Guru Rinpoche

The Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel Online Global Feast Offering

Sep 19, 2021

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel Tsok Bum, the tenth in our series of global online ganachakra feast...

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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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Lhasey Lotsawa Announces The Publication of “Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in India” and Other Texts

Jul 19, 2021

On Tenda Tsechu, the Tenth Day of the Monkey Month, celebrating the Mahaguru’s birth, Lhasey Lotsawa is delighted to share the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in India via Rangjung Yeshe Publications. Residents...

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New Publication: The Lotus-Born Guru in India

Jun 21, 2021

Our skilled translators at Lhasey Lotsawa have announced the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in India—to be released auspiciously on Guru Padmasambhava’s birthday (July 19th, 2021) via Rangjung...

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Stories to Increase Devotion and Trust

Jun 1, 2021

In this recording, Phakchok Rinpoche recounts stories of the life and activities of the Mahāguru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche. Rinpoche talks about the prophecy made by Buddha Śākyamuni 2,600 years ago that, 20...

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The Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence (Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik)

Jun 1, 2021

It is mentioned in Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence, by Guru Rinpoche, that there are four levels of heart-practice or guru sadhana: the outer is Barché Künsel, the inner is Sampa Lhündrup, the secret is...

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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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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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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.