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

phakchokrinpoche.org | samyedharma.org

Friday November 16th Dharma talk ธรรมบรรยาย “Meditation in daily activities” วันศุกร์ 16 พ.ย. “จิต สงบ ด้วยใจภาวนาระหว่างการทำกิจกรรมต่างๆ”

Invitation to Dharma talk “Meditation in daily activities” By Phra Khru Pariyatsasanakhun abbot of Wat Thammawanaram (Thai temple in Hongkong)
The talk will focus on how to keep focused meditation while performing different activities.
(This Dharma talk will be in Thai with translation into English)

This is a special session which the Abbot will give personal guidance to each and everyone. You can join in even after the session has started.
ขอเชิญพุทธศาสนิกชนทุกท่านร่วมฟังธรรม “จิต สงบ ด้วยใจภาวนาระหว่างการทำกิจกรรมต่างๆ”
สอนภาวนาโดย “ท่านพระครูปริยัติศาสนคุณ” เจ้าอาวาสวัดธรรมวนาราม(วัดไทหว่อ) ฮ่องกง
เรียนรู้วิธีเจริญสติ ภาวนาควบคู่กับการทำกิจกรรมต่างๆในชีวิตประจำวัน ในวันศุกร์นี้ 16 พฤศจิกายน 2555 เวลา 18.00น.-20.00น. ณ อาคารเวลคัม ติดสน. บางรัก ชั้น 12 (ตรงข้ามสำนักงานเขตบางรัก)
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, Friday 16th November 2012
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

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.

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.

 

Meditation and Healing retreat with Lama Rinchen Phuntsok August 11-13 2012 in Huahin

Saturday August 11 – Monday August 13 (long-weekend public holiday)
(the retreat registration form is below)

“Meditation and healing” retreat in Huahin (3 hours south of Bangkok), accommodation will be provided in few cottages and tents.

Retreat fees: Baht500 per person (all meals and place to sleep included)

Retreat starts on Saturday day time and ends on Monday afternoon, it will be helpful if you can manage to get there by yourself but if cannot then we can try to put you on some of other participants’ car if available (you might be required to help pay for some gasoline).

About Lama Rinchen Phuntsok

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 many years Lama Rinchen was in charge of Zangdog Palri Monastery in India and also Urgyen Dongag, Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1980, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche asked him to come to the United States to teach in his New York center where Lama Rinchen was director and resident Lama for four years. Since then he has lectured widely throughout the United States and Europe at centers, colleges, and universities. (…)
For more information please check http://dongakcholing.org/LamaRinchen.html

 

Location: Rai rak thamma-chat west of Huahin downtown about 45 minutes by public bus. If you are coming from Huahin town, take public transport (a truck with roof on the back) to Pa-la-oo waterfall and on the way you’ll see Tibetan temple on the left side, about 500 meters past that on the right side is the outer entrance to the retreat center area, come inside until you meet us.

Note

  • The above costs do not include transportation cost from Bangkok to Huahin and back.
  • In the case where there are not enough cabins for everyone then accommodation will be provided in tents. So if you can bring tents for yourself and others, please let us know, we might need to borrow them.

Overseas participants:
If you’ll be coming to this retreat from overseas then please contact us and let us know your travel plans so we can assist you properly.

 

For more information please contact 081-9855564

“The Basis of Meditation” Dharma talk by Lama Rinchen Phuntsok Wednesday 25th July 2012 – พื้นฐานแห่งสมาธิ ธรรมบรรยายโดย พระลามะ รินเชน พูนสก วันพูธที่ 25 กรกฎาคม 2555

 

Dharma talk on “The Basis of Meditation” by Lama Rinchen Phuntsok on Wednesday 25th July 2555 6:30pm-8:30pm
พื้นฐานแห่งสมาธิ ธรรมบรรยายโดย พระลามะ รินเชน พูนสก วันพูธที่ 25 กรกฎาคม 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 25th July 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.

