Gaining the Siddhis – Guru Rinpoche day message by HE. Phakchok Rinpoche

4th June 2017 – Gaining the Siddhis
Dear Friends Near and Far,

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day.

In this month’s video message, Phakchok Rinpoche introduces the manifestation Dzamling Gyenchog, who is Yangdak Heruka inseparable from Guru Padmasambhava.

In relation to this, Rinpoche contextualizes the importance of meditation as a daily practice.
Click here to view the video message
https://youtu.be/u2jSh9NF7lc
Today, I want to continue the Twelve Manifestations series. Now we are focusing on the manifestation named Dzamling Gyenchog, who is Yangdak Heruka inseparable from Guru Padmasambhava. Instead of Yangdak Heruka, sometimes they say Vishuddha Heruka, and sometimes they have different translations.

This particular practice of Dzamling Gyenchog that Guru Rinpoche taught is how to gain the siddhis, especially the higher siddhis. He also taught the great practice of phowa – the ejection of consciousness. This particular Guru Rinpoche practice is to achieve the great siddhis. Yangdak Heruka Dzamling Gyenchog is very profound.

Now, with that, I just want to say that all of us are very busy. We have many great qualities. We have self-confidence. We have a happy life. We are content. We do good things. We do compassionate acts. And we all have dignity. We all have many things and we know how to balance our life. But when we don’t have meditation, then we have nothing. This practice, Dzamling Gyenchog, explains how to gain the siddhis, especially through meditation.

Our meditation is important in life. How important is exercise? How important is it to have good food? How important is it to share with our friends when we are struggling with ourselves? How important is it to get advice from wise people? Actually, meditation is more important than all of that because meditation allows you to see your own self. Meditation makes your mind calmer. Meditation makes you improve yourself a little bit. And meditation makes you reduce your bad habits, negative emotions, and negative actions.

So how to do meditation? Meditation means bring focus. You can focus on an object. You can bring your mind to focus on your breath, on Guru Padmasambhava, or on compassion. All these three are actually called meditation.

To close, I want to tell you: yes it’s very difficult to meditate every day. So that’s why you need to find the experiences and benefits to encourage yourself. You need to find the faults and difficulties that come without meditating. You need to find inspiration especially through experiences. And consider sharing this with your friends to encourage them to try meditation as well.

Thank you very much all of you. Take care! Happy Guru Rinpoche Day.

I am happy to announce that there are now subtitles in Italian! The Italian and Japanese translators kindly added subtitles to all the videos of the manifestations series, which started in November. This month’s video message also has subtitles in French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukranian, and Vietnamese. There are currently some technical difficulties with the Chinese and Nepali language subtitles that should be addressed shortly. Please click the settings wheel in the bottom right corner of the video to access these options.

One of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s recent practice requests for us from his birthday message was the accumulation of the Six Vajra Line Prayer.

Samye Dharma has created a counter so we can all upload our accumulations (log in required). Please log any of your accumulations starting from Phakchok Rinpoche’s birthday on May 23, and especially persevere until the Saga Dawa Duchen on June 9th. The counter will continue at least until the next Guru Rinpoche Day, July 3rd, so keep logging your accumulations until then.

Sarva Mangalam,
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

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Taming the Maras – Guru Rinpoche day message by HE. Phakchok Rinpoche

5th May 2017 – Taming the Maras
Dear Friends Near and Far,

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day.

In this video message, Phakchok Rinpoche speaks about Dükyi Shechen, the manifestation of Vajra Kilaya inseparable with Guru Rinpoche.

Additionally, Rinpoche advises on developing diligence and balance in our daily lives.

May this video be beneficial for all!
Click here to view the video message
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0vNHTO-F14

 

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day again to all of you. I hope you are all well.

Today I want to return to the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava. Guru Rinpoche taught that you may have wealth and intelligence, but you’re still going to face a lot of obstacles. Removing obstacles, especially obstacles from the four elements of earth, water, wind, and fire are important. So Guru Rinpoche manifested as Dükyi Shechen, which means “taming the maras.” Dükyi Shechen is the manifestation of Vajra Kilaya inseparable from Guru Rinpoche, with four lion-faced ḍākinīs surrounding him to tame the four elements. Dükyi Shechen is very well-known for removing obstacles as well as for protecting beings from obstacles.

