Vajrayana

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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Annual Pujas at Do-Ngak Ling Monastery

Apr 20, 2021

The annual pujas will auspiciously start with the dakini puja of Vajra Claw. It is followed by a Sampa Lhundrup feast offering at Asura Cave; a Ngensong Dongdruk puja from The Guru’s Heart Practice; mantra recitations and fire pujas of...

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Preparing to Die, Learning to Live

Apr 3, 2021

In “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” Tulku Migmar discusses how preparing to die is fundamentally about how we live. When we live with aims like accumulation of wealth, and we have a lot of attachments, facing death can be...

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The Global Online Accumulation Riwo Sangchö Practice (烟供前言+仁波切开示 中文)

Feb 27, 2021

Riwo Sangchö is a very beneficial and well-known puja for clearing our karmic debts and for cleansing obstacles in the outer world as well as our own obstacles of the mind. On...

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How to Plan Your Personal Retreat, Part Two

Dec 10, 2020

In Part Two of “How to Plan Your Personal Retreat,” recorded on December 10, 2020, Drupla Sonam Tsering, who has completed three three-year retreats, continues his discussion of advice on how to conduct...

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The Eight Worldly Dharmas

Nov 10, 2020

What determines the success of our Dharma practice is our own mind, and the eight worldly concerns are what keep us from authentic Dharma practice. Worldliness means we seek to gain protection from what we fear and to gain happiness,...

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The Guru Dorjé Draktsel Global Feast Offering

Nov 1, 2020

Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Guru Dorjé Draktsel Tsok Bum, the fourth in our series of seven global online ganachakra feast offering...

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How to Plan Your Personal Retreat, Part One

Oct 12, 2020

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...

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Advice for Practicing in the Chokling Tersar Tradition

Sep 12, 2020

Drupla Opak begins with an introduction and overview of the Chokling Tersar, situating that within the sacred mantrayana teachings given directly by Guru Rinpoche. He reminds us that Guru Rinpoche advised that these teachings would be particularly important for students...

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What can we do if we really start to freak out? (Part 3 – Liberation through Feeling)

Mar 26, 2020

by Erric Solomon Panic is Energy A sense of panic isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But how we deal with panic can make a huge difference. Panic is energy, a kind of...

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