Dakini Day Digest - Issue #67

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Dakini Day Digest

May 25 · Issue #67 · View online

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


During this past month, on Guru Rinpoche’s Day, we completed a global online Tukdrup Barché Künsel tsok bum. Furthermore, on the Full Moon day, May 16th, the annual Vajra Claw Puja concluded auspiciously, at Do-Ngak Ling (Vajra Varahi Monastery) in Chapagaon, Nepal. It is one of six pujas conducted every year, from May to December, by Phakchok Rinpoche’s monks. In the coming weeks, stay tuned for a full schedule of all the other Annual Pujas in 2022.
In this digest, we are happy to bring you updates and pictures from Gomde Brazil and Gomde Bali, as well as news about the Vesak Day celebration by members of our global sangha.
We are also excited to bring you this month’s newest translations from Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications and information about the Kurukulle Statue, blessed in the recent Kurukulle puja, featured by Akara Collection.
You will also find useful information about different upcoming Dharma teachings: the extensive Ngöndro of the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel by Drupla Sonam Tsering, and the Medicine and Compassion Retreat at NUI Galway. All the detailed information about participating can be found in the section below.
Last but not least, on May 19th, 2022, we made a contribution to the daily 1,000 butter lamp offering at Asura Cave on behalf of all Samye patrons with the following dedication: “May the patrons of Samye Institute, and the whole world, be free of all disease, hardship, war, and negativity. May all beings, in all realms, be happy, healthy, and safe! And may they have all that they need. And may they all attain enlightenment in this very life.

Recent Events
Vajra Claw—Dorjé Dermo—Dakini Puja at Vajra Varahi Monastery
From May 14th-16th, the Dorjé Dermo puja was conducted in Pal Do-Ngak Nyida Zungdrel Mindrol Norbuling Monastery (aka Vajra Varahi Monastery), Nepal.
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.
Tukdrup Barché Künsel Tsok Bum
We are delighted to share with you that, on the Guru Rinpoche Day on May 11th, as a global sangha representing 48 countries, we together accumulated over 150,000 recitations of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel Tsok offering prayer. As with most of our tsok bum since 2020, a portion of the blessed offering was also distributed as part of local food relief for families in need. You can find the photo collage below.
Second Dakini Day Tibetan Medical Camp at Jarung Kashor
As during the last Dakini Day, our doctors and students-in-training from our Sowa Rigpa, Traditional Buddhist Tibetan Medicine College have organized a free clinic on this Dakini Day at Jarung Kashor Stupa (Boudha Stupa) in Nepal. They are offering free health check ups and free medicine for all.
Vesak Day Celebration
On 15th May 2022, Rangjung Yeshe Perak celebrated Vesak Day. Lamps, flowers, and lungta were offered. Brother Ramesh led the prayers, Buddha bathing ceremony, and feast offering. Essential items were sponsored and donated to a neighboring home for the disabled. A delicious buffet of home-cooked food was also provided for all to enjoy. 
On 16th May 2022, the Tibetan date for Vesak day, RYPK performed a life release ceremony organised by Brother Soo and prayers led by Brother Ramesh. Twelve drums of fish were released during the exact time of the lunar eclipse. 
Update from Gomde Brazil Amrita Mountain
After two years of joyful effort, we rejoice to share with you that the main building of Gomde Brazil Amrita Mountain is nearing completion due to the blessings of our lineage, and to the kindness and dedication of the primary patron. With the exterior complete, the interior work is progressing, and we would like to invite the international sangha to partake in the merit of bringing this retreat center to fruition.
This main dharma house will include a teaching hall, the lama’s quarters, reatreatant rooms and much more. Only a few hours from Rio de Janiero, Gomde Brazil Amrita Mountain rests in a pristine location with a powerful rock face to its back and panoramic view in its forefront. Amrita Mountain will engender excellent conditions for meditators.
If you are interested to make an offering, or to collaborate in supporting Gomde Brazil Amrita Mountain, please find the contact information below. We are currently focusing on growing the funds needed for the main teaching hall, such as the shrine, throne, and the furnishings for practitioners.
Below is a photo of one of the future cave-like shrine rooms within the Dharma house building.
Please contact Betty at [email protected], or via Whatsapp +55 21 996093652. Or, you may contact Livia at [email protected]
Sarva Mangalam, may all be auspicious!
Gomde Bali Update
Thanks to our guru’s blessings Gomde Bali has made continued progress in all areas of the construction and the development of the land. Five retreat huts have been completed, and three more will be completed by June 30, 2022. 
On January 2022, we began the construction of the 5 meters tall Guru Sampa Lhundrup Statue’s foundation with the hall of 1,000 Guru Rinpoche’s statues below it. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of July, 2022. 
The mini-hall with traditional Balinese gazebo features has been completed; it will serve as a reception and dining hall. 
As part of our environmental concern, 234 large trees with the height of 2-4 meters were planted around Gomde and 165 tree seedlings with the height of 0.4 - 1 meters were planted as well. Gomde Bali has its own spring and to preserve water, we have made a reservoir.
We do our best to make Gomde Bali as good an environment as possible for people to practice and stay for retreat. May Gomde Bali benefit all sentient beings! Sarva Mangalam.
To learn more about Gomde Bali and to support with your offerings toward the 1,000 Guru Rinpoche meditation cave or toward specific aspects of the ongoing construction, visit: https://gomdebali.com/
Akara Collection
Kurukulle Statue
This Kurukulle statue is made in accordance with the lineage of Chokgyur Lingpa. It is distinguished by the headdress and implements in the form of flowers, rather than the usual skulls.
The statue is made of oxidized copper, consecrated with mantras and prayers by the senior monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, and is blessed during the Kurukulle Puja at the monastery.
For more information, please follow Akara Collection under the link below:
Kurukulle Statue - AKARA Collection
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications
On this Dakini Day during the month of May, we are happy to share the following translations our team at Lhasey Lotsawa has been diligently working on:
This piece of heart advice by Chokgyur Lingpa points out the key points of the spiritual path.
A piece of heart advice which Chokgyur Lingpa bestowed upon his disciple Wangden.
We hope these translations will be of great benefit to your practice and all beings. May it be auspicious!
Global Accumulations
Phakchok Rinpoche has asked his sangha as well as all who are inspired to take part to accumulate 10,000,000 (ten million) recitations of the Six Vajra Lines supplication yearly. You can find more information and the link to submit your accumulations here
Upcoming Teachings
Ngöndro Teachings with Drupla Sonam Tsering
Drupla Sonam Tsering continues his teachings on the Seed of Supreme Awakening, the extensive Ngöndro of the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel from Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo. Drupla will teach every other Saturday at 6:45AM Nepal Time.
Ngöndro Teachings with Drupla Sonam Tsering - Samye Institute
Medicine and Compassion Retreat
July 1 – July 4
These retreats are particularly designed to introduce medical and care-giving professionals practical introductions to meditation and compassion practices that will support and nourish their work and lives. We encourage you to explore these opportunities for compassionate inquiry.
Medicine and Compassion Retreat - Samye Institute
Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices
Due to his busy schedule, Tulku Migmar is taking a temporary postponement of these teachings. We will inform you when they are resuming.
All previous recordings of Tulku-la’s precious teachings on this important Mahayana text can be found on the Samye Institute website here and on Samye Institute’s YouTube page.
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
The Mirror of Self-Reflection - 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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