How to learn the Confession of Downfalls practice


One of the fundamental practices in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition is the powerful purification practice called the Confession of Downfalls (sometimes translated as the Confession to the 35 Buddhas or the Practice of Prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas to name a few). The practice involves taking refuge, visualizing the 35 Buddhas, chanting their names […]

Nyungne at DNKL weekend of June 9 2017


One of the best practices that we can offer during Saka Dawa is nyungne. The nyungne practice is considered to be the most powerful form of purification. Doing a single retreat purifies the negativity of forty thousand eons. If you complete the practice, you will never be born in the lower realms. And as a […]

How to offer prostrations


Here is Geshe Tenzin Tenphel’s detailed description of how to do prostrations: It is not absolutely necessary to perform physical prostrations. If you can’t do them, you can generate faith in your mind, but if you do them, you should ensure that you do them properly. The palms should be put together with the thumbs tucked inwards. […]

Medicine Buddha Puja Recording With Sera Mey Khensur Rinpoche


Here’s a video of Sera Mey Khensur Rinpoche Ngawang Jordan chanting the Medicine Buddha puja in Tibetan at the Guhyasamaja Center. His chant master has a beautiful voice and he sang very slowly and carefully. He led our group in an extended mantra recitation. This was an informal, intimate gathering of friends and a small […]

Purification Practice Event: Vajrasattva and the Four Opponent Powers


The Buddha taught that all negative karma can be purified. Purification is a crucial part of our spiritual practice, and it’s a powerful way to find relief from the heavy burden of the past. It helps close the door to the lower realms. Based on teachings given by Gyumed Kensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa and Lama […]

A personal reflection on nyung-nye


I participated in the second annual fasting retreat with nyung-nye practice that was held at DNKL in Redding, CT. during Saka Dawa. I thought I’d share my limited experience with nyung-nye in order to encourage people to give it a try. By way of introduction, nyung-nye is a powerful and profound practice focusing on purification […]