liberate ourselves from the dissatisfaction and suffering we repeatedly experience.

To listen to this and other Audio Teachings, or to download them as MP3, please visit Audio Teachings by Lama Dondrup Dorje.

Review of Pathgate Activities 2014

HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche offering mandala to His Holiness the Fourth Penor Rinpoche

Following the announcement in 2013 that the reincarnation of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche had been recognised in Tibet, 2014 saw the enthronement of His Holiness the Fourth Penor Rinpoche Drubwang Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje on the auspicious day of Chokhor Duchen, which fell on 31st July 2014. The enthronement ceremony was held at the Palyul mother Monastery in Tibet.

Yangsi Rinpoche arrives at the Palyul Monastery, Tibet

His Holiness the Fourth Penor Rinpoche Drubwang Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje was born on the sixth day of the eleventh lunar month, 2011, at Dunglung Thramo Drak, Tibet; a holy place where Kunkhyen Jigme Lingpa revealed the cycle of the Longchen Nyingthig practice. He was born to father Norbu Tsering and mother Phurbu Dolma. According to the prophecy letter by His Holiness Jadral Rinpoche, Rinpoche was recognized as the flawless incarnation of the Third Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche.

With immense joy and happiness, the enthronement was conducted by His Eminence Tulku Thubzang Rinpoche and His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche at the Palyul Monastery in Tibet on 31st July.

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje teaching in Nagano, Japan

Throughout 2014, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje continued travelling the world to propagate the compassionate activity of the Buddhas. In response to repeated requests from students in Japan, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje visited there twice during 2014 to give teaching in Nagano and Tokyo.

The annual Pathgate Summer School in the UK lasted nine weeks during the month of July and August. It was well attended by students from Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Greece, Poland, France, Portugal, UK and other European countries.

Monks receive vaccination at Namdroling Monastery

At Namdroling Monastery in South India, concerns for the health of the ordained community led to a request for Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje to raise the funds needed to sponsor a Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination Programme for 3500 monks and nuns at the monastery. Thanks to the support of friends and students of Pathgate Institute, US$46,000 were raised by the middle of the year and the much needed vaccination programme was swiftly implemented.  Three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine were given on 23rd August, 29th September and 31st October 2014.  As a result, many lives will be saved.

Kyabje Tulku Thubten Palzang Rinpoche

Another request for help came in November from the Ngagyur Kama Tradition Preservation Association (NKTPA), which Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje has supported since its inception in 2007. NKTPA organised an event in November 2014 at Dzongnang Monastery in Nepal, where Kyabje Tulku Thubten Palzang Rinpoche gave the empowerments from the Ratna Lingpa's Treasure Teaching over the space of 13 days, and Lama Sonam Gyamtso Rinpoche gave reading transmission of Ratna Lingpa’s entire treasure teachings. The event attracted over 5,000 devotees, including 180 Khenpos and Tulkus, 260 Lamas and Lopons, 850 monks and 240 nuns, 221 ngakpas, 312 foreign students and 3213 lay devotees. The long life empowerment by Kyabje Tulku Thubten Palzang Rinpoche on the last day attracted over 20,000 people. Each day the committee offered lunch to those attending the event, and dinner to guests, but due to the large number of people attending they quickly ran out of resources. Needing additional funds urgently, they requested help from Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje, who immediately sent them the US$35,000 requested, so the teaching could continue uninterrupted.

Devotees entering Dzongnang Monastery in Nepal

In addition to such urgent requests, the Pathgate Partnership Programme continues to support many projects around the world and has ongoing commitments to Namdroling Monastery and Tsepal Tobkyed Hospital in South India; to the support for the homeless and elderly, and for the education of children in India, Mongolia, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje’s New Year Teaching Schedule

en. Lama Dondrup Dorje teaching at the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Athens, Greece

Following eight days of teaching on the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Purvapranidhana Sutra in England at the start of the New Year, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje will be teaching in Hong Kong, Singapore and Greece in January 2015. During February he will teach at venues in Romania, Italy and England.

The next Dharma Foundation Study Level One Retreat will take place in England at Easter with a three-day retreat from 3rd – 5th April 2015, followed by one day of Living Dharma teaching on 6th April.

To see details of upcoming Teachings, please visit the Teaching Schedule.

 

Enthronement of the Fourth Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche

On the auspicious day of Chökhor Düchen, Pema Norbu Yangsi Rinpoche - the reincarnation of His Holiness the Third Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche - was enthroned at the Palyul Mother Monastery in Tibet...

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Fund Raising for Hepatitis B Vaccination Programme complete

Many thanks to all the students and friends of Pathgate Institute who have supported the fund-raising efforts for the Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination Programme at Namdroling Monastery in India, which is now complete...

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Pathgate Summer School 2014

The Pathgate Summer School 2014 began this year on the 1st July and lasted nine weeks, finishing on the 31st August. The Summer School was well-attended by retreatants from around the world.

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Update: More Funds Needed for Hepatitis B Vaccination Programme in India

Thank you for all the support received to the fund appeal for Namdroling Monastery’s Hepatitis B Vaccination Programme. Nearly £7,000 has been raised, but the appeal is still vastly short of the target...

