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Chimed Sok Tig (Quintessence of Deathlessness) Long Life Practice

Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche has encouraged his students to do the Chimed Sok Tig (Life Essence of Immortality) practice, in order to support our own longevity since long life gives us greater opportunity to practice dharma.  Almost simultaneously, advice was requested from the Dudjom Sangyum as to how to support Gyatrul Rinpoche's continued health and longevity; although his health is generally quite good these days, he is subject to the aches and pains of his 94-year-old body.  Her answer was, practice Chimed Sok Tig!  Thus, Tashi Choling encourages all students to recite and accumulate the mantra for this practice.  Read more about this practice HERE

Read Sangye Khandro's Teaching on this practice from June 2020:  Chimed Sok Tig Practice, June 6/7, 2020:

Download Short Daily Pratice:
For a copy of the short daily Chimed Sok Tig practice, click HERE


Prajnaparamita Practice at Tashi Choling

This recording was made in Spring 2016 during Long Life practices dedicated to Venerable Gyatral Rinpoche.

Download the following MP3 (24 MB):  Prajnaparamita Practice at TC


Concise Vajrakilaya Practices

H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche's Concise Daily Practice (6 pages):  Kilaya Daily Practice 

This practice was written by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, who often gave Vajrakilaya empowerments and recommended this as a particularly convenient practice. Chanting the practice only takes a few minutes, and the mantra can be accumulated for as long as one wishes. Note that two mantras are included on page 5. The first is the principal mantra: OM BENZAR KILI KILAYA SARWA BIGNEN BAM HUNG PHET. Repetition of the second (with the three syllables DZA HUNG AH added) is optional.

Excerpt from Guru Rinpoche's Seven Chapters (1 page): Kilaya One-Page Practice 

This extremely concise practice is just two verses and recitation of the mantra. It is from the renowned Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmakara, a treasure revelation of the master Zangpo Drakpa in the 14th century.


Vajrasattva Practice Material

Kunzang Nyima Vajrasattva Daily Practice:

These are audio recordings to aid students in learning to chant the this practice:

Chanted by Umzed Keith LaCoste (English/Tibetan; MP3 Audio File): Kunzang Nyima Vajrasattva Daily Practice (English/Tibetan)

Chanted by Tulku Theglo Rinpoche (Tibetan; MP3 Audio File): Kunzang Nyima Vajrasattva Daily Practice (Tibetan)

These are extra prayers sometimes used with this practice:
Extra Prayers inserted by Tulku Theglo Rinpoche in his version: Extra Prayers for KNVS Daily Practice

Vajrasattva Daily Practice, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje:

Download Concise Daily Practice: Extremely Concise Daily Vajrasattva Practice: Concise Vajrasattva Practice

Other related Vajrasattva practice material:

Information about the Neydren Ceremony for the Deceased performed on a yearly basis at the annual Vajrasattva Retreat at Tashi Choling: Neydren Ceremony for the Deceased

MP3 Audio Files of the Vajrasattva Mantra being chanted by Keith LaCoste and a PDF file of the Mantra written out in Tibetan and English with translation:

Vajrasattva Mantra Audio (Full Version)

Vajrasattva Mantra Audio (Short File for Quicker Download)

Vajrasattva Mantra Changed Quickly

Vajrasattva Mantra (Written)

White Tara Practices

The following PDF files contain transcripts of live-streamed White Tara teachings at Tashi Choling during the weekly online White Tara practices:

March 28, 2020:  White Tara teachings on March 28, 2020

April 4, 2020:  White Tara teachings on April 4, 2020

April 11, 2020:  White Tara teachings on April 11, 2020

Auxiliary Prayers

MP3 Audio Files of several prayers used during practices at Tashi Choling, chanted by Keith LaCoste:

Dusum Sangye (Prayer to Guru Rinpoche) - ver1
Dusum Sangye (Prayer to Guru Rinpoche) - ver2
Yingkyi Bendar (Tsog Verse)
Copper Colored Mountain Prayer


Tashi Choling Rules of Conduct

Tashi Choling Rules of Conduct