Now I want to advise you that in life it’s very important to have diligence. Whatever we do, having persistence or diligence first is very important. Many of us are not persistent and we are especially not diligent. So that is the first part I want to remind you. How do we maintain diligence? You need to always find how to inspire yourself to keep up with your spiritual practice or mundane life. Finding the purpose or inspiration is very important. Now the second part I want to mention is that getting balance is very important. Many of us sometimes forget to balance the different aspects of our lives: personal life, family life, spiritual life, social life, and projects. Things are not balanced. We are not balanced. So how do we keep the balance normally? Try to remember your responsibilities and not forget things. Try to recall what you need to do. You can do this every day in the morning or in the evening. So keeping balance, diligence, inspiration, and persistence are very important. Ok?

Thank you very much for listening. I wish you all have happiness and fewer obstacles. Actually, I wish you no obstacles, but in life, we always have some obstacles so whatever obstacles you face, may they be less. Thank you. Happy Guru Rinpoche Day.

I am happy to announce that there are now subtitles in French! Nepali subtitles will come next week! This month’s video message also has subtitles in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), French, German, Indonesian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukranian, and Vietnamese. Please click the settings wheel in the bottom right corner of the video to access these options.

Sarva Mangalam,
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

phakchokrinpoche.org | samyedharma.org

The Wholeness of Wealth – Guru Rinpoche day message by HE. Phakchok Rinpoche

6th April 2017 – The Wholeness of Wealth

Dear Friends Near and Far,

Hello! Happy Guru Rinpoche Day again.

Today, we are continuing our series on the Tukdrub Barché Künsel Twelve Manifestations. To start, I want to review what I taught in past messages. First, I talked about the practices of Long Life Amitayus including releasing life and being happy. Second, I talked about Avalokiteshvara. I spoke about how to be compassionate, release life, and remind you to be eco-friendly, animal-friendly, and to have good motivation. Then I talked about Guru Padmasambhava and the practices of having certainty, having trust, and especially making supplications.

Then we began with the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche. The first manifestation is magnetizing: Gyalwey Dungdzin. I reminded you that developing self-confidence is very important. Then after that, I talked about the wisdom or intelligence of Mawey Senge. Important practices include offering candles, being focused, and not forgetting things. Try to notice things clearly and practice the breathing exercise I shared.

So today in order to magnetize things as Guru Rinpoche taught, you need wholeness of wealth. You may have intelligence, but if your wholeness of wealth is not there, then you cannot achieve things. Wholeness of wealth includes life, family, income, success, and whatever you wish to achieve. Here, Guru Padmasambhava manifests as Lama Norlha, who is Dzambala (the deity of wealth) and Guru Rinpoche inseparable.

Guru Rinpoche taught that to increase wealth, it’s very important to know how to make offerings and practice generosity. Start with small things so you learn how to give. If you are a Buddhist, then knowing how to do altar offerings as well as how to offer to others and give support is very important.

The second part that I want to mention to you is that contentment is very important in life. Without contentment, you are always poor. So it is very important to have contentment. But only having contentment is not enough. You need to do what you need to do, while always being aware of the right time. Taking the right opportunity is very important. Many of us forget to take the right opportunities. So listen to your gut and most importantly, when an opportunity comes, think decisively and take the opportunities. OK?

Click here to view the video message

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyaSG0NXfLw

I am happy to announce that there are now subtitles in Polish and Romanian! This month’s video message also has subtitles in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Indonesian, Thai (coming soon), Vietnamese, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Ukranian. Please click the settings wheel in the bottom right corner of the video to access these options.

Thank you very much for listening. I send many love and prayers to you all and I hope it helps you. Thank you. Bye bye.

Sarva Mangalam,

Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

Introduction to Meditation Dharma talk by Lama Rinchen in Bangkok Jan 29th 2016

Lama Rinchen Phuntsok

Introduction to Meditation Dharma talk by Lama Rinchen Phuntsok

ขอเชิญร่วมฟังธรรม โดยพระลามะรินเชน ในการให้คำแนะนำในการปฏิบัติสมาธิในวันศุกร์ที่ 29 มกราคม 2559 การบรรยายนี้เหมาะสำหรับผู้ปฏิบัติทุกระดับ

You are invited to the “Introduction to Meditation” Dharma talk by Lama Rinchen in Bangkok on Friday 29th January 2016. This talk will cover basic principle and essence of meditation which will be useful for all levels of practitioners from beginner to advanced.

