Dakini Day Digest

By Samye Institute

Dakini Day Digest - Issue #42






Dakini Day Digest

May 17 · Issue #42 · View online

Monthly highlight of the activities of Phakchok Rinpoche and the global community of Samye Institute.

This month, we are excited to announce two global virtual retreat programs: the Trinley Nyingpo Online Retreat and the Mahamudra Online Retreat. Both are organized and offered by Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown in New York. Detailed information and registration can be found in the Upcoming Events section below. Practitioners from all around the globe are welcome!
During this past month, the annual Vajra Claw Puja concluded auspiciously on May 7th at Vajra Varahi Monastery in Chapagaon, Nepal. It is one of six pujas conducted every year, from May to December, by Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s monks.
On May 14th, Samye sponsored a Dharma protectors puja via Monlam.org with the following dedication: “May the patrons of Samye Institute, and all beings, be protected from fear, hardship, and Covid-19.”
Last month, we shared the Four Pieces of Advice to Tantric Practitioners by Terchen Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa. This month, we are delighted to bring you The Four Immeasurables: Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity. May they be of benefit!
Finally, we are happy to bring you the news of Lhasey Lotsawa Publications newly updated website, as well as the Russian translation of the online course Training The Mind. May the precious Dharma continue to flourish and spread to all corners of the world!

