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Dakini Day Digest - Issue #53

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Dakini Day Digest

April 6 · Issue #53 · View online

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


This month, we are happy to provide you with the detailed information for the first of the 2021 Annual Pujas selected by Phakchok Rinpoche: the Vajra Claw—Dorjé Dermo—Dakini Puja, scheduled for April 25th-27th. Vajra Claw is a wrathful female activity dakini who the Buddha originally revealed to be a powerful guardian and protector.
During this past month, we were fortunate to receive the fifth online teaching in the Senior Lama Teaching Series - with the topic: “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live” by Tulku Migmar Tsering. This precious teaching series, organized by Samye Institute, comprises online teachings and question-and-answer sessions featuring our learned druplas (retreat masters) in the Chokling Tersar tradition.
In the Upcoming Events section, we joyfully include important updates about the 40th Annual Fall Seminar happening in Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, Nepal. Moreover, you will find information about different upcoming online courses and how to register.
We also have exciting updates from Akara Collection with the Lords of Three Families Small Statues set; as well as Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications’ newest translated texts.

Recent Events
Senior Lama Teachings Series # 5 with Tulku Migmar Tsering
On April 3rd, the fifth of our Senior Lama Teaching Series auspiciously happened under the guidance and advice from Tulku Migmar Tsering. This teaching, entitled “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” explored how to understand, contemplate, and work with the reality of death and thereby live a meaningful life. This also included advice on how to prepare for our own dying and death, and how to be supportively present to the death and dying of others. The teaching was simultaneously interpreted in 7 different languages, bringing great benefit for many sentient beings.
The video of the teaching is now available via Samye Institute.
The First Annual Puja: Vajra Claw—Dorjé Dermo—Dakini Puja
from The Seven Cycles of Profundity
April 25th–27th, 2021 – Three days of puja concluding on the Full Moon Day of 3rd month of the Tibetan Calendar.
Our monks at Do-Ngak Ling Monastery in Nepal will recite the Vajra Claw practice from the Chokling Tersar and the Vajra Claw Sutra.
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.
For more information/ offerings/ queries, go to our page on Samye Institute under the link below:
Vajra Claw Dakini Puja - Samye Institute
Akara Collection
Lords of Three Families Small Statues
The Lords of the Three Families are Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani. They embody the three qualities of enlightenment – compassion, wisdom and dignity (or power) respectively. Handcrafted in Nepal, these statues are made of brass. The statues have been consecrated with mantras and prayers by the senior monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery.
For details, go to the link below:
Lords of Three Families Small Statues - AKARA Collection
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications
Lhasey Lotsawa is happy to share with you the following translations our team has been working on during the past month.
This new edition to our library is thanks in large part to the translation work of Rangjung Yeshe Publications: Terdak Lingpa’s Request for the Teachers to Remain Steadfast as Vajra Form, Speech, and Heart.
The Sādhana for the Single Mudrā Vajrasattva is part of The Essential Secret Essence cycle which contains the three main yidam deities practiced by Guru Rinpoche: Vajrasattva, Vajrakīlaya, and Yangdak Heruka. This treasure teaching was revealed by the great tertön Orgyen Chokgyur Lingpa in the 19th century in the Dergé Kingdom of eastern Tibet, while the sādhana was written down by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.
A compilation of four line supplications to the main lineage holders of the Chokling Tersar.
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, especially during these times.
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
Upcoming Teachings
40th Annual Fall Seminar
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has confirmed new dates for the previously postponed 40th Annual Fall Seminar. The new dates are May 1 through May 6. Rinpoche will teach at 6:45 pm Nepal Standard Time. You can find your local time here. More details and registration link coming soon.
40th Annual Fall Seminar: Buddha Nature - Samye Institute
Teaching at Gomde Cooperstown New York
Beginning April 15, Matthew Zalichin at Gomde Cooperstown will be teaching from Traleg Rinpoche’s book Essence of Buddhism. This class repeats on Friday April 16 at 11:00am EDT. 
Also continuing on Wednesdays, we have Trinley Nyingpo practice in English at noon EDT.
Radically Happy: A new series of 5 workshops focusing on Basic Happiness with Erric Solomon
These workshops are based on the book Radically Happy and focus on the first part of the programme, Basic Happiness, where we learn how and why to become more present moment focused.
The program will be held online via zoom on Tuesday evenings 6.00–8.00pm, beginning April 13th and concluding May 11th.
Sangha Updates and Activities
The Dawn of Dharma in Seville, With Online Teachings by Phakchok Rinpoche - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Supreme Mind Training - 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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