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Dakini Day Digest - Issue #55


Dakini Day Digest

June 4 · Issue #55 · View online

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

The few remaining days of this fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar (Saga Dawa), provide continued opportunities to accumulate merit. On this past full moon day (and lunar eclipse) on May 26th - Saga Dawa Düchen sangha members and Buddhist practitioners throughout the world celebrated Buddha Śākyamuni’s birth, awakening, and parinirvāṇa.
During this blessed month, the monks at Do-Ngak Ling continue to celebrate Saga Dawa with daily pujas. See below for photos, information, and a chance to join in the accumulation of merit via offering.
We are delighted to announce that on July 19th, the birth month of Guru Rinpoche (the 6th month in the Tibetan calendar), we invite all to participate in an auspicious tsok bum, the One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes (Sampa Lhundrup) Puja. This is a great opportunity for all of us to practice together, once again, as a global sangha. Please find details below in the digest.
Auspiciously coinciding with the announcement of the July 19th Sampa Lhundrup Tsok Bum, we are happy to share with you an introductory video to Gomde Bali. This Gomde will be home to a five meter tall Guru Sampa Lhundrup statue and 40+ retreat cabins. Find more information below.
In addition, Samye Institute is happy to announce a brand new landing page for the Guru Rinpoche Day Teaching section, with user-friendly features. All the Guru Rinpoche Day messages can now be browsed by topics, including Visionary Journeys, General Practice Advice, and The 12 Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche.
On June 1st, Samye Institute requested Three Prayers to Remove Obstacles & Gather Positive Conditions (Includes 2 Prayers to Guru Rinpoche: Clearing the Obstacles of the Path (Barchey Lamsel) and Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes (Sampa Lhündrub) as well as the Praises to 21 Taras) via with the following dedication: “May the patrons of Samye Institute, and the whole world, be free of all disease and hardship. May all beings, in all realms, be happy, healthy, and safe! And may they have all that they need”.

Recent Events
Saga Dawa Pujas at Do-Ngak Ling
Every day during this auspicious month of Saga Dawa, our monks at Do-Ngak Ling monastery have engaged in special pujas, prayers, butter lamp offerings, and more. As you know, the merit of all virtuous activities this month is multiplied 100,000 times, and our monks have made the most of this opportunity to accumulate. For those who would like to partake in this month of merit, there are seven days of Saga Dawa remaining to do so. If you would like to join in the accumulation, you can offer via “Monks Sponsorship” on Samye:
Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes Puja
Date: July 19 (July 18 in the Americas)
Time: 8:00–11:00 a.m. Nepal time
Please join us this July in accumulating One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes (Sampa Lhundrup) Puja from The Guru’s Heart Practice. Our monks will be practicing at the Asura Cave Retreat Center in Nepal. Together, our monks, nuns and lay sangha will accumulate a total of 100,000 repetitions of the Sampa Lhundrup Tsok offering prayer.
Sampa Lhundrup is a special manifestation of Guru Rinpoche, in which the Guru appears in a standing posture—ready to act—surrounded by his twelve emanations. In this form, the Guru grants the practitioners protection from all calamities. He guards us against conflict, disease, poverty, obstacle-makers, vicious animals, disturbances of the four natural elements, robbers, sudden death, the intermediate state, clinging to reality, and the sufferings of the six classes of beings.
Offering tsok is considered to be the supreme method for accumulating merit and wisdom, restoring all breakages of samaya and fulfilling the deities, gurus, protectors, and vajra brothers and sisters. Thus all unfavorable circumstances will be dispelled and all the practitioner’s wishes will be swiftly fulfilled. An immensely powerful way to perform the tsok is as a tsokbum, or 100,000 accumulations of the tsok offering.
New Landing Page For Guru Rinpoche Day
The Samye Team is happy to announce the launch of our new user-friendly Guru Rinpoche Day landing page. Here, you will be able to browse our archive of Rinpoche’s messages by topic, including Visionary Journeys, General Practice Advice, and The 12 Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche. These rich teachings can now be easily visited again and again to inspire us, deepen our understanding, and bring our minds home in the midst of our busy lives. 
Akara Collection
Vessel of Auspiciousness Sang Burner
Even though the practice of sang offering has become increasingly popular, there has been little concern about the vessel in which the sang is offered. Yet the vessel is very important as it is where we present our offerings to all those worthy praise–Buddhas, bodhisattvas, guardians, and so forth– as well as show our respect, love and care for all of them. This vessel follows the traditional shape that was used widely in Tibet and is still currently used in all the monasteries and sacred places. It is made of one of the five metals and decorated with guardian spirits and auspicious symbols.
For more information, please go to Akara Collection under the link below:
Vessel of Auspiciousness Sang Burner - AKARA Collection
Gomde Bali Presentation
We welcome you to view the Gomde Bali video presentation below. It begins with an introduction to Indonesia’s Buddhist history, and an introduction to the island of Bali. Located in Munduk, Bali, construction has already begun on at Gomde Bali, with several retreat cabins now complete. The video shares the design of the land which can potentially feature 42 modern retreat houses, in addition to a main temple and reception hall. Additionally, the land will be blessed by a five meter tall outdoor statue of Guru Sampa Lhundrup.
Gomde Bali – Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Indonesia In Bali
In English Narration 
Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Indonesia (Gomde Bali) With English Commentary
In Indonesian Narration
Ranjung Yeshe Gomde Indonesia (Gomde Bali)
In Chinese Narration
Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Indonesia (Gomde Bali) With Chinese Commentary
Anjali Admin Gomde Bali: *
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 and Events
Bliss Is Your Superpower: Weekly Zoom Class With Erric Solomon - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Key points of Advice from Kunkhyen Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche - 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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