Dakini Day Digest - Issue #68

Dakini Day Digest

Dakini Day Digest

June 23 · Issue #68 · View online

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

This month is the fourth month of Tibetan lunar calendar (Saga Dawa), which is an auspicious opportunity to accumulate merit. On this past full moon day on June 14th - Saga Dawa Düchen sangha members and Buddhist practitioners throughout the world celebrated Buddha Śākyamuni’s birth, awakening, and parinirvāṇa.
We are delighted to announce that on the anniversary of the parinirvana of the Great Terton, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, June 30th, Phakchok Rinpoche will generously provide a teaching to our global sangha titled “The Importance of Gurus and the Profound Guru-Disciple Relationship”.
Auspiciously coinciding with the announcement of Rinpoche’s teaching, we joyfully introduce Rinpoche’s new book: Awakening Dignity. Preorder is now available from Shambala and Amazon. Further details can be found under the section below.
In this issue, Samye Institute is happy to share information about our new translation courses into different languages. This brings great benefit for all the non-English speaking Dharma siblings all over the world.
This month, diligently, Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications brings you new translations with information on where to find the content as usual. Moreover, you can also find information about the vajra and bell featured by Akara Collection.
We rejoice that, in the month of July, Drupla Sherab Dorje and Drupla Tenpal Gyatso will visit Gomde Bali and our sangha of Rangjung Yeshe Indonesia in Jakarta. The Druplas will lead pujas and offer teachings for both newcomers and seasoned practitioners there. You can learn more about the programs by clicking on the Upcoming Events section under the Community tab on Samye Institute’s website.
Last but not least, we provide you 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. Especially, Tulku Migmar Tsering will be continuing his teachings on the 37 Bodhisattva Practices. Recordings of Tulku-la’s teachings will be made available on YouTube and on the Samye Institute website after each session.

Phakchok Rinpoche's Teaching: The Importance of Gurus and the Profound Guru-Disciple Relationship
Samye Institute is overjoyed to announce that on the anniversary of the parinirvana of the Great Terton, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, June 30th, Phakchok Rinpoche will generously provide a teaching to our global sangha titled “The Importance of Gurus and the Profound Guru-Disciple Relationship”.
The guru-disciple relationship is at the heart of the Vajrayana teachings, this teaching of great value to all those beginning or continuing Vajrayana practice. You can learn more and register for this upcoming teaching on the Samye Institute website.
Awakening Dignity: A New Book from Phakchok Rinpoche
There are a lot of Dharma books on compassion and wisdom but virtually none focusing on dignity. In this book, Rinpoche teaches us how to recognize, stabilize, and eventually embody our inner dignity to free ourselves from the ocean of suffering so that we can help the world. The book is accessible to everyone, from non-Buddhists to seasoned Buddhist practitioners. 
Preorder from Shambala with 30% off code AD30—Code valid on shambhala.com through January 20, 2023. US shipping only. Enter code in shopping cart. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Update from Samye's Translation Team
Samye’s Translation Team is delighted to announce that the Noble Wisdom at the Time of Death Sutra is now available in Vietnamese.
The Noble Wisdom of the Time of Death is a Mahāyāna sūtra taught by Buddha Śākyamuni. In this brief text, the Buddha gives pith instructions on the mind. Phakchok Rinpoche teaches this text frequently, as it offers clear advice on key points of practice. This course is suggested for all students who are following the Path of Meditation pathway.
We are happy to know that many of our non-English-speaking Dharma siblings can now benefit from these teachings. It is also a great opportunity for everyone to review this course, as the sūtra teaches the definitive, or ultimate meaning, relating to Buddha nature. For anyone studying or reading the “Heart sūtra”, this is definitely a good introductory course.
Also, the Concise Offering Online Support Program is now available in Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian and Ukrainian. 
Sang puja is a profound Vajrayana offering practice. Because the word Sang in Tibetan has the meaning of remove, take away; purified, cleared, cleansed, and awakened, it aids practitioners as a purification practice. As we perform this ritual, we focus on removing the impurities in the mindstream of the practitioners and all sentient beings. Also, practitioners invoke the ‘Four Classes of Guests’ and then visualize that from the fragrant smoke appear limitless offerings of every desirable object that pervade space. 
This practice has great power to perfect the accumulation of merit and wisdom. Thus, it represents much more than a simple offering of incense or smoke. Guru Rinpoche himself taught sang offering in the treasure teachings.
You can access these courses for free. If you need assistance, please contact us.
Finally, we want to extend our gratitude to all translators who volunteered to make this possible.
May all beings benefit!
Akara Collection
Vajra and Bell
Vajra and bell are indispensable for vajrayana practitioners. They symbolize wisdom and skilful means respectively. The vajra and bell together embody enlightened body, speech and mind. Hence, they can also be used as a support on the altar for us to make offerings.
For detailed information, please go to Akara Collection under the link below:
Vajra and Bell - AKARA Collection
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications
We are happy to share the following translations our team at Lhasey Lotsawa have been diligently working on:
Chokgyur Lingpa gave this piece of heart advice to his student Könchok Tenzin.
In this piece of heart advice Chokgyur Lingpa encourages his students to cultivate pure perception.
We hope these translations will be of great benefit to your practice and all beings. May it be auspicious!
Global Magnetizing Accumulation
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 and Events
Teachings at Gomde Bali - Indonesia
Drupla Sherab Dorje and Drupla Tenpel Gyatso: Bhumi Puja and Dharma Teaching - Samye Institute
Drupla Sherab Dorje and Drupla Tenpel Gyatso: Chod Puja and Dharma Teaching - Samye Institute
Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices
Tulku Migmar Tsering continues his teaching series dedicated to Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices. The live Zoom sessions are at 9 am Nepal time. The series is generously sponsored by the Vietnamese sangha. Samye posts the recorded teachings of each session to our website soon after each session so that you can benefit from these instructions on practicing the Mahayana path at a time convenient for you. Learn more here.
All events for Tulku Migmar Tsering: The 37 Bodhisattva Practices – Samye Institute
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
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Dza Patrül Rinpoche’s Advice on Taming the Mind - 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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