Samye Dharma - Dakini Day Digest - Issue #1

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The activities of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

Welcome to the very first Samye Dharma - Dakini Day Digest! The digital dakinis will be sending you all an email every month, keeping you up to date with all the latest information from all of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s vast mandala of activities.

The Digital Dakinis - Giving you a great cause to rejoice!

Goodnight Monkey, Good Morning Rooster!
As we prepare to bid farewell to the Fire Monkey and welcome the dawning of the Fire Rooster, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the activities from this incredibly sacred Guru Rinpoche Year, as well as look forward to some of the up and coming events in store for 2017 the “Year of the Fire Rooster”
This year of the Monkey was (and still is!) an extremely auspicious year because it is the year in which Guru Rinpoche manifested on this earth. Because this is such a special year, Phakchok Rinpoche led four nine-day Great Accomplishment Practices, called “Drubchens” at sacred places associated with Guru Rinpoche – Bodhgaya, Tashi Ding, Bumthang and Boudhanath.
A Drubchen (Great Accomplishment) is a gathering of experienced male and female practitioners, in a sacred place at an auspicious time, practicing in an auspicious mandala, led by a genuine vajra master. By practicing in this way, the result is extremely auspicious. The auspicious conditions occurring simultaneously brings about supreme accomplishment and realization – that is why such a gathering is called the Great Accomplishment.
We have some incredible footage to share with you, make sure to watch these videos to see for yourself.
Bodh Gaya, India - Drubchen
Drubche @ Tashi Ding, Sikkim - YouTube
Bumthang, Bhutan Drubchen
The Final Drubchen of 2016 @ Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery - YouTube
Also this year we were blessed to have received empowerments from Rinpoche’s father, Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche. You can read more in detail about this event from a particpants perspective here:
LIVING LITERATURE: THE ART OF THE PUJA | LEVEKUNST art of life
And now many are busy preparing for the new year ahead!
Lamas preparing for Chinese New Year
Wisdom Blogs
We’ve been posting on our blog every single week, have you had a chance to read them yet?

Here are the last few in case you missed them. Don’t forget you can always find then on the Samye Dharma’s website. 
Wisdom Blog - Samye Dharma
Also, we encourage you to join the 19000+ others who like and rejoice, comment and contemplate, share and spread the teachings on Facebook. Your “shares” make a big difference in how far the Dharma resounds–and remember, giving the gift of Dharma is supreme generosity!
Let’s see if we can make it together to over 20,000 before the end of the year.
Make your social media time meritorious!
This month's Wisdom Blogs
Let the Dharma Resonate: Be Decisive!
Remembering Kindness and Life Stories of the Masters
Finding a Genuine Way
Persistence in Practice
Guru Rinpoche Day Message
The Principle of Trust - Samye Dharma
Recent Events....
Rinpoche recently returned to Nepal from a short tour of South East Asia. Conducting teachings, animal liberation puja among other activities.
Animal Liberation also known as Life Release.... - Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche | Facebook
Thailand
Rinpoche in Indonesia
NOTES AND PHOTO FROM PHAKCHOK RINPOCHE NEW YEAR'S TEACHING IN INDONESIA
Healthy Body and a Stable mind
New Year is a great time to make aspirations and resolutions. Why not aspire to ground oneself physically in order to sit stronger and strengthen your practice this forthcoming year?
Yoga Āsanas for Mahāmudrā and Sitting Meditation - Samye
Lhasey Lotsawa - New Book Launched!
THE GREAT TERTÖN - The Life And Activities of Chokyur Lingpa
"If you ask whether Guru Rinpoche's Copper-Colored Mountain really exists within the outer world, I have to answer yes. As things stand at the moment, we perceive outer objects to be real and we think that appearances are truly established. As long as this world is real for us, then hell realms and buddhafields are equally real. For those who see the outside world as mere appearances, however, Zangdok Palri is likewise mere appearance. We have to talk about things in accordance with our own perception of the world."
Dharma-stream update
We currently have 43 groups spread over 13 countries meeting regularly and working their way through 3 series of teachings.
Students from US, Mexico, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, Singapore, UK, Denmark, Israel, Brasil, Malaysia, Canada and Australia all taking part in this program with new groups already forming in Thailand, Ukraine and Bulgaria.
A small selection of group photos from recent Dharma-stream practice groups
Currently, we have 3 video series:
1) Dawn of Dharma, 27 teachings.
2) The 8-fold Supreme Path Of Mind Training, 15 teachings.
3) Jewel Ornament Of Liberation, 16 teachings (with more filming still in progress)
This truly international and wide reaching dissemination of the teachings has already been subtitled in Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian and Vietnamese!
To find out more about Rinpoche’s aspiration and vision for this program, where the groups are located and who to contact to join follow these links:
What is the Dharma-stream? - Samye Dharma
Find an Existing Group - Samye Dharma
Can’t find a group near you….?
…..then why not start your own?!
Apply to Form a New Group - Samye Dharma
Sādhana Ritual Course 2017
The Sādhana Ritual Course is in full swing with practitioners learning about the intricacies and fine details of Vajrayāna practice. Including all aspects from the ritual tradition of chant melodies, mudrās, torma, shrine arrangement, musical instruments and more.
Sādhana Ritual Course 2017 - Pharping Nepal
Currently 28 students are receiving intensive practice instruction at the sacred Asura cave setting in the annual Sādhana Ritual Course. We rejoice in their practice and make aspirations that many more practitioners will have the opportunity to participate in these unique and profound learning situations.
Sang offering puja - above Asura cave
Sādhana Ritual Courses 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal - Samye Dharma
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Starting from six monks in 2006, Chapagaon Monastery has grown to house fifty young monks with an ever-growing waiting list. This first generation of monks have already graduated from the Shedra and are now returning to their villages fully qualified and prepared to teach the Dharma and serve the lay community.
Returning to serve the local villagers
Teaching the Dharma in rural Chapagaon
Spreading the Dharma
In order to successfully nurture Dharma teachers for the growing lay community, the current community of fifty young monks is insufficient. A community of a hundred and fifty monks is required to provide an optimal foundation to grow Dharma teachers quickly enough to meet the needs of local and overseas Buddhist practitioners. To house this larger community, a new Dharma Institute is needed.
Hand Sketch of Proposed New School
The new school building is already well underway, this year the ground has been consecrated, the foundations laid and construction has begun.
Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche consecrating the ground
Ariel view of new school building
Lotus Light Dharma Institute
Help us help others
Samyedharma is always here for you and others like you who have an interest in learning the truth and working towards a brighter more enlightened future. If you would like to volunteer or help us out financially we will be most grateful.
Make a Donation - Samye Dharma
Volunteer Your Skills or Time - Samye Dharma
Dedication and Aspiration.
Wherever there is space, five elements pervade,
Wherever the five elements, the homes of living beings,
Wherever living beings, karma and defilements,
Wherever is defilement, my compassion also.
Wherever is the need of beings, there I am to help them.
- Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal
Thank you for taking the time to read our message. If you would like any more information about any of the projects or activities we’ve mentioned or if you have any comments or feedback please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reply to this email directly and we will endeavor to answer your email as swiftly as possible.

Sarva Mangalam!

May all be auspicious!
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