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Samye Institute - Dakini Day Digest - Issue #32

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This month our monks completed the second of the six annual pujas, which were carefully selected by K
 

Samye Institute - Dakini Day Digest

July 27 · Issue #32 · View online
The activities of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

This month our monks completed the second of the six annual pujas, which were carefully selected by Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche. July featured the auspicious One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes—Sampa Lhundrup—Puja. We are looking forward to the third puja (Ngensong Dongdruk ) which will take place in early August.
Moreover, American sangha in Cooperstown, New York were delighted to welcome Tulku Migmar Tsering who offered instruction and guidance during their month-long summer program. And in Asia, Drupla Sherab Dorje guided Malaysian, Indonesian, and Thailand sanghas on various activities such as retreat, pujas, and sādhana practice.
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. As a supporting member, your generosity enables us to continue to deliver Dharma teachings, online courses, support for Dharma-stream groups and translations of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings into multiple languages.

Lotus Light Dharma School Opening
On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the opening ceremony was held for our Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal! Everyone who visited, including some of our global sangha, were very impressed with the good quality of the building and the finishing. Suitable for 150 monks, this Dharma school will support the education of our future Dharma teachers for decades and decades to come. Please enjoy these photos and join us in celebrating the completed Lotus Light Dharma School.
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
The Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon, Nepal
Recent Events
On Guru Rinpoche Day of the fifth month of the Tibetan Calendar (July 11th), our monks finished the One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes—Sampa Lhundrup—Puja at Asura Cave, Pharping, Nepal. We would like to thank the organizers and sangha for your tireless preparation. Additionally we thank our kind and generous sponsors and everyone who made offerings or offered support.
One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings Puja, Nepal
One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings Puja, Nepal
One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings Puja, Nepal
One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings Puja, Nepal
Gomde Cooperstown was honored to have Tulku Migmar Tsering in residence for our summer retreats during June and July. Tulku-la gave teachings on Mahamudra, a commentary on Patrul Rinpoche’s Words of My Perfect Teacher and the Trinley Nyingpo as part of the Sādhana Ritual course.
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Gomde Cooperstown, US
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Gomde Cooperstown, USA
Also, on this occasion, Gomde Cooperstown, NY, USA was delighted to have Tulku Migmar consecrate the Sertok which was then mounted atop the newly updated main shrine barn. The Sertok (གསེར་ཏོག་) turret, or more literally, the golden pinnacle, is the uppermost element of certain types of Bhutanese architecture. Sertok is generally built on the top of temples and dzongs; buildings that have an eminent religious significance such as housing the Kanjur canon, which contains the words of the Buddha.
Sertok Consecration at Gomde Cooperstown, Cooperstown NY, USA
Cooperstown Sangha atop the Refurbished Lhakhang with the Sertok
Cooperstown Sangha atop the Refurbished Lhakhang with the Sertok
In Asia, the Malaysian, Indonesian and Thailand sanghas were extremely happy and blissful to welcome Drupla Sherab Dorjea senior monk from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monasteryfor leading pujas, public talk on Buddhism topics and sādhanā instructions.
Drupla Sherab Dorje in Asia
Drupla Sherab Dorje in Asia
Drupla Sherab Dorje in Asia
Keep an eye on Samye’s Community Activity page for more detailed posts by kind sangha members about these and other recent events.
The Third Annual Puja
Hundredfold Puja of the Dredger of the Lower Realms’ Depths—Ngensong Dongdruk
from The Guru’s Heart Practice
August 10th–12th, 2019 – Three days of puja beginning on the Guru Rinpoche Day of the 6th month of the Tibetan calendar.
Our monks will accumulate 150 repetitions of the Ngensong Dongtruk puja, the Avalokiteshvara practice of the Thukdrup 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.
Ngensong Dongtruk is a powerful method for purification and especially for guiding the deceased. Through the purification of the negative karmic causes and conditions, this practice ensures a good rebirth, the fulfillment of wishes, and the accumulation of merit and wisdom.
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 play a key role in spreading the Dharma.
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 9,874,008 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
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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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