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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.


We have accumulated 1,373,808 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

1 December 2014: Keeping up the Practice

Dear Friends Near and Far, On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to first share with all of you that I think it is very important to have a balance of dharma practice. We must consider our lack of practice, our lack of understanding, our lack of virtuous activity and also the difficulties we face in our life. Dharma practice is very valuable for improving our daily life, especially our way of thinking and how we perceive. Please look toward the great masters. How do they actually practice compassion? How do they actually practice devotion? How do they actually practice patience? How do they change their habitual patterns? Remind yourselves of the masters like Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche.