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The Nectar for the Ears of the Fortunate

Feb 15, 2019

This Guru Rinpoche day letter being the first of the lunar year of the pig and after much consideration, I have decided to focus this year on Zangdok Palri or the Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain, where our Precious Maha Guru Padmasambhava...

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Meditation Without Reflection Is Blind

Oct 19, 2018

When reflecting, it is important to do so with your practice, personality, responsibility, and so forth. Reflect on your actions and reflect on your self. When you don’t reflect, you are like a blind person, not knowing where you are...

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With My Guru in Tharpaling

Sep 19, 2018

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you! I hope you all are healthy and happy. As I am sending this message to you all today, I am in the presence of my Guru Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche’s Kudung Chorten in...

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Aspiration for Your Happiness and Well-Being

Aug 20, 2018

How have you all been? I very much hope that you all and your loved ones are happy and healthy. Through out all my messages every month for the last twelve or so years, my aspiration initially was to send...

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Practitioner Phakchok Rinpoche to Lazy Phakchok Rinpoche

Jul 22, 2018

I am at the moment in Gomde Cooperstown. Hope you all are keeping well and that you are keeping up with your practice. I came across a short audio teaching on the bardos by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche earlier today and...

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Things to Remember

Jun 23, 2018

Hoping you all are happy and healthy. Here’s a short message on this Guru Rinpoche Day: When you know there's nothing more important than the mind, then you can turn your mind towards the Dharma at that...

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Letter from My Guru

May 24, 2018

I would like to share this message with you all for today's Guru Rinpoche Day: My son, you need to understand the dharma that I taught you. That is the easy part. The difficult part is the practice. And the...

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Letter to Myself

Apr 25, 2018

I hope you have all been healthy and happy. I am at the moment at my home base in Boudhanath, Kathmandu. I have been spending my mornings in front of my shrine with a mani wheel in my hand and...

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The Importance of Pure Perception

Mar 26, 2018

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to you all and I hope this message finds you all happy and healthy. This particular Guru Rinpoche Day is a special one​ as​ it falls on the 2nd Ngakso Drupchen held annually. The ​first ​​​is...

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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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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.