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Senior Lama Teaching Series: Advice for Practicing in the Chokling Tersar Tradition

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Samye Institute is delighted to announce our Senior Lama Teachings series, a program of on-line teachings and question and answer sessions featuring our learned Druplas and Khenpos. Drupla Opak has kindly agreed to offer our first teaching. He is a ritual specialist with great knowledge of the Chokling Tersar. Drupla's topic will be "Advice for Practicing in the Chokling Tersar Tradition". Make an offering for the event: If you would like to make an offering to support the costs of […]

Senior Lama Teaching Series: How to Plan Your Personal Retreat

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In “How to Plan Your Personal Retreat,” Drupla Sonam Tsering, who has completed three three-year retreats, gives practical advice on questions including How do we choose where to go for retreat? What are suggestions on retreat for someone with commitments like family or children? What are the advantages and disadvantages of solitary retreat? When should we do retreat at home? Drupla begins with “In Praise of Manjushri,” known as Gang gi lodröma in Tibetan, and with the idea of our […]

Senior Lama Teaching Series: The Eight Worldly Dharmas

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Tulku Migmar Tsering teaches on The Eight Worldly Dharmas, the jikten chö gyé.  When we learn how to free ourselves from chasing after or avoiding these hopes and fears we can become authentic practitioners. Tulku-la advises us on how to skillfully avoid the trap of wasting our energy chasing after these worldly concerns. The Eight Worldly Dharmas are: – hope for pleasure and fear of pain– hope for fame and fear of infamy– hope for praise and fear of blame– hope […]

Senior Lama Teaching Series: How to Plan Your Personal Retreat Part Two

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In Part Two of “How to Plan Your Personal Retreat,” Drupla Sonam Tsering, who has completed three three-year retreats, continues his discussion of advice on how to conduct a successful personal retreat. He begins by referring to the previously mentioned traditional advice to bring sufficient food and medicine, as well as a means of self-defense. Traditionally, it is said to be vital to have in the retreat representations of body, speech, and mind, that is, a consecrated statue, a volume […]

资深喇嘛教学课程—华语弟子专属:冈波巴四法 (The Four Dharmas of Gampopa)

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敬爱的华语金刚师兄们, 欢迎来到资深喇嘛教学系列的主页,桑耶佛学院在帕秋仁波切的要求下,举办的系列课程。仁波切要求喇嘛们从冈波巴四法又称隆钦巴四法开始这个系列。这四句为追随佛法而给予的甚深口诀。 资深喇嘛们将会用藏语教学,届时会有同声华语翻译。 冈波巴四法 (Tib. དྭགས་པོ་་ཆོས་བཞི་, Wyl. dwags po chos bzhi) lo chö su dro war chin gyi lop 愿心向法. chö lam du dro war chin gyi lop 愿法向道 lam trul wa shyik par chin gyi lop 愿道断惑 trulpa yeshé su char war chin gyi lop 愿惑显智 ༈ བློ་ཆོས་སུ་འགྲོ་བར་བྱིན་གྱིས་རློབས། ། ཆོས་ལམ་དུ་འགྲོ་བར་བྱིན་གྱིས་རློབས། ། ལམ་འཁྲུལ་བ་ཞིག་པར་བྱིན་གྱིས་རློབས། ། འཁྲུལ་པ་ཡེ་ཤེས་སུ་འཆར་བར་བྱིན་གྱིས་རློབས། ། 本系列的第一次教学已经有录像,链接如下 (https://vimeo.com/485151925/52637a5390) 第二次的教学将会在12月12日周六尼泊尔时间上午07:30实时转播 (https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/) 请点击以下链接进行注册 (https://samyeinstitute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcuGvrDMoE92RDCATH6opd1BEuLXkGcXL) 未来华语弟子教学系列,相关信息将会在网页上公布。请及时查询最新消息。 English Translation: Dear Chinese-language Sangha brothers and sisters, Welcome to the main landing page for the series of Senior Lama […]

Senior Lama Teaching Series: Preparing to Die, Learning to Live

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Postponed until a future date Samye Institute is delighted to announce the fifth in our Senior Lama Teaching Series, comprising online teachings and question-and-answer sessions featuring our learned druplas (retreat masters) in the Chokling Tersar tradition. This fifth teaching, “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” featuring Drupla Sherab Dorje and Drupla Sonam Tsering, explores how to understand, contemplate, and work with the reality of death and thereby live a meaningful life. This will include advice on how to prepare for our […]

Senior Lama Teachings Series 5: Preparing to Die, Learning to Live

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Samye is delighted to announce the fifth in our Senior Lama Teaching Series, comprising online teachings and question-and-answer sessions featuring our learned druplas (retreat masters) in the Chokling Tersar tradition. This fifth teaching, “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” featuring Tulku Migmar Tsering, explores how to understand, contemplate, and work with the reality of death and thereby live a meaningful life. This will include advice on how to prepare for our own dying and death, and how to be supportively present […]

Dharma Teaching With Khenpo Gyaltsen: The Six Pāramitās, Part Two

Samye Institute joyfully announces that, with the generous sponsorship of the Indonesian Sangha, Khenpo Gyaltsen will continue his series of teachings dedicated to the six pāramitās or perfections on the auspicious date occasion of the full moon. If you haven’t had time to watch Khenpo-la’s first teaching, you can do so here. This teaching is provided in English with concurrent translation into Indonesian. Date: September 20, 2021Time:19:30 PM Western Indonesia Time (WIB, UTC+7) 5:30 AM Pacific Standard Time (PDT, UTC […]

Dharma Teaching with Tulku Migmar Tsering: How to Meditate Properly

Dear friends near and far, Rangjung Yeshe Indonesia in collaboration with Samye Institute is delighted to invite Tulku Migmar Tsering to teach on this upcoming Dakini Day on the subject "How to Meditate Properly". Don't miss the precious opportunity and join us soon. Tulku-la will be teaching in English. This teaching will also be translated into Spanish, Vietnamese, and Indonesian. Topic: How to Meditate Properly 📆: Monday, November 29th, 2021🕣: 19.30 GMT+7 - finish Registration Link: Click here to register. […]

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.