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Guru Padmasambhava

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Advice from Guru Rinpoche

“No need to make offerings or praise; set aside all accumulating; simply let devotion flood your body, speech and mind, and pray, pray with these seven lines.” -

ཧཱུྃ༔ ཨོ་རྒྱན་ཡུལ་གྱི་ནུབ་བྱང་མཚམས༔

hung, orgyen yul gyi nubjang tsam

Hūṃ! In the north-west of the land of Oḍḍiyāna


pema gesar dongpo la

In the heart of a lotus flower,


yatsen chok gi ngödrub nyé

Endowed with the most marvellous attainments,


pema jungné shyé su drak

You are renowned as the ‘Lotus-born’,



khor du khandro mangpö kor

Surrounded by many hosts of ḍākinīs


khyé kyi jesu dak drub kyi

Following in your footsteps,


jingyi lab chir shek su sol

I pray to you: Come, inspire me with your blessing!


guru pema siddhi hung

guru pema siddhi hūṃ[1]


Pray in this way, over and over again.


Tibetan Buddhism is based on the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, Padmasambhava, and other significant Buddhist teachers. The meditation practices foster a peaceful mind. In this way, they offer a profound refuge for people.

The teachings are grouped into three ‘vehicles’ or ‘Yanas’. These vehicles are Mahayana, Vajrayana, and Dzogchen. Each Yana uses different methods to facilitate a peaceful mind, compassion, and wisdom.

One method is the mantra meditation practices of the ‘Three or Four Roots’. H.H. Khenchen Lama Rinpoche strongly encourages doing these meditation practices daily.

H.H. Khenchen Lama Rinpoche uses Four Roots as he considers Dakinis and Protectors as two ‘Roots’. However, in the methods that use the ‘Three Roots’, Dakinis and Protectors are regarded as one “Root’.

The Four Roots are:

Dakinis refer to all women. Examples of Dakini meditation practices, are Yeshe Tsogyal, the 21 Taras, Green Tara, White Tara, Kurukulla, Mandarava or Ekajati These meditations focus on enlightened women who benefit beings. The Dakinis are the ‘holders’ of the teachings.

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King Gesar

King Geser

In H.H. Khenchen Lama Rinpoche’s Padling Terser lineage, King Gesar is the protector.

Gesar Norbu Dradul was King of Ling in the 12th C.E. King Gesar is considered an emanation of Padmasambhava. He was strongly committed to benefiting others.  His activities have become epic and he is respected as a hero in many areas in Asia. Scholars in the East and West have indicated that there are more books written about his heroic epic life than any other hero in the world.

To learn more about King Gesar, please enjoy many of the books about his activities. Here is one example.

  Penick, D.J. (2009). Crossings on a Bridge of Light: The Songs and

  Deeds of Gesar, King of Ling as He Travels to Shambhala Through

  the Realms of Life and Death. Mountain Treasury Press. Boulder, CO.

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H.H. Khenchen Lama Rinpoche has authored many writings. His first book in English is “Tibetan Meditation Yoga: Ancient Teachings Living Today.”

Rinpoche’s intention with this book was to make the teachings accessible to beginners as well as long-time practitioners. Everyone will find helpful gems in his writing.

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If you are interested in more information, please contact the Awam Tibetan Heart Center at info@awamtibetanheartcenter.org.