Supplication: What and Why?

Oct 22, 2015

Defining Supplication Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche often teaches us to supplicate the guru and the lineage masters repeatedly. Sometimes modern students have difficulties with this term “supplication” (tib. gsol ba ‘debs) or “petition”....

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Multiplying Month

Feb 28, 2015

I hope you are all well and happy and have been able to find time to practice today. This precious Guru Rinpoche Day falls in what is called 'the multiplying month' according to the Tibetan calendar. This means that this...

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Four Points & Dusum Sangye Supplication

Sep 4, 2014

There are four points I would like to remind you of on this Guru Rinpoche Day. 1. Bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment. This is so important, and I have talked about this many times already. The motivation of bodhicitta is...

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Four Points to Apply to Your Life

Apr 9, 2014

What I'd like to mention in today's message are a few points that apply both to the mundane world and the spiritual...

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The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmakara

Oct 24, 2012

For today's Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you an excerpt from "The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmakara". And from the fourth chapter, “The Prayer Requested by Namkhé Nyingpo (nam mkha'i snying...

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Benefits of Performing Feast Offerings and the Seven Line Prayer

Jul 20, 2010

The word for ‘feast offering’ in Sanskrit is ganachakra, which if translated into Tibetan is tsok kyi khorlo, wheel of accumulation. Gathering the two accumulations of merit and wisdom is the supreme and indispensable method for clearing away the cloud...

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