19. november 2012

Padmasambhavas Direkte Vej III

 
Meld dig venligst til Padmasambhava III 23-25 nov. nu, hvis du ikke allerede har gjort det. 
 Vi bestiller mad på mandag. Tak for hjælpen. :-)
http://www.gomde.dk/program/6
Lisbeth

25. oktober 2012

The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmakara

Dear Friends Near and Far:

I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I am in Arhus, Denmark at our meditation center and all is well here. For today's Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you an excerpt from, “The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmakara”. And from the forth chapter, “The Prayer Requested by Namkhe Nyingpo”:

Do this towards all you see:
Outside, inside, environment and beings, all things-
Whilst seeing them, without grasping, remain.
This freedom from the trap of duality, subject-object clinging,
Is the very form of the deity-luminous and empty.
To this lama, the very self-liberation of desire and attachment, we pray!
To the Lotus-born Guru of Orgyen, we pray!

Do this towards all that you hear:
All sounds, grasped as sweet or harsh,
Whilst hearing them, empty, without after-thought, remain.
This empty sound, with no beginning and no end,
is the speech of the victorious ones.
To this empty sound, the speech of all the buddhas, we pray!
To the Lotus-born Guru of Orgyen, we pray!

Do this towards all that stirs in the mind:
Whatever thoughts and emotions of the five poisons arise,
Don’t invite them, don’t chase after them, don’t let mind fabricate or contrive:
Simply allowing them to settle in the face of their own arising,
is liberation into the dharmakaya.
To this lama, rigpa’s self-realization, we pray!
To the Lotus-born Guru of Orgyen, we pray!

Thus, outwardly purify appearances of their allure;
Inwardly, free mind from grasping;
And, by the self-recognition of lumonisity,
May the compassion of all the sugatas of past, present and future
Inspire and bless beings like us with self liberation!

May we be able to mingle our minds with our Guru when reciting these lines with immense longing and devotion.
Sarva Mangalam,
Phakchok Rinpoche

26. september 2012

Guru Rinpoche Day message

Guru Rinpoche Day
 
 
 
Dear Friends Near and Far:
I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I am in Guadalajara, Mexico preparing for todays Guru Rinpoche Day's feast offering. I am going to keep each and everyone of you in my mind during the feast offering. 
So for today's Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you a key that helps unlock the root of all hope and fear. To really understand the dharma, to practice the dharma, and to apply the dharma, you really need to understand this key. On a day to day basis, where does all our hope and fear arise from? It arises from identity, feeling, belief, and ego clinging. The root is ego, this self centered ego. 
What is hope? Hope is a positive attachment. When you don't receive that or don't have that you feel pain. What is Fear? Fear is something that you don't like to have or don't want to be. So most of our thoughts and feelings are contained in hope and fear.
Now I am going to give you a short quotation:
“Without cutting or reducing ego clinging, no matter how much you want to practice the dharma or live a positive life it is not going to work.”
As usual, my advice is don’t believe me but see it for your own self. So usually I say “seeing” is the first step, “recognizing” is the second step, “admitting” is the third step, “changing” is the fourth step and “measuring change” is the fifth step.
From another quotation: 
“Without cutting the root of ego, meditation is just a creation of mind. Understanding is just labeling. Thinking that you understood is just subtle pride. When you really cut the root of ego, you don’t differentiate between yourself and others, and then you will understand selflessness. It is then when the realization of emptiness and compassion is going to be inseparable.”
So it is very important to reduce the ego. My message today may sound complicating to some, helpful to a handful and completely gibberish to many! But from my part, it is, has been, and will always be a joyful pleasure to connect with each and everyone of you and be a constant reminder of impermanence with each passing GRD one year after another.
Enclosed is a picture of my grandfather, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche pointing his finger inward. Thinking of you all and keeping you all in the depth of my heart and aspiration.
Sarva Mangalam,
Phakchok Rinpoche 
 

6. september 2012

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche og Sacred World Retreat


Wow - en hel unik weekend på Gomde er slut. Millioner af tak til Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche for det skatkammer af yogisk viden som frit blev åbnet og delt denne weekend på Gomde !
Ren yogisk alkymi formidlet af en stor mester.  Vi hørte om hellige steder  og om hvordan Gomde kan blive til et og  ritualet blev udført. Vi  fik et væld af henvisninger til hvilke praksiser som kan anvendes til  fjernelse af specifikke forhindringer på vejen. Fantastisk - at leve i en tid hvor man kan bevæge sig til Gomde  uden stort besvær og  få mulighed for at få denne type undervisning....
Stor tak til alle der gjorde dette muligt - Beder  inderligt til -  at Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche kommer forbi med juvel skattekisten....igen og igen...
 
