2020 – 2021 Event Gallery


During the current stay-at-home health crisis, DDSC hosted Dharma programs available to everyone on their smart-phones, touch-screens and computers

vajrsattva-colorVajrasattava Transmission and Practices with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche
18 – 19 Dec 2021, 11AM – 1PM EDT

The Flight of Garuda:  Dzogchen Commitment Retreat with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche
starting 16 -17 October 2021, 11AM – 1PM EDT…continues each weekend thru December 2021
via Virtual Zoom (separate Zoom link provided upon registration)
NOTE:   To maximize the benefit of these teachings, a commitment is required to attend all teachings (minimum 8 weekends) in person. A text will be included in each class by Khenpo Samdup for that day’s teaching.
 “The beautiful poetry of these Songs of Realization makes it easy to connect with their profound meaning and can lead to the Realization of the Nature o the Mind. I received these teachings from the Great Nyingma Master, His Holiness Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, and they helped clarify my understanding of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.” Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

Flight of Garuda Committted Retreat w Khenpo Samdup

4th ANNUAL GURU RINPOCHE BHUM TSOK – 100,000 Accumulation Merit Offering Ceremony  for World Peace and long-life of His Holiness Dalai Lama and other Holy Masters @ DDSC Temple with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and Capital Area Tibetan Association (CATA) (2021 DDSC Bhum Tsok Flyer)

November 18 – 21, 2021
Thursday’s Evening (18 Nov):  6:30PM – 8:30PM EDT
Friday, Saturday, Sunday (19 – 21 Nov):  10AM – 12PM EDT & 2PM – 5PM EDT
Friday, 19 Nov:  Special Full Moon Session 7PM – 8:30PM EDT

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06 – 07 November 2021 @ DDSC Temple
Click here to view a slideshow of the event.

AFTER Daily Teachings and Flight of Garuda program:  White Tara Mantra Accumulation Practice for Long Life to His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang’s 80th Birthday on Lbabab Duchen

White Tara Mantra Accummulation for HH DK Chungtsang 80th BD

02 – 03 OCT 2021:  White Sur Offering Teachings and Practices with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche
Download Text:  A White Sur Offering called the Pervading All Pure Lands

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Weekend Guided Meditation Retreat
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04-05 Sep, 11-12 Sep, 18-19 Sep & 25-26 Sep 2021
9AM – 10:30AM, 11AM – 1PM EDT
with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

9AM – 10:30AM, 11AM – 1PM EDT:  Stages of Meditation:  Shamatha (Calm Abiding) & Generation Stage – Vipassana (Special Insight) & Completion Stage


On-Line via GBI YouTube Livestreaming & DDSC Zoom
– hosted by Drikung Dharma Surya w/ Garchen Buddhist Institute21 Aug 2021 Garchen Rinpoche Exclusive Event @ DDSC (Revised Flyer)-page-001.

..offered to Everyone in the General Public from All Walks of Life and from All Walks of faith, Buddhist and non-Buddhist
…available in Tibetan – English -Vietnamese – Chinese – Spanish -German – Russian 

** August 21, 12PM – 3PM EDT (9AM – 12PM PDT):  Art of Inner Transformation – Key to Temperate Happiness and Ultimate Happiness
** August 22, 12PM – 3PM EDT (9AM – 12PM PDT):  Jigtem Sumgon’s Serkhangma Prayers Teachings

Morning Programs with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche at DDSC Temple and Virtual Zoom
** August 21, 9AM – 11AM EDT:  Mahamudra Instructions & Practices
** August 22, 9AM – 11AM, 12PM – 3PM EDT:  Guru Devotion & Guru Yoga Practices

Four-Weekend Guided Meditation Retreat with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche, starting 10 -11 July 2021, at DDSC Temple and Virtual Zoom
10 & 11 July 2021, 11AM – 1PM EDT: Stages of Meditation:  Shamatha (Calm Abiding) & Generation Stage – Vipassana (Special Insight) & Completion Stage
…continued 17 & 18 July – 24 & 25 July – 31 Jul & 01 Aug, 11AM – 1PM EDT

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Commentary & Discussion of the 37 Bodhisattva Practices with Practice Instructions of Buddha Compassion Chenrezig, starting 12-13 June 2021, 11AM – 1PM EDT, w/ Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