 

 

Thursday July 12th Dharma talk ธรรมบรรยาย “Meditation in daily activities” วันพฤหัสบดี 12 ก.ค. “จิต สงบ ด้วยใจภาวนาระหว่างการทำกิจกรรมต่างๆ”

Invitation to Dharma talk “Meditation in daily activities” By Phra Khru Pariyatsasanakhun abbot of Wat Thammawanaram (Thai temple in Hongkong)
The talk will focus on how to keep focused meditation while performing different activities.
(This Dharma talk will be in Thai with translation into English)
ขอเชิญพุทธศาสนิกชนทุกท่านร่วมฟังธรรม “จิต สงบ ด้วยใจภาวนาระหว่างการทำกิจกรรมต่างๆ”
สอนภาวนาโดย “ท่านพระครูปริยัติศาสนคุณ” เจ้าอาวาสวัดธรรมวนาราม(วัดไทหว่อ) ฮ่องกง
เรียนรู้วิธีเจริญสติ ภาวนาควบคู่กับการทำกิจกรรมต่างๆในชีวิตประจำวัน ในวันพฤหัสบดีนี้ 12 กกฎาคม 2555 เวลา 18.00น.-20.00น. ณ อาคารเวลคัม ติดสน. บางรัก ชั้น 12 (ตรงข้ามสำนักงานเขตบางรัก)
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, Thursday 12th July 2012
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

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.

Dharma talk on “Understanding Consciousness and Manifesting What You Want” Wednesday 23rd May by Jeff Oliver

Jeff Oliver will be giving Dharma teaching on Understanding Consciousness and Manifesting What You Want on WEDNESDAY May 23rd 2012 6pm-830pm with breaks in between (please note that the teaching/discussion might go on for longer than the scheduled time)

 

Understanding Consciousness and Manifesting What You Want

Through the practice of concentration, awareness and wisdom, we come to understand the nature of body, mind/consciousness and the universe in which we live. With this right understanding, we may then open to all possibilities here and now and find what you are really looking for. What are you REALLY looking for?

 

 

Location
Welcome palace apartment (ram’s home). For directions please see below. Please feel free to call ram at 0819855564 or  Contact us here for more info and feel free to invite others who might be interested as well.

Date/Time
6pm-830pm, Wednesday 23rd May 2012

RSVP Please let us know if you’ll be coming by clicking “Attend” on the Mongkol Sri facebook page or  Contact us here

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.

 

About Jeff Oliver

Jeff Oliver is a dynamic and creative meditation teacher from Australia. He has been practicing vipassana (Awareness and Wisdom) meditation for about 19 years, eight of which he was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in the Burmese tradition. Jeff has shared practical life skills and ‘mind management’ in many areas of the world including Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe including Turkey. His style is open, approachable, friendly and gentle yet very effective for the modern seeker of truth.

Directions
Welcome Palace Apartment (Ram’s place) 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.

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Vipassana retreat with Luang Por Tee for 6 days 29 April-4th May 2012 “วิปัสสนาภาวนา” โดย หลวงพ่อธี วิจิตฺตธมฺโม ในวันอาทิตย์ที่ ๒๙ เม.ย.-วันศุกร์ที่ ๔ พ.ค. ๒๕๕๕ (๖ วัน)

Vipassana retreat with Luang Por Tee for 6 days from 29 April till 4th May 2012
For more information please contact 089-0896320 084-0864911

ประชาสัมพันธ์การอบรม “วิปัสสนาภาวนา” โดย หลวงพ่อธี วิจิตฺตธมฺโม (www.luangportee.com)
ในวันอาทิตย์ที่ ๒๙ เม.ย. ถึง วันศุกร์ที่ ๔ พ.ค. ๒๕๕๕ (จำนวน ๖ วัน)
ณ มูลนิธิมายาโคตมี กรุงเทพกรีฑา ๒๐ แยก ๗ เขตสะพานสูง กทม.
ติดต่อเพิ่มเติม คุณพชรวีร์ (อั๊ง) โทร. 089-0896320 084-0864911
ผู้เข้าปฏิบัติยินดีร่วมกันรักษาศีล ๘ ทานมังสวิรัติ รักษาความเงียบสงบ งดการพูดคุยกันระหว่างปฏิบัติ แต่งกายด้วยเสื้อผ้าที่สีไม่ฉูดฉาด สุภาพ เรียบร้อย ปกปิดร่างกายได้มิดชิด