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Samye Institute - Dakini Day Digest - Issue #39


Dakini Day Digest

February 18 · Issue #39 · View online

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

In this last month of Tibetan Calendar, our Guru Rinpoche Lhakang in Kuala Lumpur had the honor of receiving various teachings by Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche. Moreover, Rinpoche also led various pujas to celebrate the occasion of Chinese New Year here.
Also, via, this month Samye sponsored Chanting the Names of Manjushri for our supporting members with the auspicious prayer: “On behalf of the benefactors of Samye Institute, may wisdom flourish like the splendor of Summertime and may all their aspirations be fulfilled.” 
Moreover, we have updates and information about a new pilgrimage opportunity in Sikkim to be led by Nekhor in October this year. Lhasey Lotsawa has shared a list of new translation of liturgies and instructions. And please see below for updates from Akara, Radically Happy, our UK center, and our Tibetan doctors.
Lastly, the Tibetan New Year (Losar) is coming soon. The list of this year’s Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery Pūjās can be found in Events section of Samye website. This year, the annual Losar pujas will be presided by Yangsi Urgyen Rinpoche, Tulku Pasang, and Tulku Jampal Dorje.

Recent Events
“Upon hearing the life stories of great masters one’s mind is said to be freed from the state of doubt, acquiring the faith that liberates.” ~ Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche quoted from the Great Tertön.
More than 25 participants came together on 11th of February to listen to Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche share 2 profound versions of Chokgyur Lingpa’s life story. People came to Guru Rinpoche Lhakang in Kuala Lumpur as far as Spain, Hong Kong and Nepal.
Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche in Malaysia
Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche in Malaysia
Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche in Malaysia
Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche in Malaysia
Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche in Malaysia
Kyabjé Khen Rinpoche in Malaysia
After 4 and a half months of kindly offering his guidance and practice to the Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana UKCIO Center, Drupla Longrig Sangpo has returned to Nepal. Lama Sherab Phuntsok arrived just before his departure and will maintain spiritual guidance of the center for several months to come.
News From Nekhor
Guru Rinpoche Pilgrimage to Sikkim in the Fall
Nekhor is delighted to announce that this autumn, we will once again follow in the footsteps of our precious Lotus-Born Guru, Padmasambhava, traveling to the hidden land of Sikkim, one of the most sacred Guru Rinpoché sites outside of Tibet. Our journey will begin Saturday, October 17th, 2020, and continue to Saturday, October 23rd, with an optional three day Le’ü Dün Ma prayer recital for those interested in staying until Guru Rinpoche Day, October 26th.
Guided by one of the experienced senior lamas of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, we will connect with Guru Rinpoché’s treasure sites at Tashi Ding, Kechok Palri, Khandro Sangpuk, and Sharchok Bepuk. Our pilgrimage will culminate with the annual 100,000 Le’ü Dün Ma prayer recital at Pema Yangtsé. The Le’ü Dün Ma is one of the most important invocations and prayers to Guru Rinpoché and Pema Yangtsé is one of the last monasteries that still upholds the ancient tradition of a yearly Le’ü Dün Ma recitation.
Please save the date, and look forward to more information on the trip and how to register in March. In the meantime, you can reach out with any further questions at: [email protected] 
Akara Collection
Thangkas: Tukdrup Barché Künsel & Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup
The practices of these two mandalas—Tukdrup Barché Künsel (Guru’s Heart Practice: Dispeller of all Obstacles) and Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup (Spontaneous Fulfiller of All Wishes) will eliminate the practitioner’s outer, inner and secret obstacles, fulfill all aspirations, and the accomplishment of the two accumulations.
For more information, check out the Akara Collection in the link below:
Tukdrup Barché Künsel & Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup - AKARA Collection
Radically Happy Interviews
The Buddhistdoor Global - an online multimedia platform providing a diverse range of English-language Buddhist contents - featured an interview with Erric Solomon on Radically Happy book. You can read the full article under the link below:
Discovering Radical Happiness | Buddhistdoor
Furthermore, Boeken, a prominent Dutch yoga magazine, featured an interview with Erric on Radically Happy.
Tibetan Medicine Clinic
Amchi Urgyen and our doctors and students of our Traditional Buddhist Sowa Rigpa Herbal Medicine School organized a Menla Yuthog Nyingthig Bumtsok at Boudha Stupa at the end of January. Certain medicines were placed on the altar and blessed during the puja.
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations has been hard at work this past year translating a number of truly profound and beneficial liturgies and instructional texts from the Chokling Tersar. As the new Tibetan lunar year approaches, we would like to share the titles of these liturgies, and some information on these instructions, to be released in the English language for the first time. Lhasey Lotsawa plans to finalize and make these available to our community, and the wider world of Tibetan Buddhist practitioners, in the coming months. 
  • “Spinning Wheel of Meteorite Iron: The Visualization and Recitation for Gentle Splendor Vanquisher of Opposition (Jampal Parol Goljom)”, from The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles
  • “Vast Clouds of Samantabhadra’s Display: A Ritual of Offering and Homage to Delight the Teacher, His Eight Sons, and their Retinue”, from the Dharma cycle of The Great Compassionate One, Lotus Uṣnīṣa;
  • “Bestowing the Splendor of the Two Siddhis: The Spontaneous Accomplishment of the Four Activities, The Sadhana for Noble Gesar, the Accomplisher of All”;
  • “The Chariot of Altruism: The Sadhana Associated with the Saṃbhogakāya Guru, Tamer of Beings who Dredges the Lower Realms”;
  • “The Condensed, Essential Hayagrīva Visualization and Mantra Recitation”;
  • “Instructions for Performing a Recitation Retreat of The Wish-fulfilling Jewel that Accomplishes the Guru’s Wisdom Mind”;
  • “The Vase of Fortune: Source of Wish-fulfilling Attainments: A Ritual Framework For the Two Branches of Accomplishing the Guru’s Wisdom Mind”
  • “A Brief Explanation of the Generation and Completion Stages for the Benefit of Beginners, Concise, Clear, and Easy to Understand”: This is a short, pithy set of instructions on the generation stage written by Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurmé Pema Namgyal (1871-1926).
  • “The Crystal Garland Account”: These supplementary teachings are from the Treasure cycle, The Wishfulfilling Jewel Guru’s Heart Practice. The text gives a first-hand account of the origin of these Treasure teachings, and also records detailed prophecies, counsel, and a wealth of both practical and spiritual instructions given by Guru Rinpoche to the King and disciples when departing Tibet.
If you would like to support our work in making the Chokling Tersar available in the English language, please consider becoming a patron:
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 current grand total is 9,900,190 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 Teachings
Losar: Tibetan New Year - Samye Institute
Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery Pūjās 2020 - Samye Institute
Wisdom Blogs
Anxiety: Seeing Through the Spin - Samye Institute
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Chokgyur Lingpa’s Zangdok Palri Aspirations - 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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