--Annie

27. august 2012

Sacred World with Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche


Guru Rinpoche Day



Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters,

I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I have been well and busy hopping from one city to another on the eastern coast of United States.  I started out this morning at the Garrison Institute and then to Bedford to do a puja at a close friend's place  and then to Irvington for an afternoon teaching followed by dinner with few friends and now finally in Room # 232 of some hotel an hour away from NYC. Yes, I am exhausted and therefore will keep todays GRD message short, my apologies. 
 
So, whether in your mundane life or your spiritual, always remind your self of the three qualities:
1. Intelligence and wisdom in your brain
- Knowing your own negative emotions, knowing the dharma, and knowing how to practice the dharma.
2. Compassion in your heart
- Compassion without bias, compassion without judgement, and compassion without ego.
3. Dignity and confidence in your gut 
- Knowing that you can succeed in your practice, seeing your improvement, and gradually gaining dignity in your practice without ego.
 
See it, experience it, and investigate whether having these three qualities in your life impact your life positively or not! 
 
Sarva Mangalam,
Phakchok Rinpoche 

24. august 2012

Lær at dø fredeligt


Weekend retreat med Erik Pema Kunsang 24 - 26 august 2012

Tibets tradition indeholder helt specielle indsigter om liv, død og tilstanden ind imellem der kendes som bardo.

Vores kostbare liv bør bruges på bedste måde så længe vi kan. Men bevidsthed, ifølge den buddhistiske lære, er ikke noget der kan ophøre ved døden.

Vi kan selv være med til at forberede egen døds-migration; lære at genkende de fysiske og bevidsthedsmæssige dødstegn; lære om bardoens lyde, lys, farver og de forskellige verdeners tiltrækningskraft; og om dødsøjeblikket og hvad der sker indtil næste fødsel.

Vi gennemgår især den træning vi kan gøre nu der hører sammen med de fire bardoer: dette liv, dødsprocessen, mellemtilstanden, og genfødsel.

Der vil blive undervist i speciel meditationsvejledning som kan bruges af både døende og de pårørende. Og især den træning i indre ro og kærlighed som kan opøves gennem hele ens liv.

Undervisningen gives af Erik Pema Kunsang, autoriseret Dharma-lærer og elev af Dzogchen mestrene Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche og Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.

Fredag d. 24 august. kl. 17.00 - søndag d. 26 august. kl. 14.00

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, Smedehalden 3, Esby, 8420 Knebel, Danmark

1500 kr. incl. mad og værelse

Tilmelding og information: http://karunaworkshops.dk/workshops/2012/2012_doe_fredeligt.pdf


"Bardo læren lyder måske meget fascinerende og farverig, men det afgørende punkt er vores træning lige nu. Hvad nytter medicin når man er syg, hvis man gør ikke bruger den? Uden træning kan studier være ren intellektuel forståelse. Og hvis det er tilstrækkeligt, kan vi simpelthen læne os tilbage og læse en bog om Dzogchen. I virkeligheden er der ingen vej uden om egentlig træning. Hele grunden til modtagelse Bardo lære traditionelt har været beskrevet som den, "at tilslutte en brækket vandrør. "- ved at uddanne nu , vil man være i stand til at fortsætte "flow" i praksis gennem Bardo staten til følgende liv. I Dzogchen systemet Bardo træning er nødvendig. "Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.

19. august 2012

Tenga Rinpoches relikvier ankommer til Odense


Søndag den 9. september ankommer Tenpa Yarphel til Odense for at overbringe Kyabje Tenga Rinpoches relikvier og rober til Benchen Karma Geleg Dargye Ling.

Benchen Klosteret i Nepal har besluttet at ofre nogle af Tenga Rinpoches relikvier og aske samt et fuldt sæt af Rinpoches rober til Benchen Karma Geleg Dargye Ling, Tenga Rinpoches center i Danmark.

