One Million Recitations of the Lotus Dakini – Kurukullé or Pema Khandro – Mantra and One Hundred-Thousand Fire Pujas at Vajra Varahi Monastery, Nepal
October 17 - October 23
One Million Recitations of the Lotus Dakini—Kurukullé or Pema Khandro—Mantra and One Hundred-Thousand Fire Pujas from The Seven Cycles of Profundity
Chapagaon, Nepal – Pal Do-Ngak Nyida Zungdrel Mindrol Norbuling Monastery (aka Vajra Varahi Monastery)
October 17th–23rd, 2019 – Seven days of puja concluding on the Dakini Day of the 8th month of the Tibetan calendar.
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The seven-day puja is held in the sacred Vajravarahi forest surrounding a shrine blessed by Vajravarahi. Since the brilliant red Dakini Kurukullé belongs to the family of Vajravarahi and Arya Tara, this special circumstance further enhances the power of the puja.
Kurukullé is a Dakini renowned for her power to magnetize. Through her practice the practitioners magnetize all favorable circumstances: teachers, teachings, the ability to understand and engage with the teachings, wealth, prosperity, for the benefit of the Dharma and sentient beings, and ultimately the nature of mind.
Fire puja, or fire offering, is a practice of making offerings to the deity through the medium of fire. By using the fire element to accomplish enlightened action, the results are considered to come swiftly and particularly powerful. Amongst the four enlightened activities of pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and subjugating, the fire puja Kurukullé accomplishes magnetizing activity. Thus, it is said that through the fire puja of Kurukullé, all qualities and beings of the three realms of cyclic existence are magnetized and brought under the practitioners’ control. This includes any worldly desirable qualities and glorious qualities of the Dharma path, such as meditative experience, realization and enlightened wisdom qualities.
* Do-ngak Nyida Zungdrel Sherab Raltri Ling Monastery is located in Chapagaon a village in the Lalitpur District, located approximately 45 minutes south of Kathmandu. Situated just opposite the sacred pilgrimage site of Vajravarahi, the monastery was built and offered to Kyabjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche by a devout Newari Buddhist family.
Phakchok Rinpoche took over as abbot of this monastery upon the passing of Kyabjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. The monastic complex also houses a school for young monks and a health care center. In recent years Kyabjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche began to build the Zangdok Palri temple—a representation of the heaven of Guru Rinpoche—here. This unique temple is a supreme place of liberation through seeing, and for the accumulation of merit through offerings.