Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling is a Vajrayana Buddhist group in Scotland, following the Drikung Kagyu lineage and the enlightened vision of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche.
Under the spiritual direction of Venerable Dorzin Dhondrup Rinpoche, we are based in Edinburgh.
Please go to the Regular Practice page (Calendar of Events) for updates or our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GarTrinleyYongkhyabLing
The teachings below finished recently – 22 hours of our precious teacher’s time and depth of wisdom is recorded for us to listen, contemplate and meditate on, in 2 hour sections. What a blessing!
Please go to our Resources page and select ’37 Practices of a Bodhisattva 2020′.
The 37 practices of a Bodhisattva is a concise text written by a Tibetan teacher in the 14th century named Togme Zangpo. It’s a summary of how we should behave and serves as a practical guide as we are on the path to awakening. Thirty-seven Practices seeks to make clear the day-to-day behavior of a Bodhisattva. Though short in length, a person could spend a lifetime perfecting the practices. It’s a Tibetan Mahayana teaching. Togme Zangpo describes 37 practices we should adopt on the Bodhisattva path.
Even if we don’t have the lofty goal of being Bodhisattvas, these teachings can still help us deal with the ordinary problems in our lives. We can learn to handle our lives better by following these methods.
*Message from Garchen Rinpoche* during the Covid19 worldwide pandemic:
“This is an excellent opportunity to practice the Dharma. In your homes, practice your own yidam deities, such as Vajrakilaya, Yamantaka, Chenrezig, or Tara. Use this time to pray for things to get better again. And I am not only talking about Buddhist prayers. All prayers of all religions will be very beneficial. If you wish to recite a Buddhist prayer, I have requested disciples to recite four lines from Shantideva’s dedication:
“May every being ailing with disease be freed at once from every malady. May all the sickness that afflicts the living be instantly and permanently healed.”
When you recite this prayer, the buddhas of the three times pray together with you. All Buddhists in the world join within the words of this prayer, and thereby our minds will merge. In this way, we accumulate great merit together, which will help move the world into a better direction. Of course, if you don’t pray, there won’t be any merit. It is very important to pray at this time. So, aside from meeting in our minds, we will also continue to meet on live-stream. I will join the White Tara practice every Sunday and it will be live-streamed. During the week I will be in retreat and I will be praying and meditating day and night. If you pray and meditate too, we will always be together.
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
Chino Valley/AZ on May 3, 2020.