Disse vil blive anbragt i centeret som en repræsentation af Tenga Rinpoches legeme, tale og sind for at give Tenga Rinpoches elever og alle, der har en forbindelse til ham, mulighed for at modtage den meget store velsignelse, der er forbundet hermed.

Tenpa, som er Tenga Rinpoches ældste ledsager og personlige repræsentant, vil forestå ceremonien i forbindelse med overdragelsen. Ceremonien starter kl. 14.00 med bønnen ”Calling the Guru from Afar” og en mandala-ofring.

Vi vil hermed hjerteligt invitere alle Tenga Rinpoches elever fra hele landet til at deltage i denne lykkebringende begivenhed, så vi alle kan samles i vore ønskebønner om Tenga Rinpoches hurtige tilbagevenden.

NB!  Husk praksis-teksten til Calling the Guru from Afar, da vi laver den sammen til ceremonien!

29. juli 2012

Chokling Rinpoche på Gomde

Nu er der ikke mange dage til Chokling Rinpoches ankomst d.3 august 2012.

Rinpoche og Dechenla ankommer kl. 14.00 og på traditionel vis med blomster og lykkebringende tegn, byder vi Rinpoche velkommen ind i tempelsalen. Alle er velkomne.

Rinpoches afrejse er fredag d.10 august og der er ingen arrangement på Gomde.

Der er mulighed for at være på Gomde efter Vajrasattva retreatets afslutning d. 7 august. Det koster 225 kr pr dag . Hjælpere halv pris.

Selvom du ikke har deltaget i retreatet er du velkommen. Skriv til gomde@gomde.dk så vi ved det på forhånd.

God sommer og venlig hilsen

Gomde seminar team

Padmasambhava Day Message


 
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 treasures 'terma' 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

27. juli 2012

Excellent news from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Dear Friends,

Lumbini 2012I have excellent news for you!
 
Because of your immense kindness, generous contributions and heartfelt prayers, I will be leading an assembly of monks in a very special three-day ceremony on our land in Lumbini on Thursday, Friday and Saturday July 26th, 27th, and 28th.
 
During these three special days, which correspond to the very auspicious lunar calendar dates of Tibetan 8th, 9th, and 10th, our construction team will complete the first story of our new Thousand Buddha Temple.
 
On behalf of our whole family of incarnate Lamas, monks, nuns and lay devotees at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling and its affiliated centers, I would like you to know that we rejoice and thank all of you, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping to make this profound project possible!
 
With much love and blessings,

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
                 

12. juli 2012

Vajrasattva retreat med H.E. Chokling Rinpoche



H.E. CHOKLING RINPOCHE
VAJRASATTVA
DEN OPVÅGNEDE TILSTANDS SANDE NATUR
3-7AUGUST

Det er virkelig en stor ære og glæde at byde vidunderlige Chokling Rinpoche velkommen til Gomde.
Vi har et ganske særligt program med indvielse og undervisning i altings uforanderlige vajra-natur.
Denne natur kaldes Vajrasattva.
Tidligere Buddhaer manifesterede Vajrasattvas magiske net, samt den tantra der forklarer om det.
Den oplyste Buddha Padmasambhava sammenfattede disse tantraer og hele deres mening.
Nemlig en træning i at virkeliggøre Buddha ved at transformere og frigøre den oplevelsesstrøm,
som vi kalder vores liv. Det er denne tekst vi får af Chokling Rinpoche.
I fire dages intensiv atmosfære skænker Chokling Rinpoche os Vajrayanas helhed
gennem bemyndigelse, tekstoverførsel og praktisk forklaring.
For at vi kan integrere helheden i vores personlige oplevelse,
præsiderer Chokling Rinpoche over praksis, giver mundtlige instruktioner og velsignelser.
Formålet med dette retreat, udover at skabe en forbindelse til en Buddha i dette og fremtidige liv,
er at få et tantrisk værktøj i sin oprindelige autentiske form,
givet af en ægte tantrisk mester.
Du er hermed inviteret til at deltage.
Retreatet begynder den 3. august med aftensmad kl. 18.00 og afslutter den 7. august efter frokost.
Tidsplan for den 4. 5. og 6. august:
6.30 Vajrasattva praksis og meditation
7.30 Morgenmad
9.30 Program og praksis med Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche
12.30 Frokost
15.30 Tea
16.30 Vajrasattva praksis med Lama Tenzin
18.00 Aftensmad
20.00 Vajrasattva guidet praksis og meditation med Erik Pema Kunsang

