The best way to welcome the New Year is to begin a new positive habit. In Tibetan, the word gom that we usually translate as “meditation”, more accurately means to “habituate” or “to become used to”. And that’s what a habit is—something we do easily and almost spontaneously.
This article discusses the imporance of scent offerings such as the Sangchö (cleansing smoke offering) to Vajrayana Buddhism.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche recounts stories of Guru Rinpoche’s magnificent activities to increase the faith and devotion of disciples.
Learn the famous offering mudras used in Tibetan Buddhist ritual practices.
It is mentioned in Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence, by Guru Rinpoche, that there are four levels of heart-practice or guru sadhana: the outer is Barché Künsel, the inner is Sampa Lhündrup, the secret is Tsokyé Nyingtik, and the innermost secret is Dorjé Draktsal.
During these stressful times, Tibetan Medicine may offer us some tools for bringing our body and mind into balance. Our sangha member and Dakini Doctor, Dr. Tawni Tidwell presented a video program at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC in conjunction with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in April 2020.Tawni shares very simple and practical practices that we can immediately implement into our daily routines. In these short videos, she gives us tools that are easy to follow and help us refresh our bodies and mind.
For today’s Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you the first part of a poem by one of my previous incarnations, the 17th throne-holder of Kham Riwoché, the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup. This poem contains ten key points on how to practice the sublime way of the Dharma, from the foundational vehicle all the way up to the Vajra Vehicle of Tantra
Samye Institute’s students share their experiences during 2020’s online retreats.
Tibetan for Practitioners: A Success on the Ground Rangjung Yeshe Gomde New York in New York hosted an exciting new offering in July of 2018.
Eleven of our sangha members share their thoughts, experience and reflections on the practice of supplication.
Phakchok Rinpoche gives a short commentary on King Tri Songdetsen’s advice for responsible people.