Rigpa Prayer Request Service
You can sponsor prayers for people who are close to you, who may be ill, facing difficulties, dying, or recently deceased, by sending a prayer request to Lerab Ling.
Sogyal Rinpoche has trained a group of practitioners at Lerab Ling in the full range of Vajrayana practices that he himself practices every day, instructing them in all the appropriate visualizations and meditations that apply.
Many of these practitioners have completed the three-year retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche and have engaged in further personal retreats and intensive group practices.
Rinpoche has complete confidence in their ability to hold the practices authentically and to dedicate their prayers in the most powerful and caring way possible for everyone who requests prayers.
By making an offering, a tangible connection is established between the person for whom the prayers are requested, and those who are reciting the prayers on their behalf.
The size of the donation does not matter as much as the motivation. However, we suggest a minimum offering of €20 to request prayers for someone who is ill or experiencing difficulties, and €40 for someone who has died.
Please note that whilst we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the prayers, we can ensure that all prayers and practices are performed according to tradition, in the most authentic way possible.
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 (including those related to ill health) and creating favourable circumstances .
Dedications are made every day at Lerab Ling during the practices
It is a special practice for eliminating inauspiciousness by invoking Guru Rinpoche, together with the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and
Riwo Sangchö and Dukngal Rangdrol
Practices for the deceased.
Every day for 49 days, prayer dedications for those who have died are made during the daily practice of Riwo Sangchö (The Mountain Smoke Offering). The terma of Riwo Sangchö, a profound practice of offering and purification, was revealed by the tertön Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé (1597-1653).
Once a week for 7 weeks, a specialist group of senior members of the monastic community and lay 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).
Suggested offering €40 Order online
Dharma Protector Practices.
Dharma protectors are emanations of the Buddha whose role is to protect the teachings and those who practise it and support practitioners to attain spiritual realization.
Every day these practices are performed by a group of specially trained practitioners in a special shrine room in the Lerab Ling temple.
Suggested offering €50 Order online
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 every day by the Lerab Ling practising community, and is considered to be especially beneficial for the accomplishment of one’s activity.
Suggested offering €15 Order online
Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik
Practice for long life.
Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik (The Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady
Suggested offering €15 Order Online
Please note that whilst we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of