What is Spiritual Practice?

Sharing this 6 Minutes clip of Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s interview at the Palyul Retreat Center NY.
“Whaat Is Spiritual Practice?”

 

Vajrakilaya Gutor-Losar Retreat 2021 in Progress

For the next week until February 12th Losar Day the Year of the Iron Ox,, we are committed in practice, meditation, and teachings with Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche streaming live daily from the Pema Osel Ling Shrine Room.
For more information and to register for the live stream Vajrakilaya Gutor~Losar Retreat 2021, click this link which will take you to Vajrayana.org

The practice, a terma revealed by the great Terton Garwang Drodul Lingpa Tsal Dujuom Rinpiche II Jigdral Yeshe Dorje is a practice of Vajrakilaya, that like a sword, destroys at a touch. A short name it is known as is Putri Rekphung.

Why Vajrakilaya practice?

“Vajrakilaya cuts through the solidity of hardened minds and afflictive emotions with the weapon of sharp, clear awareness.” 
~ Lama Tharchin Rinpoche 

One need not look far to see how much all of us in this world
need practices like these to pacify the boiling passions of
our degenerate age.”   ~ Lama Sonam Rinpoche   

“H.H. Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche gave us this concise Putri Rekphung Vajrakilaya practice especially for these degenerate times –
  • to bring balance to outer and inner elements,
  • to foster kindness and compassion in the minds of world leaders,
  • to pray for the long lives of those with these precious qualities, 
  • to pray that all who practice may swiftly attain enlightenment for the benefit of sentient beings.
Vajrakilaya’s power to annihilate negativity manifests according to each practitioner’s faith, diligence and confidence. With faith,even a connection through offerings or a Vajrakilaya statue, text, or picture in your home, will help you to overcome obstacles.
 
“In addition to Vajrakilaya practice, we will also begin to accumulate 100,000 Shenpa Protector prayers. Shenpa is the special protector for the Dudjom Tersar lineage – practiced to remove Dudjom practitioners’ obstacles.
 
“We do not have clairvoyance, but the protectors do and they will protect us according to the strength of our practice – from fears, disease, conflicts, and obstacles to our Dharma practice.
 
Below is H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pema Shepa 2017 letter
to the Pema Osel Ling about Gutor practice. 

“When Shenpa prayers are accumulated together with other practitioners, they are even more powerful. We invite you to accumulate these protector prayers with us during retreat – it is a special opportunity!

Dear Vajrakilaya participants,

We have included a .PDF of the Shenpa Prayer we are accumulating, you are welcome to download it and print it at home to help during sessions, I will include the link here as well as attach it in the email.
 
You can also find this prayer and other helpful resources on the Vajrakilaya Gutor-Losar streaming link page here.
 
Lama Sonam Rinpoche welcomes everyone attending this retreat to participate in the accumulation of 100,000 Shenpa prayers.
 
You may chant the Shenpa prayer anytime, according to your schedule, but to count towards the accumulations, we ask you to follow these two guidelines:
 
(1) Take part in the complete morning Vajrakilaya puja on the same day as doing the Shenpa accumulations. This can be done by watching a recording from a previous day or by live streaming.
 
(2) Do your accumulation of Shenpa prayers in real time with the live stream. These will mostly be done in the afternoon sessions on February 4-6.
 
To clarify, please email your accumulations to office@vajrayana.org every day or only on February 9. We will be accumulating Shenpa primarily on February 4, 5 and 6, but they will continue in smaller numbers through February 9th.
 
Thanks again for participating,
Sandy

Also available to view Drubpon Pema Rigdzin in a
full 25-minute video teaching in 2 parts: Part 1 and Part 2;
and  Introduction to Phurbas (4 min)

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Advice on How to do Prostrations

Repost from 2019

Clip from the teaching on prostrations by Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche, the Spiritual Director of Vajrayana Foundation. Filmed during the 2019 Annual Ngondro and Personal Accumulation Retreat at the blessed and holy land of Pema Osel Ling in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, April 13 – 21, 2019.