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8th Annual Drikung Kagyu Ngo Choe Monlam, Led by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche – 04 June 2021, 8AM PDT or 11AM EDT


5th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumgon Maha Parinirnava Anniversary, Led by H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang – 05 June 2021, 8:30 AM EDT

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Jigten Sumgon’s Song of the Realisation of the Five Limbs of Mahāmudrā, with Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

‌Sa‌tur‌da‌y, M‌ay 29 & S‌un‌da‌y, M‌ay 30: 11‌:00‌AM – 1‌:00‌PM E‌DT‌

Click to Download:  Jigten Sumgon’s Song of the Realisation of the Five Limbs of Mahāmudrā

Lord Jigten Sumgon Parinirvana Celebration with Teachings on Jigten Sumgon’s Songs of Realization,
05-06 June 2021, 11AM – 1PM EDT, w/ Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche


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SPECIAL 2021 VESAK BUDDHA’S BIRTHDAY & INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST DAY, on May 25, 2021, with His Holiness the 37th Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang
EVENT DATE & TIME:  May 25, 2021
NEW YORK:  9PM, MAY 25, 2021
VIET NAM: 8AM, MAY 26, 2021
TAIWAN: 9AM, MAY 26, 2021

Song of the Six Confidences and The Song that Clarifies Recollection by Jigten Sumgon, with Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche
‌Sa‌tur‌da‌y, M‌ay 22 & S‌un‌da‌y, M‌ay 23: 11‌:00‌AM – 1‌:00‌PM E‌DT‌

  • Song of the Six Confidences:  Taklung Thangpa, seeing the inconceivable increase of Jigten Sumg6n ‘s activities, sent offerings to him and said, “I have forther teachings given by our guru, Phagmo Drupa; it would be of great benefit if you were to receive these. ” In reply, Jigten Sumgon sent offerings of his own, including this song:
  • The Song that Clarifies Recollection:  Once, when Jigten Sumgon was residing at Drikung Thel, he gathered his students in a meadow behind the monas- tery and asked them to perform displays of their miracle power. All but one was able to comply with their guru’s request, and this disciple, Rinchen Drag, suddenly died from shame. When the undertakers tried to dismember his corpse to feed the vultures, the body resisted the knife. Jigten Sumgon placed his walking stick on the heart-center of the
    corpse, and sang this song.

Spontaneous Songs of Milarepa,  with Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

‌Tu‌es‌da‌y, M‌ay 4‌th & ‌We‌dn‌es‌da‌y, M‌ay 5‌th‌:  7PM – 8:30PM EDT
**  Please join Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and online Sangha to share in the beautiful songs of the yogi Milarepa.
**  During Milarepa’s life as a famous yogi, he became one of the greatest writers of hundreds of spontaneous devotional songs expressing the teachings of the dharma.
**  Khenpo Samdup is asking students to read a favorite song of Milarepa, if you have one available, if not you are welcome to join us on zoom and listen to these inspiring expressions of realization and powerful reminder of the dharma.

A Lamp to Dispel Darkness – An Instruction that Points Directly to the Very Essence of Mind by Mipham Jampal Dorje, with Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

‌Sa‌tur‌da‌y, M‌ay 8‌ & S‌un‌da‌y, M‌ay 9‌: 11‌:00‌AM – 1‌:00‌PM E‌DT‌
**  Khenpo Samdup will give these profound set of pith instructions which he received directly from Khenpo Munsel Rinpoche.
**  These instructions establish a powerful and profound path to sustain awareness of the essential nature of mind and thus wake up to the true nature of our being, without the need for extensive learning or solitary retreat experience.
**  Khenpo Samdup has asked that to attend the teachings, we should have attended one of the following teachings on Zoom: Absolute Manjushri, Ganges Mahamudra, or Guru Rinpoche’s Pointing Out Instructions to the Old Woman.
**  If you did not attend one of the teachings on Zoom then commit to reciting 10,000 short Vajrasattva mantras, OM BENZAR SATO HUNG.  The mantras can be completed at any time.

