2018 Hong Kong Tour

Lama Norlha Empowerment

20/1 Saturday- 2.00pm – 4.00pm

 

Ngondro Teaching

21/1 Sunday- 10.00am – 12.30pm

 

The Practice of Recalling the Life of Guru Rinpoche

21/1 Sunday- 2.30pm – 5.00 pm

 

Venue: Po Kok Primary School Hall 11-15 Shan Kwong Road, Happy Valley

Sadhana Ritual Course 2018

We are very pleased to announce our eighth annual Sādhana Ritual Course, scheduled 15 December – 11 January.

The course this year will focus on the Sangtik Dorsem (Vajrasattva of the Secret Essence) sādhana practice from the Chokling New Treasures Lineage (Chokling Tersar). The main points of practice, as well as the ritual tradition of chant melodies, mudrās, torma, shrine arrangement, musical instruments and more, will be taught in Tibetan by Lama Sherab Dorje, a senior lama of Ka-nying Shedrub Ling monastery, and translated into English.

Our objective is for non-Tibetan practitioners to be able to learn and practice the Vajrayāna ritual tradition in a genuine and thorough way.

About the Sangtik Dorsem sādhana

In the secret mantra tradition, Buddha Vajrasattva is considered the source of all maṇḍalas and the embodiment of all Buddha families. Most commonly Vajrasattva is practiced as a way to cleanse all negative actions and breakages of samaya by connecting to the ultimately pure nature of phenomena, the ultimate Vajrasattva.

The Sādhana for the Single Mudrā Vajrasattva is part of The Essential Secret Essence cycle which contains the three main yidam deities practiced by Guru Rinpoche: Vajrasattva, Vajrakīlaya, and Yangdak Heruka. This treasure teaching was revealed by the great tertön Orgyen Chokgyur Lingpa in the 19th century in the Derge Kingdom of eastern Tibet, while the sādhana was written down by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.

The Sādhana for the Single Mudrā Vajrasattva includes a very concise and beautiful long-life practice, as well as gathering offering practice (tsok).

To read more about these practices and the Chokling Tersar lineage, please click here, and here.

Requested donation of USD $450 for the course. (Includes shared accommodation, food, and practice texts.)
Scholarships and concessions are available. Please email us at [email protected]

Registration is available online at Samye (starting in November)

Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal

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Dear Friends,

On Saturday 25th April Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake along with numerous aftershocks. Thousands of people have died and many tens of thousands of others are destitute, vulnerable, and filled with fear.

Fortunately, our community of monks, nuns, and students are safe and our monasteries relatively undamaged. Many other areas though have suffered overwhelming loss and destruction.

Under the direction of Phakchok Rinpoche and senior monks, our community in Nepal has organized to aid the immediate area and has also sent out groups to help those in the worst-struck regions such as Tara Bir and Yolmo, where thousands have been rendered homeless and uncountable have died. Aid agencies have yet to reach such villages. Our monks, nuns, and lay volunteers know the terrain, and have strong connections with these villages. In a stressful time such as this, their presence as aid volunteers is both spiritually and materially soothing to the affected people. Their knowledge of the local dialects, customs, and expectations equips them to deal very effectively with the needs of the Nepalis.

Currently, everyone is helping out in whatever ways they can. And as you can imagine, there is much need to buy more supplies. As lines of communication are becoming stronger, our global network outside of Nepal has started effectively coordinating with our network inside of Nepal. Very soon, we will have updates to share.

As we are currently assessing various local needs in Kathmandu, Chapagaon, Tara Bir, Yolmo and other areas within Nepal, we encourage you to consider making a financial contribution. One thing that is abundantly clear at this time is the need for financial support. In time, we will share information about other forms of aid that will be needed.

To those of you who have already donated, we extend our sincere gratitude and rejoice in your generosity. You are embodying our motto of “Compassion in Action”. Please rest assured that your gift will go directly to support those who are in severe need.

Please click here for more information and to make an emergency donation