Basisprisen 1600 kr. inkluderer alle måltider, camping eller sovesal. Senge på dobbelt eller enkelværelse koster ekstra. Donation for undervisning til Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche gives til ham ved afslutningen den sidste dag. Foreslået donation 800 kr.

”Fra mit hjertes inderste vil jeg opfordre alle, der føler sig forbundet til eller ønsker at etablere en forbindelse med Buddhas Vajrayana lære. Denne begivenhed i særdeleshed er arrangeret for alle elever af den 16 Karmapa, Dilgo Khyentse, Tulku Urgyen, Tenga Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche og andre mestre. Chokling Rinpoche af Tsikey er virkelig bemærkelsesværdig. Buddha Vajrasattva er vidunderlig. Teksten er kort, smuk og inspirerende. Jeg har med stor omhu oversat den til både engelsk og dansk.”
~Erik Pema Kunsang

Register here

21. juni 2012

Cloudless Summercamp med Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Kære alle,

Der er nu kun en uge til Cloudless Summercamp med Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche begynder på Gomde. Rinpoche ankommer til Gomde den 28. juni kl. 18.30 - kom og vær med til at modtage ham!


For de af jer som ikke kan deltage i hele Summercamp er der nu mulighed for at deltage i to særlige festlige begivenheder: Grøn Tara indvielse (mandag 2. juli) og/eller Ocean of Amrita meditation (tirsdag 3. juli). Prisen for deltagelse i disse begivenheder er 450 kr. per dag. Prisen inkluderer mad og camping, men donation til Rinpoche er ekstra. Tilmelding sker på email til programs@gomde.dk

For de af jer, som overvejer at sove i værelse på Gomde og Strandgården, er der stadig nogle få enkelt- og dobbeltværelser ledige. For at booke et værelse, bedes du sende en mail til programs@gomde.dk

Vi glæder os til at se jer alle snart!

Gomde Seminar Team

6. juni 2012

Position Available in Nepal

Helping the poor and disadvantaged in Nepal
Position Available
Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen is a volunteer-based non-profit social work organisation founded and guided by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Shenpen supports projects in six areas: health, education, street children, skills training, the elderly and animals.
The organisation is currently seeking a half-time Program Director (international) and a full-time Project Coordinator (local). Interested candidates are invited to visit the website www.shenpennepal.org for full job descriptions and information on how to apply.These are paid positions with renumeration commensurate with experience and organisational norms.
The closing dates for application are June 30th, 2012 for both positions.
Sincerely,
Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen

1. juni 2012

Message from Phakchok Rinpoche about Padmasambhava

Guru Rinpoche Day


 
Beloved Friends Near and Far,

I hope you and your loved ones have been happy and healthy. I am at the moment in a small Malaysian city of Batu Pahat leading a Mahamudra retreat. And all is well here!

For today’s Guru Rinpoche Day, I thought of extracting few pith instructions by Padmasambhava to his close student, Trisong Detsen and a brief overview of how it all started.

How Padmakara came to the Snowy Land of Tibet.

It all started with Samye! The Great Lopon, Padmasambhava came to Tibet on the invitation of the Great King, Trisong Detsen under the guidance of the Great Abbot, Shantarakshita to built the first ever Buddhist monastery of the country.
When King Trisong Detsen, the thirty-eighth king of Tibet, was twenty-one years of age he formed a strong aspiration to spread the sacred teachings of the Dharma. He invited the Great Abbot; Shantarakshita from India who helped laid the foundation of the great temple. Whatever was build during the day was dismantled at night by the local spirits creating much obstacle which eventually lead the Abbot to make the prediction to invite the great master Padmasambhava to come to Tibet.

