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It was a busy month for the global sangha. This month Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche bestowed teachings in
 

Samye Institute - Dakini Day Digest

September 5 · Issue #21 · View online
The activities of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

It was a busy month for the global sangha. This month Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche bestowed teachings in Singapore. The end of August also marked the very first annual Ngensong Dongtruk puja held by Rinpoche at the request of Kyabje Khen Rinpoche ​at our Pal Do-Ngak Nyida Zungdal Mindrol Norbuling monastery in Chapagaon​, Nepal.
​In addition, during the month of August, the Ullambana Festival is celebrated. Offerings are made to honor the dead. Tulku Mingmar, together with the sangha of Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana, held various activities to celebrate the Festival. Tulku-la also visited Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam, teaching on the topics of ngöndro and meditation, and visiting charity class organized by RVN.
In the coming month, there are a great many activities coming up. We are especially thrilled for the pilgrimage and retreat with Rinpoche to Bhutan. Please check out Rinpoche’s schedule at www.samyeinstitute.org for more information.
With Rinpoche’s continually growing activities, volunteer support is very much needed and welcomed. Scroll down for further information on how to join the Samye team.

Recent Events
On Sept 1, in Singapore, Phakchok Rinpoche gave a teaching on Great Mind Training and Sangye Seychik - The Only Child of the Buddhas. This was followed the next day by a public talk on his book “Radically Happy” written together with Erric Solomon.
Rinpoche Teaching in Singapore
Rinpoche Teaching in Singapore
Rinpoche Teaching in Singapore
To honor The Ullambana Festival, Tulku Mingmar led the daily Sur prayers and concluded with Khorwa Dongtruk Jangchok puja on the last day of the festival. Tulku-la also gave the teaching on Sang and Sur practice.
The Ullambana Festival reinforces the important concept of filial piety which is very deep-rooted in Asian culture. It starts from 1st to 15th day of 7th lunar month. One who performs a good deed accumulates spiritual merit, which is shared with departed souls, helping them to be reborn in good realms and alleviate their suffering. 
Celebrating Ullambana Festival with RYO Sangha and Tulku Mingmar
Celebrating Ullambana Festival with RYO Sangha and Tulku Mingmar
Celebrating Ullambana Festival with RYO Sangha and Tulku Mingmar
Tulku Mingmar, together with Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana, held the Vajrakilaya Magnetizing Fire Puja in Singapore; offering to Wisdom Deities to magnetize wealth, merits, happiness and purify negative karma, obscuration, negative emotions and habitual tendencies and to gain the two accomplishments.
Tulku-la also introduced a new batch of students to The Guru’s Heart Practice, Tukdrub Barchey Künsel cycle in a 5-day retreat.
Tulku Mingmar Teaching in RYO Singapore
At the end of August, Tulku Mingmar Tsering traveled to Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam, to teach ngöndro, meditation and the Concise Manual for Daily Practice (Gyünkyi Koljang). Tulku-la also visited the Class for Children In Need - a charity class organized by RVN to benefit community.
Tulku Mingmar Teaching in Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam
Tulku Mingmar Teaching in Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam
Tulku Mingmar Teaching in Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam
Tulku Mingmar Visiting Charity Class
Tulku Mingmar Visiting Charity Class
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! WE NEED YOU!!
As Rinpoche’s Dharma activities grow and grow, our sangha also quickly multiplies in numbers and needs! We have a variety of blogs and programs that we’d love everyone to participate in. Our new featured blog, Sharing Practice, focuses on how practitioners integrate Dharma in daily life struggles. We’d LOVE to hear from you, and you’ll have fun, learn a lot, and benefit others at the same time. We particularly need writers, editors/proofreaders, transcribers, people with awesome photographs and/or artwork, graphic designers, and anyone who is web-savvy!
Please:
1) Explore our learning platform at SAMYE:
Samye Learning Platform - Buddhist meditation and philosophy
then:
2) Email our volunteer facilitator at [email protected] with your area of interest, skills, and availability. You’ll receive further details from there. Thank you so very much!
Final Phase of Lotus Light Dharma Institute
We are happy to share the good news that Lotus Light Dharma Institute (LLDI), the future Dharma school and accommodation for 208 monks in Chapagaon, Nepal, has come to its final phase of construction. It is the vision of Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche to provide a suitable environment for the education and growth of the ordained sangha for them to flourish and become authentic Dharma teachers and practitioners. Hence, we would like to thank all the kind and generous sponsors of LLDI that have supported this vision of Rinpoche.
In order to complete the Dharma school as scheduled by the end of this year, we would like to appeal to all friends, students and sponsors of Rinpoche, to give your final support to LLDI. We welcome your support! Do not miss this precious opportunity to accumulate merit and support the dharma education for our monks and all whom they will be able to teach in the future.
Kindly visit https://www.lotuslightdharmainstitute.org for more information about the Dharma school and to make your contribution. To learn more about the remaining interior work and furnishing which needs to be sponsored, you may contact Felina Lee at [email protected] . If you would like to make donations you may visit the donation tab of the above website or contact Felina.
