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Samye Institute - Dakini Day Digest - Issue #36

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This month, the fifth of the annual pujas selected by Phakchok Rinpoche, the 2-day Nyungné Practice,
 

Dakini Day Digest

November 22 · Issue #36 · View online
Monthly roundup of activities from the global community of Samye Institute and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche.

This month, the fifth of the annual pujas selected by Phakchok Rinpoche, the 2-day Nyungné Practice, was completed on the Full Moon day of the 9th month of the Tibetan calendar. The Nyungné practice is a very special ritual, a powerful method that purifies all our negative karma.
During this month, Tulku Migmar Tsering led Dharma activities in Indonesia and Singapore. Additionally, we share some insights and pictures from the Tukdrub Barché Kunsel Pilgrimage organized by the Nekhor team on November 2019, as well as Erric Solomon’s Radically Happy Europe Tour.
There are several exciting events happening now and in the upcoming month. Their details can be found in the Digest below. First is the Fall Seminar currently taking place at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. For those of you who cannot attend in person, remember that you can access these teachings through Dharma Sun here.
Secondly, the sixth annual puja: the White Umbrella Sitatapatra or Dukkarmo—Torma Offering will be performed in December at Pal Do-Ngak Mindrol Norbuling Monastery.
And third is Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche’s Teaching Program in Thailand, which will be translated into both English and Thai.
Last but not least, the Sadhana Ritual Course will take place in Boudha in December. There are still openings available for registration.
Also, see below for information on how to order Nekhor’s new book, Following In Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in Nepal.
This month, Samye Institute made a donation to the Lhabab Duchen prayer festival on 11/19/19 on behalf of all the Samye supporting members with the following dedication: “May countless blessings rain down upon all the Samye Institute sponsors. And may their virtue and generosity benefit countless beings.” Additionally, Samye also made a donation on behalf of its monthly supporters to the Nyungné puja at Pal Do-Ngak Mindrol Norbuling Monastery.
Finally, on Lhabab Duchen, Samye Institute joyfully launched its winter fundraising campaign. If you would like to join in the meritorious activities and become a monthly supporter, please follow the link: Click here to become a monthly supporting member. As a supporting member, your generosity enables Samye to continue to deliver Dharma teachings, online courses, and support for Dharma-stream groups. We’re currently working hard behind the scenes to bring translations of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings into multiple languages, thus helping Samye to continue to evolve and expand in its mission to facilitate genuine Dharma practice in the world. 

