As Rinpoche pointed out in his Tibetan New Year's message, in February 2016: this year of the Fire Monkey has a special and profound association with Guru Padmasambhava because it was in the monkey year that he is said to have been born in a lotus on the Dhanakosha Lake in Oddiyana.

It is considered by all the great masters, particularly in the Ngagyur Nyingma tradition, to be the most sacred of years, and an exceptional time for intensifying our practice.

This collection was created in order to help you deepen and inspire your practice of Guru Rinpoche. It brings together some of the most crucial practice advice, most moving teachings and essential practice materials.

practice materials

Downloadable audio mp3s & pdf
  • The latest practice advice for this year.

  • A collection of Guru Rinpoche Tibetan chants.

  • Audio book: the Life of Guru Rinpoche (from the book "A Great Treasure of Blessings" and from the Rigpa Tibetan Calendar 2016 edition)


Video Teachings

Downloadable video mp4
Video 01

Who is Guru Rinpoche?

Myall Lakes 26 January 2008, & 5 February 2008; Berlin 22 September 1996

Video 02

The power of praying to Guru Rinpoche

Berlin 7 June 2015

Video 03

How to practise Guru Rinpoche

Lerab Ling, 14 February 2016

Video 04

Invoking Guru Rinpoche with the Seven Line Prayer

Lerab Ling, 13 February 2016

Video 05

Reciting the Vajra Guru Mantra

Myall Lakes, 7 February 2007

Video 06

The Vajra Guru mantra chanted by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Lerab Ling, 21 July 2011

further resources