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Akara Collection
For this month’s Dakini Day Digest, we are featuring the Vajra and Bell Ring from the Akara Collection (which helps to support Rinpoche’s activities).
Vajra and Bell Ring - AKARA Collection
Uniquely combining both the vajra and bell, these rings has many levels of meaning and symbolism.
The ring is made from the following five metals which have healing properties when worn against the skin.
  1. Gold helps energize the physical body.
  2. Silver helps give clarity of mind.
  3. Copper helps in promoting the healing of wounds.
  4. Brass boosts the body’s immune system and attracts health.
  5. Zinc helps support protein synthesis, wound healing, cell division and normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence.
A genuine Vajrayāna practitioner is rarely separated from these powerful meditative and ritual symbols, as they are one of the samaya items that the practitioner should never be without. The vajra symbolizes the indestructible quality of our intrinsic nature. It also represents skillful means and primordial self-awakening. The bell symbolizes wisdom and also the true natural resonance of Dharmata
These rings are designed with a modern touch so that it can be worn by anyone who wishes to subtly connect to Buddhism
Global Magnetizing Accumulation
Rinpoche has requested that all his students take up the magnetizing practice entitled “Giant Cloud of Blessings” as part of their daily practice. He would like us as a global sangha to accumulate 1 million of these prayers annually!
Our grand total at the moment is 79,137 recitations.
Click here to watch the video message from Rinpoche, read more about the practice and record your accumulations
What is Radically Happy?
Erric Solomon explains what Radically Happy means, in about a minute!
What is Radically Happy? - Samye Institute
Upcoming Teachings
RADICALLY HAPPY BOOK TOUR 2018
We are super excited to have the schedule of Radically Happy Book Tour published on radicallyhappy.org and Samye. It will be updated more each day so please be sure to check the websites regularly.
Events — Radically Happy
Pilgrimage to Bhutan and Retreat with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche - Samye Institute
THE VAJRÄYANA GROUND, PATH AND FRUITION
  • Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Germany-Austria Sep 27-30
  • Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Denmark Oct 2-4
The Vajrāyana Ground, Path and Fruition - Samye Institute
Sharing Happiness and Joy:
The Magic of Interconnected Happiness
A sneak peek at the forthcoming book, Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind. There is also a guided Practice for you to try this out and experience the magic of Interconnected Happiness!
Sharing Happiness and Joy: The magic of interconnected happiness — Radically Happy
Creating Space
Creating space is the basis of happiness and finding meaning in life. At the end of Rinpoche’s blog on Creating Space, there is an mp3 of Erric leading a guided Creating Space, May this help everybody actualize the full potential of human existence!
Creating Space — Radically Happy
Wisdom Blogs
Understanding Our Negative Emotions - Samye Institute
Spacious Meditation - Samye Institute
Practicing Meditation: Three Main Points - Samye Institute
Understanding Emotions: Benefit of Meditation - Samye Institute
Advice for Buddhist Parents - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Aspiration for your Happiness and Well-being - Samye Institute
Facebook updates from Rinpoche
NGENSONG DONGTRUK PUJA
(Emptying the Lower Realms from their Depths)
On Aug 26th, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche​, Kyab-je Khenpo Rinpoche, some of our senior lamas, and a gathering of our monks and lay practitioner completed our first annual Ngensong Dongtruk puja ​at our Pal Do-Ngak Nyida Zungdal Mindrol Norbuling monastery in Chapagaon​, Nepal.​ This puja is based on the treasure teaching, Ngensong Dongtruk (Emptying the Lower Realms from their Depths), of the Avalokiteśvara mandala of the Thukdrub Barché Künsel cycle (Dispeller of all Obstacles). ​The benefits of the puja are: ​the ensuring of good rebirth, the fulfillment of wishes, the accumulation of merit and, most importantly, the purification of negative karmic causes and conditions. Many of you submitted names of your friends and family, both living and deceased. Each name was handwritten and incorporated into the blessings of the puja. Here are a few photos from the past days.
Ngensong Dongtruk Puja
Ngensong Dongtruk Puja
Ngensong Dongtruk Puja
ALERTS!
Dear friends, yesterday I learned that a fake profile was created under the same name as my Facebook page “Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche”. This fake account copied many photos from my page including the profile photo (which we have now changed). The fake account was made as a personal profile (not a public page like this one) which was used to add some of you as friends. Yesterday, I was informed that at least four of you received messages through your Facebook messenger from the fake account asking for funds to support orphanages, medical treatments and so forth. Please understand that the fake account has no affiliation with me. I do not keep a personal profile on Facebook and do not use this public page for sending or receiving messages through Facebook messenger. Some of you have already reported the fake profile, and it appears to have been removed by Facebook already. I have heard that these fake profiles have been used in the past to mimic other Rinpoches’ accounts and it seems that the mimicry will continue. Please be aware and share this knowledge with any friends who might be affected.
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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