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The activities of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche - Issue #17

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The activities of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

Welcome to the 17th edition of the Dakini Day Digest. This month we wanted to share some information from the team at Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications – the publication and translation group working under the guidance of Kyabjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche. In addition, we wanted to continue to update you on the activities of Phakchok Rinpoche and remind you of the exciting events happening this summer in Cooperstown!

Lhasey Lotsawa, our in-house translation team!
Over the past several years, with the help of our sangha, Lhasey Lotsawa has grown from a group of just two people learning as they go, to an organized team of over ten professionally trained translators and editors. Throughout these developments, our aim has always been to fulfill the vision of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche in making all the necessary materials for study and practice in our tradition accessible to students in their native languages. We rejoice in our achievements over the past ten years and are excited about our plans for the future. Learn more about who we are and what we do by clicking here.
A sneak peak at Lhasey Lotsawa’s upcoming projects
Over the next year and a half, we are aiming to:
• Finalize our 830-page prayer book, A Staircase to Liberation
• Write the sequel to The Great Tertön focusing on Chokgyur Lingpa’s treasure sites
• Prepare new translations of several Chokling Tersar liturgies, such as the extensive sadhana of Tukdrub Sampa Lhundrub, a Gesar Ling sadhana and others
• Publish several new booklets, such as Vimalamitra’s meditation instructions and a collection of biographies of our lineage masters
Learn more about our upcoming projects click here
Support our team to make these projects possible!
Translation from Tibetan is a time-consuming and challenging task. In order to produce a final translation, each text goes through several steps of translation, review, editing, and type-setting, all of which require different skills and capabilities. Although most of our work has been done on a volunteer basis so far, we now need to provide financial support to our growing team in order to increase the scope and raise the standard of our translations. With these requirements in mind, we’ve estimated a yearly budget of USD 40,000. Any contribution toward this amount will go a long way.
How you can help?
Become a patron of the Dharma! Please consider supporting us monthly through our Patreon campaign
A small monthly amount may not make a big difference to you but will ensure us a stable basis to continue providing you with the texts you need for study and practice.
You can also make a one-time donation by following this link and specifying that your donation is for ‘Translations and Publications’:
Finally, you can support our work by offering your time and skills. For more information on how to volunteer for us, please click here.
The gift of Dharma
Verse 354 of the Dhammapada tells us “The gift of Dharma exceeds all other gifts.” Indeed, it has long been recognized that of the three types of generosity, the generosity of the Dharma is the most supreme. Throughout history, many practitioners have acted as sponsors as a way to perfect their accumulations of merit and wisdom. Likewise, making a donation in someone else’s name is traditionally done as an effective way to allow them to generate merit, overcome obstacles, attain a wholesome rebirth, and so forth. If we are going to continue to publish faithful and accurate translations and make them freely available to the practitioners of the world, there must be ample financial support for such a great undertaking to succeed. 
Recent Events
Tulku Migmar visited our Nepali sangha in Farnborough, London to help support the Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana UK Center there. Tulku-la led celebrations and ceremony for bathing the Buddha and Buddha Jayanti (the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha) on April 29th.
Reading On Acts of Faith
Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind Book Release - Samye Institute
For Eight Days, Khenpo Gyaltsen led a group of our Malaysian sangha to the blessed Mount Wu Tai Shan in China.
Anniversary of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa - Samye Institute
An introduction to Tibetan for Practitioners at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown - Samye Institute
Jedrung Sungbum Empowerment and Teachings - Samye Institute
And at the end of April, Phakchok Rinpoche gave teachings at the Boudha Stupa to Khenpo Gyaltsen’s students from his Sunday classes.
Dawn of Dharma: Introduction to Meditation with Tulku Migmar Tsering at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown - Samye Institute
Summer Programs at Gomde Cooperstown with Phakchok Rinpoche and Tulku Mingmar Tsering - Samye Institute
Mahāmudrā Teachings & Retreat with Phakchok Rinpoche at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown - Samye Institute
In Memory of Greg Whiteside – Shedrub
Chökhor Düchen Celebrating the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel - Samye Institute
Upcoming Events
Mahāyoga Teachings & Retreat with Phakchok Rinpoche at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown - Samye Institute
Saga Dawa May 29 - Recalling the Qualities of the Supreme Sage.
To mark the month of Saga Dawa, we encourage everyone to spend time reflecting on the kindness and qualities of our teacher, Śākyamuni Buddha. Ārya Nāgārjuna’s “Great Praise of the Ten Acts of the Buddha” {PDF} is a beautiful text that can inspire us this month.
Wesak Celebration Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wesak Celebration Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shravaka and Pratyekabuddhayana Teachings with Phakchok Rinpoche at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown - Samye Institute
Anniversary of Paranirvāṇa of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche - Samye Institute
Jedrung Sungbum Empowerment and Teachings
Summer Programs 2018 - Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center Cooperstown
Pilgrimage to Bhutan and Retreat with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche - Samye Institute
Medicine and Compassion Retreat - Samye Institute
Empowerment and Teaching
Teachings on the Vajrayana Ground, Path and Fruition
Radically Happy Book Launch Tour - Samye Institute
Pilgrimage to Bhutan and Retreat with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche Pilgrimage to Bhutan and Retreat with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche
Teachings on the Vajrayana Ground, Path and Fruition
Teachings on the Vajrayana Ground, Path and Fruition
Radically Happy Talk Series
Sharing Practice Blog: Number 2 The Four Mind Changings - Samye Institute
Medicine and Compassion Retreat
Radically Happy Book Launch Tour
Why Meditate? What Does Meditation Offer? - Samye Institute
Global Magnetizing Accumulation
Nine months ago, Rinpoche requested that all his students take up the magnetizing practice entitled “Giant Cloud of Blessings” as part of their daily practice. .
“ Learning how to work together as a global sangha to magnetize auspicious conditions for the resounding of the Dharma and the vast aspirations of the purest intent to be swiftly fulfilled .”
~ Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche
Since last Dakini Day, we have accumulated an extra 4,717 recitations. This brings our grand total to 61,846 recitations.
We rejoice in the merit we have accumulated, and encourage everyone to join us in this crucial magnetising activity. When we rely on this prayer, we gain both outer and inner benefits. In the outer sense, we gain the ability to benefit all living beings. On the inner level, we develop the ability to control discursive thoughts, and thereby attain unrestrained control of the body and the mind
Click here to watch the video message from Rinpoche, read more about the practice and record your accumulations.
Genuine Compassion - Samye Institute
Being confident and decisive - Samye Institute
New Sharing Practice with Sangha Blog
Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen - Samye Institute
In this blog section, we have invited sangha members across the globe to comment on practice-related topics. By sharing our insights from working with and practicing the teachings, we can all benefit. Each month we will pick a new topic and we hope to see all of our family participating in the discussion. Please be sure to post your comments to the blog below so that we can keep these conversations lively and fresh. We also encourage you to discuss these topics in your Dharma Stream or center meetings.
Number 1: Supplication Number 1: Supplication
Real Kindness: No Agenda - Samye Institute
Wisdom Blogs
Categorizing Buddhist Teaching: Three Levels - Samye Institute
Belief Through Practice - Samye Institute
Letter from my Guru - Samye Institute
Unselfish Meditation - Samye Institute
Who Was the Buddha? - Samye Institute
Saga Dawa and Saga Dawa Düchen - Samye Institute
Upcoming Book Release - October 16th
“The key is: You don’t judge, don’t... - Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche | Facebook
Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind Book Release - Samye Institute Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind Book Release - Samye Institute
Today commemorates the birth,... - Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche | Facebook
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
Letter to Myself - Samye Institute
Facebook updates from Rinpoche
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Dedication and Aspiration
བསྟན་པའི་སྦྱིན་བདག་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྒྱལ་པོ་ཡང་༔ ཆབ་སྲིད་རྒྱས་ཤིང་བསྟན་ལ་སྨན་པར་ཤོག༔
May the patron of the teachings, the dharmapāla king,༔
propagate his kingdom and benefit the teachings.༔

