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Dakini Day Digest - Issue #62

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Dakini Day Digest

December 29 · Issue #62 · View online

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


In two days, the final Samye annual puja of this Tibetan calendar year, White Umbrella, will commence at Do-Ngak Ling Monastery Chapagaon, Nepal. More information can be found in the digest below.
Due to the request of many students over the years, Samye has recently created a way for all to request key Bardo prayers and practices for the deceased during their 49 days. You can learn more below.
From January 4th to 6th, Ka-nying Shedrub Ling will host a grand tsok offering dedicated to the 4th Chokgyur Lingpa,  Kyabjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche. On January 6th, corresponding to the Tibetan calendar parinirvana anniversary date of our precious guru, Kyabjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, please join us in making fervent aspirations for the swift rebirth of Rinpoche’s authentic reincarnation. For further information about this very special puja, please find more information below. And for the upcoming annual puja calendar of Ka-nying Shedrub Ling, click here.
Samye Institute is delighted to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering’s teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices continues. This teaching series, which began on Sunday, November 28th, is scheduled to take place over ten weekly sessions. Recordings of Tulku-la’s teachings will be made available on YouTube and on the Samye website after each session. Please scroll down for further information on registration and the translated text. You will also find the link to participate in sharing the Dharma by making an offering.
Samye Institute also rejoices in the Indonesian sangha’s generous sponsorship of another monthly teaching series, In this series, beginning January 15, Drupla Sonam Tsering will provide instructions and commentary on The Four Foundations or Ngöndro practices of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel. Drupla will be teaching on the Concise Preliminary Practices of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel arranged by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. More details will be available soon on our event page.
Phakchok Rinpoche emphasizes that Four Foundations practice is very important. Students usually are instructed to begin the Ngöndro after several years of daily meditation practice. Samye Institute has a course devoted to these profound practices, containing Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings and explanations of every stage of the Ngöndro.
Moreover, in this issue, we are introduced to the newest pieces of work from Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications. You can find the links for these translated texts below as well.
This month, Akara Collection features our thangkha of Lama Norlha, a deity specifically associated with wealth and prosperity.
Samye is also pleased to announce our year-end fundraising campaign and our aspiration to gather $108,000 USD by Losar. We rejoice in the news that the Vajra Fund and several generous members of our Sangha have offered to match donations up to $45,000 USD. We invite all to become patrons of the Dharma and support Samye Institute. Details can be found below.
On 12/27/2021 Samye made a contribution toward the White Umbrella Puja which will be held at Do-Ngak Ling Monastery between 12/30/2021 and 1/1/2022 on behalf of all the patrons of Samye Institute with the following dedication: “May the sponsors 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
Eleven Monks Completed 3-Year Retreat in Nubri
Recently, we rejoice that eleven 3-year retreatants have completed retreat of Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel at Hung-sang-phuk in Nubri, Nepal. Phakchok Rinpoche, Khenpo Pema Gyaltsen as well as several more of our khenpos and druplas have supported these retreatants during the 3 year period.
Samye School Annual Sports Day
At the Samye school in Chapagaon, Nepal, our monks recently celebrated their annual sports day. Currently, 94 young monks reside here ranging from age 5-15. They receive both a formal Buddhist education and a modern education covering the conventional academic subjects. Currently, 13 junior monks above the age of 15 are part of the Ngakdra or Tantra school focusing on both the philosophical and the practice-oriented learning so they become well balanced on their way to become authentic practitioners upholding the Buddhadharma and Vajrayana, specifically the lineage of Chokling Tersar. With regards to their modern education, the monks are guided by 11 school teachers, and divided into 8 levels of learning which Rinpoche has named after the 8 sacred sites of the Buddha: Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Vaishali, Rajagriha, Shravasti, and Samkashya. For those who would like to support our monks’ education, you can make an offering under “Monks Sponsorship” using this link: https://samyeinstitute.org/make-an-offering/.
Sangha’s Activities: 3 Days Elaborate Ganachakra Puja in Guru Rinpoche Lhakang at Putra Heights, Malaysia
An elaborate 3-day Ganachakra Puja led by Lama Jangchub Yeshe was auspiciouly completed in Guru Rinpoche Lhakang . The puja began on Dec 11th with the Protectors and Vajrakilaya practices to remove obstacles. On Dec 12th, a Kurukulle Puja was held. The Ganachakra Puja ended on auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day with chanting the Tukdrub Barché Künsel text.
