Buddhist Philosophy

Sampa Lhundrup Feast Offering and The Swift Accumulation of Merit

This special teaching is a profound condensation of many important practices. Within this very short text we find the bodhisattva’s practice of generosity, mandala offerings, guru yoga. Additionally, we practice confession, and we are able to repair broken samayas.

Sampa Lhundrup (Spontaneous Fulfiller of All Wishes) is a blessed teaching given by Guru Rinpoche. The Great TertönChokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa revealed the hidden terma.

When we recite this text while making feast offerings it brings great benefit for ourselves and for others. This condensed text helps achieve good fortune.  Additionally, it offers protection from all types of calamities, temporary and ultimate.  Sampa Lhundrup guards 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.

Additional Teaching on the Sampa Lhundrup

In the following audio clip, Rinpoche gives a complete commentary on the text beginning with the opening syllables. These very first syllables have profound meaning; Om Ah Hung represents Buddha’s body, speech, and heart. Rinpoche also explains the outer, inner, and secret meanings of each phrase. With these explanations, we can understand how the practice skillfully helps us to transform our own negativity.

Without personal instruction by a teacher within the lineage, we cannot properly understood the profound teachings. Nevertheless, through the profound nature of this talk some practitioners may be encouraged to seek deeper understanding, experience, and realization regardless of their own practice style or lineage. Rinpoche advises practitioners how they can incorporate and integrate this practice within such practices as the Condensed Daily practice.

Listen to the Audio

The text in question is available from Lhasey Lotsawa as a PDF download.

5 responses on "Sampa Lhundrup Feast Offering and The Swift Accumulation of Merit"

  1. Thanks for posting this. Is there somewhere we can go to help sponsor an organized feast offering?

  2. Thank you for this wonderful explanation!

    Is it possible for you to share the text Rinpoche explains?

    Best wishes, Rune

  3. @jurihc You can look take a look at http://WWW.MONLAM.ORG/ for sponsoring various kinds of prayers.

    @RUNELACROIX I’ve added a link to the text to the bottom of the post 🙂

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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.