Recent Events
Vajra Claw—Dorjé Dermo—Dakini Puja at Vajra Varahi Monastery
On May 4th, the Dorjé Dermo puja commenced under the guidance of the senior lama, Ngawang Yeshe, the Vajra Master for this puja.
Vajra Claw is a wrathful female activity dakini. The Buddha originally revealed Vajra Claw to be a powerful guardian and protector. Accordingly, Vajra Claw is invoked to this day in order to protect the practitioners’ domestic space, their family, their friends and their allies and to avert any obstacles that might threaten them.
We would like to thank the organizers, sangha, as well as all our kind and generous sponsors and everyone who made offerings or offered support.
INEB and CGLF Food Relief in Chapagaon, Nepal
From May 8 to 12, our monks of the Vajravarahi Monastery in Chapagaon, Nepal, coordinated food relief packages for over 120 families, which will last each family for about a month. This was made possible by a kind donation from the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) through their Mindful Action initiative. Here in Nepal, there has been a country-wide lockdown for 7 weeks now, and it is likely to continue for many weeks to come. Next month, our Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation will match INEB’s donation, and will distribute an additional month’s worth of food relief to these families.
Dharma activities at Guru Rinpoche Lhakang
Malaysian sangha have been actively conducting online Dharma Stream sessions twice a week via Zoom on Wednesday & Sunday evening. There’s been an average of 65+- people logging in from different states in Malaysia, Singapore, HK, UK, Canada & Australia.
They completed the Dawn of Dharma series of videos and now moving on to the 8th Fold Supreme Path of Mind Training. The online gathering will be continued every Sunday evening at 8pm. The sessions are now reduced to once a week as the organisers in Malaysia are slowly returning back to work.
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications
A brand new look for our translation group, Lhasey Lotsawa!
It is with great joy, and after many months of dedicated work, that we are announcing the launch of our new Lhasey Lotsawa website. This launch auspiciously  falls within the Tibetan Year of the Mouse that marks both the 150th anniversary of Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa’s and the 25th anniversary of Kyapjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s parinirvāṇas. 
On this new website, you can now find more than a hundred new or revised translations ready for you to explore and enjoy—and there will be many more to come! With time, our aspiration is to become a hub for all Chokling Tersar-related materials, and to thereby contribute to the spread of the New Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa (Chokling Tersar) in particular, and Buddhist wisdom in general.
If you are interested in supporting this work, please consider joining us on Patreon, or visit our Support Us page for further information. We want to thank all of you who have contributed to our endeavors to this day, and hope to continue serving the wider Dharma community with your support! Also, if you would like to stay posted about upcoming translations and publications, please subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of our website page.
The Second Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes—Sampa Lhundrup
Upcoming Teachings and Events
Online Summer Retreats
Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown New York is providing a global online retreat experience this summer. Click on the link below for detailed information and registration instructions
Trinley Nyingpo Sadhana Online Retreat: May 23 – May 27, 2020
Mahamudra Online Retreat: May 30 – June 1, 2020
Virtual Retreats with Gomde Cooperstown New York - Samye Institute
The Second Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes—Sampa Lhundrup
from The Guru’s Heart Practice
July 27th–29th, 2020  Three days of puja concluding on the Guru Rinpoche Day of 6th month of the Tibetan calendar.
Over a period of three days our monks will accumulate a total of 100,000 repetitions of the Sampa Lhundrup tsok offering prayer.
The puja will conclude at the Asura Cave on the 10th day of the Tibetan month, the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth. Asura Cave is the single most sacred site of Guru Rinpoche outside the land of Tibet. Guru Rinpoche practiced within the cave for a long period of time, overcame all the obstacles, and gained profound realization and accomplishment.
Sampa Lhundrup is a special manifestation of Guru Rinpoche, in which the Guru appears in a standing posture—ready to act—surrounded by his thirteen emanations. In this form the Guru grants the practitioners protection from all calamities.
For more information/ donations/ queries, go to our page on Samye Institute under the link below:
Annual Pujas at Vajra Varahi Monastery
Online Meditation Practice, Instruction, and Discussion
In order to be helpful and bring benefits to the sangha, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown has decided to go online via Zoom for meditation practice, instruction, and discussion.
All are welcome to join!
Online Meditation Practice, Instruction, and Discussion by Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown - Samye Institute
Akara Collection
Vajrasattva (Sangtik Dorsem) Shrine Torma
Designed according to the Chokling Tersar tradition for the Sangtik Dorsem daily practice, this is a hand-painted, hand-crafted wooden shrine torma of the sambhogakaya Buddha Vajrasattva.
For further information and enquiry, follow the link below:
Vajrasattva (Sangtik Dorsem) Shrine Torma - AKARA Collection
New Translation: Training the Mind Online Course
Samye Institute’s Global Translation Team is happy to announce that the Training the Mind online course has now been translated into Russian. If you would like to join the course, follow the link below: 
Training the Mind: An Introduction - Samye Institute
If you have any questions or if you want to volunteer to join the translation team, please email:  [email protected]
The Four Immeasurables
Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, Equanimity
Global Magnetizing Accumulation
Rinpoche has requested that all of his students, and all who are inspired to do so, recite the Giant Cloud of Blessings, or Wang Dü magnetizing supplication as part of their daily practice. This supplication, composed by Ju Mipham Rinpoche, brings enormous benefit.
Remember, you can now track year-to-date totals of the Six Vajra Lines Supplication and the Giant Cloud of Blessings Magnetizing Prayer in addition to the grand totals. The yearly accumulator will be reset annually on Losar. 
Global Accumulations - Samye Institute
Sangha News, Reflections and Activities
Vajra Claw Puja (Tib. Dorjé Dermo), Chapagaun Gompa, Nepal, May 2020 - Samye Institute
Mariam's Playground - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Being able to see your faults without losing your dignity (rang kyön tong tupa, sem pa ma shorpa) and being patient without any regrets (zöpa yö la gyöpa mepa) - Samye Institute
Dedication and Aspiration
ཚེ་དང་ཐར་པའི་བར་ཆད་ཀུན་ཞི་ཞིང་།  །
tsé dang tarpé barché kün shyi shying
May all obstacles to our life and liberation be pacified,
ལོ་བརྒྱ་འཚོ་ཞིང་སྟོན་བརྒྱ་མཐོང་བ་དང་།  །
lo gya tso shying tön gya tongwa dang
May we live for hundreds of years and see hundreds of teachers,
ལྷག་པའི་བསླབ་པས་རྒྱལ་བསྟན་རིན་པོ་ཆེ།  །
lhakpé labpé gyalten rinpoche
And through the three superior trainings, may we always uphold the precious teachings of the Conqueror,
ནམ་མཁའ་ཇི་སྲིད་གཞན་ཕྱིར་འཛིན་པར་ཤོག  །
namkha jisi shyen chir dzinpar shok
For as long as space exists, and for the benefit of others!
རྒྱལ་ཀུན་འདུས་ཞལ་དཔལ་ལྡན་བླ་མ་དང་།  །
gyal kündü shyal palden lama dang
May the glorious gurus, who are the very face and embodiment of all the buddhas,
རིས་མེད་བསྟན་པ་འཛིན་ཀུན་འཚོ་གཞེས་ཤིང་།  །
rimé tenpa dzin kün tsoshyé shing
And all the holders of the non-sectarian teachings live long,
ཆོས་འཁོར་རྒྱུན་ཆད་མེད་པར་བསྐོར་བ་ཡིས།  །
chökhor gyünché mepar korwa yi
And by turning the wheel of the Dharma without interruption,
འཇིག་རྟེན་གསུམ་པོ་རྟག་ཏུ་སྣང་བྱེད་ཤོག  །
jikten sumpo taktu nangjé shok
May they always illuminate the three worlds, now and forever!
~ Extracted from The Indestructible Vajra Garland, An Aspiration Prayer for the Lives of the Supreme Holders of the Non-Sectarian Teachings by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé.
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