At the Tamarisk Forest at Red Rock, Padmakara met the king of Tibet and then proceeded to the top of Mount Hepori to bring the gods and demons of the country under his command. He laid the foundation for Samye and saw it through to completion, employing also the gods and demons who had earlier hindered the building. In five years the work was completed for the temple complex of Glorious Samye, the Unchanging and Spontaneously Accomplished Temple.

After the completion Samye, the King requested empowerment and instruction from Padmakara. At Chimphu, the hermitage above Samye, the great master gave profound teachings to many destined students headed by the king and his sons and the twenty-five disciples.

Guru Rinpoche remained in Tibet for 55 years and six months; 48 years while the king was alive and seven years and six months afterwards. He arrived when the king was 21 (810 A.D.). The king passed away at the age of 69. Padmakara stayed for a few years after that before leaving for Ngayab Ling by liberating the king of the Rakshasas and assuming his form at the Glorious Copper Colored Mountain of Glory.
 
Below is an excerpt of the extraordinary teachings given by the Master to the King.
 
Guru Rinpoche said this to Trisong Detsen:  
 
To condense all into a single sentence:  the view is to be free from convictions, meditation is to not place the mind on anything, experience is to be free from savoring the taste and fruition is beyond attainment.  The Buddhas of the three times have not taught, are not teaching, and will not teach it to be any other than this!  
(Advice from the Lotus Born pg. 38)
 
Guru Rinpoche to the King:
 
The awakened mind of bodhichitta is not created through causes nor destroyed through circumstances.  It is not made by ingenious Buddhas nor manufactured by clever sentient beings.  It is originally present in you as your natural possession.  When you recognize it through your master's oral instructions, since mind is the forefather of the Buddhas, it is like the analogy of recognizing someone you already know.  
(Advice from the Lotus Born pg. 38)
 
King:  What does it mean to 'clear away the faults of conviction'?
 
Guru Rinpoche:  Even though you have realized that your mind is the Buddha, don't forsake your master!  Even though you have realized appearances to be mind, don't interrupt conditioned roots of virtue!  Even though you don't hope for Buddhahood, honor the sublime Three Jewels! Even though you don't fear samsara, avoid even the minutest misdeed!  Even though you have gained the unchanging confidence of your innate nature, don't belittle any spiritual teaching!  Even though you experience the qualities of samadhi, higher perceptions and the like, give up conceit and pretentiousness!  Even though you have realized that samsara and nirvana are nondual, don't cease to have compassion for sentient beings!
(Advice from the Lotus Born pg. 39)
 
King:  What does it mean to 'gain certainty'?
 
Guru Rinpoche:  Gain certainty in the fact that since the very beginning your own mind is the awakened state of Buddhahood.  Gain certainty in the fact that all phenomena are the magical display of your mind.  Gain certainty in the fact that the fruition is present in yourself and is not to be sought elsewhere.  Gain certainty in the fact that your master is the Buddha is person.  Gain certainty in the fact that the nature of view and meditation is the realization of the Buddhas. Practice by means of such confidence.                                                                             (Advice from the Lotus Born pg. 39)
 
Sarva Mangalam,
 
Phakchok Rinpoche

30. maj 2012

Seven-Line Prayer

"The Seven-Line Prayer carries the essence of all Guru Rinpoche's blessings. As Guru Rinpoche said: ´To this very prayer, you can give your whole mind, in devotion.` 

He also said: ´When a disciple calls upon me with yearning devotion, and with the sweet-sounding song of the Seven-Line Prayer, I shall come straightaway from Zangdopalri, like a mother who cannot resist the call of her child.` 

The Seven-Line Prayer is to be found in all of the teachings of Guru Rinpoche revealed by the hundred and eight major and one thousand minor tertons, or treasure-discoverers. So it is a prayer thatis most extraordinary, easy to practice, and replete with immense blessings.” ... 

Guru Yoga, an oral Teaching by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


Hung. 
In the land of Uddiyana’s northwest border,
On the pistils of a Lotus flower’s stem,
You have reached the marvel of the supreme siddhi,
And became known by the name the Lotus-Born.
With surrounding circles of many dakinis,
In your footsteps I will reach accomplishment.
Please approach in order to bestow your blessings.
Guru Padma Siddhi Hung

25. maj 2012

20. maj 2012

Padmasambhavas Direkte Vej 1 2012


Tak for en dejlig weekend og en god begyndelse på Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo. Må jeres indsigt gavne uendeligt mange mennesker.