Date/Time: Friday 29th January 2016 6pm-8pm
ศุกร์ที่ 29 มกราคม 2559 18.00น. ถึง 20.00น.Venue: Windsor Tower Apartments, unit 20B
อาคารวินเซอร์ทาวเวอร์ อพาร์ทเม้น ห้อง 20B สุขุมวิทย์ซอย 20 ใกล้ BTS/MRT อโศก

Directions: Windsor Tower Apartment is located right opposite Windsor Hotel in Sukhumvit soi 20 which is near BTS-Asoke/MRT-Sukhumvit lines. The entrance to the building is next to “THEE” hotel. Please tell the guard that you come to see Ram in unit 20B which is on 20th floor.
ทางเข้าอาคารอยู่ติดกับโรงแรม “THEE”

Biography of Ven. Lama Rinchen ประวัติพระลามะรินเชน:
The Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok is a skillfull teacher with a light and joyful manner. He is a scholar and meditation master of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition.
http://dongakcholing.org/LamaRinchen.html

Cost: Free ไม่มีค่าใช้จ่าย
RSVP: Not required ไม่ต้องจองล่วงหน้า

Web: www.mongkol.org
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1Kq5LxH (You can get Dharma news and announcements here as well)

Contact us:  here ติดต่อเรากดที่นี่ “contact us
Please do not to bring your car as parking spaces are very limited.
กรุณาอย่านำรถส่วนตัวมาเพราะที่จอดรถมีจำกัด แนะให้มาโดย BTS/MRT
Feel free to email or call me at ติดต่อ/สอบถามเพิ่มเติม 0819855564.

Chod Ngondro explanation by Lama Rinchen in Bangkok Jan-Feb 2016

Ven. Lama Rinchen in-depth Chöd Ngondro explanation

Chod Teachings

Ven. Lama Rinchen will offer a very detailed explanation of the Chöd Ngondro, which contains the View of the great Prajñāpāramitā, Mahāmudrā and Dzogchen, and which includes the foundational set of practices that come at the forefront of most Vajrayāna systems.

The teachings will be conducted over 3 weekends from 2pm-6pm on each day total of 7 sessions–

Date/Time (2016): 
Saturday Jan 23: 2pm-6pm
Sunday Jan 24: 2pm-6pm
Saturday Jan 30: 2pm-6pm
Sunday Jan 31: 2pm-6pm
Friday Feb 5: 2pm-6pm
Saturday Feb 6: 2pm-6pm
Sunday Feb 7: 2pm-6pm

Venue: Windsor Tower apartment unit 20B, opposite Windsor hotel on Sukhumvit soi 20. Easily reachable via BTS Asoke/MRT Sukhumvit station.

Cost: Baht800 per person to cover the cost of text which will be used and remaining will be made as a donation to the Lama.

Payment detail–
Bank:Kasikorn Bank
Branch: Silom Branch
Account type: Savings account
Account number: 001-2-79564-7
Account name: Ram Narula

(If you would like to make donation for Lama’s traveling expenses such as airfare and other related costs do let me know.)

Signup/Questions please feel free to contact us using the contact us button above or call at 081-9855564

Chod retreat with Lama Rinchen – Sep 17-20 2015

Lama Rinchen Phuntsok

Lama Rinchen Phuntsok Chod retreat in Thailand Sep 17-20 2015

Chöd retreat Sep 17-20 with Lama Rinchen

 

We would like to invite you to Chod retreat which will be held from September 17th to September 20th in Thailand
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Chöd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%B6d
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According to Mahayana Buddhists, emptiness is the ultimate wisdom of understanding that all things lack inherent existence. Chöd combines prajñāpāramitā philosophy with specific meditation methods and tantric ritual. The chod practitioner seeks to tap the power of fear through activities such as rituals set in graveyards, and visualisation of offering their bodies in a tantric feast in order to put their understanding of emptiness to the ultimate test.
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About Lama Rinchen http://dongakcholing.org/LamaRinchen.html
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The Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok is a skillfull teacher with a light and joyful manner. He is a scholar and meditation master of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. Born in Tibet, Lama Rinchen began receiving instruction in the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism at the age of six in Tsasum Chokhorling Monastery in Tibet. After he left Tibet in 1958, he studied at Young Lama’s Home School in Dalhousie, The Buddhist Monastic School in Rewalsar, Nyingmapa Lama’s College in Dehra-Dun, and Zongdog Palri Monastery in Kalimpong. Lama Rinchen graduated from Sanskrit University in Varanasi India where he completed advanced studies in Sutrayana Buddhist philosophy and scriptures, commentaries, logic, literature, history, and the major sciences of the Tibetan curriculum.