Vajrasattva & Confession of Impairments Practice with Garchen Rinpoche, on 29 April 2021, 6:30PM EDT

On 08 April 2021, Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche’s mother, Tsundu Wangmo, passed away with ease and without suffering.  She had cultivated a life time of unwavering devotion to her guru, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, which was evident at the time of her passing as she called out to her precious teacher.
Please join us in this Vajrasattva & Confession of Impairments Practice for Tsundu Wangmo and all who have passed away this year.

Download Practice Text – The Sādhana for the Single Mudrā Vajrasattva 

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Guru Rinpoche

Commentary of Pointing-Out Instructions to the Old Woman from Padmasambhava
with Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

  • **  ‌‌‌S‌‌a‌‌t‌u‌rd‌‌a‌y, A‌‌pr‌‌il 2‌4th‌
  • ‌‌9:‌00‌‌am – 9‌:‌30‌am ED‌T:  Silent meditation
  • ‌‌9:‌30‌a‌m – 1‌0‌:30‌‌am E‌‌DT:  Da‌il‌y Practice
  • ‌‌11‌‌:00‌‌am – 1‌:00‌pm ED‌‌T: Teachings with Khenpo
  • **  ‌‌‌S‌u‌nd‌a‌y, A‌p‌r‌i‌l 2‌5t‌h‌‌
  • 9:‌00‌am – 9‌:‌30‌am E‌D‌T:  Silent meditation
  • ‌‌9:‌30‌‌am – 1‌0‌:30‌‌am E‌‌DT:  Da‌‌i‌l‌y Practice
  • 11‌‌:00‌‌am – 1‌:00‌pm ED‌‌T:  Teachings with Khenpo

Varjapani Empowerment with Mahakala & Achi Chokyi Drolma Entrustment, Teachings and Blessings by Garchen Rinpoche

  • Varjapani Empowerment, 17 April 2021, 2PM MST
  • Varjapani Transmission and Teachings by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche, 17 April 2021, 9AM MST
  • Mahakala & Achi Chokyi Drolma Entrustment, Teachings and Blessings by Garchen Rinpoche, 18 April 2021, 9AM – 12PM MST

Varjapani Empowerment by HE Garchen Rinpoche 17-18 April 2021


Buddha Amitabha Jangchog Transmission, Teaching & Practice
with Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

  • **  13 April 2021, 7PM – 8:30PM EST: Buddha Amitabha Jangchog Transmission & Teaching
  • **  14 April 2021, 7PM – 8:30PM EST:  Buddha Amitabha Jangchog Practice

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Buddha Amitabha Jangchog FINAL (Click to Download)

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Virtual Celebration of 85 th Birthday of our Beloved Teacher GARCHEN RINPOCHE
with White Tara Practice & Tara Mantra Accumulation
led by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

Tuesday, April 6, 7:00PM – 8:30PM EST
Wednesday, April 7, 7:00PM – 8:30PM EST
Each person attending will have the opportunity to share a personnel story about their connection with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche.
Bring your beautiful devotional stories to share with the Sangha.

Perfect Your Wisdom with Manjushri the Buddha of Wisdom with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche 
**  Weekly on Saturday & Sunday Beginning 23-24 Jan 2021, 11 AM~ 1 PM EST
Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche will bestow transmission and practice instructions for Manjushri – the Buddha of Wisdom

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CELEBRATION OF NEW LUNAR YEAR OF THE OX 2021 – Buddha Sakyamuni – Achi Chokyi Drolma – Mahakala – Dzambhala Puja & Smoke Offerings, with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche
A Special Message of Year of the Ox from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche for All Buddhists in Vietnam and the World will be presented in Video in English and Vietnamese on February 14 at 9:30AM EST

A Special Message of Year of the Ox from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche for All Buddhists in Vietnam and the World will be presented in Video in English & Vietnamese on February 14 @ 9:30AM EST (Click to Download the Message)

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Achi Chokyi Drolma – Life Story, Transmission & Sadhana Practice,  with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche, Beginning Tuesday & Wednesday, starting 19 – 20 January 2021, 7 PM – 8:30 PM EST

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Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by Shantideva, with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche, Every Saturday & Sunday , starting 05 Sep 2020, 11 AM – 1PM EDT and 7 PM – 8 PM EDT

