Upcoming Events


Nyungné Fasting Practice

Do-Ngak Ling Monastery Chapagaon,

Our monks will perform two days of this special fasting ritual combined with the practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

Tsok Bum Series : Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik (The Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence)

Asura Cave Retreat Center Pharping,

Dear Dharma Friends, For the previous Tsok Bum—the accumulation of 100,000 Feast Offerings—of Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel, The Guru’s Heart Practice, we shared with you a short introduction to Guru Rinpoche, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel the Feast Offering, and the sacred site of Asura Cave. For the upcoming tsok bum of Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik we would like to share with you a short biography of Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo, who revealed the Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik, along with a […]


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.

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.