Chokling Tersar

Korwa Dongtruk Puja

Aug 20, 2021

Korwa Dongtruk is a teaching of Guru Rinpoche revealed in a terma by the great tertön, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. Compiled by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, the sādhana, entitled “All-pervading Benefit,” is a practice of Red Avalokiteshvara.  This sādhana includes specific meditation practices to benefit those who have...

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The Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup Online Global Feast Offering

Jul 23, 2021

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 series of global online ganachakra feast offering...

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Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa

Jun 10, 2021

On June 11, 2021, we celebrate the 151st parinirvāṇa anniversary of the renowned tertön (treasure revealer) Chokgyur...

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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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A Message from Phakchok Rinpoche in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Feb 6, 2021

Today, February 6, 2021, is the anniversary of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, the great-grandson of the great treasure revealer, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. Rinpoche was an emanation of Nupchen Sangyé Yeshé, one of...

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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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Monthly 100,000 Feast Offerings (Tsok Bum)

Jan 7, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche believes that the tremendous magnetizing power of these tsok bum will be particularly effective in this period of global pandemic and unrest. Tsok is a profound Vajrayana practice of offering that swiftly gathers the accumulations of merit and...

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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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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.