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WINTER 2019 TEACHINGS

WINTER

Thank You for Making My Work Useful
When asked if he wanted to send any message to the sangha gathered to practice at Orgyen Dorje Den on Guru Rinpoche Day, Rinpoche said:
Thank You for Making My Work Useful

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Liberation From Self-Cherishing: Further Comments on the Troma Retreat at Orgyen Dorje Den
A few days after the conclusion of the 2019 Troma Retreat led by Sangye Khandro at O.D.D., Rinpoche was again watching some short videos from the retreat and shared the following remarks:
Liberation From Self-Cherishing: Further Comments on the Troma Retreat at Orgyen Dorje Den

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His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s Wish: Message to the Troma Retreat at Orgyen Dorje Den
During the 2019 Troma Retreat led by Sangye Khandro at O.D.D., Rinpoche was very pleased to see photos and hear reports of the practices and teachings taking place. He sent the following message to the retreat participants:
His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s Wish: Message to the Troma Retreat at Orgyen Dorje Den

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That Kind of Power
We pray to the buddhas, the three roots, our own guru. In this teaching, Rinpoche asks: "Why do we have to pray to them?"
That Kind of Power

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This Wonderful Time: A Message for Losar 2019
Rinpoche sent the following message in time for Losar:
This Wonderful Time: A Message for Losar 2019

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Benefit for Thousands of Years: Keeping our Beautiful Lineage
This year at O.D.D., the sangha is gathering for a few days of Vajrakilaya practice before Losar (Tibetan New Year), for purification and to remove obstacles. Rinpoche saw photos of the practice and sent the following message:
Benefit for Thousands of Years: Keeping our Beautiful Lineage

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Kilaya is Not Stingy: On Learning and Practicing Vajrakilaya
In this teaching, Rinpoche says: "I heard you are going to do Kilaya practice at ODD before Losar. Good! Thank you! Finally you are standing up!" And then he continued:
Kilaya is Not Stingy: On Learning and Practicing Vajrakilaya

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Not Just Wasting Tsampa: On Learning to Make Tormas
At the last Guru Rinpoche tsok at ODD, some students gathered before the practice to start learning how to make the tormas and talk about the meaning of the ritual. Rinpoche saw photos of them working and said:
Not Just Wasting Tsampa: On Learning to Make Tormas

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A Peaceful Mind
Rinpoche had this to say about the importance of maintaining a peaceful mind:
A Peaceful Mind

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On Saying Mantra While Working
Everybody is always working. Cleaning, sweeping, blowing the leaves, so many things. Driving here and there. We do get ourselves busy. But don’t forget to say Vajrasattva!
On Saying Mantra While Working

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