Vajrayana

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

Sep 12, 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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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 18, 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 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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Multiplying Effects: Five Ways of Multiplying Merit

Jul 1, 2021

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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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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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.