Happy Guru Rinpoche Day

“The deluded ministers of Orgyen try to burn Guru Rinpoche and Mandarava, his spiritual consort, alive. He turns the flames of the funeral pyre into a lake, from which they emerge seated on a lotus. The king, ministers and people of Oddiyana are inspired with devotion. He is known as Guru Pema Dorje Tsal.” ~ Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje

“When we think of the closeness or distance between ourselves and our gurus, it should not be understood in terms of a spatial difference marked by travelling to physically encounter the teacher. It is not about that at all. The closeness of the connection is based on sorrowful disillusionment with samsara, trust, and deep inner confidence in the guru. There will be an experience of closeness or distance according to your inner conviction.”
~ HH Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pema Shepa

Wishing you all a Happy Guru Rinpoche Day from Pema Osel Ling. We also celebrate receiving Siddhis for the Putri Rekphung Vajrakilaya Retreat (June ~ 9) with Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Rinpoche here at Pema Osel Ling, and you can connect and receive blessings by joining livestream. June 9 @ 9:00am ~ 1:00 pm. Visit the Vajrayana Foundation website for more information.

The period from May 31, 2022, to June 29, 2022, is also Saga Dawa month, the month of merits, also called bumgyur Dawa, which means merits multiplied by a hundred thousand times. So it is an exceptionally great time for practice, receiving empowerments, lung, teachings, reading the life stories of the Buddha, all dharma activities including making offerings to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Check out the Vajrayana Foundation 33rd Annual Summer Retreat schedule to join in by livestream or in person at Pema Osel Ling. You can make auspicious connections with offerings here.

Heads up: The 15th day of this lunar month, the full moon day (June 14) is Saga Dawa Duchen, which commemorates the Enlightenment and Parinirvana of our perfect and most supreme teacher, Buddha Shakyamuni.