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Chenrezig / Saga Dawa 2020

During the holy month of Saga Dawa 2020, in the midst of challenging times and much suffering world-wide, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and the Garchen Institute Lamas offered 14 days of empowerment, practices and teachings on Chenrezig, embodiment of compassion.

We may have been physically apart, but our minds were one in bodhicitta and practice, tenderly facilitated by livestreaming. The collected videos here, include empowerment, teachings and practices. May all beings, everywhere and without exception, benefit.

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Chenrezig Empowerment
A Playlist of two videos.

Teachings and Q & A: The 8 Mahayana Precepts (Sojong Vows)
by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche & Ven. Khenpo Tenzin
A Playlist of 10 videos

Commentary and Q&A on the Royal Tradition Sadhana of 1000-Armed Chenrezig
by Ven. Khenpo Tenzing & H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
A Playlist of 5 videos.

Practice Sessions: Royal Tradition Sadhana & Red Chenrezig
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche & the Garchen Institute Lamas
A Playlist of 23 videos.

Nyung Ne Retreat
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche & the Garchen Institute Lamas
A Playlist of 5 videos.

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To view or download all the texts used during the Saga Dawa Online Event.

Gampopa’s “Precious Garland
of the Supreme Path”
Online Class by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin

In his “Precious Garland of the Supreme Path”, Gampopa — father of the Kagyu tradition in Tibet and principal disciple of Jestun Milarepa — masterfully outlines the entire path to enlightenment: view, meditation and conduct. Speaking to practitioners at all levels, his timeless advice is remarkably relevant in today’s challenging world.

Venerable Khenpo Tenzin offered a six-week online teaching series on this text, from March 30 to May 13, 2020. His clear and inspired explanations illuminate the meaning of this profound text and guide us on to how to practice these precious instructions in our own lives. May all beings benefit!

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Teachings, Commentary and Q & A
by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin
A Playlist of 44 videos

 * Gampopa’s Text: “A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path”
English

Gong Chik: The Buddha’s Single Intention
Online Class by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin

This is a six week online course – June 16 – September 3, 2020 –  offered by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin. Classes are ongoing.

The Gong Chik is a collection of Drigung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön’s 150 vajra statements. This luminous work is thought to be the most profound philosophical work of the Drikung Kagyu. There are few today who have received the transmission of this advanced work, and consequently it is very rare to be able to receive commentary on this heart treasure of the lineage. We are so fortunate to have Ven. Khenpo Tenzin here to give us this commentary. It is truly a rare and precious opportunity.

If you’d like to attend live, click LiveStream.
Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday  9-12pm and 3-5pm
(Arizona Time is currenty PDT – Pacific Daylight Time, GMT-7)

May all beings benefit!

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Teachings & Commentary
by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin
An Ongoing Playlist. Videos are added shortly after each class.

 

Guru Rinpoche
Empowerment Teachings Practice

It is the wish of both H.E. Garchen Rinpoche & Drubwang Konchog Norbu Rinpoche that we hold this Guru Rinpoche Mantra Accumulation Retreat annually, as part of a triumvirate of annual mantra accumulation practices which include the practices of Amitabha and Chenrezig. These three practices are the condensed essences of the three kayas of the Buddha. All three of these practices are powerful methods to alleviate the suffering of self-grasping, and to cultivate Bodhicitta: the intent to benefit all sentient beings.

The practice of Guru Rinpoche can transform and purify afflictive emotions – such as anger, jealousy and attachment – into wisdom and compassion, thus creating great merit while removing outer, inner and secret obstacles.

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Guru Rinpoche Empowerment
Bestowed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, March 13 2020.

Teaching on the Vajra Guru Mantra
March 15 2020. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche explains the meaning of the vajra guru mantra – Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung – and in the process explains the true nature of mind.

Mantra Accumulation Retreat
Teachings and Practice, with H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and the Institute Lamas, March 2020.
A Playlist of 7 videos

How To Play the Drum
by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche demonstrates how to play the pole drum. His instructions cover general drumming technique, as well as techniques particular to the pole drum.

Learn from the master of masters!

How wonderful.

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Mantras, Prayers, Transmissions
by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

This collection of videos shows H.E. Garchen Rinpoche chanting a number of different mantras, prayers and transmissions. In some of them he leads a large assembly in the chant; in others, he chants alone.

Each video conveys the tenderness of Rinpoche’s profound bodhicitta. How wonderful.

