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Dakini Day Digest

January 19 · Issue #38 · View online
Monthly roundup of activities from the global community of Samye Institute and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche.

This month, the Rangjung Yeshe sangha in Asia had the honor of receiving teachings and blessings from Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche - one of the few living great masters with profound knowledge of the Chokling Tersar lineage.
Moreover, we have three exciting updates from the Samye Institute. First is the release of a new video visualization of the practice of The Treasury Of Blessings. Second is the release of translation of the Training The Mind online course into four languages. Thirdly, this month we also made offerings toward a Kurukulle puja and the annual Raksha Thötreng puja at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling on behalf of all of our monthly patrons.
In addition, the 10th annual Sadhana Ritual Course finished successfully and auspiciously. You can scroll down for some details and picture updates, as well as contact information for next winter’s course.
We are thrilled to announce the Chinese New Year Program 2020 in Malaysia by Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche with many pujas and auspicious Dharma teachings. Scroll down to the Upcoming Teachings section to see all of the details and registration information. Don’t miss out on this rare occasion!
Furthermore, you will also find the dates of the annual pujas at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery which begin in January and conclude in April.

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Recent Events
Kyabjé Khenpo, who rarely gives public addresses, is on a teaching tour of Asia as a personal request of his spiritual friend Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche. He is one of the few living great masters who has in-depth knowledge of Chokling Tersar. During the last month, Khenpo-la gave Dharma teachings and led pujas for Thai and Indonesian sanghas.
Kyabjé Khenpo in Indonesia
Kyabjé Khenpo in Indonesia
Kyabjé Khenpo in Indonesia
Kyabjé Khenpo in Indonesia
On 25th December, Khenpo-la came to bless Guru Rinpoche Lhakang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After that, Khenpo-la gave the sangha here in-depth teachings about the Chokling Tersar lineage and its masters.
Kyabjé Khenpo in Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Kyabjé Khenpo in Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Kyabjé Khenpo in Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Kyabjé Khenpo in Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Our Nepali sangha in Farnborough, London have continued meeting for practice and puja led by Drupla Longrig Sangpo.
Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana UK Center
Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana UK Center
Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana UK Center
Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana UK Center
On December 28th, Lama Jangchub Yeshe led the Vajrakilaya Puja and Dharma Protectors Puja with feast offerings as the last program for 2019 in Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia. Vajrakilaya puja represents the cycle of enlightened activity. It clears away obstacles stemming from past karma or temporary circumstances.
Vajrakilaya Puja led by Lama Jangchub Yeshe in Malaysia
Vajrakilaya Puja led by Lama Jangchub Yeshe in Malaysia
Vajrakilaya Puja led by Lama Jangchub Yeshe in Malaysia
Vajrakilaya Puja led by Lama Jangchub Yeshe in Malaysia
News From Samye Institute
1) Pujas For Samye Patrons
On behalf of our patrons, this month Samye Institute made offerings for two pujas through Monlam.org. The Kurukulle puja will be performed at 8 am on Dakini Day (January 19th) and the annual Raksha Thötreng Puja (Wrathful Padmasambhava Puja) will take place at the monastery from January 21 - 23 (if interested, you can read about it here: https://shedrub.org/events/raksha-thotreng-puja/)
Both were made with the following aspiration: “May the practice and Dharma activities of the Samye Institute patrons thrive in 2020 and beyond.”
2) Video on the visualization of the Treasury Of Blessings
Samye Institute is pleased to announce the production and release of a new video on the visualization of the Treasury Of Blessings.  We’ve released it in a special blog post that both revisits this essential practice of our tradition and describes how we might work with visualization practice in general. May it be of benefit.
The video can be found at the bottom of post here:
The Treasury of Blessings: A Practice of Buddha Śākyamuni - Samye Institute
3) New Online Course Translations
Samye Global Translation Team is happy to announce the publication of the Training The Mind online course in Simplified Chinese, Portugese, Bahasa Indonesia, and Spanish (Thai translation is coming soon).
If you would like to join the course, follow the link below:
Training the Mind: An Introduction - Samye Institute
If you have any questions or if you want to volunteer to join the translation team, please email [email protected]
Akara Collection
MEDITATION MAT WITH KUSHA GRASS
Meant to support unchanging stability in one’s meditation and auspicious connection with Shakyamuni Buddha, this unique meditation mat, made from cotton wool, has two types of kusha grass woven into its interior, and features the symbol of that which is unchanging, the yungdrung. It was upon a seat of kusha grass underneath a bodhi tree that the Buddha realized Enlightenment, and thus when sitting upon this mat during our meditation practice, we create tendrel, or auspicious connection, and make the aspiration to realize complete Enlightenment as the Buddha has done.
