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The Heart Essence of Padmasambhava

Jul 19, 2021

On this special day of the monkey month, we celebrate the birth of our Precious Maha Guru within a lotus blossom on Lake Dhanakosha. Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us a verse from the Heart Essence of...

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Key points of Advice from Kunkhyen Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche

May 21, 2021

On the auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day of the auspicious month of Saga Dawa, Phakchok Rinpoche shares some important verses from Kunkhyen Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche's Advice on What to Adopt and...

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

Apr 22, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche shares the Four Dharmas of Gampopa and the meaning of these profound words of advice, so we can apply them in our daily...

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Supreme Mind Training

Mar 23, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us some of Atisha's Root Verses on Training the mind. This supreme mindtraining offers clear, simple and straightforward advice to anyone who wishes to practice or just improve their lives by changing their way of thinking...

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Kunkhyen Jamgön Mipham Rinpoché’s Advice for Beginners

Feb 22, 2021

In the first month of the Tibetan year of the Iron Ox, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us on Guru Rinpoche Day some short advice for practitioners from Kunkhyen Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche and correlates them with the Four Dharmas of...

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Prayer for Rebirth in the Copper-Colored Mountain of Glory

Jan 23, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us a precious aspiration from Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal to be reborn in the Copper-Colored Mountain. It is a very practical and realisitc prayer which covers every step of the way to rebirth in the pure...

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An Offering of the Dharma and Introduction of Student Pathways from Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye Institute

Jan 1, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche will offer a series of Dharma teachings over the course of the next month. As the teachers regularly remind us, the gift of the precious Dharma is the supreme offering as it alone unfolds the path to...

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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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资深喇嘛教学课程—华语弟子专属:冈波巴四法 (The Four Dharmas of Gampopa)

Dec 7, 2020

敬爱的华语金刚师兄们, 欢迎来到资深喇嘛教学系列的主页,桑耶佛学院在帕秋仁波切的要求下,举办的系列课程。仁波切要求喇嘛们从冈波巴四法又称隆钦巴四法开始这个系列。这四句为追随佛法而给予的甚深口诀。 资深喇嘛们将会用藏语教学,届时会有同声华语翻译。 冈波巴四法 (Tib. དྭགས་པོ་་ཆོས་བཞི་, Wyl. dwags po chos bzhi) lo chö su dro war chin gyi lop愿心向法.chö lam du dro war chin gyi lop愿法向道lam trul wa shyik par chin gyi lop愿道断惑trulpa yeshé su...

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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.