Vajrayana

Ngöndro Teachings with Drupla Sonam Tsering

Feb 12, 2022

In this series, Drupla Sonam Tsering will provide instructions and commentary on The Four Foundations or Ngöndro practices of the Tukdrup Barché...

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Preliminary Practices from the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel: Going for Refuge

Jan 15, 2022

Samye Institute is delighted to announce a new monthly teaching series, generously sponsored by the Indonesian Sangha. In this series, Drupla Sonam Tsering will provide instructions and commentary on The Four Foundations or Ngöndro practices of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel....

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Guru Rinpoche Day Puja with Drupla Sonam and the Indonesian Sangha

Jan 12, 2022

Dear Friends Near and Far, On the upcoming Guru Rinpoche day, you can join the Indonesian Sangha as they practice the Trinley Nyingpo Puja lead by Drupla Sonam Tsering. Details about this event Date: Wednesday, 12 January 2022Time: 06.15 PM...

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Phakchok Rinpoche: Teaching on the Liberation Upon Hearing

Dec 19, 2021

Samye is happy to announce that Phakchok Rinpoche will offer teachings on The Liberation Upon Hearing (thos grol) on December 19th, 2021 at 6:45 PM Nepal Time (check your local time here). It is an offering to all who are...

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Guru Rinpoche Day Puja with Drupla Sonam and the Indonesian Sangha

Dec 13, 2021

Dear Friends Near and Far, On the next guru Rinpoche day, you can join the Indonesian Sangha as they practice the Trinley Nyingpo Puja lead by Drupla Sonam Tsering on: 🗓️: Monday, 13 December 2021🕖: 06.45 PM – 08:45 PM...

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Introducing Phakchok Rinpoche’s December Teachings

Dec 10, 2021

Samye is ​delighted to announce two upcoming teachings from Phakchok Rinpoche this December: The Wisdom of the Time of Death Sutra Phakchok Rinpoche will teach on the Noble Wisdom of the Time...

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The Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik Feast Offering

Nov 17, 2021

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik Tsok Bum, the eleventh in our series of global online ganachakra feast offering...

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Kongtrül Rinpoche’s Pithy Words of Practice Advice

Nov 12, 2021

For November 2021 Guru Rinpoche Day message, Phakchok Rinpoche shares precious key points of instruction from the great Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche, from "The Essential Points of Creation and Completion that Will Benefit the Beginner Who Has Entered the...

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Tsangnyön Heruka’s mind instructions

Oct 15, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a song of realization the master Tsangnyön Heruka sang to his disciple Bönpo Dorjé Nyingpo as he was giving him mind...

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Heart Essence of Mahaguru Padmasambhava

Sep 16, 2021

Dear friends near and far, As always, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy. For today’s Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you some key words...

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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.