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This month, our monks in Pal Do-Ngak Mindrol Norbuling Monastery were busy performing the fourth of t
 

Dakini Day Digest

October 23 · Issue #35 · View online
Monthly roundup of activities from the global community of Samye Institute and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche.

This month, our monks in Pal Do-Ngak Mindrol Norbuling Monastery were busy performing the fourth of the annual pujas selected by Phakchok Rinpoche–the Kurukullé Puja. They completed one million recitations of the Lotus Dakini—Kurukullé or Pema Khandro—mantra and performed one hundred thousand fire pujas in the sacred Vajravarahi forest. The puja concludes auspiciously today, on Dakini Day.
Additionally, we have some exciting updates about the various Dharma activities of the Malaysian and Vietnamese sanghas. The first is a teaching trip by Tulku Migmar Tsering in Vietnam. And the second is Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s visit to the Guru Rinpoche Lhakang Malaysia on the invitation of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche.
On Lhabab Duchen, November 19, Following in Your Footsteps: the Lotus Born Guru in Nepal, will be officially released. Leading up to this, from November 12 to 19, Nekhor invites you on our inaugural Tukdrup Barché Kunsel pilgrimage where will visit five sacred sites in Nepal: Maratika, Asura Cave & Yangleshö, Yarinak, Chumik Changchup, and Tsawarong. In the digest below, you will find more detailed information on the book release and pilgrimage. Additionally, look below for reminders on two upcoming important events in Nepal: the Fall Seminar and retreat (Nov 20 to Dec 1) and the Sadhana Ritual Courses (Nov 28 to Dec 24).
Finally, we joyfully share news that Samye Institute has recently begun offering a monthly puja at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling via Monlam.org, on behalf of our monthly supporters. This month, we requested the recitation of the Amitayus’ dharani with the following dedication: “May the lives of all Samye Institute sponsors be long and prosperous. And may all they be of benefit”. We also made a contribution on their behalf to support the Kurukulle Puja that is concluding today at Mindrol Norbuling Monastery.
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
On October 17th, our monks commenced the fourth annual puja: the Kurukullé Puja. They completed one million recitations of the Lotus Dakini—Kurukullé or Pema Khandro—mantra. Additionally, one hundred thousand fire pujas were perfomed in the sacred Vajravarahi forest. This forest in Nepal surrounds a shrine blessed by Vajravarahi. The seven day puja concludes today, on the Dakini Day of the 8th month of the Tibetan calendar.
We would like to thank the organizers and sangha for your continuous support. We are looking forward to the next annual puja–the Nyungné Fasting Practice at Pal Do-Ngak Nyida Zungdrel Mindrol Norbuling Monastery (known as Vajra Varahi Monastery). Please enjoy some photographs from the Kurukullé Puja below. And check on Samye Institute website for two upcoming blogs giving an insider’s glimpse of the puja.
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Kurukullé Puja in Nepal
Tulku Migmar Tsering’s Teaching Trip in Vietnam
From October 2nd to October 7th 2019, Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City was honored to welcome Tulku Migmar Tsering for a six day teaching trip. During his time there, Tulku-la gave public Dharma talks, teachings on Ngondro and a short introduction to the Trinley Nyingpo sadhana and practice. Tulku-la also lead the Vietnamese sangha in various beneficial activities, including the life release of fish and the Medicine Buddha puja. In one of the highlights of the trip, Tulku-la visited and encouraged the children from the charity classroom sponsored by RYVN. It was a meaningful and auspicious time for the students at Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam as well as the whole sangha.
Tulku Migmar Tsering Teaching in Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam
Tulku Migmar Tsering Teaching in Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam
Tulku Migmar Tsering Teaching in Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam
Tulku Migmar Tsering Teaching in Rangjung Yeshe Vietnam
Fish Releasing With Tulku Migmar Tsering in Vietnam
Fish Releasing With Tulku Migmar Tsering in Vietnam
Tulku Migmar Tsering Visiting Charity Class
Tulku Migmar Tsering Visiting Charity Class
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Blessed Guru Rinpoche Lhakang
At the invitation of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, on October 7th 2019, Tsoknyi Rinpoche visited and blessed the Guru Rinpoche Lhakang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Students and devotees eagerly prepared for and awaited Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s arrival with the traditional offerings of sweet tea and sweet rice. Tsoknyi Rinpoche and his consort graciously performed a consecration puja to bless the Lhakang, and Rinpoche kindly gave individual blessings to all who attended.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Visiting Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Visiting Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Visiting Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Visiting Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Visiting Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Visiting Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Visiting Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Visiting Guru Rinpoche Lhakang, Malaysia