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Dharma in the Land of the Rising Sun

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje visited Japan in April 2014 to give a series of Teachings in Nagano and Tokyo...

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Important Announcement of Long Life Offering for Yangsi Rinpoche

‘The administrators at Namdroling Monastery in India have made a formal request to students of the worldwide Palyul community to support a Grand Tenshug (long life offering) during this summer’s enthronement of the Yangsi (reincarnation) of our guru, His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche...

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New Edition of 'The Life of Guru Rinpoche' Film

‘The Life of Guru Rinpoche’ is a 10 hour Tibetan language film in 15 chapters produced under the direction of the late Holiness Penor Rinpoche...

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Fund Appeal for Hepatitis B Vaccination Programme in India

The administrators at Tsepal Tobkyed Hospital are requesting help to fund a Hepetitis B Vaccination programme for the monks and nuns of Namdroling Monastery in India...

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Urgent Fund Appeal for Tsepal Topkyed Hospital

An urgent appeal for funds has been launched to save the Namdroling Tsepal Topkyed Hospital, which is in danger of being closed down by the Indian government...

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Inauguration of Water Storage Tank in India

The inauguration ceremony of a new "Water Storage Tank" sponsored through the Pathgate Partnership Programme was conducted by the Ven. Rigo Tulku Rinpoche on the 19th August at Palyul Choekhorling Monastery in Bir...

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Pathgate Summer School 2012

The 2012 Pathgate Institute Summer School attracted students from as far afield as North and South America, Australia, Europe and the Far East. Comprised of eight separate retreats, it was conducted over eight weeks during the months of July and August, at the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, England...

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Review of Pathgate Activities in 2013

To read a review of the activities of Pathgate Institute and of Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje in 2013, please read on...

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Long Life Prayer of Kyabje Drubwang Penor Rinpoche (Yangsi Rinpoche)

Following the joyful news that His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s Yangsi (reincarnated being) has been recognised, His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche has composed a Long Life Prayer for the reincarnation of Kyabje Drubwang Penor Rinpoche...

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Official Announcement of the Recognition of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s Reincarnation

Namdroling Monastery has announced, on 5th December 2013, that the reincarnation of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche has been reborn in Tibet...

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Pathgate Summer School 2013

During the nine weeks of the 2013 Pathgate Institute Summer School, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje gave teaching and instruction to the students encouraging them to become a Dharma practitioner with focus on the actual implementing of Dharma into daily life and not as a Buddhist scholar obsessed with endless deliberation of concepts and intellect...

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The Relics of HH Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche

The cremation of the Kudung (Holy Body) of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche took place on the 13th Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar (23rd May 2013) at Namdroling Monastery in South India. The ceremony was attended by tens of thousands of devotees from around the world...

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2012 Pathgate UK Easter School

The 2012 Pathgate UK Easter School, which was held from the 6th to the 11th of April, was well attended by students travelling from as far away as Canada, Romania, Italy, Greece, Brussels and Ireland...

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Pathgate Website launched in Romanian language

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje has made regular visits to teach in Romania since June 2011. For the benefit of his many Romanian students and followers, a Romanian language version of the Pathgate website has just been launched online...

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His Holiness Anniversary Puja

The Pujas to commemorate the Anniversary of His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche’s Parinirvana took place this year at Namdroling Monastery in India as well as at all the Palyul Centres around the world....

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The Compassionate World of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche – In Five New Languages

‘The Compassionate World of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’, a film written and directed by Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje is now available in five additional languages...

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Cremation of HH Pema Norbu Rinpoche's Kudung

The Namdroling Monastery Management Committee has come to the decision that the cremation of the Kudung (Holy Body) of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche will take place on the 13th Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar (23rd May 2013) at Namdroling Monastery in South India...

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Review of Pathgate Activities in 2012

2012 has been an eventful year for Pathgate Institute. For a review of the diverse activities of Pathgate Insitute in the past year...

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Inter-Faith Friendship in Greece

Over the course of many months in 2012, a former Archbishop of the Old Roman Catholic Church and monk of the Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of Saint Benedict, the Ven. Mgr. Dr George Papathanasiou, has been in regular contact with the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Athens...

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Fund Appeal Success for Tsepal Topkyed Hospital

We are delighted to inform our friends and students from around the world that close to $400,000.00 US dollars were raised for the Namdroling Tsepal Topkyed Hospital in India...

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Anniversary Puja for HH Penor Norbu Rinpoche

The Anniversary Puja for HH Pema Norbu Rinpoche took place this year from 22nd - 24th March in Namdroling Monastery in India...

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New Shrine Hall for Pathgate Dharma Centre in Sydney

On his recent visit to Australia in September, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje gave teaching at the newly completed shrine hall of the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Sydney...

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Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche is the New Supreme Head of Nyingmapa

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Palyul is Flourishing Down Under

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The Passing of Lama Lobsang Choephel

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Update of Construction work at the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Sydney, Australia

Work continues in the construction of a spacious new extension for the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Sydney, Australia...

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