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Samye Institute - Dakini Day Digest - Issue #31

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This month, the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar is one of the most important months of the
 

Samye Institute - Dakini Day Digest

June 27 · Issue #31 · View online
The activities of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

This month, the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar is one of the most important months of the Buddhist year. The full moon day of June 9th - Saga Dawa Düchen - celebrated Buddha Śākyamuni’s birth, awakening, and parinirvāṇa.
Looking forward, the second annual puja conducted by Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s monks will take place the second week of July. The three days of puja conclude on the Guru Rinpoche Day of 5th month of the Tibetan calendar. Our monks will accumulate a total of 100,000 repetitions of the Sampa Lhundrup tsok offering prayer (details below).
We also present again the detailed schedule of Gomde Cooperstown Summer 2019 programs with many activities led by Tulku Migmar Tsering, especially the Teaching on Khenpo Ngakchung’s commentary to The Words of My Perfect Teacher on July 5th - 8th.
Finally, we would like to remind you of our monthly supporter campaign. Please consider giving a monthly gift of generosity to help support Samye Institute’s ongoing activities. Click here to become a monthly supporting member.

Recent Events
Saga Dawa – The 100,000 Multiplying Month
Saga Dawa is the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar and is considered the most important Buddhist holiday period of the year. The first fifteen days in particular, and the whole month in general, are especially auspicious for Dharma practice and merit accumulation.
The recent full moon day of June 9th, known as Saga Dawa Düchen (the 15th day on the lunar calendar), commemorates the major events of Buddha Śākyamuni’s birth, awakening, and parinirvāṇa. Sanghas around the world celebrated this special events with many pujas and activities.
Fish Release at Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam - Vietnam Sangha
Ngöndro Group Practice - Malaysia Sangha
Guru Dewa Chenpo Mantra Accumulation - Malaysia Sangha
Group Practice at Guru Lhakang - Malaysia Sangha
Drupla Sherab Dorje’s Asia Tour Program
For the last week of May and in June, Drupla Sherab Dorje led teaching programs including a Kurukulle Retreat, Trinley Nyingpo Teachings and other pujas in different cities throughout Malaysia. Beginning in July, Drupla will continue his Asia Tour Program with teachings in Indonesia and Thailand.
Group photo of Trinley Nyingpo Retreat with Drupla Sherab Dorje
Kurukulle Retreat in Penang with Drupla Sherab Dorje
Preparation for Tulku Migmar’s arrival in Gomde Cooperstown
Gomde Cooperstown Summer 2019 Program is about to start! This summer’s schedule features many activities led by Tulku Migmar Tsering such as Trinlé Nyingpo Sādhana Ritual Course, Mahāmudrā, Ngöndro Retreat, etc. At the moment, the volunteer team is preparing for Tulku-la’s arrival in a few days.
The volunteer team preparing for Tulku Migmar's arrival in Gomde Cooperstown
The volunteer team preparing for Tulku Migmar's arrival in Gomde Cooperstown
The Second Annual Puja
One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes—Sampa Lhundrup—Puja
from The Guru’s Heart Practice
July 9th–11th, 2019 Three days of puja concluding on the Guru Rinpoche Day of 5th month of the Tibetan calendar.
Over a period of three days our monks will accumulate a total of 100,000 repetitions of the Sampa Lhundrup tsok offering prayer.
The special time of this puja—the 5th month of the Tibetan calendar—marks Guru Rinpoche’s miraculous birth from a lotus flower. The puja will conclude at the Asura Cave on the 10th day of the Tibetan month, the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth. Asura Cave is the single most sacred site of Guru Rinpoche outside the land of Tibet. Guru Rinpoche practiced within the cave for a long period of time, overcame all the obstacles, and gained profound realization and accomplishment.
For more information/ donations/ queries, go to our page on Samye Institute under the link below:
Annual Pujas at Vajra Varahi Monastery
Appeal For Volunteers
If you have excellent English skills, experience doing translations, and the time and motivation to do this in your native language, please reach out to our translation coordinator, Monica Lopez at: [email protected] to find out how to join the translation team. You can make these precious teachings accessible to countless people.
If you enjoy listening to Dharma teachings carefully, have excellent English skills, and have the motivation to support Samye and Lhasey Lotsawa in preserving the oral teachings of Phakchok Rinpoche and the Lamas and Druplas, please reach out to our Transcription manger, Tsunma Jamyang at: [email protected] to join in the important work of transcribing.
Samye Institute is always looking for volunteers with experience and regular weekly time to help with proofreading, editing, website design and layout. Please contact us at [email protected] with a specific description of your skills and and how much time you might have available to offer to this important work of sangha support and education. You can be a key part of spreading the Dharma.
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Final work continues on our Lotus Light Dharma Institute in Chapagaon, Nepal which opens later this summer. The Institute is located near our Vajra Varahi Monastery and the Zangdok Palri temple. We welcome the interest of volunteers who would like to teach our young monks in languages, the arts, sciences, and so forth. If you are interested, please contact [email protected]. There is tremendous merit in supporting and educating our Dharma teachers-to-be.
Akara Collection
The Refuge Tree (Tukdrub Barche Kunsel) Thangka
Thangkas – paintings of deities - are traditionally painted on canvas and used as the main support to meditation practice. Reproduced on long-lasting canvas, these thangkas are of such high quality that at first glance they appear painted. You can choose to have your printed thangkas framed in brocade in the traditional Tibetan style or without brocade, allowing you to choose how it will be displayed.
The cycle of teachings renowned as the Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles (Lamey Tukdrub Barchey Künsel) from the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa contains a mandala of twelve emanations of Guru Rinpoche.
This thangka depicts the Refuge Tree associated with the Preliminary Practices of this cycle.
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.
Our grand total at the moment is 9,870,412 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 Events
Gomde Cooperstown Summer 2019 Program
June 28th - July 3rd: led by Tulku Migmar Tsering
  • Mahāmudrā levels 1 and 2
  • Ngöndro Retreat
July 5th - 8th: Teachings by Tulku Migmar Tsering
  • Topic: Khenpo Ngakchung’s Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher
July 10th - 17th: led by Tulku Migmar Tsering
  • Trinlé Nyingpo Sādhana Ritual Course
July 18th - 24th: with Tulku Migmar Tsering
  • Retreat program, guidance, group discussion, private interviews