To complete his training in Vajrayana Nyingma School studies, he served as private secretary to the late His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, supreme Head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism for over fifteen years. During that time he received all the important empowerments, transmissions, essential instructions, the oral teaching of Nyingma Kama, and the Profound Rediscovered Teachings of Terma of the great Lotus Born Teacher, Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Vajravana Buddhism.

Venue: About 2-3 hours out of Bangkok, we will keep you informed.

Cost: 4000-4500Baht per person, all meals and text included (transport cost not included)

Limited places available, kindly signup at your earliest convenience.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Contact: (Eng) 0819855564, (Thai) 0894817754
Email: ram@pluslab.com

Ven. Lama Rinchen Dharma classes in Bangkok in June 2015

Meditation and Dharma classes by Ven. Lama Rinchen (Tibetan Buddhist Master)

 

Lama Rinchen Phuntsok

We would like to invite you to public Dharma talks be Ven. Lama Rinchen Phuntsok in Bangkok areas in June 2015.

Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok is a skillfull teacher with a light and joyful manner. He is a scholar and meditation master of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition.
Biography can be found at http://dongakcholing.org/LamaRinchen.html

Topic: “Attachment, Detachment, Aversion and Antidote”
Date: Sunday 21st June 2pm-5pm
Venue: The Continent Hotel (near Asoke intersection next to Interchange tower, on Sukhumvit road, hotel web site: www.thecontinenthotel.com/location/) 33rd floor GMT room
Note: Limited seats, please RSVP by email ram@pluslab.com

Topic: “Virtuous and Unvirtuous mind and their action”
Date: Monday 22nd June 6:30pm-8:30pm
Venue: ‘APARTMENTS’ building, Ekkamai road near Ekkamai BTS station, more information on www.littlebang.org Location: www.littlebang.org/step-inside/apartments-meditation-studio-2/

Topic: “The Textual Tradition of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism”
Date: Wednesday 24nd June 1:30pm-3:30pm
Venue: Mahidol University, Kanpai Room, Ground floor, Department of Humanities, Salaya
For more information please email: prasajya@gmail.com
For more information please feel free to contact us at:
Tel: (Eng) 0819855564,0989195519 – (Thai) 0894817754
Email: ram@pluslab.com
Web: www.mongkol.org
You can signup to our mailing list at: www.mongkol.org/contact/

These events are free of charge and suitable for everyone.

Lama Rinchen Phuntsok

Lama Rinchen Phuntsok Bangkok Dharma classes in June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Dharma can help in daily life by Lama Rinchen Phuntsok Thursday 24th April 2014 ธรรมะในชีวิตประจำวัน วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 24 เมษายน 2557

“How Dharma can help in daily life”

Lama Rinchen Dharma talk on Thursday 24th April 2014

Lama Rinchen Phuntsok

Lama Rinchen will be giving Dharma teaching on “How Dharma can help in daily life”
Venue: DMG book company, 22nd floor Amarin plaza Bangkok, BTS station Chitlom
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

About Lama Rinchen: The Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok is a skillful teacher with a light and joyful manner. He is a scholar and meditation master of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. Born in Tibet, Lama Rinchen began receiving instruction in the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism at the age of six in Tsasum Chokhorling Monastery in Tibet. After he left Tibet in 1958, he studied at Young Lama’s Home School in Dalhousie, The Buddhist Monastic School in Rewalsar, Nyingmapa Lama’s College in Dehra-Dun, and Zongdog Palri Monastery in Kalimpong. Lama Rinchen graduated from Sanskrit University in Varanasi India where he completed advanced studies in Sutrayana Buddhist philosophy and scriptures, commentaries, logic, literature, history, and the major sciences of the Tibetan curriculum. For more information please check http://dongakcholing.org/LamaRinchen.html

Kindly help forward to message to those who might be interested as well.
The event is free of charge and suitable for everyone. : -)
Contact: 0818216196

ขอเชิญร่วมฟังธรรม จากพระลามะรินเชน
วันพฤหัสที่ 24 เมษายน 2557 ที่ DMG ชั้น 22 ตึกอมรินทร์พลาซ่า เวลา 18:30-20:30 น
หัวข้อบรรยาย “ธรรมะในชีวิตประจำวัน”

สอบถามข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมได้ที่ 0894817754

กรุณาช่วยส่งต่อให้ผู้อื่นที่สนใจด้วย
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Meditation for Body and Mind Healing by Lama Rinchen Phuntsok Thursday 16th August 2012 การปฏิบัติสมาธิเพื่อบำบัดโรคทางกาย-ใจ วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 16 สิงหาคม 2555

Lama Rinchen Phuntsok will be giving Dharma teachings about “Meditation for Body and Mind healing” on Thursday 16th August 2012 from 6pm to 8pm.

