2018 Event Gallery

Lunar New Year and Losar – 2019 Year of the Earth Pig

Ven. Khen Rinpoche Samdup
Monday, February 4, 10 PM –  12 AM:  Dzambhala Empowerment & Practice
Tuesday to Friday, Feb 5 to 8 at 10 AM:  Buddha Shakyamuni, Dzambhala and Achi Chokyi Drolma Puja
Saturday, February 9 at 10 AM:  Buddha Shakyamuni, Dzambhala and Achi Chokyi Drolma Puja w/ Prayer Flag Raising & Smoke Offering

Most Venerable Arjia Rinpoche
Sunday, February 10 
10 AM – Noon: New Year Puja and Blessing
2 PM – 3 PM:  Talk on Bodhicitta in Daily Life
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Private audience with Mongolian community

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Special 6-Day Blessing Retreat with Tashi Kyil Monastery Monks, January 29 to February 3, 2019

Tashi Kyil Program @Drikung Dharma Surya 29 Jan - 3 Feb 2019-page-001 (FINAL)


White Tara Retreat – Empowerment, Transmission, Instruction & Practices by Venerable Lama Gape Thupten Nima

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3-Day Commitment Great Drikung Phowa Retreat  - Transmission, Teachings and Practices

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11-13 January 2019, 10 AM ~ 5 PM

by Khen Rinpoche Samdup w/ His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche Bestows PHOWA Teaching via Livestream on Friday, January 11


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DECEMBER 2018 Programs wKhen Rinpoche Samdup

Click Here to See Slideshow of 2018  Buddha Christmas in the West

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Buddha Vajrasattva Empowerment, Transmission, Instruction and Practices with Drupon Thinley Ningpo

November 30,  7 ~ 9 PM:  Buddha Vajrasattva Empowerment

December 1 & 2, 10 AM ~ 5 PMVajrasattva Transmission, Instruction and Practices

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Fourth Annual Medicine Buddha Retreat with Construction of Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala, bestowed by Most Venerable Siling Tongkhor Rinpoche with Monastics of the Sera Mey Monastery, India, 7 – 11 November 2018 (Wednesday through Sunday)

Click here to see video snapshot of  4th Annual Medicine Buddha Retreat

Click here to see Medicine Buddha Mandala 

Click here to see Medicine Buddha Mandala Dissolution Ceremony

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Special October – November 2018 Dharma Programs with Venerable Khenpo Samdup

October 27 & 28, 10 AM ~ 12 PMMeditation Instruction & Practices – Shamatha and Vipassana

 November 3 & 4, 10 AM ~ 12 PMVajrayogini Teaching and Practices

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Vajrakilaya Commitment Retreat w/ Venerable Khenpo Samdup

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35-Confession Buddhas Retreat w/ Venerable Khenpo Choephel

Saturday & Sunday, 22-23 September 2018, 10AM ~ 5 PM

Snapshot of Buddha Shakyamuni Blessing Initiation for 35-CONFESSION BUDDHAS 

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2-Day Closed Commitment Great Drikung Phowa Retreat:  Transmission, Teachings & Practices with Venerable Khenpo Samdup 

September 8-9, 2018, 10AM – 4PM

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Essence of Uttaratantra, Buddha Nature – Kalachakra Tantra with Most Venerable Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö  Rinpoche

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Sublime Teaching:  Lojong – Training the Mind with Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, August 4-5, 2018


Click here for a snap shot of Lojong Teachings with HE Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche 

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Pranayama Breath Control & Meditation Retreat with Ven. Acharya Yogi Lama Gursam 

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H.H. 14th Dalai Lama’s 83rd Birthday Celebration with Long-life Puja and Smoke OfferingLong-life Puja and Prayer Flag Raising

Buddha Vajrakilaya Transmission and Practice Instructions, July 8, with Venerable Khenpo Samdup

Click here to see slideshow of HH Dalai Lama’s 83rd Birthday Celebration, 6 July 2018

Click here to see Kata Offerings to HH Dalai Lama in His 83rd Birthday, 6 July 2018

Click here to see Life Puja for HH Dalai Lama in His 83rd Birthday, July 6, 2018

Click here to watch 1st Special Song offering to HH Dalai Lama in His 83rd Birthday

Click here to watch 2nd Special Song offering to HH Dalai Lama in His 83rd Birthday

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Buddha Vajrasattva Empowerment & Song of Realization of Fivefold Path of Mahamudra by Jigten Sumgön 23-24 June 2018with His Eminence Tritsab Gyabra Rinpoche

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International VESAK 2018 Celebration with International Buddhist Committee of Washington D.C.

Click here to see snapshot of International Vesak 2018@ DDSC Temple, 2 June 2018

Click here to see Multi-cultural performance show at International Vesak 2018, DDSC Temple, 2 June 2018


2018 International Vesak - June 2 @ DDSC Temple-page-001Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 8:45AM – 4:00PM

Join Buddhists from across Washington DC metropolitan area, representing many different cultures and traditions, as we celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment, Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha

Sublime Retreats with Garchen Rinpoche - Magnificence of the YogiApril 13~29, 2018


Click here to see snapshot of Milarepa Empowerment, April 13, 2018

Click here to see snapshot of Milarepa Songs of Realization Teachings, April 14, 2018

Click here to see snapshot of Garchen Rinpoche 82th Birthday Celebration Dinner, April 14, 2018

Click here to see snapshot of Buddha Amitabha Practice w Garchen Rinpoche @ April 21, 2018  

Click here to see snapshot of Garchen Rinpoche performing Amitabha JangChog, April 22, 2018

Click here to see snapshot of Amitabha JangChog Ritual, April 22, 2018

Click here to see snapshot of Chakrasamvara Empowerment, 27 April 2018

Click here to see snapshot of Vajrayogini Empowerment, 20 April 2018


Milarepa Retreat

Vajrayogini Retreat

Chakrasamvara Retreat

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Guru Rinpoche Bhum Tsok 100,000 Accumulation Tsok Offering Ceremony for the Long-Life of Garchen Rinpoche

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PUBLIC TALK:  How To Encourage Today’s Younger Generations of All Cultures in America To Learn and Follow the Buddhadharma Teachings –  Sunday, March 25, 2018:  10 AM ~ Noon

by Venerable Dong Yonden Gyatso – One of the most respected modern scholars and public educators in Eastern Tibet

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Guru Rinpoche Bhum Tsok Ganachakra Puja – 100,000 Accumulation Merit Offering Ceremony for World Peacew/ Khenpo Samdup & Capital Area Tibetan Association

Click Here for Guru Rinpoche Bum Tsok @ DDSC, March 4, 2018


Click Here for Guru Rinpoche Bum Tsok Offerings Ceremony @DDSC Temple, March 4, 2018:  Lemon Tendrel - A Gathering Song
The Blessed Vajra Speech of Vidyadhara Jigme Lingpa

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FEBRUARY 2018 PROGRAMS with New Year of the Dog Celebrations with Venerable Khenpo Samdup 





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JANUARY 2018 DHARMA RETREATS with Venerable Khenpo Samdup 

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