The following article is from the Summer, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.


Delaware County, NY; Tuesday July 24th, 2001

Ceremonies will be held July 24th at Padma Samye Ling Retreat Center in Delaware County, New York, opening the main shrine room of the new temple. This day marks the anniversary of the wonderful and auspicious occasion of Buddha's first turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Tibet's historic Samye monastery is located on a place considered to be one of earth's powerful acupuncture points that is especially favorable to the spread of peace and the Buddha's teachings. It is the hope and prayer of Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dong- yal Rinpoche, and their students that the auspicious qualities at the site of Padma Samye Ling will also help to fulfill this aim.


Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

This traditional Tibetan temple ornamented with murals depicting hundreds of images from the three yanas and four schools of Tibetan Buddhism is located in the middle of many acres of quiet woodland. Since its inception in 1993 through the support of William Hinman and many Sangha members Padma Samye Ling has developed into a beautiful retreat center for Dharma students to fulfill the activities of study, contemplation , and meditation. It is our hope that Padma Samye Ling will continue the tradition of Samye's shedra and drubdra, upholding the study and practice aspects of the lineage inherited from ancient India and Tibet.

For further information call (607) 865-8068 or write Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche are spiritual directors of Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. Padma Samye Ling is the main retreat land for their Center. Information on PBC and its activities can be found at ä_æ