Summer Meditation Retreat with Khenpo Konchok Molam, July 24, 25, 26

At White Lotus Buddhist Center, 815 Park Ave 2nd floor, Rochester NY

The essential purpose of any type of practice is working with our own mind so we can be of benefit to others. This meditation retreat is perfect for people new to meditation as well as those practitioners with extensive experience.

By calming the mind through concentration meditation (shamata) we open ourselves to insights into the true nature of our mind (vipassana) meditation.

Khenpo Molam will teach these different types of meditation, discussing when and how to transition from shamata to vipassana as well as eventually from vipassana to mahamudra. Each session will include both instruction and actual practice followed by discussion/Q & A. The Lama will also elucidate how deity (or sadhana) practice corresponds to shamata and vipassana.

Eventually, if time permits, we will continue on to a deeper understanding of deity practice (visualization) – the outer vs inner levels and how to bring practice into daily life.

Program Details / Registration

YOU MUST ATTEND the entire retreat or not at all. With social distancing, there are spaces for 15 people. Masks are required in the hallway. When you are in your seat, you will not be required to wear them.

We are pleased to be able to offer this program at a very low cost.  Registration is on a sliding scale: any amount you choose between $30-$65 will cover the entire retreat.

For those who were registered for Lama Dawa Zangmo’s retreat in March and did NOT ask for a refund,  you may use that payment, but you must still let us know you plan to attend. Please email us at

Those who did NOT register for the retreat in March, you may register here. Just click on the Donate button below and enter your offering. Thank you!

Daily Schedule:  Friday July 24, 7:00-8:30 PM                                                   Saturday & Sunday July 25 & 26,  10:00 AM-12:00 Noon & 2:00-4:30 PM

Lunch:  bring your own bag lunch or walk down Park Ave to pick something up. Also, bring your own beverage in a covered mug or thermos with your name on it. Because the water in the building has not been used in several months, it is not presently potable.

Reminder: there will be an opportunity to make individual offerings to Lama Dawa at the end of the program. Envelopes will be provided, please bring your own katag (white offering scarf).


White Lotus continues to pray for the well-being of all . . .


May every being ailing with disease / Be freed at once from every malady                       May all the sickness that afflicts the living / Be instantly and permanently healed. (Shantideva)

Schedule for September

Sundays  10:00-11:30 AM  Prayers, Dharma Talk with Frank and Meditation on Parnashavari at the Center and via FaceBook live-stream (White Lotus Buddhist Center)

In addition, Khenpo Molam will continue his teachings on the Four Mis-Apprehensions. (this part of the morning is NOT live-streamed).

Tuesdays, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29   7-8:30 PM  White Tara Practice and Teachings by Khenpo Molam on Gampopa’s The Precious Garland of the Sublime Path                via Zoom:

Make an offering for the teachings – help support our Lama!

Tara Parnashavari, Pacifier of Disease and Epidemics

Parnashavari Tara, the Supreme mother of all Buddhas, manifests in this form to pacify diseases.

Out of the mandala of dharmakaya’s great bliss
You protect against dangerous diseases like epidemics
And against untimely death-
I pay homage to you, the mother of wish-fulfilling activities.
You, golden-colored Parnashavari, sit on a lotus seat,
Your main face is yellow, the right one blue, and the left one white
Your hair is bound up in a topknot, and you are full of splendor-                                           I pay homage to the divine body of the goddess granting accomplishments.
You, Illustrious One, are the embodiment of wisdom and compassion,
You stand in the midst of masses of fire, burning like at the end of time,
With your three faces and six arms, you look terribly wrathful-
I pay homage to you, whose one leg is stretched and the other bend.
You, who wears a robe of leaves, hold bow and arrow,
Battle ax, and a bunch of branches.
Parnashavari, you show the threatening mudra and hold a vajra
I pay homage to you, great mother, protectress of beings.

By this virtue,
may I swiftly accomplish Parnashavari
and establish all beings without exception in her state.

This was taken from the collected works of Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön

Six Perfections Audio Recording Now Available

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

In 2015, during a Vajrakilaya Retreat sponsored by White Lotus Buddhist Center, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche taught on The Six Transcendent Perfections (Paramitas in Skt). The Perfections are the cause of Buddhahood in action – generosity, ethics, patience, diligence, meditation and wisdom. Here, Rinpoche teaches on the first five Perfections which, infused by Wisdom,  are the means by which the Sixth Perfection (Prajna Paramita) is attained.  Altogether they comprise the training of a bodhisattva and thus serve as an essential guide for Mahayana Buddhist practitioners.

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