Reflections on the Sidok Raksha Tötreng Puja at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery, presided over by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.
Tibetan Buddhist Ritual
Reflections from the annual three day Sidok Raksha Tötreng puja.
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
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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