Lineage Masters

Maha Guru

Practice Advice from the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup, Part One

For today’s Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you the first part of a poem by one of my previous incarnations, the 17th throne-holder of Kham Riwoché, the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup. This poem contains ten key points on how to practice the sublime way of the Dharma, from the foundational vehicle all the way up to the Vajra Vehicle of Tantra

Samten Gyatso in Zangdok Palri

For this Guru Rinpoché day, I would like to share the account of a visionary journey to Zangdok Palri undertaken by one of our own lineage masters, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoché, reincarnation of Chokgyur Lingpa himself.

Jikmé Tenpé Nyima’s Pure Vision of Zangdok Palri

On this Guru Rinpoché day, I would like to share with you the description of Zangdok Palri made by Jikmé Tenpé Nyima (1865-1926), the third Dodrupchen Rinpoché. Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima was born in the Golok province of Tibet as one of the eight famous sons of Düdjom Lingpa. An outstanding scholar and Dzokchen practitioner, he was the teacher of many great masters, such as Jamyang Khyentsé Chökyi Lodrö.

Do Khyentsé Yeshé Dorjé’s Visionary Journey to Zangdok Palri

Today I would like to share with you the story of Do Khyentsé Yeshé Dorjé’s (1800-66) visionary journey to Zangdok Palri. Do Khyentsé was a visionary master of the Nyingma lineage, and the reincarnation of Rikdzin Jigmé Lingpa, the founder of the Longchen Nyingtik tradition.

Pema Lingpa’s Visionary Journey to the Copper-Colored Mountain

This month, I would like to share with you a brief account of Pema Lingpa’s (1450-1521) visionary journey to Zangdok Palri. Pema Lingpa was an important Bhutanese treasure revealer within the Nyingma tradition and the reincarnation of Künkhyen Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa).

Benefits of the Tenth Day of the Lunar Month

On this second Guru Rinpoche day of the lunar year of the pig, I wish to continue introducing you to Zangdok Palri, the Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain, through the various accounts of great masters’ visionary journeys.

Supplication

Supplication

Supplication: The Real Meaning Supplication is a key element of Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana practice. We’ve heard this over and over again, but what does it

Mahāsiddha stories

Mahāsiddha Stories for Inspiration

Mahāsiddha stories may inspire us throughout our practice of the Buddhist path because we hear how people from all walks of life, and all types of background became accomplished masters.  And often their path to enter Dharma practice comes about through strange or unusual circumstances.  In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shares just a few of his favorite stories.