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

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
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