The Kalachakra Temple
From the Deer Park website, "Deer Park Buddhist Center began with this humble building in 1981. After Venerable Geshe Lhundub Sopa-la’s request, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama bestowed the very first Kalachakra initiation ever held in the West at Deer Park Buddhist Center, in Oregon, Wisconsin. After the Kalachakra initiation, the pavilion was fully enclosed and became a temple and a place of Buddhist learning in which many great Dharma teachings were conferred during the ensuing decades by visiting scholars and lineage masters including Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Venerable Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche, Venerable Lati Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, with continual visits by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Over thirty years, the Kalachakra Temple has served as the location for regular Thursday evening and Sunday morning Dharma teachings and annual intensive Summer Courses presented by our beloved founder and teacher Venerable Geshe Lhundub Sopa Rinpoche, as well as both visiting and resident scholars such as Jangtse Choje Rinpoche, Khensur Geshe Donyo, and Venerable Geshe Thabkay. This tradition continues today in the new temple with resident teachers Venerable Geshe Tenzin Dorjee and Venerable Geshe Tenzin Sherab. Originally intended only as an open pavilion, the Kalachakra Temple has transformed into something more significant and meaningful for large numbers of Dharma students, the faithful, and international visitors."
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