Chicago Ratna Shri Sangha is a non-profit organization dedicated to the practice of Tibetan Buddhism as passed down in the Drikung Kagyu Lineage founded by Lord Jigten Sumgon in the 12th Century. Born in Tibet, Lord Jigten Sumgon (Rinchen Phel or Ratna Shri in Sanskrit) was an emanation of Buddha Shakyamuni and was considered to be one of the greatest disciples of Phagmo Drupa, who named him as his successor.
Founded in 1994 by the Venerable Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Chicago Ratna Shri Sangha has sustained itself with regular practice and teachings given by the precious lamas of the Drikung Kagyu lineage who have been invited several times yearly.
Under the guidance of our Spiritual Director, Ven. Drupon Rinchen Dorjee , we are striving to establish a strong center dedicated to serving the Chicago area as a place for teachings, practice, contemplation, and meditation.
Under the guidance of Ven. Drupon Rinchen Dorjee, our goal is to sponsor regular weekly practice, teachings, and regular retreats. In the future we hope to establish a broader spectrum of activities to benefit both the local community and other communities worldwide.
Photos taken December 10, 2013
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang arrives at the Tibetan Meditation Center in Frederick, MaryLand. In attendance Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee.
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Please consider donating to Chicago Ratna Shri Sangha.
We are a nonprofit 501C3 organization. Your donation helps support and preserve the teachings of the Drikung Kagyu lineage.
We are so thankful for your support.
May all beings benefit!
Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche
Returns to CRSS
SUNDAY MARCH 9 | 11-12pm
Teachings Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee will begin teachings from the text The Sun's Radiance, A Commentary on The Heart Essence of the Mahayana Teachings. This is a rare and precious text that only recently has been translated into english.
SUNDAY MARCH 9 | 10-11am.
Ngöndro Practice session led by Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee, when he is in town. The focus of practice is contemplation of the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind, and Refuge and Prostrations. Powerful to accumulate together.
UPCOMING TRAVEL TEACHING SCHEDULE | Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorjee.
WEEKLY PRACTICE & TEACHINGS
Tea & Conversation | 6:45-7:30pm
White Tara Meditation Practice | 7:30-8:30pm
Donations Appreciated $1-10.