Registration continues for future retreats. Please check our Events page for more information and registration details.
Teachings on Khenpo Ngakchung’s commentary to The Words of My Perfect Teacher
Gomde Cooperstown New York July 5th - 8th
We are honored to announce that Tulku Migmar Tsering will teach on Khenpo Ngawang Palzang’s (Khenpo Ngakchung) commentary to the Words of My Perfect Teacher. Khenpo Ngawang Palzang was an emanation of Vimalamitra and a disciple of Mipham Rinpoche, the disciple of Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Words of My Perfect Teacher, the seminal Nyingma commentary on the preliminary practices. His main teacher was Nyoshul Lungtok, Mipham Rinpoche’s heart son, whose reincarnation Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche was one of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s root teachers. We are thus extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to receive this precious and foundational teaching, and hope many can join us in Gomde Cooperstown.
For further detail, go to Samye Events page under the link below:
Teachings on Khenpo Ngakchung’s Commentary To The Words of My Perfect Teacher in Gomde Cooperstown - Samye Institute
Public Talk: Tibetan Buddhism by Drupla Sherab Dorje
Wisdom Blogs
Tonglen Practice: Developing Bodhicitta - Samye Institute
Training in Kindness - Samye Institute
Saga Dawa - The 100,000 Multiplying Month - Samye Institute
Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Pema Lingpa’s Visionary Journey to the Copper-Colored Mountain - 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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