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Upcoming Events

Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, […]

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Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, Cooperstown, NY 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY

Michael Friedman will be teaching at Gomde Cooperstown from Longchenpa’s Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind ,Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1. All who are vaccinated are welcome. While in the meditation barn, the CDC recommends mask wearing indoors for all people, including those vaccinated as well as social distancing (6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you).

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Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Recurring

Trinley Nyingpo Practice in English

Zoom Meeting

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice on Zoom the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us. Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.

Recurring

Bliss Is Your Superpower: Weekly Zoom Class With Erric Solomon

Zoom Meeting

Every aspect of our existence is permeated by bliss. However, out of habit, we misunderstand the very essence of who we really are. We are distracted by mind’s projections instead of resting in mind’s nature. True Bliss isn’t an experience, experiences come and go. But authentic bliss is always available. This bliss (called Mahasukha in Sanskrit or Dewa Chenpo in Tibetan) transcends circumstances and conditions; it is the indestructible nature of our being.

Recurring

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Medicine Buddha Day

Worldwide

Medicine Buddha or Bhaiṣajyaguru visualization has been practiced in many forms of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. According to the Mahayana Bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabhā-rāja Sūtra, the bodhisattva Bhaiṣajyaguru made twelve great vows. In particular, he aspired that he be able to heal all beings’ physical sufferings and mental illnesses.

Virtual Event

Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, […]

Virtual Event

Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, Cooperstown, NY 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY

Michael Friedman will be teaching at Gomde Cooperstown from Longchenpa’s Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind ,Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1. All who are vaccinated are welcome. While in the meditation barn, the CDC recommends mask wearing indoors for all people, including those vaccinated as well as social distancing (6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you).

Virtual Event

Guru Rinpoche Day

Worldwide

Guru Rinpoche day: Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. At the esoteric level, he is the essence of all buddhas and masters. He is the Buddha of our troubled age, dispelling all negativities, and as such he occupies an important place in the hearts and in the practice of the Tibetans, particularly those of the Nyingma school.

Guru Rinpoche Day Puja with Drupla Sonam and the Indonesian Sangha

Dear Friends Near and Far, On the next guru Rinpoche day, you can join the Indonesian Sangha as they practice the Trinley Nyingpo Puja lead by Drupla Sonam Tsering on: 🗓️: Monday, 13 December 2021🕖: 06.45 PM – 08:45 PM – Nepal Time (Check your local time here) Register for this event here. Anjali Rangjung Yeshe Indonesia

Virtual Event

Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Virtual Event

Trinley Nyingpo Practice in English

Zoom Meeting

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice on Zoom the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us. Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.

Virtual Event

Bliss Is Your Superpower: Weekly Zoom Class With Erric Solomon

Zoom Meeting

Every aspect of our existence is permeated by bliss. However, out of habit, we misunderstand the very essence of who we really are. We are distracted by mind’s projections instead of resting in mind’s nature. True Bliss isn’t an experience, experiences come and go. But authentic bliss is always available. This bliss (called Mahasukha in Sanskrit or Dewa Chenpo in Tibetan) transcends circumstances and conditions; it is the indestructible nature of our being.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Phakchok Rinpoche : Teaching on the Noble Wisdom of the Time of Death Sūtra

Samye Institute joyously announces that Phakchok Rinpoche will teach on the Noble Wisdom of the Time of Death Sūtra on December 18th, 2021 at 6:45PM Nepal Time (check your local time here). The Noble Wisdom of the Time of Death is a Mahāyāna sūtra taught by Buddha Śākyamuni. Despite the title, this Mahāyāna sutra contains pith instructions on the nature of mind, of use to any practitioner of the Mahāyāna path. Rinpoche often remarks that this sutra is a condensation […]

Virtual Event

Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, […]

Virtual Event

Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, Cooperstown, NY 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY

Michael Friedman will be teaching at Gomde Cooperstown from Longchenpa’s Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind ,Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1. All who are vaccinated are welcome. While in the meditation barn, the CDC recommends mask wearing indoors for all people, including those vaccinated as well as social distancing (6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you).

Phakchok Rinpoche : Teaching on the Liberation Upon Hearing

Samye is happy to announce that Phakchok Rinpoche will offer teachings on The Liberation Upon Hearing (thos grol) on December 19th, 2021 at 6:45 PM Nepal Time (check your local time here). It is an offering to all who are interested in learning how to experience a noble death. Rinpoche will teach on the six bardos and will address our general concerns on preparing for the moment of death and what comes next. Below is Key Information About the Teaching: […]

Virtual Event

Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Virtual Event

Trinley Nyingpo Practice in English

Zoom Meeting

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice on Zoom the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us. Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.