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Mudras Demonstrated
by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche demonstrates the hand mudras used in various practices, from the offering goddesses of Chakrasamvara, to the six mudras for the six mantras.

Videos to be watched againa and again.

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Sunday Teachings by
Ven. Khenpo Tenzin

Every Sunday (if there is no other event in progress) Venerable Khenpo Tenzin offers a Dharma Talk and a Meditation Class at the Institute. His teachings are profound, pithy, open-hearted and suitable for students at any level of practice.

Khenpo explores such topics as the application of mindfulness in meditation, the 21 Taras, the Heart Sutra, and much much more. Our video playlists are clearly organized by teaching/topic and date.

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Dharma Talks: 2020
by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin
A Playlist of 9 videos

Meditation Class: 2020
by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin
A Playlist of 7 videos

Teachings by
Lopon Barbara DuBois

Lopon Barbara DuBois has served as Lopon (Master Dharma Teacher) for the Garchen Buddhist Institute and as founder and resident lama of the Garchen Assembly of Kindness and Love.

Practicing and teaching in the Buddhist tradition for over thirty years, Lopon Barbara sheds a frank Western light on this profound spiritual path. Her approach is fresh, energetic, and fearless, infused with clarity, humor, and love.

What follows are the collected videos of Lopon Barbara’s insightful retreats/teachings offered at the Garchen Buddhist Institute.

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Brave Generous & Undefended: Heart Teachings on the Boshisattva Way
October 26 – 28, 2018
A Playlist of 11 videos.

First Bodhisattva Retreat
May 31 – June 2, 2019
Part One of our sanctuary bodhisattva training.
A Playlist of 12 videos

Second Bodhisattva Retreat
September 13 – 15, 2019
Part Two of our sanctuary bodhisattva training.
A Playlist of 12 videos.

Lopon Barbara’s New Book Release!
March 21, 2020
A Playlist of 2 videos.

Dharma Luminosity Pervades the Bardo of Pandemia
March 24 – 25, 2020
In this online retreat, Lopon Barbara helps us explore the in-between place (the Bardo) where we find ourselves, without escape, during this coronavirus pandemic.

“Let us sit together” she says “apart only in appearance, and call forth the wisdom of this very moment: the clarity and strength that are the essence of this great confusion and danger.”

A Playlist of 5 videos.
Click Here to view or download all the texts used during this Bardo of Pandemia online retreat.

Vajrakilaya 2019
Empowerment, Teaching, Drubchen

Vajrakilaya is a wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification. The practice of Vajrakilaya focuses on removing intense inner and outer obstacles to peace, happiness, and enlightenment within oneself, the environment and the world at large.

Vajrakilaya practice is especially helpful and suitable in today’s difficult times. Sincere participation in this practice is said to generate merit and potential realization. Dedicating the practice to all sentient beings extends this benefit and enhances world peace and prosperity.

Our annual Vajrakilaya Teachings, Empowerment and Drubchen are a purification and an offering. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Venerable Khenpo Tenzin teach on this profound deity practice for a few days prior to H.E. Garchen Rinpoche bestowing the Vajrakilaya Empowerment. The Drubchen then follows. “Drubchen” means great accomplishment. The practice is ongoing 24/7 for seven days. During the afternoon sessions, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche offered additional teaching.

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Vajrakilaya 2019: Teachings & Empowerment
November 16 & 17, 2019
Empowerment is conferred the afternoon of November 17
A Playlist of 8 videos.

Vajrakilaya 2019: Drubchen & Teachings
November 18 – 24
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche offers teaching usually in the afternoon session of each day.
A Playlist of 24 videos

 

Winter Teachings 2019/20
Long Life Ceremony,
Empowerment, Teachings

Our 2019-2020 Winter Teachings were profound and rich. They consisted of:

*   Powerful purification and long life practices for H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, concluding with an extensive Long Life Ceremony.

*   A rarely given Mahakala Empowerment, bestowed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, with Mahakala teachings given by Ven. Lama Thubten Nima.

*   Heart essence teachings on the 37 Bodhisattva Practices. We were especially delighted that H.E. Garchen Rinpoche offered his pith instruction and meditations on this profound text, central to all our practice. The Garchen Institute’s Lamas also gave commentary on this ancient and core text.

May all beings benefit!

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Winter Teachings 2019/20
December 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Each video is clearly labeled with the day’s activity.
A Playlist of 18 videos.

Winter Teachings 2019/20: CHINESE  TRANSLATION
December 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Audio Only
A Playlist of 29 recordings