Chimed Sok Tig (Quintessence of Deathlessness) Long Life Practice

In 2017, the following message was sent out along with complimentary pdf files of the Chimed Sok Tig 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 Chöling encourages all students to recite and accumulate the mantra for this practice.

Read more about this practice: Chimed Sok Tig Practice Commentary – Transcript
Read Sangye Khandro’s Teaching on this practice from June 6 & 7, 2020:  Chimed Sok Tig Practice Commentary – Transcript
Short Daily Chimed Sok Tig practice, click Chimed Sok Tig Daily – Practice Text


This recording was made at Tashi Choling’s Spring 2016 Life practices dedicated to Venerable Gyatral Rinpoche.
Prajnaparamita Practice MP3 (24 MB):  Prajnaparamita Practice – Audio


Concise Vajrakilaya Practices
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.

H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche’s Concise Daily Practice (6 pages):  Vajrakilaya Daily – Practice Text

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.
Excerpt from Guru Rinpoche’s Seven Chapters (1 page): Vajrakilaya One-Page – Practice Text



Vajrasattva Practice Material
Extremely Concise Vajrasattva Daily Practice, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje: Dudjom Rinpoche – Concise Vajrasattva – Practice Text
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 – Practice Commentary

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:
100-syllable Vajrasattva Mantra – Audio (Full Version, Slowly Chanted)
100-syllable Vajrasattva Mantra – Audio (Shorter Version, Slowly Chanted)
100-syllable Vajrasattva Mantra – Audio (Chanted Quickly)
100-syllable Vajrasattva Mantra (Written)

Kunzang Nyima Vajrasattva Daily Practice:

Lineage Origin and Explanation: Kunzang Nyima Lineage Explanation (2024)
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 Audio (English/Tibetan)
Chanted by Tulku Theglo Rinpoche (Tibetan; MP3 Audio File): Kunzang Nyima Vajrasattva Daily – Practice Audio (Tibetan)
Extra Prayers sometimes used with this practice. These were inserted by Tulku Theglo Rinpoche in his version: Extra Prayers for Kunzang Nyima Vajrasattva Daily – Practice Text


White Tara Practices

The following PDF files contain transcripts of live-streamed White Tara teachings at Tashi Chöling during the 2020 weekly online White Tara practices:
March 28, 2020:  White Tara – March 28, 2020 – Practice Commentary – Transcript
April 4, 2020:  White Tara teachings on April 4, 2020 – Practice Commentary – Transcript
April 11, 2020:  White Tara teachings on April 11, 2020 – Practice Commentary – Transcript

Auxiliary Prayers

MP3 Audio Files of several prayers used during practices at Tashi Choling, chanted by Keith LaCoste:
Dusum Sangye (Prayer to Guru Rinpoche) – Version 1 – Practice Audio
Dusum Sangye (Prayer to Guru Rinpoche) – Version 2 – Practice Audio
Yingkyi Bendar (Tsog Verse) – Practice Audio
Copper Colored Mountain Prayer – Practice Audio
Prayer to the Root Lama – Prayer Audio


Tashi Choling Rules of Conduct: Tashi Choling Rules of Conduct

Longevity Sadhana for Tsokye Tuk Tig practice manual:  GR Longevity Sadhana