Dear friends near and far

I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I am keeeping well and writing to you all from Cooperstown, Upstate NY. I am here at our retreat center leading a retreat and we just finished performing a feast offering as today being Guru Rinpoche’s Day, the 10th day of the lunar calendar. It’s almost midnight here and I’m trying to send this post out before midnight. Since I didn’t get much time to think about what to write for today’s post, I thought of sending you this picture of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, considered to be the living representative of Padmasambhava, he was a great revealer of ‘terma’ treasures concealed by Padmasambhava. I always keep this picture along with Kyabje Rinpoche’s words close to my heart and as a constant reminder to check my mind.


May all beings see their own face in that very moment through the blessings of the Guru.

Sarva Mangalam,


Phakchok Rinpoche