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New Publication: The Lotus-Born Guru in India

Jun 21, 2021

Our skilled translators at Lhasey Lotsawa have announced the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in India—to be released auspiciously on Guru Padmasambhava’s birthday (July 19th, 2021) via Rangjung...

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Celebrating Lha Bab Düchen

Nov 6, 2020

Lha Bab Düchen (lha babs dus chen) in Tibetan translates as, ‘The Festival of the Descent from Heaven.’ We celebrate this great event on the 22nd day of the ninth month of the...

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Announcing a New Guru Rinpoche Pilgrimage App from Nekhor

Jul 29, 2020

We are pleased to launch, on this particularly auspicious Guru Rinpoché Day, the Nekhor app. “Nekhor” in Tibetan means “Circling the Sacred,” or simply “Pilgrimage,” this is exactly what this app will help you...

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Nekhor Pilgrimage: Circling the Sacred

Jan 29, 2020

For over half a decade, a small group of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoché’s students have been researching the sacred sites of Guru Padmsambhava. Our goal has been to fulfill a single overarching mission:...

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More Joyful News From Nekhor! Upcoming Pilgrimage in November 2019

Oct 23, 2019

Tukdrup Barché Kunsel Pilgrimage: November 2019 To inaugurate the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: the Lotus Born Guru in Nepal, Nekhor invites you on our inaugural Tukdrup Barché Kunsel pilgrimage! This...

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Joyful News From Nekhor: Book Release!

Oct 23, 2019

Book Publication | “Following In Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru In Nepal” Nekhor, as part of Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications, is honored to announce the publication of Following in Your Footsteps:...

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New Translations of the History of the Jarung Kashor Stūpa

Jan 10, 2018

Dear Dharma friends near and far, It is with great joy that we announce that the full English translation of the History of the Jarung Kashor Stūpa, otherwise known as the Boudhanath...

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Multiplying Effects: Five Ways of Multiplying Merit

Nov 8, 2017

Practitioners should take advantage of all opportunities to increase the accumulation of merit easily and swiftly. We need to know how to magnify our virtues. Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us regularly that we need to consistently accumulate merit....

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Bhutan Pilgrimage with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche – September 19th to 26th, 2015 

Jun 10, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche invites his sangha to embark with him on a pilgrimage to sacred sites of Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. The pilgrimage concludes with two additional days of retreat. Many of...

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Guru Rinpoche’s Body, Speech, and Mind Blessings

May 1, 2012

About two weeks ago we were on a pilgrimage following the footsteps of the Lotus Born in Nepal and Sikkim. It was a memorable trip still so vivid and in memory of it, I would like to share Padmasambhava's last...

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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.