Venue: DMG books company, Amarin plaza 22nd floor, BTS station Chitlom.

This degenerate time beings are tortured and tormented by diseases, epidemics, and contagious diseases. In order to protect us from these

diseases, Lotus Born Padmasambhava has given many special techniques to protect us. One of these will  be featured in the Dharma talk session.

 

สวัสดีครับ ขอแจ้งกิจกรรม ธรรมบรรยาย โดยพระอาจารย์ลามะรินเชน “การปฏิบัติสมาธิเพื่อบำบัดโรคทางกาย-ใจ” ในวันพฤหัสบดีที่ 16 สิงหาคม 2555 เวลา 18.00-20.00น ณ ห้องพุทธคยา DMG ชั้น 22 อาคาร อัมรินทร์พลาซ่า ใกล้สถานี BTS ชิดลม

About Lama Rinchen: The Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok is a skillful teacher with a light and joyful manner. He is a scholar and meditation master of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. Born in Tibet, Lama Rinchen began receiving instruction in the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism at the age of six in Tsasum Chokhorling Monastery in Tibet. After he left Tibet in 1958, he studied at Young Lama’s Home School in Dalhousie, The Buddhist Monastic School in Rewalsar, Nyingmapa Lama’s College in Dehra-Dun, and Zongdog Palri Monastery in Kalimpong. Lama Rinchen graduated from Sanskrit University in Varanasi India where he completed advanced studies in Sutrayana Buddhist philosophy and scriptures, commentaries, logic, literature, history, and the major sciences of the Tibetan curriculum. For more information please check http://dongakcholing.org/LamaRinchen.html

 

Preliminary Practices (Dudjom Tersar Ngondro) Dharma talk and group practice with Lama Rinchen Phuntsok Wednesday 8th August 2012 – การปฎิบัติพื้นฐานแห่งธรรม บรรยายและปฏิบัติร่วมกัน โดย พระลามะ รินเชน พูนสก วันพูธที่ 8 สิงหาคม 2555

 

Dharma talk and group practice on Preliminary practices (Dudjom Tersar Ngondro) by Lama Rinchen Phuntsok on Wednesday 8th August 2555 6:30pm-8:30pm
การปฎิบัติพื้นฐานแห่งธรรม บรรยายและปฏิบัติร่วมกันโดย พระลามะ รินเชน พูนสก วันพุธที่ 8 สิงหาคม 2555 18:30น.-20:30น.

At Welcome apartment (ram’s home)
RSVP: Please let us know if you’ll be coming by clicking “Attend” on the Mongkol Sri facebook event page or send request in contact us

ณ อาคาร เวลคัมชั้น 12 ติดสน. บางรัก ถ. นเรศ
สำรองที่นั่ง contact ที่นี่ หรือ Mongkol Sri facebook event page หรือโทร 081-9855564

 

Location
Welcome palace apartment (ram’s home). For directions please see below. Please feel free to call ram at 0819855564 orcontact us for more info and feel free to invite others who might be interested as well.
Date/Time: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 8th August 2012

This event is free of charge suitable for everyone from beginner to advanced practitioner.

Please share this event with others who might be interested as well and if you wish, you could bring some vegetarian snacks and drinks which will be shared with others.

Directions
Welcome Palace apartment on Naret rd. (a one way street), off of Sriphraya road. If you are coming by Sub-way (easiest) you can take the Samyan station exit in front of the temple then catch a Taxi or take a Motorbike Taxi (20 Baht) from there by telling them to go to Bangrak Police station. If coming by BTS you can get off at Saladaeng station and take a taxi from there as well. You can just tell the taxi to come to the Bangrak police station if you are coming directly from elsewhere. Once at the police station, my building is an old white building just before the station, come on the 12th floor on the right side and you’ll see a big door and I’ll be in there. If you see a lot of Africans in the building it means that you are in the right building.