Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche:

AUGUST, Saturday 3 & Sunday 4

Born in 1950 in Kham, East Tibet, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa at a very early age as the third incarnation of Terchen Barway Dorje. After his escape from Tibet as a boy, and the completion of many years of study and practice in India under the tutelage of His Holiness, Rinpoche accompanied him on his world tours in 1974 and 1976. In 1977, at the request of His Holiness, Rinpoche became a seminal and integral part of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the Karmapa’s North American Seat in Woodstock, New York for more than 30 years. He is founder and spiritual director of Kunzang Palchen Ling in Red Hook, N.Y.

Rinpoche has been a teacher, spiritual guide and friend to Rigpe Dorje Centre and to many members of the Centre since its inception. He is lovingly and gratefully known as our “visiting resident Lama”.

• Experiencing The Nature of Mind Through Devotion:
from the Guru Yoga Sadhana for Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

Saturday, August 3 – 10 a.m. – noon & 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 4 – 10 a.m. – noon

What devotion is and what it isn’t, and why it is essential if we are to open up our hearts and minds to the innate compassion and wisdom we all possess — to awaken to the true nature of mind beyond intellectual and conceptual understanding.

• Medicine Buddha Empowerment

Sunday, August 4 – 2 p.m.

Blessings to generate physical and mental well-being for oneself and others.

suggested donations:
Per session: $20 (members $15)
Full program: $70 (members $50)

If these amounts are not convenient, please give what you can.

Teaching on Je Gampopa’s ‘The Jewel Ornament of Liberation (Ornament of Precious Liberation)’

Saturday, May 25th
10:30 a.m. – noon & 2 – 4 p.m. 

A comprehensive foundation for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism, this teaching clearly outlines the ground, path and fruition of Buddhadharma. The topics covered in ‘The Jewel Ornament of Liberation’ are Buddha-nature, finding a spiritual master, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta (altruism), development of the six perfections, the ten bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the activities of the Buddha.

Gampopa was the foremost disciple of the famous yogi, Milarepa, a renown 12th century Buddhist teacher and founder of the Kagyu Lineage of Buddhism.

Participants are welcome to eat their lunch at the centre between sessions — coffee, tea and dessert will be provided for everyone.

Suggested Donations: 

per session:

$5 for members
$10 for non-members

If these suggested donations are not convenient, please give whatever you can.


Wednesday, May 29th – 7 p.m.

Please bring an offering for the shrine.

RIGPE DORJE CENTRE is a project of the RIGPE DORJE FOUNDATION founded by His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Karma Lodro Chokyi Senge and under the spiritual direction of His Eminence the Fourth Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Karma Lodro Chokyi Nyima.

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP suggested for the Rigpe Dorje Centre: $25 (a portion tax deductible). You can subscribe as usual or on Internet: Membership

All membership funds go towards the monthly cost of maintaining the centre and hosting our teachers. To benefit from membership while supporting the cost of maintaining the centre, please contact us by telephone or email.

It is not necessary to be a member to participate in the Centre’s activities.


Tel. : (514) 485-8886