Learning Programs

The Concise Sang Offering: Practice Support Program

Key Learning Points

Video featuring complete sang offering practice with Tibetan tunes

Instruction and commentary on history and context of sang

Explanation of visualization practice

Advice and information of proper substances


  • Before enrolling in this program one should receive the reading transmission for the Concise Sang Offering belonging to the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel cycle, and have received a root empowerment for the Tukdrup Barché Künsel cycle. Please note: Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche has advised all students with sincere interest to take up this practice, particularly in situations such as the Covid-19 crisis where our collective karma is resulting in much suffering. If you have not yet received the TBK root empowerment it is fine to do this practice after the mantra recitation in "The Treasury of Blessings” sadhana of Shakyamuni Buddha. In the future, please request a reading transmission for the text itself as well as the root empowerment.

This Concise Cleansing Offering (Sang) support program offers video and audio teachings on making fragrant smoke offerings. Here you can discover the hows and whys of this profound practice belonging to the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel cycle.


Sang Pūjā: Vajrayāna Offering Practice

For those unfamiliar with the practice, you can click here to read an introductory article about Sang pūjā from our wisdom blog.

Cleansing Offering (sang) according to the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel

Accomplishing the Guru’s Wisdom Mind, Dispeller of All Obstacles

In the Tibetan language, the text is titled: Thugs sgrub bar chad kun sel gyi bsangs mchod mdor bsdus bzhugs so

The Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, last of the 108 great tertöns, revealed this treasure text (terma).

The terma clearly states the benefits of the practice:

If you perform this daily and in particular to arrange auspicious circumstances

When beginning important dharma and secular activities
All downfalls, veils, and discordant factors will be pacified.
Conducive circumstances and excellence will effortlessly increase.
Harvests will be plentiful, livestock thrive, and family lines flourish.
The dharma lineage will remain long and be uplifted.
The excellence of the vessel and contents will be magnetized,
and there will be an abundance of auspiciousness, bliss, and excellence.
Ultimately, by perfecting the accumulation of merit
supreme wisdom will arise effortlessly.
Therefore, this profound instruction
should be cherished in common by all

Support Materials

This Concise Cleansing Offering (Sang) support program offers video and audio teachings on the practice of making fragrant smoke offerings.

Here you will find explanations of the meaning and key points to recall as you practice. Additionally, video and audio segments guide you through the Concise Cleansing Offering (Sang) practice.  As you follow along you may learn the correct tunes and observe the timing for making offerings.  We show several different types of ritual performances. In one video, Phakchok Rinpoche performs a sang offering with a large group. In this way, we can see learn how to perform sang in a retreat setting. Also, we offer recordings of the practice in Tibetan and in English so that you may follow along with the text. We recommend that you watch and listen to these repeatedly so that you develop familiarity with the text. You may wish to alternate between the two languages to develop an understanding of the meaning.

Advice on Practice

This is a beautiful and profound practice. Because it’s is so deep, please be kind to yourself. We encourage you to remember that it always takes some time to develop a full understanding. Most of all, we can understand the practice as an offering to the three jewels and to all the classes of sentient beings. However, it is not necessary to know all the details immediately.  Practice means gaining familiarity and creating a pattern. And as you continue practicing, the subtle elements of the practice will naturally become clearer.  In addition, we encourage you to use the student forum to pose questions.

Якщо бажаєте прочитати цей текст українською, будь ласка, натисніть сюди.

Course Curriculum

The Importance of Sangchö Cleansing Smoke Offering 00:00:00
Group Practice of Sangchö Cleansing Smoke Offering 00:00:00
Tibetan Chanting of Sang Practice 00:00:00
Video Explanation of Sangchö Cleansing Smoke Practice by Tulku Migmar 00:00:00
Sang Substances 00:00:00
Context of Sang Cleansing Smoke Offering 00:00:00
Additional Detailed Sang Commentary by Lama Sherab Dorje 00:00:00
Важливість очисної офіри диму (санґчӧ) 00:00:00
Групова практика очисної офіри диму (санґчӧ) 00:00:00
Практика санґу тибетською 00:00:00
Відео-вчення про практику очисного диму (санґчӧ). Тулку Міґмар Церінґ 00:00:00
Субстанції санґу 00:00:00
Контекст офірування очисного диму 00:00:00
Додатковий детальний коментар на санґ. Лама Шераб Дордже 00:00:00

About the Instructor

Phakchok Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche was born in 1981 and is a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the...

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Program Details

224 Students Enrolled


Duration: Lifetime Access

Price: Donation Based

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Suggested Reading

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, trans. and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), vol. 1, pages 468–474.

Ngawang Zangpo, Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2002.

Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 2005), pages 41–48.

Padmasambhava, Legend of the Great Stupa, Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1973

Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, trans. by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-1999), pages 43-47 & Appendix 5.

Taranatha, The Life of Padmasambhava, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996.

Yeshe Tsogyal, Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, translated by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1978, republished 2008).

Yeshe Tsogyal, Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004.

‘The Life of Guru Padmasambhava’ in A Great Treasure of Blessings, The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2004.