Ngakso Drubchen This is an important annual event on the monastery calendar. Please enjoy these photos from the 2016 Drubchen–and rejoice in this auspicious activity!
Tibetan Buddhist Ritual
Tsekar Drubchen Dates for Tsekar Drubchen: March 2-March 10, 2020 The Tsekar (White Amitāyus ) Drubchen is an extensive group practice from the Chokling Tersar
Sang pūjā aids practitioners as a purification practice. As we perform this ritual, we focus on removing the impurities in the mindstream of the practitioners and all sentient beings. At the same time, we practice generosity by offering to all the ‘guests’.
Mindfulness is a popular buzz-word these days. Yet we may be under the impression that mindfulness applies either to silent meditation on our cushions, or more “popular” versions such as mindful eating. But offering practice is an important form of mind training!
Here we present a complete explanation of shrine offerings. In the accompanying two videos, Tulku Migmar explains step-by-step both the elaborate shrine offerings and the daily water bowl offerings. Tulku-la explains that the practice is an accumulation of merit, but also a form of mind-training as we must take the opportunity to practice mindfulness when we make offerings.
In this audio clip from February 2015 in Nepal, a student asks Phakchok Rinpoche about the benefits of practicing according to this type of ritual text.
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.
In this interview, given in September 2015 in America, Phakchok Rinpoche shares the importance of Sādhana Ritual as the key method to bring about wisdom
Phakchok Rinpoche shares a reminder on the two accumulations. Here he reviews methods relating to the first of the two accumulations: accumulating merit.
In the wake of the devastating earthquakes that have rocked the city of Kathmandu and north-eastern Nepal, celebrating the Buddhist holy month of Saga Dawa