Meditation

Ngöndro Teachings with Drupla Sonam Tsering

Feb 12, 2022

In this series, Drupla Sonam Tsering will provide instructions and commentary on The Four Foundations or Ngöndro practices of the Tukdrup Barché...

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Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Jan 30, 2022

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the...

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Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Jan 23, 2022

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the...

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The 37 Bodhisattva Practices: Session 5

Jan 18, 2022

In this fifth session, Tulku-la talks about how to rely on spiritual guides to reduce the influence of disturbing factors....

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Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Jan 16, 2022

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the...

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Preliminary Practices from the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel: Going for Refuge

Jan 15, 2022

Samye Institute is delighted to announce a new monthly teaching series, generously sponsored by the Indonesian Sangha. In this series, Drupla Sonam Tsering will provide instructions and commentary on The Four Foundations or Ngöndro practices of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel....

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Commit to Sit: Guru Rinpoche Day

Jan 12, 2022

Mahaguru Padmasambhava is known by many names in the Himalayan region. We may call out to him as Guru Rinpoche, the Lotus-Born Guru, the Buddha of the Three Times, or simply, the Mahaguru. The tenth day of every lunar month...

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The 37 Bodhisattva Practices: Session 4

Jan 10, 2022

Practices. In this fourth session, Tulku-la talks about how to best reflect on the truth of impermanence, and how removing oneself from distractions allows one to truly practice...

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Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

Jan 9, 2022

Samye Institute is pleased to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will begin a new teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the...

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The 37 Bodhisattva Practices: Session 3

Jan 4, 2022

This teaching continues the series generously sponsored by Samye’s Vietnamese Sangha. In this recording, Tulku Migmar Tsering talks about the importance of place in our path, how it is critical to distance yourself from physical and mental distractions in order...

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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.