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.

Tibetan for Practitioners Course Now Available

Jan 15, 2020

Samye Institute is delighted to announce our Tibetan for Practitioners Home Study Program. Over the years many people have asked for more instruction in Tibetan so that they can move beyond reading...

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More Joyful News From Nekhor! Upcoming Pilgrimage in November 2019

Oct 23, 2019

Tukdrup Barché Kunsel Pilgrimage: November 2019 To inaugurate the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: the Lotus Born Guru in Nepal, Nekhor invites you on our inaugural Tukdrup Barché Kunsel pilgrimage! This...

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Joyful News From Nekhor: Book Release!

Oct 23, 2019

Book Publication | “Following In Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru In Nepal” Nekhor, as part of Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications, is honored to announce the publication of Following in Your Footsteps:...

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The Great Tertön Is Available Through Akara Collection

Aug 1, 2019

We are excited to announce that The Great Tertön by Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche is now available for sale through the Akara Collection: Click Here About the book: The Great Tertön is at...

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New Ebook: A Glimpse of Buddhadharma, 2nd Edition by Phakchok Rinpoche

Jun 11, 2019

We rejoice in sharing the news that Lhasey Lotsawa has released a newly revised edition of A Glimpse of Buddhadharma.  In this volume, Phakchok Rinpoche offers a broad introduction to the key...

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Announcing Annual Pujas at Vajra Varahi Monastery in Nepal

May 17, 2019

It is a great pleasure to share with you the launch of our annual pujas at Vajra Varahi Monastery, in Nepal. Visit here for full details. In this and the following years, the...

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Announcing Path of Meditation Level II

Mar 15, 2019

Samye Institute is delighted to announce the roll-out of our home-study program for the Path of Meditation Level II. This online course continues on from our popular Path of Meditation Level I....

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New Series: Radically Happy for Dharma-stream

Mar 7, 2019

Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon recently published their book Radically Happy. The book will be of benefit to anyone – from the most seasoned of practitioners, to new practitioners and even...

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Announcing Samye Institute’s Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying Support Program

Mar 1, 2019

We are excited to announce the debut of our new support program, Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying.   Most of us will receive care and give care to others at some...

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Nekhor Announces a New Guru Rinpoche Day Translation

Feb 25, 2019

“On the tenth day of the first month, the hare month, when he abandons the kingship and the realm, practices yogic disciplines of union and liberation in the Chilly Grove charnel ground,...

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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.