Recent Events
Annual Puja: Nyungné Fasting Retreat
From November 11th to 12th, 2019 at Pal Do-Ngak Mindrol Norbuling Monastery– our monks and nuns performed 2 days of Nyungné practice, an exceptional fasting ritual combined with the practice of Avalokiteshvara - the Buddha of Compassion. The fasting retreat concluded on the Full Moon day of the 9th month of the Tibetan calendar. Nyungné practice is a powerful method for the purification of negative karma.
Nyungné Practice
Nyungné Practice
Nyungné Practice
Nyungné Practice
Nyungné Practice
Nyungné Practice
Nyungné Practice
Nyungné Practice
Tulku Migmar Tsering Activities
Last month, Tulku Migmar Tsering took a short trip to Indonesia. Here, Tulku-la met the Indonesian Dharma Stream group and gave them Dharma advice. Tulku-la also lead life releasing activities with Indonesian Dharma brothers and sisters. In the same month, in Singapore, Tulku-la met with the Singapore Buddhist Youth Group. He is one of the three advisors for the Singapore Buddhist Youth Network, in which each representative is from a different university.
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Indonesia
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Indonesia
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Indonesia
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Indonesia
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Singapore
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Singapore
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Singapore
Tulku Migmar Tsering in Singapore
Erric Solomon’s Radically Happy Europe Tour
To support the German and Dutch language release of Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind, Erric Solomon embarked on a teaching tour of 11 European cities this fall.
In Amsterdam, at the Inner Peace conference, more than 300 people attended Erric’s talk in a 400 year old church.
At Dharma Mati in Berlin, where about 80 people attended, seminar participants said that they loved the fresh approach to Buddhist meditation, and how it fits into modern daily life.
The Dharma Stream group in Vienna hosted two talks attended by more than 50 people. One member commented that “Radically Happy reawakened his curiosity for learning how the mind functions.”
When asked to summarize, Erric said: “It was such a privilege to speak nearly every night about Radically Happy. Through these talks and seminars people were able to make a connection to the Chokling Tersar, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and of course our own Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche. It was humbling to watch as people were moved to practice meditation, uncover their warm heart and be inspired to carry the essence of Radically Happy back home and into their life.”
Erric Solomon's Radically Happy EU Tour
Erric Solomon's Radically Happy EU Tour
Erric Solomon's Radically Happy EU Tour
Erric Solomon's Radically Happy EU Tour
The Sixth Annual Puja
White Umbrella—Sitatapatra or Dukkarmo—Torma Offering
from The Seven Cycles of Profundity
December 19th–21st, 2019  Three days of puja concluding on the Dakini Day of the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar
Our monks will practice a three-day puja of White Umbrella and make daily torma offerings. This is a forceful method for exorcising all negative spirits and evil forces.
Sitatapatra, Dukkarmo, or White Umbrella is named after her main emblem: a white umbrella. The Buddha revealed this deity to his followers as a powerful protection against calamities and malignant beings. Reciting her mantra averts evil influences and purifies defilements. Sitatapatra is thus practiced to this day to avert negativity of all kinds: disease, obstacles, black magic, evil spells, and all oppressing forces. The practice is reputed to be so powerful that even if enemies practice it, they would become invincible.
Lotus Light Dharma School
During the past month, our young monks at the Lotus Light Dharma School in Chapagaon completed their exams. Additionally, they have been receiving instruction in subjects such as English, Mathematics and General Sciences.
Lotus Light Dharma School
Lotus Light Dharma School
Lotus Light Dharma School
Lotus Light Dharma School
Lotus Light Dharma School
Lotus Light Dharma School
How To Order Nekhor's New Book
“FOLLOWING IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS: The Lotus-Born Guru in Nepal” - Volume 1
We are happy to announce the November 19th release of Nekhor’s new book! Following in your Footsteps: 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. 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 those of you in the USA, Nekhor can fulfill your order for one or more copies of the book. You can fill out the order form here.
For those of you outside of the USA, please fill out this request form and will coordinate to have books sent to your area.
For more information on Following in Your Footsteps, please visit: www.nekhor.org/publications or contact: [email protected]
Tukdrub Barché Kunsel Pilgrimage: November 2019
The Nekhor team and a group of inspired pilgrims completed seven days of pilgrimage. They followed in the footsteps of Guru Padmasambhava as outlined in the Barché Lamsel prayer and practiced in the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel. Lama Sonam Tsering led the first stage of journey, to Maratika. Lama Ngawang Yeshe led the group in Asura and Yanglesho. Then in Chumik Changchup, the group received teachings from resident yogi Lama Ridgzin. Lama Opak led the group to Yarinak; and finally Lama Sonam Tsering joined the group again for a final day in Tsawarong. All the lamas and druplas taught on the life of Guru Rinpoché, the significance of pilgrimage, and on how to practice Dharma authentically. The journeys were sealed daily with sang and tsok offerings, and vast aspirations for the benefit of beings!
In Boudha with the new book "Following In Your Footsteps"
In Boudha with the new book "Following In Your Footsteps"
In Asura Cave with Drupla Ngawang Yeshe
In Asura Cave with Drupla Ngawang Yeshe
In Yarinak with Drupla Opak
In Yarinak with Drupla Opak
In Chumik Changchub with Lama Rigzin
In Chumik Changchub with Lama Rigzin
At Maratika with Drupla Sonam Tsering
At Maratika with Drupla Sonam Tsering
View From Above Mandarava Cave at Maratika
View From Above Mandarava Cave at Maratika
Tibetan Medicine Clinic
Recently, Amchi Urgyen-la and the students of Traditional Sowa Rigpa celebrated the 8th anniversary of our medical clinic and training center. And within the last month, they also traveled to Ladakh to gather herbs, make medicine, and conduct Medicine Buddha puja there.
Traditional Sowa Rigpa Clinic near Boudha
Traditional Sowa Rigpa Clinic near Boudha
Traditional Sowa Rigpa Clinic near Boudha
Traditional Sowa Rigpa Clinic near Boudha
Our Tibetan Doctors with Colleagues in Ladakh
Our Tibetan Doctors with Colleagues in Ladakh
Our Tibetan Doctors during Field Research in Ladakh
Our Tibetan Doctors during Field Research in Ladakh
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 9,887,382 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.
Sādhana Ritual Courses 2019
The Sadhana Ritual Courses 2019 are beginning next week in Nepal from November 28 to December 24, 2019. Participants can join one course or all of the three courses mentioned below.
There are still a few places available for registration.
** For detailed information and online registration, go to Samye’s Events page under the link below:
Sādhana Ritual Courses 2019 - Samye Institute
Wisdom Blogs
Celebrating Lha Bab Düchen - Samye Institute
Repeated Placement: Once Again Resting the Mind - Samye Institute
Continuous Placement in Meditation: Bring Back the Mind - Samye Institute
Everyone Can Meditate: Caring for Our Minds - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Dodrupchen Rinpoché Tupten Trinlé Pelzang's 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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