Virtual Event

Bliss Is Your Superpower: Weekly Zoom Class With Erric Solomon

Zoom Meeting

Every aspect of our existence is permeated by bliss. However, out of habit, we misunderstand the very essence of who we really are. We are distracted by mind’s projections instead of resting in mind’s nature. True Bliss isn’t an experience, experiences come and go. But authentic bliss is always available. This bliss (called Mahasukha in Sanskrit or Dewa Chenpo in Tibetan) transcends circumstances and conditions; it is the indestructible nature of our being.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, […]

Virtual Event

Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, Cooperstown, NY 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY

Michael Friedman will be teaching at Gomde Cooperstown from Longchenpa’s Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind ,Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1. All who are vaccinated are welcome. While in the meditation barn, the CDC recommends mask wearing indoors for all people, including those vaccinated as well as social distancing (6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you).

Virtual Event

Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Virtual Event

Dakini Day

Worldwide

Day of the dakinis, "those who fly in space." The dakinis symbolize the female energy of enlightenment and are the inspiration of the great yogis. On this day, female energy is at its peak.

Virtual Event

Trinley Nyingpo Practice in English

Zoom Meeting

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice on Zoom the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us. Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.

Virtual Event

White Umbrella Puja

Do-Ngak Ling Monastery Chapagaon

Over the course of three days our monks will practice the puja of White Umbrella and make daily torma offerings which is a method for exorcising all negative spirits and evil forces.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Dharma Protector Day

Worldwide

There are both male and female protectors (dharmapāla). Protectors are very extensive. They can be dharma protectors or worldly protectors. Your teacher is a dharma protector. A worldly protector can be someone who protects your country. There are protectors of your family and your beliefs. There are your personal protectors. There are guardian protectors who give you guidance. There are many of them. There are guides for food, for a journey, for your health, and during war. All these guides are like guardian angels.

Virtual Event

Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, […]

Virtual Event

Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, Cooperstown, NY 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY

Michael Friedman will be teaching at Gomde Cooperstown from Longchenpa’s Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind ,Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1. All who are vaccinated are welcome. While in the meditation barn, the CDC recommends mask wearing indoors for all people, including those vaccinated as well as social distancing (6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you).

Virtual Event

Introduction to Meditation

Zoom Meeting

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them. Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation. Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin. Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Virtual Event

Looking for the Guru

Zoom Meeting
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Much has been written about this important aspect of the Vajrayana path. What is a Guru? Is it necessary to have one? How do I find one? And what do I do after I find one? Join us in meditation and discussion as we explore this topic through our reading of Shenpen Hookham’s book The Guru Principle and Dzongsar Khyentse’s The Guru Drinks Bourbon. Zoom only Thursdays and Fridays teaching by Matthew Zalichin.

Virtual Event

Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, […]

Virtual Event

Medicine Buddha Day

Worldwide

Medicine Buddha or Bhaiṣajyaguru visualization has been practiced in many forms of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. According to the Mahayana Bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabhā-rāja Sūtra, the bodhisattva Bhaiṣajyaguru made twelve great vows. In particular, he aspired that he be able to heal all beings’ physical sufferings and mental illnesses.

Virtual Event

Guru Rinpoche Day

Worldwide

Guru Rinpoche day: Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. At the esoteric level, he is the essence of all buddhas and masters. He is the Buddha of our troubled age, dispelling all negativities, and as such he occupies an important place in the hearts and in the practice of the Tibetans, particularly those of the Nyingma school.

Virtual Event

Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, […]

Virtual Event

Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, […]

Virtual Event

Dakini Day

Worldwide

Day of the dakinis, "those who fly in space." The dakinis symbolize the female energy of enlightenment and are the inspiration of the great yogis. On this day, female energy is at its peak.

Virtual Event

Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, […]

Virtual Event

Dharma Protector Day

Worldwide

There are both male and female protectors (dharmapāla). Protectors are very extensive. They can be dharma protectors or worldly protectors. Your teacher is a dharma protector. A worldly protector can be someone who protects your country. There are protectors of your family and your beliefs. There are your personal protectors. There are guardian protectors who give you guidance. There are many of them. There are guides for food, for a journey, for your health, and during war. All these guides are like guardian angels.

Virtual Event

Dharma Protector Day

Worldwide

There are both male and female protectors (dharmapāla). Protectors are very extensive. They can be dharma protectors or worldly protectors. Your teacher is a dharma protector. A worldly protector can be someone who protects your country. There are protectors of your family and your beliefs. There are your personal protectors. There are guardian protectors who give you guidance. There are many of them. There are guides for food, for a journey, for your health, and during war. All these guides are like guardian angels.

