Chokling Tersar

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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Advice for Practicing in the Chokling Tersar Tradition

Sep 12, 2020

Drupla Opak begins with an introduction and overview of the Chokling Tersar, situating that within the sacred mantrayana teachings given directly by Guru Rinpoche. He reminds us that Guru Rinpoche advised that these teachings would be particularly important for students...

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Celebration of Chokgyur Lingpa’s 150th Parinirvāṇa Anniversary

Jul 2, 2020

Pal Do-Ngak Nyida Zungdrel Mindrol Norbuling Monastery (aka Chapagaun Monastery) June 22, 2020  Chapagaon, Nepal by Marcela Lopez Nepal: As It Is Now The current situation in Nepal is still far from...

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Sidok Raksha Tötreng Puja, Ka-Nying monastery, 2020

Feb 4, 2020

I had been waiting with anticipation and finally the day came for this amazing annual puja to dispel obstacles! This specific practice, in which Guru Rinpoche takes the wrathful form of Raksha...

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Precious Presence: Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche’s Visit to Guru Rinpoche Lhakang in Malaysia

Sep 26, 2019

On September 15, 2019 Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche visited and blessed the Guru Rinpoche Lhakang at Putra Heights, Malaysia with his presence. We honor Rinpoche as a great preserver and guardian of the...

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The Great Tertön Is Available Through Akara Collection

Aug 1, 2019

We are excited to announce that The Great Tertön by Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche is now available for sale through the Akara Collection: Click Here About the book: The Great Tertön is at...

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Announcing Annual Pujas at Vajra Varahi Monastery in Nepal

May 17, 2019

It is a great pleasure to share with you the launch of our annual pujas at Vajra Varahi Monastery, in Nepal. Visit here for full details. In this and the following years, the...

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The Nectar for the Ears of the Fortunate

Feb 15, 2019

This Guru Rinpoche day letter being the first of the lunar year of the pig and after much consideration, I have decided to focus this year on Zangdok Palri or the Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain, where our Precious Maha Guru Padmasambhava...

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Receiving Tibetan Buddhist Empowerment

Jul 24, 2017

Tibetan Buddhist empowerment may seem very mysterious and like a grand performance. And there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to receive an empowerment....

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Sādhāna Ritual Courses 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

Jan 9, 2017

We are very pleased to announce our seventh year of Sādhana Ritual Courses, scheduled for January 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The courses will focus on the preliminary practices and sādhana practices from the Chokling New Treasures Lineage (Chokling Tersar). The...

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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.