Vajrayana

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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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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New Translation: A Devotional Song

Jul 4, 2021

On this Ḍākinī Day Lhasey Lotsawa is pleased to share with you this devotional song composed by Tersé Gyurmé Tsewang Drakpa. Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications is a team of translators, writers,...

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Scent Offerings in Vajrayana Buddhism

Jul 1, 2021

From our earliest records, we know that followers of the Buddha perfumed their sacred spaces with incense and scented unguents. Tibetan Buddhists set up shrines or make offerings at places of pilgrimage...

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Multiplying Effects: Five Ways of Multiplying Merit

Jul 1, 2021

Practitioners should take advantage of all opportunities to increase the accumulation of merit easily and swiftly. We need to know how to magnify our virtues. Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us regularly that we need to consistently accumulate merit....

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Dzamling Chisang: World Sang Offering

Jun 24, 2021

Dzamling Chisang, or World Sang Day, commemorates Guru Rinpoche’s subjugation of the local deities and the founding of the Samye Monastery in Tibet. Customarily Himalayan communities recall this event on the fifteenth...

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Stories to Increase Devotion and Trust

Jun 1, 2021

In this recording, Phakchok Rinpoche recounts stories of the life and activities of the Mahāguru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche. Rinpoche talks about the prophecy made by Buddha Śākyamuni 2,600 years ago that, 20...

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Making Dharma Practice Real: Vajrayana Ground, Path and Fruition

Jun 1, 2021

“Don’t rush Dharma practice”, Phakchok Rinpoche advised an audience at Gomde Austria. But, on the other hand, don’t be too lazy–instead, practice self-reflection and motivation regularly.  When we begin studying Buddhism, of...

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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.