Sangha Updates

Stay up-to-date with recent activities in the global sangha.  Find information and photo round-ups of teachings, retreats, community outreach, holiday celebrations and much more! Inspire yourself and your local group by connecting with and rejoicing in the entire maṇḍala.

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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Chötrul Düchen: Samye Rejoices in Your Participation

Feb 27, 2021

We rejoice for those of you who participated in the Tsa Sum Tsok Bum, the conclusion of our series of eight global online ganachakra feast offering practices. We invite you to view the Seven Tsok Bum video that was shared...

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The Pema Khandro Global Feast Offering

Jan 28, 2021

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in the Pema Khandro Tsok Bum, the seventh in our series of eight global online ganachakra feast offering practices....

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The Sangtik Phurba Global Feast Offering

Dec 29, 2020

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in the Sangtik Phurba Tsok Bum, the sixth in our series of seven global online ganachakra feast offering practices....

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The Tukdrup Gongpa Kundü Global Feast Offering

Nov 30, 2020

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in the Tukdrup Gongpa Kundü Tsok Bum, the fifth in our series of seven global online ganachakra feast offering...

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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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The Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik Online Global Feast Offering

Oct 1, 2020

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik Tsok Bum, the third in our series of seven global online ganachakra feast...

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The Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup Online Global Feast Offering

Sep 2, 2020

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup Tsok Bum, the second in our series of seven global online ganachakra feast...

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The Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel Online Global Feast Offering

Aug 3, 2020

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters,  Thank you all for joining the online global ganachakra feast offering of Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel on the most special Guru Rinpoché day of the year. On...

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How to Become Radically Happy

Jul 14, 2020

Buddha Subhasita Broadcast Program Jakarta, Indonesia June 20th, 2020 by Emi Theng and Marcela Lopez. Photos by Emi Theng. In one way or another, everyone wishes to be happy. This is what...

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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.