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Monthly Practices


Guru Rinpoche Tsok Practice

Monthly on the 10th acc.

Tibetan Calendar

Life Release 

Every 3rd Saturday morning @ 

1 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 from 9:30 am to noon

Dakini Tsok - Green Tara Mandala Practice

Monthly on the 25th acc.

Tibetan Calendar


Vajra Ling Dance Practice

Biweekly practice of H.H. Jigme Phutsok Rinpoche's Vajra Dance of Ling for world peace


Guru Rinpoche Prayer for World Peace

Weekly practice of

Samph Lhundrup prayer


Bardo Puja

On-demand group practice to assist the deceased in the bardo state


Dakini Kurukulle Practice
Kurukullā Sadhana from the Tidro Cycle
A terma revealed by H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche

This Kurukullā Sadhana from The Tidro Cycle was one of the many termas revealed by H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. When meditating at the sacred Mountain of Chimpuk, a Dharma Protector appeared and handed a conch-shaped jewel casket containing a terma inside to His Holiness in a miraculous manner. This terma-containing jewel casket in the shape of an auspicious conch shell was created by Guru Rinpoche for the purpose of eliminating calamities in the degenerate era. The terma includes the round-up collections of the Generation Stage, Completion Stage, and the pith instructions of the Dzogchen Great Perfection Tantras. Guru Rinpoche then entrusted the terma casket to Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal and advised that, “In the future, my heart son Nanam Dorje Dudjom’s emanation will visit the sacred Mountain of Chimpuk. The Protector deity will personally hand this jewel casket to him”. As the representation of the Wisdom of Discernment, this very terma will protect and enable us to attain all worldly and spiritual accomplishment.

The Vajrasattva practice is traditionally held in Larung Buddhist Academy in every 4th month of the Tibetan calendar.  This annual retreat is meant to commemorate the historical significance of Buddha Shakyamuni’s birthday, his attaining perfect enlightenment, and passing into parinirvana. Practicing or conducting virtues during this miraculous month maximizes one’s accumulation of merits. The sadhana used for this retreat is based on the terma revelation of H. H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche called A wish-fulfilling pith instruction relying on the glorious Vajrasattva, a practice which purifies negativities and obscurations and benefits both the self and others. 

*  The effect of positive or negative activities during this time are multiplied 10 millions times.

Ksitigarbha Retreat
Chokhor Duchen - the 6th month of Tibetan Calendar Annual Kstigarbha Retreat

The Ksitigarbha retreat, a.k.a. the Practice of Samantabhadra's Offering Cloud, is held annually during the 6th month of Tibetan Calendar, usually from the 1st to the 8th for 8 days. The main texts used for this practice are usually the recitation of the holy name and mantra of Ksitigarbha, Invoking Prosperity: The Hook that Draws in the Sublime Substances, and The King of Noble Prayer -- Aspiring to the Deeds of the Excellent. The King of Noble Prayer is one of the most emphasized practices recognized by H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. The conventional benefits of practicing Samantabhadra's Offering Clouds include increase in wealth, health, lifespan, and virtues. If one concludes one's offering practice with Samantabhadra's ten sublime aspirations as laid out in The King of Noble Prayer, one would accomplish the enlightened activity of Enhancement. 

Amitabha Retreat
Chokhor Duchen - the 6th month of Tibetan Calendar Annual Kstigarbha Retreat

Ringdrub (Amitabha Practice) is traditionally held in Larung Buddhist Academy in every 9th month of the Tibetan calendar.  This annual retreat is meant to commemorate the historical significance of Buddha Shakyamuni’s descent from heaven (Lha Bab Duchen), and also to maximize one’s virtuous accumulation by joining the group practice during this holy month. Like Larung, the sadhana used for this retreat is called The Swift Path to Great Bliss, a terma of His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche.