Virtual Event

Medicine Buddha Day

Worldwide

Medicine Buddha or Bhaiṣajyaguru visualization has been practiced in many forms of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. According to the Mahayana Bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabhā-rāja Sūtra, the bodhisattva Bhaiṣajyaguru made twelve great vows. In particular, he aspired that he be able to heal all beings’ physical sufferings and mental illnesses.

Virtual Event

Guru Rinpoche Day

Worldwide

Guru Rinpoche day: Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. At the esoteric level, he is the essence of all buddhas and masters. He is the Buddha of our troubled age, dispelling all negativities, and as such he occupies an important place in the hearts and in the practice of the Tibetans, particularly those of the Nyingma school.

Virtual Event

Dakini Day

Worldwide

Day of the dakinis, "those who fly in space." The dakinis symbolize the female energy of enlightenment and are the inspiration of the great yogis. On this day, female energy is at its peak.

Virtual Event

Dharma Protector Day

Worldwide

There are both male and female protectors (dharmapāla). Protectors are very extensive. They can be dharma protectors or worldly protectors. Your teacher is a dharma protector. A worldly protector can be someone who protects your country. There are protectors of your family and your beliefs. There are your personal protectors. There are guardian protectors who give you guidance. There are many of them. There are guides for food, for a journey, for your health, and during war. All these guides are like guardian angels.

Virtual Event

Medicine Buddha Day

Worldwide

Medicine Buddha or Bhaiṣajyaguru visualization has been practiced in many forms of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. According to the Mahayana Bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabhā-rāja Sūtra, the bodhisattva Bhaiṣajyaguru made twelve great vows. In particular, he aspired that he be able to heal all beings’ physical sufferings and mental illnesses.

Virtual Event

Guru Rinpoche Day

Worldwide

Guru Rinpoche day: Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. At the esoteric level, he is the essence of all buddhas and masters. He is the Buddha of our troubled age, dispelling all negativities, and as such he occupies an important place in the hearts and in the practice of the Tibetans, particularly those of the Nyingma school.

Virtual Event

Dakini Day

Worldwide

Day of the dakinis, "those who fly in space." The dakinis symbolize the female energy of enlightenment and are the inspiration of the great yogis. On this day, female energy is at its peak.

Virtual Event

Guru Rinpoche Day

Worldwide

Guru Rinpoche day: Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. At the esoteric level, he is the essence of all buddhas and masters. He is the Buddha of our troubled age, dispelling all negativities, and as such he occupies an important place in the hearts and in the practice of the Tibetans, particularly those of the Nyingma school.

Virtual Event

Dharma Protector Day

Worldwide

There are both male and female protectors (dharmapāla). Protectors are very extensive. They can be dharma protectors or worldly protectors. Your teacher is a dharma protector. A worldly protector can be someone who protects your country. There are protectors of your family and your beliefs. There are your personal protectors. There are guardian protectors who give you guidance. There are many of them. There are guides for food, for a journey, for your health, and during war. All these guides are like guardian angels.

Virtual Event

Guru Rinpoche Day

Worldwide

Guru Rinpoche day: Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. At the esoteric level, he is the essence of all buddhas and masters. He is the Buddha of our troubled age, dispelling all negativities, and as such he occupies an important place in the hearts and in the practice of the Tibetans, particularly those of the Nyingma school.

Virtual Event

Dharma Protector Day

Worldwide

There are both male and female protectors (dharmapāla). Protectors are very extensive. They can be dharma protectors or worldly protectors. Your teacher is a dharma protector. A worldly protector can be someone who protects your country. There are protectors of your family and your beliefs. There are your personal protectors. There are guardian protectors who give you guidance. There are many of them. There are guides for food, for a journey, for your health, and during war. All these guides are like guardian angels.

Virtual Event

Birthday of Kyabjé Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is a world-renowned teacher and meditation master in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Tibet in 1951 as the oldest son of his mother Kunsang Dechen, a devoted Buddhist practitioner, and his father Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, an accomplished master of Buddhist meditation. As a young child, Chokyi Nyima—“Sun of the Dharma”—was recognized as the 7th incarnation of the Tibetan meditation master Gar Drubchen. In 1959, following the Chinese occupation of Tibet, […]

Virtual Event

Birthday of Kyabjé Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is a world-renowned teacher and meditation master in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Tibet in 1951 as the oldest son of his mother Kunsang Dechen, a devoted Buddhist practitioner, and his father Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, an accomplished master of Buddhist meditation. As a young child, Chokyi Nyima—“Sun of the Dharma”—was recognized as the 7th incarnation of the Tibetan meditation master Gar Drubchen. In 1959, following the Chinese occupation of Tibet, […]

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.