Vajrayana

Korwa Dongtruk Puja

Aug 20, 2021

Korwa Dongtruk is a teaching of Guru Rinpoche revealed in a terma by the great tertön, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. Compiled by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, the sādhana, entitled “All-pervading Benefit,” is a practice of Red Avalokiteshvara.  This sādhana includes specific meditation practices to benefit those who have...

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Bardo Teachings, Part Two: Preparation for Death – Key Points for Self and Others

Aug 3, 2021

Samye is ​pleased​ to announce that Phakchok Rinpoche will offer​ Bardo Teachings on​ the upcoming​​ Full Moon Day,​ ​Sunday, ​August 22nd, at 5:45pm, Nepal time (check your local time here). ​In “Preparation...

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

Jul 24, 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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Phakchok Rinpoche Will Teach on The Bardos on July 24th

Jul 4, 2021

Samye is happy to announce that Phakchok Rinpoche will teach on The Bardos on Saturday, July 24th, at 5:45pm, Nepal time (check your local time here). This teaching, on the full moon...

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Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfilment of Wishes Puja

Jun 25, 2021

Please join us this July in accumulating One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfilment of Wishes (Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup) Puja from The Guru’s Heart Practice. Our monks will be practicing at...

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In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas Summer Course 2021

Jun 13, 2021

Samye Institute is pleased to announce the second live-session course based on Phakchok Rinpoche’s new book, In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas. This 14-week class will guide participants through the concepts and practices...

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Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa

Jun 10, 2021

On June 11, 2021, we celebrate the 151st parinirvāṇa anniversary of the renowned tertön (treasure revealer) Chokgyur...

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Oṃ āḥ hūṃ: The Three Syllables

Jun 1, 2021

The seed syllables oṃ āḥ hūṃ (pronounced “hung”) represent vajra, or wisdom, body, speech, and mind. These syllables oṃ āḥ hūṃ adorn the forehead, throat, and heart of all Vajrayana deities, such...

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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.