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Samye Institute - Dakini Day Digest - Issue #34


Dakini Day Digest

September 24 · Issue #34 · View online

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

This month, our Malaysian sangha were busy with a number of meritorious Dharma activities! Tulku Jampa Dorje led the Ngakso Puja in the Kuala Lumpur center. Also 21 Taras statues arrived in the new Guru Lhakang Center. Moreover, on September 15, Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, a great preserver and guardian of the Chokling Tersar Lineage visited and blessed the Guru Lhakang at Phakchok Rinpoche’s invitation.
We remind you that in the coming month of October, our monks will be performing the fourth of the annual pujas selected by Phakchok Rinpoche–the Kurukullé Puja. They will recite one million recitations of the Lotus Dakini—Kurukullé or Pema Khandro—mantra. Additionally, they will perform one hundred thousand fire pujas in the sacred Vajravarahi forest. This forest in Nepal surrounds a shrine blessed by Vajravarahi.
Additionally, we invite you to read through two exciting updates in the digest below. The first is Lhasey Lotsawa’s upcoming November book release – Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in Nepal. And, the second is Kyabje Khen Rinpoche’s precious teachings which will be hosted by our Thai sangha in early December.
And finally, we joyfully share the news that Samye Institute has recently begun offering a monthly puja at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling via, on behalf of our monthly supporters. This month, we requested a Kurukulle puja. The monks will perform this puja today, on Dakini Day. The merit will be dedicated to our generous Samye sponsors and to all sentient beings: “May the Dharma activities of the Samye Institute sponsors flourish like a field of wildflowers!“
If you would like to join in the merit and become a monthly supporter to help Samye Institute’s ongoing activities, please follow the link: 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.