7. maj 2012

Vajrasattva Retreat with Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde retreat center in Denmark 2012




H.E. Chokling Rinpoche
Vajrasattva
the indestructible nature of awakening
August 3-7

 
It is both a great honor and joy to greet the wonderful Chokling Rinpoche welcome to Gomde.
This year we have a truly special program with empowerment and teachings
on the unchanging vajra-nature of all things.
This nature is called Vajrasattva.
Buddhas of the past have manifested the Magical Net of Vajrasattva as well as the tantras explaining it. The enlightened buddha Padmasambhava compiled these tantras and their entire meaning.
This meaning is the training in realizing the awakened state through transforming and liberating this stream of experience, which we call our life. It is such a text that Chokling Rinpoche will give us.
During four days of intensive practice, Chokling Rinpoche will bestow the totality of Vajrayana consisting of empowerment, textual transmission and practical instruction.
In order for us to integrate this totality within our personal experience,
Chokling Rinpoche will preside during practice sessions, bestow oral instrctions and blessings.
In addition to forming a connection to a Buddha for this and future lives, the purpose of this retreat is to obtain a tantric tool in its original, authentic form given by a true tantric master.
You are hereby invited to participate.

The retreat begins with dinner on August 3rd and concludes with lunch on August 7th.
Timeplan for August 4th, 5th and 6th
6.30  Vajrasattva pratice and meditation with Lama Tenzin
7.30  Breakfast
9.30  Program and pratice with Chokling Rinpoche
12.30 Lunch
15.30 Tea
16.30 Vajrasattva pratice with Lama Tenzin
18.00 Dinner
20.00 Vajrasattva pratice and meditation guided by Erik Pema Kunsang

The baseprice of 1600 Dkr. includes all meals, camping or dormitory. Beds in dobble or single rooms cost extra. You give the donation for teachings to Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche personally at the conclusion on the last day. Suggested donation 800 kr/100 EU.

”From the core of my heart I encourage everyone who feels connected to or wishes to establish a link to the Vajrayana teachings of the Buddha. This event is especially arranged for all students of the 16th Karmapa, Dilgo Khyentse, Tulku Urgyen, Tenga Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and other masters. Chokling Rinpoche of Tsikey is truly remarkable. Buddha Vajrasattva is wonderful. The text is short, beautiful and inspiring. I have taken the utmost care to translate it into both English and Danish.”
~Erik Pema Kunsang


2. maj 2012

Guru Rinpoche Day letter from Phakchok Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche Day
Dear Friends Near and Far,
 
I hope you've all been happy and healthy. I am very well and just started off with my travels for this year. I left the Valley this afternoon for Malaysia where I'll be for the next few weeks. I'll be hopping from one city to the next in Asia en route to North America via Australia and then to South America, Europe and finally back home in October. I have just started my journey and I'm already tired! But I'm certainly looking much forward to seeing many of you during my stops around the globe. 
 
It's already late here in Malaysia and by the time I send this message out, it'll probably land in your inbox on the 11th for those of you living in East, for which I truly apologize. But for the rest of you in the West, still the morning of 10th, Guru Rinpoche Day!
 
Anyhow, about two weeks ago we were on a pilgrimage following the footsteps of the Lotus Born in Nepal and Sikkim. It was a memorable trip still so vivid and in memory of it, I would like to share Padmasambhava's last instructions to his students before leaving for the Chamara Island. 
 
At the pass of Gunthang, on the border of Nepal and Tibet, as Padmasambhave is getting ready to leave for the Chamara Island of the cannibal demons, his students implore him not to leave them. Padmasambhava has no choice but to leave, for the cannibal demons would spill out from the Chamara Island into our world and destroy the human race and only he can tame them with his wisdom and compassion. To the grieving students, Padmasambhava encourages them by saying, ' for the people of the future, I have left behind blessings in the form of body, speech and mind.'
 
'I have left "kutsaps"- representation of myself in the form of statues, blessed them and concealed them with the intention that beings in the future might see them, receive blessings and make a direct connection with me.' He made the aspiration that coming into contact with a kutsap would be no different than meeting Padmasambhava in person. Beings who make such a connection will be blessed in this life and future lives. It serves as a source of blessing, removes obstacles, as well as strengthens and deepens one's connection to Padmasambhava. 
 
