Year: 2017

Nepal Teachings and Tour

In November, Dorje Palmo and her husband escorted a group from the Yongey Buddhist Center to Nepal to attend teachings by our Guru Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche at his monastery in Kathmandu.  While there, the 30-member group visited Buddhist pilgrimage sites throughout the Kathmandu Valley and Southern Nepal.  Dorje […]

Celebrating Birthdays

Medicine Buddha’s birthday and our Guru Mingyur Rinpoche’s birthday were celebrated on November 12 in a special Sunday service at the Center.  The celebration included chanting Calling Guru and the Medicine Buddha Sutra Mantra.   A potluck lunch was later served to everyone participating in the birthday event.

Rinpoche Teaching in Kathmandu

Preparations are underway for members of the Yongey Buddhist Center to travel to Kathmandu to attend Rinpoche’s teachings on Death, Dying, and Phowa: Teachings of the Bardos.  The group will be staying at the Tergar Osel Ling Monastery for the four days of teachings (November 24 thru 27) […]

Birthday Celebrations in September

Birthday celebrations for Vajrapani Bodhisattva and Ksitigardha Buddha were held at the Center on the Sundays of September 3 and 17.   The celebrations included chanting of the Vajrapani Sutra and Mantra during practice.  Afterwards, a potluck lunch was served to everyone participating in the birthday events.

Yongey Buddhist Center Picnic

The annual Yongey Buddhist Center picnic was held on June 4 at Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas. The potluck event was well attended with everyone bringing vegetarian dishes and desserts. The neighbors around the Center were especially welcomed to the picnic and were honored at the event […]

Stupa Anniversary

The 16th Anniversary of the Enlightenment Stupa was celebrated on May 28 at Pal Karma Dorje Dzingpa Ling in Northern California.  A Fire Puja Offering has held followed by Stupa Sutra and Avalokitesvara Sutra Chanting.  Everyone enjoyed the activities especially circumambulating the Stupa, which generates merits to all […]

Passing of Grandpala

On Friday, June 16, Dorje Palmo received word that our Guru’s dear grandfather, Lama Tashi Dorje, had passed away.  Mingyur Rinpoche was conducting a retreat in Minneapolis at the time and immediately returned to Nepal to be with his mother, brothers and family members.  Rinpoche will remain in […]

New York Branch Visit

Dorje Palmo visited the New York Branch over the weekend of April 2 with meetings held in Manhattan at Sophia’s home.  During the meetings, Dorje Palmo led the members in chanting the Great Compassion Mantra followed with a Q&A discussion and a meditation session dedicated to World Peace. […]

Chenrezig Birthday

Chenrezig Bodhisattva’s birthday (Guanyin) was celebrated on March 12 at the Center.  The practice included chanting of the Four Arm Chenrezig Sutra followed by an Animal Release of earthworms in the nearby park.  A potluck lunch was later served to everyone participating in the special event.

New York Branch Visit

Dorje Palmo visited the New York Branch in Flushing over the weekend of February 12.  During the Sunday meeting, Dorje Palmo led the group in chanting practice and held a discussion on our Guru Mingyur Rinpoche’s book Turning Confusion into Clarity.