Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue, and/or confuse newcomers. Here we offer some brief guidelines for the curious onlooker.
Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik (The Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence)
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
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
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
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
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.
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
“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.
Mudrā is a sanskrit word with a deep variety of attached meaning and symbolism. Outwardly, it refers to the hand gestures of the Buddha. In
It is mentioned in Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence, by Guru Rinpoche, that there are four levels of heart-practice or guru sadhana: the outer is Barché Künsel, the inner is Sampa Lhündrup, the secret is Tsokyé Nyingtik, and the innermost secret is Dorjé Draktsal.