'To represent my speech there are the many treasure texts hidden. The famous prayer to dispel obstacle, a terma of Chokgyur Lingpa is one such example. 
 
Guru Rinpoche, the Buddha of past, present and future,
Dewa Chenpo- Guru of Great Bliss- the source of all siddhas,
Dud Dul Drakpo Tsal- Wrathful One that Subdues Negativity- who removes all obstacles,
Grant your blessings we pray! Through them, may all our obstacles, outer, inner and secret- be quelled,
And may all our aspirations be fulfilled!
 
'And for my mind representation, it is always with those who have a karmic connection with me. For those who pray to me I am always there, especially on the tenth day of the month, I will be there to dispel the suffering of the beings.'
 
Sarva Mangalam,
 
Phakchok Rinpoche

27. april 2012

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche kommer til Gomde i september

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche er Vajrayana og sikkert den ledende ekspert i Chokgyur Lingpas terma skatte. Hans far var Neten Chokling. Han har etableret flere klostre og retreat centre. Jeg har kendt ham siden 1975 og oversat for ham på mange rejser i Asien, USA og Europa. I kender ham som troldmanden i filmen Milarepa.

Erik Pema Kunsang



Modtaget fra vores direktør:

Hej alle,

Hvis der er nogen som er friske, er der mulighed for at Orgyen Tobgyal kan komme til Gomde 3-4 dage først i September. Som med de andre kurser afhænger det primært af om vi kan finde frivillige til at organisere det, især en hovedkoordinator. Hvis der er en af jer der har lyst til at være koordinator og stå for besøget , så skriv lige tilbage snarest, dog senest nu på mandag. Ellers vil jeg sige at vi ikke kan organisere hans besøg i år. Som koordinator står man for:

- Administration, tilmelding, email besvarelse
- PR og opsætning af kurset på hjemmesiden
- Klargøring af Gomde
- Booking af kokke
- Selve afholdelsen af kurset
- Rengøring af Gomde efter kurset
- Kursus budget

Man kan naturligvis sagtens være en lille gruppe om det, bare der er en som har hovedansvaret. I må gerne sende mailen videre hvis I tror der er andre der kunne tænke sig at arrangere besøget.

Kh,

Andreas Doctor

FB side: http://www.facebook.com/groups/21128023118/

René og Thomas har nu meldt sig som hoved koordinatorer !!

Padmasambhavas Direkte Vej på Gomde i 2012

Padmasambhavas Direkte Vej
på Gomde i 2012

Jeg vil gerne fortælle jer om kurserne i år.

Padmasambhavas Direkte Vej er struktureret på en hel særlig facon end Buddhas traditionelle system. Nemlig ud fra det tantriske perspektiv. Dette perspektiv vil jeg præsentere over tre weekender her i 2012.

Vi vil få rig lejlighed til at stifte bekendtskab med en meditationsform som jeg har lært af Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. I vil kunne bruge den som en daglig praksis og dem af jer der allerede har etableret en meditationspraksis, vil kunne bruge den til at give mere dybde.

Bevidsthedens iboende buddha-natur er den røde tråd gennem al slags praksis.

Det særlige ved det tantriske system er at fremlægge en horisont, hvor alle former for indsigt og træning passer sammen. Således vil de virke som en støtte for hinanden og helt uden konflikt.
Vi vil beskæftige os med at lægge alle brikker på plads: Buddhaer, mandalaer, mantraer, chanting, mindfulness og meditationstilstande.

Det ligger mig mest på sinde at videregive hvad Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche lagde allermest vægt på: nemlig at indsigt afklares gennem personlig oplevelse, frem for teoretisk viden og information.
Padmasambhavas tantriske perspektiv giver jer værktøjerne til at gøre og gøre det hurtigt.

Kærlig hilsen og på gensyn
Erik Pema Kunsang

20. april 2012

Padmasambhavas direkte vej, kursus med Erik Pema Kunsang

Weekend 1: 18. maj kl. 17:00 til 20. maj kl. 13:00
“Every being is a Buddha, but obscured by passing veils”

Vi præsentererer et kort og tilgængeligt træningsforløb, essensen af buddha lære, set ud fra Padmasambhavas tantriske perspektiv.