བསྟན་པའི་ཞབས་འདེགས་རྒྱལ་རིགས་བློན་པོ་ཡང་༔ བློ་གྲོས་རབ་འཕེལ་རྩལ་དང་ལྡན་པར་ཤོག༔
The royal ministers, who serve the teachings—༔
may their intellect increase and may they be skillful.༔

བསྟན་པའི་གསོས་བྱེད་ཁྱིམ་བདག་འབྱོར་ལྡན་རྣམས༔ ལོངས་སྤྱོད་ལྡན་ཞིང་ཉེར་འཚེ་མེད་པར་ཤོག༔
May the wealthy householders who provide for the teachings༔
have prosperity and be without difficulties.༔

བསྟན་ལ་དད་པའི་ཡངས་པའི་རྒྱལ་ཁམས་ཀུན༔ བདེ་སྐྱིད་ལྡན་ཞིང་བར་ཆད་ཞི་བར་ཤོག༔
May all kingdoms in which faith in the teachings abounds༔
have happiness, and may their obstacles be pacified.༔

Extracted from the “Vajradhātu Maṇḍala Aspiration (Chokchu Düshyi)” by Padmākara {source}
Thank you for taking the time to read our message. If you would like any more information about any of the projects or activities we’ve mentioned or if you have any comments or feedback please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reply to this email directly and we will endeavour to answer your email as swiftly as possible.
Sarva Mangalam!
May all be auspicious!
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