Kurukullé Statue
During the recent Kurukullé puja, we included 8 statues of the Lotus Dakini within the mandala. You have the unique opportunity to add one of these blessed statues to your home shrine by placing the order through Akara Collection.
This Kurukullé statue is made in accordance with the lineage of Chokgyur Lingpa. It is distinguished by the head-dress and implements in the form of flowers, rather than the usual skulls. The statue is made of oxidized copper and consecrated with mantras and prayers by the senior monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery.
Dimensions: 9.5 cm (height); 6.0 cm (base width)
The Fifth Annual Puja
Nyungné Fasting Practice
November 11th & 12th, 2019  Two days of fasting which concludes on the Full Moon day of the 9th month of the Tibetan calendar.
Our monks will perform two days of this special fasting ritual combined with the practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. 
The founding mother of the Nyungné practice was an Indian maiden who early on in her life took ordination under the name Gelongma Palmo. As the fully ripened result of her past karma, Gelongma Palmo became very ill with an incurable disease. Preparing for her death, Gelongma Palmo entered retreat and took Avalokiteshvara as the main focus of her practice. As the result of her intense practice, Avalokiteshvara appeared to her in a dream and revealed the instructions of the Nyungné practice. Miraculously, Gelongma Palmo was healed from her disease and from then began to teach the Nyungné practice widely.
To this day thus the Nyungné practice is a very special ritual, a powerful method that cleanses and washes away all our negative karma.
For more information/ donations/ queries, go to our page on Samye Institute under the link below:
Annual Pujas at Vajra Varahi Monastery
News From Nekhor
Book Publication: “FOLLOWING IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS: THE LOTUS-BORN GURU IN NEPAL”
Nekhor, a division of Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications, 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. Nekhor began auspiciously on the Dakini Day of September 2014. Over the last five years, Nekhor has collected some of the most treasured stories from these places. The goal is 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 Following in Your Foosteps, please visit: www.nekhor.org/publications or contact: [email protected]
Tukdrub Barché Kunsel Pilgrimage: November 2019
To inaugurate the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: the Lotus Born Guru in Nepal, Nekhor invites you on our inaugural Tukdrup Barché Kunsel pilgrimage! This treasure cycle’s central prayer is the famous Barché Lamsel, which relates the particular powerful events where Guru Padmasambhava dispelled obstacles. Thus, on this very special pilgrimage, we will follow the Barché Lamsel, visiting five sacred sites in Nepal where the Mahaguru dispelled obstacles, namely: Maratika, Asura Cave & Yangleshö, Yarinak, Chumik Changchup, and Tsawarong.
As we trace our own spiritual journey back to these pivotal moments, the monks of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling will lead us in offering the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel feast-offering. Together we will recite the Barché Lamsel prayer, we will make aspirations, and we will deepen our practice through this pilgrimage experience. Finally, we will dedicate the merit for the benefit of all.
In Part 1 (November 12-14th), we will travel to the Maratika caves, where Guru Rinpoche accomplished immortality with his consort Mandarava.
Then in Part 2 (November 16-19th), we will visit four more more deeply sacred sites, all connected to Guru Padmsambhava: Asura Cave & Yanglesho, Yarinak, Chumik Changchup, and Tsawarong. You are welcome to join for all or just part of the pilgrimage. We look forward to the journey together!
For more information on the pilgrimage, please visit: https://www.nekhor.org/news/2019/10/8/tukdrup-barch-kunsel-pilgrimage-november-2019 or contact: [email protected]
Sādhana Ritual Courses
We are very pleased to announce our 10th annual Sādhana Ritual Courses, to 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.
Lama Sherab Dorje, a senior lama of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery will teach the main points of practice. His explanations will include ritual traditions of chant melodies, mudrās, torma making, shrine arrangements, and musical instruments.  In addition, he will lead practitioners in sang, tsok, solka and sur offerings. Lama will teach in Tibetan and translators will then interpret into English and other languages such as Nepali and Chinese, based on necessity.
** For detailed information and online registration, go to Samye’s Events page under the link below:
Sādhana Ritual Courses 2019 - Samye Institute
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 9,883,724 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
Fall Seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
Fall Seminar 2019 with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche - Samye Institute
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. There will be translation in both English and Thai.
Programs:
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 Events page for detailed information.
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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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