Phakchok Rinpoche

Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel (The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of Obstacles)

Sep 12, 2021

Please join us this September on Guru Rinpoche day in accumulating One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of Obstacles (Tukdrup Barché Künsel) Puja. Our monks will make the...

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Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence (Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik) Puja

Jul 24, 2021

Please join us this November on Guru Rinpoche Day in accumulating One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of The Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence (Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik) Puja. Our monks will be making the extensive...

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Maintaining Meditation Discipline

Mar 30, 2021

Although we often understand discipline to refer to the actions of the body and the quality of our speech, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the origin of true discipline is the mind....

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The Global Online Accumulation Riwo Sangchö Practice (烟供前言+仁波切开示 中文)

Feb 27, 2021

Riwo Sangchö is a very beneficial and well-known puja for clearing our karmic debts and for cleansing obstacles in the outer world as well as our own obstacles of the mind. On...

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A Message from Phakchok Rinpoche in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Feb 6, 2021

Today, February 6, 2021, is the anniversary of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, the great-grandson of the great treasure revealer, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. Rinpoche was an emanation of Nupchen Sangyé Yeshé, one of...

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An Offering of the Dharma and Introduction of Student Pathways from Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye Institute

Jan 1, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche will offer a series of Dharma teachings over the course of the next month. As the teachers regularly remind us, the gift of the precious Dharma is the supreme offering as it alone unfolds the path to...

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Seeing the Buddha, Becoming the Buddha: Formal Meditation Instruction from Phakchok Rinpoche

Nov 12, 2020

Within In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas, Phakchok Rinpoche clearly shows how genuine meditation is contingent upon bringing together many supportive conditions. However, Rinpoche also articulates methods for contained formal sessions that are effective, profound, and transformative....

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On Forgetting

Oct 27, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche teaches that if we are holding any anger, we are not free. When you’re even mildly annoyed at someone, the mind is disturbed and there is some pain. When you are holding on to a twenty-year grudge, you...

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Opening the Door to Authentic Meditation

Oct 16, 2020

The profound equality of all beings is only known in the moment in which ‘I’ no longer exists. Only through the recognition of emptiness is there stainless compassion. This stainless compassion, inseparable...

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Chokgyur Lingpa’s Zangdok Palri Aspirations

Feb 3, 2020

To conclude our Copper-Colored Mountain series on this last Guru Rinpoche day of the year of the pig, I would like to share with you a very special prayer for rebirth in Zangdok Palri, written by the great tertön Chokgyur...

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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.