Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ogyen Tulku Nominated for Music Award

Our beloved friend, Ninth Ogyen Tulku's seven CD set of recordings has been nominated for Taiwan's Best Religious Music Award for 2012 -- something like a Grammy, if the Grammy had a Buddhist music category.

This is a wonderful set. As we've mentioned before, Rinpoche has a beautiful voice and the mantras are recited with absolute perfection. This set can be used to teach yourself different smoke offerings, and can be used as an all-day sound offering with a variety of full-length mantra recordings such as Seven Line Prayer, Kurukulle Mantra, Mani Mantra, Vajra Guru Mantra, and others. This is not the annoying mantra set to music one usually hears, but, like Lama Gyurme's recordings, this is music set to mantra. There is a difference.

We want to encourage all of our readers to purchase this set, which is being offered at a promotional price for a short time. You can obtain further details from this website.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rinpoche's Two New CDs Now Available

 Ogyen Tulku's two new compact disks, The Six Syllable Mantra, and Mantra of Kurukulle - The Love Goddess have just been released in Taiwan and the United States.

These are reasonably priced at USD $10.00 each, wonderfully produced, and sure to be popular. The editions are somewhat limited, so you will want to order as quickly as possible. Worldwide distribution is being handled by the Zambala firm, and you can order by clicking the titles, above.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche to Visit Taipei

To make the Chinese New Year auspicious, Ogyen Tulku has invited H.H. Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche Jamyang Dhondup -- incarnation of the Third Khamtrul, and for thirty years the senior Nyingma instructor of the Dalai Lama -- to visit the Samadhi Island center at 4F, No. 6-1, Lane 16, Shwang-Ho Street, Yung Ho, Taipei.

On February 5, 2011 (the third day of the Chinese lunar New Year) from 2:00 P.M., they'll be performing the Rigzin Dupa, followed by a Guru Rinpoche longevity empowerment at 7:00 P.M., and a Orgyen Norlha treasure vase ceremony.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Updating Rinpoche's Schedule

Samadhi Island, in Taipei, will host a satisfying program scheduled for this season -- November through February -- inclusive of basic instruction, empowerments, phowa instruction, and New Year rituals. The direct link to the complete schedule may be found by clicking here.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Photo

Here is a striking, recent photo composition of Rinpoche, together with his predecessor, Dorje Chang Palden Yeshe Zangpo.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July Events in Northern California

Ogyen Tulku has scheduled some last-minute events in Milpitas, California before he leaves for Taiwan and India.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:00 AM Smoke Offering Ceremony

Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:00 AM General Teaching

Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:00 PM Buddha Amitayus Long life empowerment

Saturday, July 24, 2010 Personal consultations

Regular students should RSVP to Helen Tan for further information.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ogyen Tulku Teaching in Massachusetts

Ogyen Tulku has returned to the United States from Taiwan, and at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday the 15th of July -- Chokhor Duchen - will be teaching the Heart Sutra at Gospel of Grace Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. You can get further details from the Buddha of Compassion Society website, or by contacting palyul(at)