Mantra

A Garland of Protection

Jun 20, 2019

By Chou Chuen Perfectly Enlightened Mother, please protect us beginners on the Path! Sipping coffee and museum hopping in London with a monk that I barely knew. That was how my journey...

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Healing Practices from Tibetan Buddhism

Dec 18, 2018

Healing practices perform an important function for practitioners. Physical health situations can make our lives more stressful and difficult to...

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Healing Mantra and the King of Bliss

Dec 28, 2017

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to friends near and far. In this last video of the Tukdrub Barché Künsel series, Phakchok Rinpoche introduces the King of Great Bliss, Dechen Gyalpo. Furthermore, Rinpoche shares a mantra which has a three-fold purpose for...

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Nepal Earthquake

Apr 28, 2015

As you all know, on Saturday Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake that took the lives of thousands of people and has left many tens of thousands of others destitute, vulnerable, and filled with fear. Fortunately, our community of monks, nuns,...

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Four Points & Dusum Sangye Supplication

Sep 4, 2014

There are four points I would like to remind you of on this Guru Rinpoche Day. 1. Bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment. This is so important, and I have talked about this many times already. The motivation of bodhicitta is...

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Root Tantra of Manjushri

Aug 19, 2010

When we let our emotions overtake us completely, we wind up on the same road making the same mistakes. Again and again, this happens. Why do we have to be so blind and stupid? Therefore, STOP, take a moment to...

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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.