Prayers & Practices
You can request prayers by sponsoring any one or more of the practices listed below. The suggested donations are merely a guideline and you may choose to offer as much as you are inspired, motivated and able to do so.
Tendrel Nyesel and Vajrakilaya Practices
Practices for averting negativity and creating favourable circumstances (including those related to ill health).
Dedications are made each day at Lerab Ling during the practices of Tendrel Nyesel, Vajrakilaya and other sadhanas. The terma of Tendrel Nyesel was revealed by Tertön Sogyal, Lerab Lingpa (1856-1926), Sogyal Rinpoche’s predecessor, and is the core practice of the Rigpa community.
It is a special practice for eliminating inauspiciousness by invoking Guru Rinpoche, together with the buddhas and bodhisattvas, and the mandalas of the hundred peaceful and wrathful deities, Tsokchen Düpa, Lama Gongdü and Kagyé.
Riwo Sangchö and Dukngal Rangdrol
Practices for the deceased.
For 7 weeks in a row, prayer dedications for those who have died are made during the daily practice of Riwo Sangchö (Mountain Smoke Offering). The terma of Riwo Sangchö was revealed by the tertön, Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé (1597-1653), and is a profound practice of offering and purification.
A specialized group of senior members of the monastic community and specialized practitioners also carry out the practice of Dukngal Rangdrol (The Self-Liberation of Suffering). This practice is based on the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and is a terma from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle, revealed by Jikmé Lingpa (1729-1798).
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Dharma Protector Practices.
Dharma protectors are emanations of the Buddha whose role is to protect the teachings and support practitioners to attain spiritual realizations.
Each day these practices are performed by a small group of specially trained practitioners in a dedicated shrine of the Lerab Ling temple.
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Practice for the swift accomplishment of activity.
Zabtik Drolchok (The Profound Essence of Tara) is a popular practice of Green Tara that was revealed as a mind terma by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829-1870).
The practice of Zabtik Drolchok is carried out each day by a small group of the Lerab Ling practicing community, and is considered to be especially beneficial for the accomplishment of one’s activities.
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Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik
Practice for long life.
Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik (The Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality) is a long life practice based on White Tara that was discovered as a mind terma by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892). Many masters have been able to remove obstacles for their long life and enhance their accomplishments through this sadhana. In Lerab Ling, the Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik practice is carried out 5 days a week.
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Please note that whilst we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the prayers, we can ensure however that all prayers and practices are performed according to the tradition, in the most authentic way possible.
Every two weeks – your name or that of your friend or relative will be forwarded to two Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Nepal:
Both monasteries share a close connection to Rigpa and regularly dedicate their practice on our behalf. For those who have died, the monasteries will perform Chang Chok and other special practices. (Chang Chok is a ritual purification practice in which a qualified master guides the consciousness of the deceased to a higher rebirth).
Once each year – all the names sent to us for prayers will be forwarded to a number of different Tibetan monasteries, for dedication during their major prayer gatherings and group practice intensives (drupchens). This includes: