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Tsok Bum Series: Phurba (Vajrakīlaya)

Dec 24, 2020

We are joyfully announcing a series of 100,000 ganachakra feast offerings (or: tsok bum) that will be completed at the sacred site of the Asura cave, where Guru Rinpoche attained the siddhi of Mahamudra. Tsok is a profound Vajrayana practice of offering that...

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Khandro Yeshé Tsogyel’s Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

Dec 24, 2020

For this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you Khandro Yeshé Tsogyel’s supplication to the Great Guru, or Mahā Guru, Padmasambhava. Yeshé Tsogyel made this prayer of aspiration, her heart filled with devotion, as the Mahā Guru...

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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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Sustain the Treasure of Samadhi

Oct 26, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a little bit of his new book, "In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas", in which he teaches how the essence of meditation naturally arises when we properly line-up the right conditions within our...

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Tsok Bum Series: Guru Dorjé Draktsel (The Guru Mighty Vajra Wrath)

Oct 26, 2020

Dear Dharma Friends, In our first Tsok Bum—the accumulation of 100,000 Feast Offerings—of Tukdrup Barché Künsel, we shared with you a short introduction to Guru Rinpoche, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, Tukdrup Barché Künsel, the Feast Offering, and the sacred site of...

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Practice Advice from the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup, Part Two

Sep 25, 2020

Today we continue with the “Ten Key Instructions on Following the Sublime Way” by my previous incarnation, the 17th throne-holder of Kham Riwoché, the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying...

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Tsok Bum Series: Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup (The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes Guru Heart Practice)

Aug 28, 2020

  Dear Dharma friends, For the previous Tsok Bum—the accumulation of 100,000 Feast Offerings—of Tukdrup Barché Künsel, we shared with you a short introduction to Guru Rinpoche, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, Tukdrup Barché Künsel, the Feast Offering, and the sacred site...

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Practice Advice from the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup, Part One

Aug 28, 2020

For today’s Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you the first part of a poem by one of my previous incarnations, the 17th throne-holder of Kham Riwoché, the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup. This poem contains ten...

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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.