Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche
We invite you to join us at Pema Osel Ling for our annual Losar Retreat.
This Year, in addition to our traditional wrathful Vajrakilaya Gutor practice, we will be accumulating 100,000 supplications to the wisdom protector Nojin Shenpa Marnak. Please see Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche's recent letter to our sangha about the importance of the Shenpa prayers and his prayer that our aspirations are accomplished through this practice that Lama Tharchin Rinpoche began many years ago to benefit all beings and in particular, for the dharma activity of the West, including Pema Osel Ling.
Empowement: Putri Rekphung Vajrakilaya
Vajrakilaya is a powerful purification ritual traditionally done in the final days of the outgoing Tibetan year to cleanse and pacify all accumulated negativities, defilements and obstacles, in order that we start the New Year of the Fire Bird afresh. We will do His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's Putri Rekphung - The Razor that Destroys at a Touch Vajrakilaya practice, beginning with a Putri Rekphung Vajrakilaya Empowerment given by Tulku Thadral Rinpoche on February 13th. Lama Sonam Rinpoche has this to say regarding this important practice in the Dudjom Tersar:
We will also be led in practice by Tulku Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche, Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche, Lama Gyaltsen Rinpoche, and Lama Sonam Rinpoche. The practice culminates in the Gutor ritual, this year on Saturday, February 25th, where the wrathful torma is cast out, paving the way for a New Year, where “all positive circumstances increase like the waxing moon. Relative circumstances such as longevity, merit, glories, joy and family lineage are increased. And on the path, meditation qualities, experience, wisdom and fruition of practice are accomplished.” -Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Please join us for as much of this practice retreat as your schedule allows. All levels of attendance and participation are highly encouraged.
February 25th, Gutor activities will start at 8:30 AM with a 2 PM afternoon session. In the morning we will go through the sadhana up to tsok. The afternoon will start with the Averting Ritual, where the ritual torma cast and consumed in a wisdom bonfire.
February 26th, "Thanksgiving Day (Tang-rak)", we will perform the Vajrakilaya sadhana at 8:30AM, followed by Losar preparations in the afternoon. On this day, traditionally, house cleaning is undertaken to usher in good energy for the New Year.
Losar day, February 27th, will start at 8:30 AM. We will make offerings to the Guru Rinpoche statue and the presiding lamas. We will do Lake Born Vajra tsok and Orgyen Khandro Norlha long life and wealth practice will follow, up to lunch time. After lunch, a Riwo Sangchod smoke offering puja will be peformed to accompany the raising of our New year's Prayer Flags.