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Samye Institute - Dakini Day Digest - Issue #28


Dakini Day Digest

March 30 · Issue #28 · View online

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

This month Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s teaching activity was primarily focused in the East. Rinpoche offered Dharma programs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and then joined Kyabje Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche in presiding over the annual Ngakso Drubchen, “Ocean of Amrita Mantric-mending” in Nepal. Meanwhile, in California, Tulku Migmar Tsering led a retreat and Dharma programs for our Vietnamese sangha there.
In this issue of the Dakini Day Digest, you will find updates from Nekhor, Akara and Lhasey Lotsawa – including three new prayer translations from the Lhasey Lotsawa team. We also have added information on our Tibetan medicine clinic Sowa Rigpa Medical & Research Center, the 10th annual Sādhana Ritual course in Kathmandu, and the Annual Vajravarahi Pūjā Schedule. Further details on the benefits of the Annual Vajavarahi Pūjās as well as how to make offerings will be available soon on the Samye Website.

Recent Events
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
From the 14th to the 22nd of March, the monks of the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal held the annual Ngakso Drubchen - ”Ocean of Amrita Mantric-mending”. Over the course of nine days, monastery abbot Kyabje Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and the monastery’s Vajra Master Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, together with the monastic and lay sangha, practiced this marvelous ceremony day and night.
On the final day, the Rinpoches and lamas distributed the precious siddhis and blessings accumulated by the assembly of practitioners over the many days of intensive practice.
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Ngakso Drubchen 2019
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s Program at Ka-Nying Ling Dharma Society KL, Malaysia
During a two day program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche bestowed the empowerment of Dakini Sangwey Yeshe and gave precious teachings on the topic of “How to Apply the Three Samādhi” throughout Sādhana Practices. It was a very fulfilling and enriching Dharma experience for the entire KL sangha.
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Tulku Migmar Tsering Program in US
In mid to late March, Tulku Migmar Tsering traveled to Southern California, USA, in order to lead a retreat for our Vietnamese sangha there. Additionally, Tulku-la compassionately led Medicine Buddha, Khorwa Dongtruk and Lama Norhla Pūjās.
Tulku Migmar Tsering in US
Tulku Migmar Tsering in US
Tulku Migmar Tsering in US
Tulku Migmar Tsering in US
Tibetan Medicine Clinic
The Traditional Buddhist Sowa Rigpa Medical & Research Center in Boudhanath, Kathmandu was initiated under the guidance of Phakchok Rinpoche.
For health related information, and updates on the activities of our Tibetan medicine doctors (amchis) and students, please follow them on Facebook.
Traditional Buddhist Sowa Rigpa Medical & Research Center - 361 Photos - College & University - Boudha Ramhiti 06, Kathmandu, Nepal 06
Akara Collection
Lotus Essence Tantra pendant
This pendant contains the entire root text of the Lotus Essence Tantra, a treasure text revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa, as part of a popular cycle of teachings known as The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrub Barchey Künsel). It contains the essence of all teachings, particularly the path of secret mantra. Extremely concise, yet containing all the essential points of Vajrayana, it elucidates the natural state of phenomena—emptiness, mahamudra and the great perfection. This short, essential tantra contains profound teachings and is of extraordinary blessings.
For more information, visit:
Lotus Essence Tantra pendant - AKARA Collection
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations and Publications
In anticipation of our new website, we are changing practice text formats. We hope you find this new A5 booklet format easier to use and pleasant to the eyes. We uploaded a few new translations to our website in the new format: 
A short aspiration prayer made to Padmasambhava by his close disciples, extracted from the Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, Guru Rinpoche’s heart quintessence. 
- Two Short verses of offering and aspiration to the Dharma protectors. These are regularly chanted by the monks and nuns of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling during Dharma protector petition offerings (solkha). The first is chanted as an offering verse (for the tea break), and the second as an aspiration prayer at the very end of the protector offerings (after “Requesting the Desired Aims”).
Nekhor - Circling The Sacred
The Nekhor team has been traveling to and documenting sacred sites connected to Guru Rinpoche in India. This is in preparation for the Indian volume of a series of books on Padmasambava’s life and journey, with Nepal ready for release this Fall. More info can be found on and you can find pictures and reflections on their journey on Facebook and Instagram: @nekhorpilgrimage
Sādhana Ritual Courses 2019
Our 10th annual Sādhana Ritual Courses will take place from November 28th, 2019, to January 1st, 2020, at the Ngedon Shedrup Phuntsok Ling monastery near Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, where the activities of the Great Terton Chokgyur Lingpa’s New Treasures are flourishing.
The main points of practice, including chant melodies, mudrās, tormas, shrine arrangements, musical instruments, sang, tsok, solkha and sur offerings will be taught in Tibetan by Drupla Sherab Dorje, a senior lama of Ka-nying Shedrup Ling Monastery, and translated into English and other languages such as Nepali and Chinese, based on need.  
Participants may register for one or all of the following courses:
  • Nov 28 - Dec 3, 2019: The Preliminary Practices (ngöndro) of The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrup Barché Künsel)
  • Dec 5 - 16, 2019: Tukdrub Yizhin Norbu (Sampa Lhündrup, Spontaneous Fulfiller of All Wishes)
  • Dec 20, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020: The Essence of Activity (Tukdrup Trinley Nyingpo) from The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrup Barché Künsel)
Empowerment for the Sādhana will take place in Kathmandu on or around Nov 26. Please plan to arrive before then.
** Scholarships and concessions are available. Please email [email protected] or call / Whats App (+977) 9818630589 for more information. Online Registration will be available soon on Samye Website.
Global Magnetizing Accumulation
Rinpoche has requested that all 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. He would like us as a global sangha to accumulate 1 million of these prayers annually!
Our grand total at the moment is 122,893 recitations.
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 Events
Annual Pūjā Schedule 2019
Beginning this year, Phakchok Rinpoche’s monks of Pal Do‑Ngak Nyida Zungdrel Mindrol Norbuling Monastery (aka Vajra Varahi Monastery) in Chapagaon, Nepal, will conduct 6 Pūjās annually from May to December. The dates are fixed based on the Tibetan calendar, and will only change slightly on the Western calendar each year. 
** More information about the benefits of the Pūjās, making offerings, and so forth, will be coming soon. Please make sure to check regularly our Event page in Samye Website ( for updates.
Wisdom Blogs
Preferences, Habit, Practice - Samye Institute
The Dignity of Present-Moment Awareness - Samye Institute
Purposeful Teachings - Samye Institute
Practicing Dharma: Continuous Journey - Samye Institute
Motivation: The Real Meaning of Bodhicitta - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Benefits of the Tenth Day of the Lunar Month - Samye Institute
Facebook & Instagram Updates From Rinpoche
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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