Tibetan Buddhist Ritual

Nyungné

Nyungné Fasting Practice

Nyungné is a fasting ritual of the 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara belonging to the Kriya Tantra tradition. Its purpose is to purify negative karma in a short

What is Ritual?

What is Ritual?

What is Ritual? I’m Only Here For the Meditation Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche teaches and travels widely throughout the world.  On his tours, he often encounters

Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. At the outer level, these two implements represent the indivisibility of means (vajra) and the wisdom recognizing emptiness (bell).

Vajrakīlaya

Vajrakīlaya Seven-Day Gutor Pūjā

The Vajrakīlaya Gutor Pūjā will be celebrated from  February 16-22, 2020. Vajrakīlaya (Tibetan: Dorjé Phurba) is the embodiment of the powerful compassion of all buddhas.  Moreover,Vajrakīlaya,

Fear of Death: Practice for Long-Life

Fear of death often arises sneakily in the middle of the night. So, if we wake with this fear, we can learn to practice a simple long life meditation visualization.  When we experience this fear,  it indicates that our life force is becoming a little bit weak and so we need to make it become stronger.