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Butter Lamp Offerings at Asura Cave

Sep 20, 2021

Happy Full Moon day to you all. Today, we rejoice in making the first of the 100,000 butter lamp offerings at Asura...

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The Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel Online Global Feast Offering

Sep 19, 2021

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel Tsok Bum, the tenth in our series of global online ganachakra feast...

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Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel (The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of Obstacles)

Sep 12, 2021

Please join us this September on Guru Rinpoche day in accumulating One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of Obstacles (Tukdrup Barché Künsel) Puja. Our monks will make the...

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Can Compassion be Trained?

Sep 2, 2021

Samye Institute is delighted to announce that David Shlim will offer a live event focusing on training in compassion titled Can Compassion be Trained? on September 11, 2021 at 8AM MDT (Check...

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Bardo Teachings, Part Two: Preparation for Death – Key Points for Self and Others

Aug 18, 2021

Samye is ​pleased​ to announce that Phakchok Rinpoche will offer​ Bardo Teachings on​ the upcoming​​ Full Moon Day,​ ​Sunday, ​August 22nd, at 5:45pm, Nepal time (check your local time here). ​In “Preparation...

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New Course from Samye Institute: Training in Compassion, Taught by Dr. David Shlim

Aug 16, 2021

Samye Institute joyfully announces the launch of Training in Compassion: Making your compassion more stable, vast, and effortless, an online, self-paced course taught by Dr. David Shlim. Dr. Shlim is a senior...

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Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence (Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik) Puja

Jul 24, 2021

Please join us this November on Guru Rinpoche Day in accumulating One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of The Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence (Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik) Puja. Our monks will be making the extensive...

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The Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup Online Global Feast Offering

Jul 23, 2021

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup Tsok Bum, the ninth in our series of global online ganachakra feast offering...

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Lhasey Lotsawa Announces The Publication of “Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in India” and Other Texts

Jul 19, 2021

On Tenda Tsechu, the Tenth Day of the Monkey Month, celebrating the Mahaguru’s birth, Lhasey Lotsawa is delighted to share the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in India via Rangjung Yeshe Publications. Residents...

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Chökhor Düchen – The Great Festival of the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel

Jul 12, 2021

On the auspicious day of the Chökhor Düchen Festival, we remember the Buddha's first teaching. Traditionally, we refer to that event with the expression of the "first turning of the Dharma...

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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.