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Dakini Day Digest - Issue #69

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Dakini Day Digest

July 23 · Issue #69 · View online

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


This month, we are excited to notify you of three upcoming events. From August 7-12th, there will be two important annual pujas practiced at our Do-Ngak Ling Monastery of Chapagaon: the Korwa Dongtruk Puja and the Ngensong Dongtruk Puja. These pujas are especially potent for the deceased. During this time, on August 7th, in Asura, there will be the accumulation of one-hundred-thousand tsok offerings of The Spontaneous Fulfiller of All Wishes (Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup). We will have the opportunity to practice this tsok bum together as a global sangha. Find more info on these pujas below.
We are pleased to announce Phakchok Rinpoche’s upcoming September teaching tour in New York. Rinpoche has kindly agreed to offer the following gatherings, which will be open to the public. All of the details are forthcoming, so please stay tuned for official announcements on Samye’s website and social media.
– September 7th, public teaching, topic TBD, hosted in Irvington by the Westchester Buddhist Center
– September 9th and 10th, Lama Norlha puja and Sangtik Dorsem empowerment, hosted in Queens by Dharma House New York City
– September 16th to 20th, Path of Meditation teachings and retreat based on the King of Meditation Sutra, hosted in Cooperstown by Rangjung Yeshe Gomde NY
Additionally, we joyfully remind you of Rinpoche’s upcoming book: Awakening Dignity. Preorder is now available. Further details can be found in the section below.
In this issue, we are also pleased to feature Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications’ monthly translation releases and updates. Moreover, we have highlighted Akara Collection’s auspicious item: the long-life arrow - the main tool for magnetizing accomplishments in long life and wealth practices.
On July 21st, 2022, we made an offering to the daily lighting of 1,000 butter lamps at Asura Cave 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! May they have all that they need. And may they attain enlightenment in this very life”.

Recent Events
Yuthok Nyingtik Drubchen
Concluding on July’s Full Moon day, our Traditional Buddhist Sorig Herbal Medicine Institute completed the practice of a 7-day Yuthok Nyintik Drupchen hosted at Boudha’s Riwoche Monastery, overseen by Phakchok Rinpoche. The drupchen was undertaken for purpose of dispersing the suffering of all sentient beings. The Yuthok Nyingtik is an entire Vajrayana path that interweaves traditional Tibetan Buddhist medicine. To follow our Tibetan medicine doctors and students, visit: 
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.
Upcoming Tsok Bum Series: Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup
Date: August 7th
Time: 5:45–8:45 p.m. Nepal time
Please join us during this auspicious time in accumulating one-hundred-thousand tsok offerings of The Spontaneous Fulfiller of All Wishes (Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup). Our monks will make extensive offerings from 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 Lhündrup Tsok offering prayer. Preceding this event, our ordained sangha will complete two days of annual elaborate Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup pujas.
For more information and details for registration, please follow the link below:
Sampa Lhündrup Tsok Bum - Samye Institute
Upcoming Annual Puja: Korwa Dongtruk
August 7th-9th, 2022
Location: Do-Ngak Ling Monastery Chapagaon
Korwa Dongtruk is a teaching of Guru Rinpoche revealed in a terma by the great tertön, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. Compiled by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, the sādhana, entitled “All-pervading Benefit,” is a practice of Red Avalokiteshvara. 
Further information can be found on the Samye website: Click Here
Upcoming Annual Puja: Hundredfold Puja of the Dredger of the Lower Realms’ Depths
August 10th-12th, 2022
Location: Do-Ngak Ling Monastery Chapagaon
Over the course of three days, our monks will accumulate 150 repetitions of the Ngensong Dongtruk puja, the Avalokiteshvara practice of the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel cycle.
Avalokiteshvara is the essence of the speech of all the Buddhas and the embodiment of their compassion. In this very special practice, Avalokiteshvara is invoked together with the buddhas of the five families, the four manifestations of Avalokiteshvara, as well as a further seven Bodhisattvas.
Further information can be found on the Samye website: Click Here
Akara Collection
Long-Life Arrow
This arrow is the main tool for magnetizing accomplishments in long life and wealth practices. The arrow itself represents skillful means and the feather at one of the extremes symbolizes wisdom. The five-colored cloth ribbons, stand ultimately for the five wisdoms, but can also be seen as the five Buddha families and the five elements.
Please visit Akara Collection under the link below for detailed information:
Long-Life Arrow - AKARA Collection
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications
On this Dakini Day, we are happy to share the following translations our team at Lhasey Lotsawa have been diligently working on:
A brief prayer to Guru Rinpoche which Chokgyur Lingpa composed at the request of his disciple, the Geshe from Nyingdzong.
A brief prayer to Guru Rinpoche which Chokgyur Lingpa composed at the request of his disciples Lama Chöying and Yönten.
A concise prayer invoking the blessings of Guru Rinpoche composed by Chokgyur Lingpa.
We hope these translations will be of great benefit to your practice and all beings. May it be auspicious!
Six Vajra Lines 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
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
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
On the Union of Method and Wisdom - 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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