Tsok Bum

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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Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik (The Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence)

Nov 13, 2021

For the previous Tsok Bum—the accumulation of 100,000 Feast Offerings—of Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel, The Guru’s Heart Practice, we shared with you a short introduction to Guru Rinpoche, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, Lamé...

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The Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel Online Global Feast Offering

Sep 19, 2021

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel Tsok Bum, the tenth in our series of global online ganachakra feast...

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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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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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The Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup Online Global Feast Offering

Jul 23, 2021

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup Tsok Bum, the ninth in our series of global online ganachakra feast offering...

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Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup: The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes, the Guru’s Heart Practice

Jun 21, 2020

It is mentioned in the Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence, by Guru Rinpoche that there are four levels of heart-practice or guru sadhanas: the outer is Barché Künsel, the...

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The Benefits of Tsok Offering Practice

Jun 21, 2020

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche explained: All practices on the path to buddhahood are methods for gathering the accumulations of merit and wisdom and for purifying our obscurations. These two processes of accumulation and...

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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.