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Mingyur Rinpoche to Dedicate Memorial

The Yongey Buddhist Center is pleased to announce the upcoming return of our Guru, the Very Venerable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, to dedicate the Dorje Palmo Memorial at the Pal Karma Dorje Dzingpa Ling Retreat Land.  We welcome you to come celebrate Rinpoche’s return and attend the dedication.  The Schedule of Events are as follows:

Please Note:
1.  The Welcome Banquet will be held at the Mayflower Restaurant in Milpitas as in years past.  The vegetarian meal is $50.00 per seat (including children) and reservations are required.  Please contact the Center (Emily Chen) at 408-228-2588 or to RSVP and for more information. Payment checks should be made out to Emily Chen and mailed to the Yongey Buddhist Center at 682 Carlsbad Street, Milpitas, CA 95035. Mayflower address is 428 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035 (just off highway 237 at the McCarthy Blvd exit).

2.  The Dedication will be held at the Par Karma Dorje Dzingpa Ling retreat land, North of Willits in Mendocino County.  The activities will begin at 9am with a Fire Puja and Chanting at the Stupa Site.   The Dedication Services will start at 10am with a celebration of the Enlightenment Stupa’s 20th Anniversary and recognition of the initial Donors and Builders.  The Dedication of the Dorje Palmo Memorial will follow with a presentation of Dorje Palmo’s accomplishments, comments by Mingyur Rinpoche, and the interment of Dorje Palmo in the memorial columbarium.  Following the services, everyone is invited to return to the main house for a Vegetarian Luncheon.  In the afternoon, Rinpoche will give a teaching in the Shrine Room and be available for Kata offerings.

3. Those wishing to attend the dedication ceremonies are encouraged to travel up early in the morning and return home following the activities (day trip). Hotel accommodations are available in nearby Willits or in Ukiah for those wishing to stay overnight and not travel up so early in the morning.

4. Please contact the Center (Dwayne Ladle) at 408-687-8642 or if you are planning on attending the Dedication Services so that directions can be provided and arrangements can be made.  Please note that the property is located on private land (gated community) and access is by a 2-mile all-weather rocked road.