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A Global Network of Monasteries, Retreat Centers, Urban Centers and Practice Groups

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Access precious Dharma wherever you live

  • A growing network of over 30 groups in 19 countries
  • Online Zoom sessions during the Covid-19 Pandemic to support your practice
  • Regular video teachings from Phakchok Rinpoche and senior instructors
  • Study, reflect & meditate in a supportive group setting
  • Programs include Radically Happy, Dawn of Dharma, Eightfold Path Mind-training & The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Sangha Updates

Dakini Day Digest

The activities of Phakchok Rinpoche

Community Practice Programs

6 Vajra Lines Supplication – Current Total: 565,740,877

  •  Phakchok Rinpoche has asked his sangha as well as all who are inspired to take part to accumulate 10,000,000 (ten million) recitations of the Six Vajra Verse supplication yearly.

Giant Cloud of Blessings Magnetizing Prayer – Current Total: 10,007,767

  • Rinpoche has requested that all his students take up the magnetizing practice entitled “Giant Cloud of Blessings” as part of their daily practice. He would like us as a global sangha to accumulate 1 million of these prayers annually!

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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.