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Auspicious Global Sangha Accumulations of Merit During Bumgyur Dawa

Feb 25, 2021

On this first Guru Rinpoche Day of the Tibetan Iron Ox year, Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye joyfully announce a series of three global sangha accumulation of merit events. As these practices will occur during the first month of the lunar...

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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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How to Plan Your Personal Retreat, Part Two

Dec 10, 2020

In Part Two of “How to Plan Your Personal Retreat,” recorded on December 10, 2020, Drupla Sonam Tsering, who has completed three three-year retreats, continues his discussion of advice on how to conduct...

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How to Plan Your Personal Retreat, Part One

Oct 12, 2020

How do we choose where to go for retreat? What are suggestions on retreat for someone with commitments like family or children? What are the advantages and disadvantages of solitary retreat? When should we do retreat at...

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Chökhor Düchen – The Great Festival of the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel

Jul 22, 2020

Chökhor Düchen is "The Great Festival of the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel". An overview of the importance and history of this...

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Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life, Part One

Sep 10, 2019

Practicing the Pāramitās represents a major element of the Mahayana Buddhist path.  These six "transcendental perfections" (Tib. parol tu chinpa druk)  enable practitioners to accumulate both merit and wisdom.  In the first of a series of short video teachings, Tulku...

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Ngensong Dongtruk Puja–a Student’s Eye-View

Aug 28, 2019

Making an Auspicious Connection   As the third of the 2019 puja series, the Ngensong Dongtruk or “Dredger of the Lower Realms’ Depths” puja was held for three days from August 10th-12th...

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Long and Meaningful Life

Feb 25, 2018

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day! I am at present presiding over the Tsekar “White Amitayus” Drupchen here at our Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Boudhanath. It is a five family Buddha Amitayus practice with the hundred deities that Guru Rinpoche received...

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Accumulating Causes for Enlightenment

Feb 9, 2018

In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the essence of our mind is already enlightened. Yet, even though our nature is pure, that does not imply that we then can sit back and do nothing. We need to...

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Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer: Part Three

Jan 10, 2018

In this final teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that we can do this aspiration prayer as often as we...

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