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.

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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Guru Rinpoche Statues Made by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Feb 17, 2019

According to the Tibetan calendar, the 24th day of 12th month (the 29th of January), was the anniversary of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s parinirvāṇa. This year, we have happy news to share with you. Before...

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Announcing a New Website for Samye Institute

Feb 13, 2019

For the last few months we have been working hard on rebuilding Samye Institute’s web platform and today we are pleased to announce a new look and feel, along with new courses...

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Ultimate Guru Sadhana of Simplicity New Translation

Jan 29, 2018

On January 29, 2018, this blessed day of the anniversary of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s parinirvāṇa, our devoted team at Lhasey Lotsawa translations offer to all his lineage disciples this newly revised version of...

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New Translations of the History of the Jarung Kashor Stūpa

Jan 10, 2018

Dear Dharma friends near and far, It is with great joy that we announce that the full English translation of the History of the Jarung Kashor Stūpa, otherwise known as the Boudhanath...

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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.