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Tricycle Retreat: Mental Strength in the 21st Century

Tricycle Magazine has prepared a pre-filmed online course with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche entitled, Mental Strength in the 21st Century. During this course Rinpoche will explain the value of a spiritual path such as the dharma in modern life as well as how to implement effective and practical ways to transform our daily experiences into a path of greater contentment, compassion, and inner strength. These teachings are suitable for non-buddhists and buddhists alike.

Six Vajra Verses Accumulation

Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche has asked his sangha as well as all who are inspired to take part to accumulate 100,000,000 (one hundred million) recitations of the Six Vajra Verse supplication to be finished by December 2015. 

This blessed supplication was revealed as a treasure by the great treasure revealer Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa in the 19th century. The first three lines are supplications to three forms of Guru Rinpoche, the fourth line is requesting Guru Rinpoche to grant blessings, the fifth line is requesting that all levels of obstacles may be removed, and the sixth line is requesting that all wishes may be spontaneously accomplished.  

We need 100,000,000 (one hundred million) recitations by December 2015.

6.71%

We have accumulated 6,710,099 recitations so far.

Lhabab Duchen Message

Dear Friends, For this Lhabab Duchen, I am very happy to share with you these two videos featuring our compassionate acts of service for laypeople and for dharma in Nepal. One of the videos features our Vajravarahi Healthcare Clinic, and the other features our neighboring Vajravarahi Monastery. The Vajravarahi Clinic has averaged 10,000 treatments per year over the past six years and offers many different types of traditional medical treatment at little to no cost. The Vajravarahi Monastery serves as the training grounds for the education of our young monks in a traditional and non-sectarian fashion that is equipping them with the knowledge and experience to they will use benefit their own villages in Nepal as well as Buddhist practitioners around the world.

Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

31 December 2014: The Three Excellences

Dear Friends Near and Far, 

This month's Guru Rinpoche Day falls on the Western calendar's New Year's Eve, so happy New Year to you all. I pray that all of your wishes and endeavours in this coming year are fulfilled! 

As we all know, dharma practice is very important, and in particular to practice the dharma on a daily basis. Concerning practice, there is a teaching known as 'the three excellences'. This is a most precious teaching and something we need to apply not only to all of our dharma practice but to everything that we do. 

These three excellences are 1) the motivation of bodhicitta, 2) the main part free of reference, and 3) dedicating virtue to enlightenment.