The Meditation Mat can be easily rolled up for travelling or storing.
For more information, go to Akara Collection under the link below:
Meditation Mat with Kusha Grass - AKARA Collection
Sadhana Ritual Course
The 10th Annual Sadhana Ritual Courses in Nepal completed on December 23rd. Our location, at a new monastery just north of Kathmandu, inspired us to practice because of the beautiful view, natural surroundings, and warm shrine space. 
The final 9-day session retreat focused on the Tukdrup Barché Künsel Trinlé Nyingpo sadhana, in four daily sessions complete with offerings of sang, tsok, solkha and sur. We made and offered new torma each day. We concluded the final morning with the early morning receiving of the siddhi substances from the shrine. Then we participated in the thanksgiving tsok offering, finishing with each person chanting verses of auspiciousness in turn. May the merit accumulated multiply and flourish!
The 10th Sadhana Ritual Course in Nepal
The 10th Sadhana Ritual Course in Nepal
The 10th Sadhana Ritual Course in Nepal
The 10th Sadhana Ritual Course in Nepal
The 10th Sadhana Ritual Course in Nepal
The 10th Sadhana Ritual Course in Nepal
Please contact [email protected] for information for next winter’s Sadhana Ritual Course in Nepal.
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications
We are thrilled that, over the next few months, several of our translations will be used by other sanghas.
The Secret Essence Vajrasattva Practice (Sangtik Dorsem)
In January, as a preliminary to the annual Kagyu Monlam, a large group of practitioners will perform a full day of Secret Essence Vajrasattva practice (The Single Mudra Vajrasattva from The Trio of the Essential Secret Essence Cycle) for the long life of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa, accumulating 100,000 gathering offerings (tsok) near the blessed Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. This circumstance gave us an opportunity to revise and finalize our translation of this practice. We send our thanks to the Kagyu Monlam team for their generous donation.
The Fulfillment of All Wishes
We recently finished translating The Fulfillment of All Wishes, the extensive sadhana for the Wishfulfilling Jewel Guru Heart Practice (Lamé Tukdrup Yizhin Norbu, also known as Lamé Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup). It is the first time that this practice has been translated into English. By a fortunate coincidence, at the end of this month Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche and more than 30 of his monks will be presiding over a five-day Sampa Lhündrup practice, accumulating 100,000 gathering offerings, at Rigpa Australia’s National Center in Sydney, Australia. We are delighted that the international sangha there will be using our translation, and are thankful to the Rigpa sangha for their donations.
Throughout the year at Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery in Kathmandu we also practice this sadhana several times so English-speaking sangha members will now be able to join in.
The Crystal Garland Account 
In addition to the extensive sadhana, we also finished translating The Crystal Garland Account, a supplementary teaching from The Wish-fulfilling Jewel Guru Heart Practice. The text gives a first-hand account of the origin of these teachings, and also records detailed prophecies, counsel, and a wealth of both practical and spiritual instructions given by Guru Rinpoché to the King and disciples when departing Tibet. We’ve shared this translation, for the first time, with the Rigpa sangha in Australia and will soon publish it online.
The Chariot Bound for the Blissful Realm
This is a practice for cultivating the pure realm of Buddha Amitābha and helping to assure one’s rebirth there. It was compiled by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo from the Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles. We finished translating it earlier this month at the request of Tsangsar Tulku who will teach and perform this practice for students in Malaysia and elsewhere. We’ll be sharing this more widely later on in the year. 
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.
Our current grand total is 9,896,853 recitations.
Our Global Accumulation page is now available in many different languages. To see it in your own language, click the flag next to your username on the top right corner.
For more information about Wang Dü, or to enter your own accumulation, go to Samye Institute with the link below:
Global Accumulations - Samye Institute
Upcoming Teachings
Chinese New Year Program 2020 in Malaysia by Kyabje Khen Rinpoche
DHARMA TEACHING
11-13 Feb, 2020: A Brief History of Chokling Tersar
15-16 Feb, 2020: Overview of Tukdrub Barche Kunsel
PUJAS PROGRAM
24 Jan, 2020: Vajrakilaya & Protectors Puja
25 Jan – 2 Feb, 2020: Smoke Puja with Guru Rinpoche Sadhana, Tara Puja, Vajrakilaya & Protectors Puja
4 Feb, 2020: Guru Rinpoche Puja with Feast Offering
6-8 Feb, 2020: Lama Norlha Pujas
18 Feb, 2020: Kurukulle Puja with Feast Offering
For further information and registration:
Chinese New Year Program 2020 in Malaysia by Kyabje Khen Rinpoche - Samye Institute
Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery Puja Schedule 2020
Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery Pūjās 2020 - Samye Institute
Wisdom Blogs
The Treasury of Blessings: A Practice of Buddha Śākyamuni - Samye Institute
Reading Namtars - Samye Institute
Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic - Samye Institute
FOMO Got You Down? Try Sympathetic Joy - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Khandro Yeshé Tsogyel’s departure to the Copper-Colored Mountain - 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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