Al spirituel udvikling handler om at fjerne to slør som dækker vores inderste natur og vores uendelige potentiale. De to slør, det kognitive og det emotionelle slør, kan fjernes og transformeres på en pragmatisk og dybtgående måde, så vi kan være det alle buddhaer har virkeliggjort.

Undervisningsniveauet er det tantriske perspektiv, kombineret med træning. Forløbet er fordelt på tre weekend retreats.

På hver weekend retreat bliver der givet specifikke anvisninger, så du får mulighed for personligt at opleve dybere indsigt og bredere medfølelse.

De tre retreats synliggører både hvad du kan gøre mere ud af samt hvad du burde lære mere om.

Undervisningens platform og de praktiske øvelser gør det nemt at deltage, og giver dig et helhedssyn over virkeliggørelsens vej på en inspirerende måde.

Fleksibilitet og praktiske anvisninger bliver til imponerende god, provokerende og lærerig undervisning som du kan tage med hjem og træne videre i!

Forløbet tager udgangspunkt i Padmasambhavas dybe, virkelighedsnære værk ”Visdomsessensens Gradvise Vej”, Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo.

Erik har oversat værket fra tibetansk til de fem bøger ”Light of Wisdom”.

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Dato:

Weekend I
18-20 maj: At genfinde sit naturlige sæde ved en enkel og naturlig tilstedeværelse.

Weekend II
17-19 august: Veksling mellem kærlig medfølelse og begrebsfri undersøgelse som giver plads til indsigt.

Weekend III
23-25 november: Introduktion til det tantriske perspektiv og træning i urokkelig væren.

(OBS for Facebook! Start og slutdato er korrekt, men tidspunkterne er ikke fastsat endnu.)

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Priser og tilmelding:
http://gomde.dk/cgi-bin/retreats/2012-erik-p1.asp

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Erik Pema Kunsang:

Med god energi, naturlig og enkel facon er Erik en inspirerende underviser, som legende guider deltagere gennem begreber og fastlåste holdninger på en måde, der inviterer til personlig refleksion og afklaring.

Erik er god til at forklare og få alle med.
Gennem hans karakteristiske facon bliver undervisningen kædet sammen med meditationstræning, således at forløbets indsigter og visdomme bliver gjort til og anerkendt som dine egne personlige erfaringer.

Erik er elev af Dzogchen mesteren Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Han har oversat og tolket for utallige mestre og udgivet mere end 50 bøger.
 

19. april 2012

Prayer for Swift Return of Tenga Rinpoche


Prayer for Swift Return

by 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

 

Namo Guru

Mighty Vajradhara, wisdom of all conquerors in a single form,

Splendid guru, your kindness towards me has been beyond compare.

This way in which you left for dharmadhatu, even though for a just while,

Aches and hurts unbearably as if a thorn has pierced my heart.

 

Even though the clarity of your eyesight did decline,

And even though your legs and fingers were removed,

You never tired of working for the happiness of beings.

Single father, noble guru, how I miss your kindness!
 

I think of you and meet your joyful, smiling face.

I think of you and hear your gentle tone of voice.

I think of you, your loving kindness leaves an imprint in my heart.

Again, again, I think of you, oh guru how I miss you!

 
May your triple trainings’ golden orb remanifest

Among the eastern peaks, your tireless resolve,

So your beneficial and joyous waves of light shine far and wide;

Please let your emanation soon arise like a youthful sun.

 
Without you, there’s no chance to clear the gloom of ignorance.

Without you, there’s no chance to cross this ocean of samsara.

Having trusted you forever to be my refuge and my hope,

In every single life at your lotus feet I bow.

 
Even though the eminent Tenga Rinpoche, our lord of refuge whose kindness is incomparable, has for but a while passed beyond to dharmadhatu, I, Urgyen Trinley, one in the line of bearers of the Karmapa name, wrote this prayer on the 5th of April, 2012, in the form of an earnest supplication, so that he may reappear to benefit all fortunate disciples, as he promised.
 

English by Erik Pema Kunsang.