Announcements

Looking for news on upcoming on-line events or live Dharma activities near you? Are you interested in learning about new publications, community outreach efforts, or progress on projects within the sangha? Planning a trip to Nepal or near one of our other centers of activity? Search here first to stay on top of new developments.

Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa

Jun 10, 2021

On June 11, 2021, we celebrate the 151st parinirvāṇa anniversary of the renowned tertön (treasure revealer) Chokgyur...

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Annual Pujas at Do-Ngak Ling Monastery

Apr 20, 2021

The annual pujas will auspiciously start with the dakini puja of Vajra Claw. It is followed by a Sampa Lhundrup feast offering at Asura Cave; a Ngensong Dongdruk puja from The Guru’s Heart Practice; mantra recitations and fire pujas of...

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The Dawn of Dharma in Seville, With Online Teachings by Phakchok Rinpoche

Mar 12, 2021

Samye Institute’s Dharma Stream, the online program created by Phakchok Rinpoche, has started a new group in Seville, Andalusia’s capital city in Spain, organized and sponsored by the Asociación Bodhicitta Escola de...

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Auspicious Global Sangha Accumulations of Merit During Bumgyur Dawa

Feb 25, 2021

On this first Guru Rinpoche Day of the Tibetan Iron Ox year, Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye joyfully announce a series of three global sangha accumulation of merit events. As these practices will occur during the first month of the lunar...

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A Message from Phakchok Rinpoche in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Feb 6, 2021

Today, February 6, 2021, is the anniversary of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, the great-grandson of the great treasure revealer, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. Rinpoche was an emanation of Nupchen Sangyé Yeshé, one of...

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A Message from Phakchok Rinpoche on the 49th Day of the Memorial Puja of Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

Feb 5, 2021

The great activity of the Mahaguru Padmasambhava included concealing treasures for one hundred great treasure revealers. The last of the hundred great treasure revealers was Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, whose parinirvana was 150 years ago. Chokgyur Lingpa benefitted countless practitioners because...

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Monthly 100,000 Feast Offerings (Tsok Bum)

Jan 7, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche believes that the tremendous magnetizing power of these tsok bum will be particularly effective in this period of global pandemic and unrest. Tsok is a profound Vajrayana practice of offering that swiftly gathers the accumulations of merit and...

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An Offering of the Dharma and Introduction of Student Pathways from Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye Institute

Jan 1, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche will offer a series of Dharma teachings over the course of the next month. As the teachers regularly remind us, the gift of the precious Dharma is the supreme offering as it alone unfolds the path to...

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Samye Global Supplication in Honor of Kyabjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

Dec 20, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye Institute invite all dharma brothers and sisters to join in a global supplication in honor of the parinirvana of His Eminence, The Fourth Chokgyur Lingpa Kyabjé Tsiké Chokling Mingyur Dewey Dorje....

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The Parinirvana of Kyabjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

Dec 18, 2020

Please see the letter below for an important announcement from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, in Nepal. Phakchok Rinpoche is requesting everyone to recite the Vajrasattava mantra, Narak Kong Shak, Drolma (Tara), and...

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Suggested Reading

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, trans. and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), vol. 1, pages 468–474.

Ngawang Zangpo, Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2002.

Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 2005), pages 41–48.

Padmasambhava, Legend of the Great Stupa, Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1973

Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, trans. by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-1999), pages 43-47 & Appendix 5.

Taranatha, The Life of Padmasambhava, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996.

Yeshe Tsogyal, Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, translated by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1978, republished 2008).

Yeshe Tsogyal, Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004.

‘The Life of Guru Padmasambhava’ in A Great Treasure of Blessings, The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2004.