Seven Supplications to Tara for Protection with Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche – 100,000 Recitation Accumulation for the long-life of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and also to remove obstacles, to repair broken samaya, and for the benefit of other beings

Wednesdays at 7 PM ~ 8 PM Eastern time (4~5 PM Pacific time)
Enter individual “7 Supplications to Tara” Recitation Accumulation here
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On-Line Weekdays: Monday thru Friday

On-Line Tuesday Evenings

On-Line Mondays, 7 PM – 9 PM EDT, Starting Oct 05:  Buddhism 101, Eight 2-hour Classes of Learning Buddhism and Stages of Meditation
On-Line Sundays, 9 AM EDT @ DDSC Temple: Tai Chi Class and Practice

On-Line Sundays, 1o AM – 12 PM EDT: Garchen Children’s Practice:  Prayers, Book Reading, Discussion & Meditation

3rd ANNUAL GURU RINPOCHE BHUM TSOK – 100,000 Accumulation Merit Offering Ceremony  for World Peace and long-life of His Holiness Dalai Lama and other Holy Masters – with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and Sangha members

** Friday Evening, August 21, 2020, 6:30 PM EST ~ 8:30 PM EST:  Empowerment bestowed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

** August 22 ~ 28, 2020, 6:30 PM EST ~ 8:30 PM EST:  Practice continues every evening with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and Sangha members
** Download of Padmasambhava Sadhana and Bhum Tsok texts (CLICK BELOW)

Organized by Drikung Dharma Surya Center and Capital Area Tibetan Association (CATA) – with support by Gar Drolma Buddhist Center, Dayton, Ohio and Garchen Meditation Centre, Vancouver, Canada
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Buddha Sakyamuni and Chenrezig Sadhana Practices with Achi Chokyi Drolma Smoke Offering, by Khenpo Thupsang ,  Sunday, 12 July, 10AM – 12PM @ DDSC Temple

2020 DDSC Sunday, July 12

Saga Dawa Festival Prayer for World Peace
Friday, June 5, 2020, 1 PM EDT (Click for Details)

with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche and Representative Lineage Masters of All Traditions from Bonpo, Nyingmapa, Kagyupa, Sakyapa, and Gelupa, and Representative of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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84th Birthday Celebration of Garchen Rinpoche – Supplication to Tara and Long Life Puja (Click for Details) 
Friday, April 17, 2020:  10AM to 12PM; 3PM to 5PM

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ON-LINE 2-Day Closed Commitment Great Drikung PHOWA Chenmo Retreat –  Transmission, Teaching & Practices – Channel, Lotus and Bindu
28-29 March 2020, 10 AM ~ 12PM; 3PM ~5 PM

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DDSC On-line Teachings and Practices with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

Wednesday Evening, March 18, 2020

Saturday Morning, March 21, 2020

Sunday Morning, March 22, 2020

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Dzogchen Pointing-Out Instructions to the Old Woman, with  Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10 AM to 5 PM – Commitment to Full Day of Attendance is Required

Vajrasattva Purification, Teachings with Practice, with  Venerable Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche
Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10 AM to Noon
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2020 LOSAR NEW YEAR of the Golden Rat with Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

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SUNDAY, March 1, New Year Blessings  with Most Venerable  Arjia Rinpoche 

10 AM to Noon:  The Three Principle Aspects of the Path by Tsongkhapa
1:30 to 6 PM:  Mongolian Buddhist Community Program and Audience with Rinpoche

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The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva – with Venerable Geshe Ngawang Sonam
February 7 – 8 – 9, 2020
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SPECIAL JANUARY 2020 PROGRAMS in CELEBRATION of NEW LUNAR YEAR of THE RAT, JAN 18-19 and JAN 24-25-26, with Ven. Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche

Meditation Retreat (Click for Details)
 JAN 18-19, 10AM ~ 4PMCalm-Abiding Shamatha & Insight Vipassana – Teachings, Instructions and Practices 
JAN 24 (Fri – New Year’s Eve), 10PM ~ 12AM (Midnite)

 JAN 25 (Saturday – New Year’s 1st Day), 10AM ~ 12PM

 JAN 26 (Sunday – New Year’s 2nd Day), 10AM ~ 12PM

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