"In this practice, the teacher (guru) and Buddha Amitabha are one and the same. The subtitle is “swift path to ultimate bliss”, which means through this practice one can rapidly correspond to Buddha Amitabha, and be smoothly reborn in the ultimate bliss realm. One only needs to have the four conditions of taking rebirth in a pure land, then wholeheartedly maintain the practice, irrespective of heavy evil karma (except for the karma of slandering the truth, and the five kinds of evil acts leading to rebirth in the unremitting hell), one can be reborn in the realm of infinite light.​

*  The effect of positive or negative activities on this day are multiplied 10 millions times.

H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche Paranirvana Anniversary
Lama Chodpa, Guru Yoga, Shower of Blessings Practice

Many tantric scriptures have documented the significance of praying to and remembering one’s Guru in the aspect of benefits, merits, and its inconceivable blessings. His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche is the human manifestation of none other than Buddha himself, who emerged in the Sahaloka for the benefit of sentient beings. We have to realize that we would not have been able to make any form of karmic connections with His Holiness had we not have amassed immeasurable amount of virtues in our previous lives. The followers of His Holiness gather every year to commemorate His Parinirvana anniversary, as well as praying for future reunion with our teacher and blessings for attaining enlightenment. We welcome everyone to join us online for the event. Let’s pray that His Holiness’s blessings would illuminate beings’ mind stream by dispelling all darkness and warrant our swift liberation from Samsara and the attainment of Buddhahood. 

Phurba Gulkhukma Retreat
The 'Neck-Pouch Dagger’ (Phurba Gulkhukma) Cycle
A Mind Terma revealed by H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche

In 1990, at the repeated invitation of H.H. Penor Rinpoche, H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and his entourage traveled to India en route Nepal. At the Asura Cave in Pharping, Nepal, His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche directly experienced the true nature of all phenomena and the unmistaken perception of the primordial purity of all that appears. The recollection of his past life as Nepal’s minister Jinamitra, vividly appeared in his mind. At the same time, he clearly remembered being present at this very place when Guru Rinpoche bestowed the extraordinarily essential teachings on Dorje Phurba – the Pratice of Subjugation. Instantly, the ‘Neck Pouch Dorje Phurba Sadhana’ spontaneously emerged from within His Holiness’s profound ocean of wisdom mind. In fact, this Vajrakilaya practice was authored by Guru Rinpoche himself and is the most excellent method for dispelling obstacles. In the past, Guru Rinpoche prophesied: "I, the self-emerged Lotus Born, will entrust the entire quintessential teachings of Vajrakilaya Tanras to you, Jinamitra (the past life of His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche). Do not forget to maintain this practice. In the future, during the degenerate times, your sacred emanations will encounter and propagate this teaching. Samaya!"


Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurba) is the main deity of the Nyingma and Sakya traditions. The purpose of practicing Vajrakilaya sadhana involves eliminating all self-grasping and dispelling inner fears. Only by doing so can one understand the nature of phenomena, realizing that it is not about subduing external things but about understanding and practicing one's own inner nature.


Vajrakilaya embodies incomparable power and can ward off all ghosts, non-humans, celestial demons, and evil curses. It subdues demons and averts disasters, making it a special method for eliminating obstacles. According to Terton Lerab Lingpa’s Terma collection called "The History of Vajrakilaya – A Rare Phenomena", there are three main lineages of the Vajrakilaya practice. Terton Lerab Lingpa revealed the most quintessential practices and imparted the terma teachings far and wide. His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche is the holder of these lineages, making Phurba Gurkhukma the most essential practice for beings in the degenerate age. The great Acharya Padmasambhava relied on the practice of his main deity Vajrakilaya to fundamentally eliminate all obstacles on all bhumis.


Vajrakilaya is one of the eight Mahayoga practices of the Nyingma tradition. All enlightened activities of the Buddhas are completely subsumed within the mandala of Vajrakilaya. Therefore as long as one maintains unwavering faith in, meditates on, and prays to Vajrakilaya, one can attain the eight supreme accomplishments in this life and enjoy auspiciousness, longevity, health, authority, power, wealth, fame, etc.

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