Upcoming Annual Puja: White Umbrella
from The Seven Cycles of Profundity
Location:
Chapagaon, Nepal – Pal Do-Ngak Nyida Zungdrel Mindrol Norbuling Monastery (aka Vajra Varahi Monastery)
TimeDecember 30th - January 1st
Sitatapatra, Dukkarmo, or White Umbrella is named after her main emblem: a white umbrella. The Buddha revealed this deity to his followers as a powerful protection against calamities and malignant beings. 
For enquiry, offering, or any other information: Click Here
Grand Feast Offering Puja at Ka-nying Shedrub Ling
Ongoing Teaching by Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices
Tulku Migmar Tsering’s teaching series on the topic of Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices continues weekly. This teaching series has been generously sponsored by the Vietnamese Sangha. This beautiful text encapsulates the bodhisattva ideal in a series of 37 pith aphorisms relating to all elements of the Mahayana view, meditation, and conduct. This teaching series is scheduled to take place over ten sessions, where Tulku-la will gently guide us through the text, explaining the deep and subtle meanings of this profound work.
These teachings will be also be streamed on the Samye YouTube channel and will be uploaded to the Samye site after the event so that students in all time zones can benefit from this important text.
Learn more and register here.
Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices - Samye Institute
Request Bardo Prayers for the Deceased
In response to many requests made by students over the years, with the guidance of Phakchok Rinpoche, Samye Institute has now launched this opportunity to request key prayers and practices for the deceased.
The main prayers and practices done for the deceased over the 49-day (or 7-week) period include the following: Korwa Dongtruk, Amitabha puja, Sangtik Dorsem, Kunzang Tuktik, and Ngensong Dongtruk.
To learn more about these practices, Samye’s prayer options, and to request Bardo prayers on behalf of your loved one, visit Samye Institute under the link below:
Request Bardo Prayers for the Deceased - Samye Institute
Ngondro Teachings with Drupla Sonam Tsering
Samye Institute is delighted to announce a new monthly teaching series, generously sponsored by the Indonesian Sangha. In this series, Drupla Sonam Tsering will provide instructions and commentary on The Four Foundations or Ngöndro practices of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel. Drupla will be teaching on the Concise Preliminary Practices of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel arranged by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
For further information and registration, follow Samye’s Event Page for updates.
Samye Fundraiser
Samye announces our year-end fundraising initiative
Just as the original Samye monastery arose due to the generous sponsorship of royal patrons, this virtual Samye relies on the continued support of our kind benefactors. We are overjoyed to share the news that the Vajra Fund together with several generous members of our Sangha have agreed to match donations up to $45,000 USD. With your and their help, we can continue to expand our activities, sharing the precious Dharma with more and more people world-wide, and becoming a spiritual companion for practitioners both new and old.
Samye Institute Fundraising Campaign - Samye Institute
Akara Collection
LAMA NORLHA THANGKA
Thangkas – paintings of deities - are traditionally painted on canvas and used as the main support to meditation practice. Reproduced on long-lasting canvas, these thangkas are of such high quality that at first glance they appear painted. You can choose to have your printed thangkas framed in brocade in the traditional Tibetan style or without brocade, allowing you to choose how it will be displayed.
Lama Norlha (also known as Dzambhala) is a deity specifically associated with wealth and prosperity. Within the mandala of Lamey Tukdrub Barchey Künsel (Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles) from the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa, Guru Rinpoche manifests in the form of this wealth deity. This manifestation is known as Kyechok Tsulzang.
For more information, visit Akara Collection page below:
Lama Norlha Thangka - AKARA Collection
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications
On this Dakini Day during the month of December, we are happy to share the following publications our team at Lhasey Lotsawa has been diligently working on:
When Chokgyur Lingpa and his disciples were seated in meditation in the sacred place of Kyijam Nyida, the great treasure revealer, gave this heart advice which was then noted down.
Verses of advice on dependent origination by Chokgyur Lingpa.
A piece of advice bestowed by Chokgyur Lingpa upon his disciples at Khala Rongo.
We hope these translations will be of great benefit to your practice and all beings. May it be auspicious!
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
Ngondro Teachings with Drupla Sonam Tsering - Samye Institute
Translation Course with Erik Pema Kunsang - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
On the Importance of Compassion - 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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