Recent Events
In early August, Tulku Jampa Dorje guided Malaysian sangha through the practice of the Ngakso Puja at Ka-nying Ling Dharma Society Kuala Lumpur Centre to benefit all sentient beings.
Tulku Jampa Dorje at Ka-nying Ling Dharma Society Kuala Lumpur Centre
Tulku Jampa Dorje at Ka-nying Ling Dharma Society Kuala Lumpur Centre
In early September 2019, the 21 Taras and Buddha statues were enshrined at the Guru Lhakang in Malaysia. Thanks to all the sponsors who dedicated their time and finance to this project! May this bring liberation upon seeing for countless sentient beings!
21 Taras Shrine At Guru Lhakang
21 Taras Shrine At Guru Lhakang
Placing the Statues in the New Shrine
Placing the Statues in the New Shrine
On September 15, Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche graced the Guru Lhakang with his visit and blessing.
Born in 1951 in Tibet to the 3rd Neten Chokling Rinpoche, Tobgyal Rinpoche’s family moved to Sikkim. In 1967 his father started the Tibetan settlement in Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India. After his father’s passing Rinpoche took care of his monastery in Bir. Upon recognition of his father’s reincarnation in 1973 by the 16th Karmapa, Rinpoche went on to raise the 4th Neten Chokling Rinpoche. Then, in 2004, he passed the responsibilities of the monastery in Bir back to him.
Rinpoche is famed for his in- depth knowledge of Vajrayana practices and rituals. His visit and blessing of the shrine at the Guru Rinpoche Lhakang was momentous and truly special for the Chokling Tersar Lineage.
Great masters of the past have said that it is always beneficial to be near a spiritual teacher. This is because in the presence of a realized master, you will rapidly attain enlightenment, acquire great knowledge, spiritual experience will dawn in your mind and your compassion will expand.
Those who met Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche that morning were mesmerized by his aura and felt fortunate to have made a connection with him.
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche At Guru Lhakang
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche At Guru Lhakang
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche At Guru Lhakang
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche At Guru Lhakang
The Fourth Annual Puja
One Million Recitations of the Lotus Dakini—Kurukullé or Pema Khandro—Mantra and One Hundred-Thousand Fire Pujas
from The Seven Cycles of Profundity
October 17th–23rd, 2019  Seven days of puja concluding on the Dakini Day of the 8th month of the Tibetan calendar.
The seven-day puja is held in the sacred Vajravarahi forest surrounding a shrine blessed by Vajravarahi. Since the brilliant red dakini Kurukullé belongs to the family of Vajravarahi and Arya Tara, this special circumstance further enhances the power of the puja.
Kurukullé is a dakini renowned for her power to magnetize. Through her practice the practitioners magnetize all favorable circumstances: teachers, teachings, the ability to understand and engage with the teachings, wealth, prosperity, for the benefit of the Dharma and sentient beings, and ultimately the nature of mind.
For more information/ donations/ queries, go to our page on Samye Institute under the link below:
Annual Pujas at Vajra Varahi Monastery
Book Release
Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in Nepal
Lhasey Lotsawa is honored to announce the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in Nepal – to be released auspiciously on Lhabap Düchen, the Buddha’s Descent from Heaven, (November 19th, 2019) via Rangjung Yeshe Publications. The Lotus-Born Guru in Nepal is the first of a three-part series tracing the arc of Guru Padmasambhava’s journey across the ages and landscapes of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Beginning auspiciously on the Dakini Day of September 2014, over the last five years, Lhasey Lotsawa has collected some of the most treasured stories from these places, with the goal to provide a rich source of inspiration for pilgrims through the ages. Those who wish to follow in the footsteps of the Lotus-Born Guru will find these authentic books essential companions on their journey.
For more information on the project, the sites, and our mission, please visit:
Sādhana Ritual Courses 2019
Registration Is Now Open!
We are very pleased to announce our 10th annual Sādhana Ritual Courses, will take place from November 28 to December 24, 2019. The program will be held at a new monastery in Narayantan north of Kathmandu, near Budhanilkantha, at Ngedon Shedrub Phuntsok Ling. Here the activities of the Great Terton Chokgyur Lingpa’s New Treasures are beginning to flourish.
Participants may register for any one or all of the following courses:
Nov 28 – Dec 2, 2019:
The Preliminary Practices (ngöndro) of The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrub Barché Künsel)
Dec 4 – 13, 2019:
Tukdrub Yishyin Norbu (aka Sampa Lhundrub, Spontaneous Fulfiller of All Wishes)
Dec 15 – 24, 2019:
The Essence of Activity (Tukdrub Trinley Nyingpo) from The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrub Barché Künsel)
Suggested donations cover local transportation, food, accommodation, practice texts, and offerings to teachers. Scholarships and concessions are available. Please email [email protected] or call / Whats App (+977) 981.863.0589 for more information.
** For detailed information and online registration, go to Samye’s Events page under the link below:
Sādhana Ritual Courses 2019 - Samye Institute
Appeal For Volunteers
Join the Lhasey Lotsawa Translations and Publications team 
Contribute to the spread of the Dharma and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s activities by volunteering for Lhasey Lotsawa Translations and Publications. We are looking for volunteers with a variety of profiles and skills: editing, copy-editing, IT, communications, marketing, graphic design, finances, accounting… Get in touch to find out how you can contribute! You can write us at [email protected].
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 grand total at the moment is 9,882,040 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
Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche’s Program in Thailand 2019
Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche (Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche Tashi Palden) will be giving a series of Dharma talks, practice retreat and prayer ceremonies in Bangkok, Thailand this December 2019.
5 Dec 2019
  • Public TalkThe Art of Life – Tibetan Buddhism
6 - 8 Dec 2019
  • RetreatSeed of Supreme Enlightenment
9 - 10 Dec 2019
  • Inner Practice: Essence, Nature, Capacity
12 - 14 Dec 2019
  • Prosperity Ceremony
Please check Samye’s Event page for detailed information:
Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche's Program in Thailand 2019 - Samye Institute
Radically Happy Talk by Erric Solomon in Amsterdam, Netherlands - Samye Institute
Radically Happy Talk and Seminar with Erric Solomon in Fürth, Germany - Samye Institute
Radically Happy Talk with Erric Solomon in Italy - Samye Institute
Fall Seminar 2019 with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche - Samye Institute
Wisdom Blogs
Patience: Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life Part Four - Samye Institute
Discipline: Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life Part 3 - Samye Institute
Generosity: Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life: Part Two - Samye Institute
Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life: Part One - Samye Institute
Reducing Negative Emotions: The Power of Meditation - Samye Institute
Contemplate Impermanence: How do We Follow that Instruction? - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Jikmé Tenpé Nyima’s pure vision of Zangdok Palri - 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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