Vershire Vermont Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling is Mangala Shri Bhuti’s East Coast study and practice center. Nestled deep in the woodlands of eastern Vermont, Pema Osel is 30 minutes north of Hanover, New Hampshire, across the Connecticut River Valley. Pema Osel was built with the intention of serving students from the local community, as well as those from areas such as Boston (three hours drive) and New York City (five hours drive). Sunday Sitting and LINK Teachings Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 virus, we ask that you please call a day ahead to check that we will be having our weekly Sunday sitting and Link teachings. (802) 333-4521 Please join us for our Sunday sitting and Link teachings at 10am. The morning schedule begins with opening chants, followed by sitting and walking meditation, and closing chants until noon. From noon to 1 p.m., we listen to the weekly LINK, a live teaching given by Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Norbu, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, or a senior student. Annual Programs Kongtrul Rinpoche’s public program at Pema Osel each year in early fall is the The Source of Mahamudra. In addition, he leads an annual Mahayoga Sadhana Retreat and together with Dungse Jampal Norbu, the Ngondro Retreat for formal MSB members. Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel teachs the Mahayana Essentials program in the spring. Dungse Jampal Norbu also offers an annual teaching program in late fall at Pema Osel that is suitable for both beginning students and experienced practitioners. Tsetar: The Practice of Life Release with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Rinpoche leads us in the practice of tsetar or life releaseseveral times a year in Portland, Maine. These events happen the day after Rinpoche’s Pema Osel teaching programs. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in, either by attending in person or by contributing to the purchase of live lobsters. Life release is a traditional practice in Buddhism, and in addition to saving lives, we offer the merit of this virtuous activity to those who are suffering, who have passed away, and to all sentient beings wandering in samsara. You are welcome to make a prayer request in connection with your offering to life release. If you plan on attending the life release in person, please check Rinpoche’s Facebook page on the morning of the release for information about the exact time and location. Pema Osel Three Jewels Project Get information about being a part of the exciting renovations and upgrades happening at Pema Osel, including adding a temple to the main shrine room. More Information & Directions For more information about Pema Osel, please contact us by phone 802-333-4521 or email. For directions, please see the Pema Osel’s Visitor’s Guide. You can also view Pema Osel’s location on a Google+map. Stay Connected Join the Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling mailing list to stay informed about programs and events. Join Our Facebook Group Join the Pema Osel Mailing List Upcoming Teachings Mahayana Essentials: Unshakeable Confidence on the Bodhisattva Path June 4–June 6, 2022 In this year’s Mahayana Essentials program, hosted by Pema Osel, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel will ask us to think of the bodhisattva path as a path of increasing compassion and tenderness, but also as a path of cultivating courage, and more. Learn More or Register Source of Mahamudra September 3–September 5, 2022 Discover one of the great texts of the Mahayana with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, written by the Buddha Maitreya. This is Year 5. Learn More or Register Donate to Pema Osel Donate Now Support The Temple Contribute Now View The Pema Osel Visitor Guide View Log In to View Member Content Remember Me Log In Lost your password?