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One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes Puja

July 19 @ 8:00 am 11:00 am

Annual One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes (Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup) Puja from The Guru’s Heart Practice at Asura Cave Retreat Center in Nepal. Our monks, nuns, and lay practitioners will accumulate a total of 100,000 repetitions of the Sampa Lhundrup Tsok offering prayer.

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Guru Rinpoche in the form of Sampa Lhundrup.

The special time of this puja—the 6th month of the Tibetan calendar—marks Guru Rinpoche’s miraculous birth from a lotus flower. The puja will conclude at the Asura Cave on the 10th day of the Tibetan month, the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth. Asura Cave is the single most sacred site of Guru Rinpoche outside the land of Tibet. Guru Rinpoche practiced within the cave for a long period of time, overcame all the obstacles, and gained profound realization and accomplishment.

Sampa Lhundrup is a special manifestation of Guru Rinpoche, in which the Guru appears in a standing posture—ready to act—surrounded by his twelve emanations. In this form the Guru grants the practitioners protection from all calamities. He guards us against conflict, disease, poverty, obstacle-makers, vicious animals, disturbances of the four natural elements, robbers, sudden death, the intermediate state, clinging to reality, and the sufferings of the six classes of beings.

Offering tsok is considered to be the supreme method for accumulating merit and wisdom, restoring all breakages of samaya and fulfilling the deities, gurus, protectors, and vajra brother and sisters. Thus all unfavorable circumstances will be dispelled and all the practitioners wishes will be swiftly fulfilled. An immensely powerful way to perform the tsok is as a tsokbum, or 100,000 accumulations of the tsok offering.

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July 19
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8:00 am – 11:00 am
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