Devotion

New Translation: A Devotional Song

Jul 4, 2021

On this Ḍākinī Day Lhasey Lotsawa is pleased to share with you this devotional song composed by Tersé Gyurmé Tsewang Drakpa. Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications is a team of translators, writers,...

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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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Birth of Guru Rinpoche

Jul 29, 2020

On the 10th day of the fifth and sixth months of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, we celebrate the birth of Guru Rinpoche, the “Precious Master” and Buddha of our time. In Sanskrit...

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Cultivating Devotion

Mar 19, 2020

Societal Human Values Series # 1 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po, reigned 629-650 CE. ), among his many achievements, promoted a moral code known as the Sixteen Principles of Societal...

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More Joyful News From Nekhor! Upcoming Pilgrimage in November 2019

Oct 23, 2019

Tukdrup Barché Kunsel Pilgrimage: November 2019 To inaugurate the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: the Lotus Born Guru in Nepal, Nekhor invites you on our inaugural Tukdrup Barché Kunsel pilgrimage! This...

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The Visionary Journey of Shuksep Jetsün Rikdzin Wangmo

Oct 8, 2019

Today, I would like to share with you the account of the visionary journey to Zangdok Palri of one of the great female practitioners of the twentieth century, Shuksep Jetsün Rikdzin...

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What Devotion Really Is, Part 3 – Infallibly Inseparable

Jul 23, 2019

By Erric Solomon   Infallibility of the Guru There seems to be a lot of talk in Buddhist blogs, magazines and in real-time lectures about what it means for a guru to...

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What Devotion Really Is, Part 2 – Cultivating Devotion and Sometimes Saying No

Jul 16, 2019

By Erric Solomon How to Cultivate Devotion In modern culture, we seem to have lost the traditional regard for our mentors. In the old days, you apprenticed to a trade. Your master...

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What Devotion Really Is, Part 1 – Devotion Beyond Concepts

Jul 9, 2019

By Erric Solomon What is devotion? Is there something about the guru/disciple relationship that makes it unsuited to the modern world? If this relationship is truly essential to swiftly making progress along...

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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.