Annual Trekchod Retreat: A Prayer Invoking the Wisdom Mind of the Buddhas to Prevent Times of Disease, Famine, War, and Conflict

Dudjom Rinpoche Photo

A Prayer by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche Prophesied by the Dakinis in the Dreams of His Consort the Wisdom Dakini Rigdzin Wangmo

Teachings with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

 The lung for this text and others* will be given again Friday, January 8 at 4 pm (Pacific Standard Time)


H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche’s consort Rigdzin Wangmo had a dream where a Dakini came to her and told her to request Dudjom Rinpoche to write a prayer. She did, but Rinpoche’s initial response was that there are already so many prayers, what is lacking is people having time to offer prayers. Then Rigdzin Wangmo had another dream where the Dakini asked her why she had not yet asked Rinpoche to write a prayer, so she made the request again. Rinpoche thought about it again, and thought that it might be beneficial to write a prayer to prevent the disease, famine, war, and conflict of this degenerate age, but did not get to it right away. Then the Dakini came to Rigdzin Wangmo again and told her to request Rinpoche to write it quickly, and not to consider it as something unimportant, and that there was great need for it. Then Rinpoche thought more seriously about writing a prayer, and planned to write it on the full moon, the 15th day of the month. On the evening of the 14th, Dudjom Rinpoche prayed to Guru Rinpoche, and in a dream he had a vision of Guru Rinpoche. Guru Rinpoche was dancing, and said,


     "If you want to establish the Budddhist teachings, establish them in your own mind.

     You will find Buddha within your own mind.

     If you are looking for a Pure Land, purify your own mind’s perceptions.

     You will find the perfectly pure Buddha-field within yourself."


Then the next morning H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche wrote this prayer which combines supplication, confession, and aspiration prayers all together in one. 


This event will be held via livestreaming; recordings will be available for later viewing.

This event is open to all wishing to participate.

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Trekchod Retreat Teaching Schedule:

Jan 02 - Jan 10

Morning Session: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Afternoon Session 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Trekchod is the epitome of Vajrayana's Great Perfection (Dzogchen) teachings, introducing qualified practitioners to the View of original purity by "cutting through" deluded perceptions about the nature of mind and phenomena.  


A digital download of the Trekchod text that you may print at home is available to purchase at Dharma Treasures.


Click here to read more about Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche.


If you would like, you are welcome to make offerings to create an auspicious connection with these teachings.


Lungs offered January 8 at 4 pm (log on with this YouTube link:

The lungs will begin at 4 pm (Pacific Standard Time), and go until approximately 6 pm. Please connect using the 2 pm afternoon teaching link.

(1) Lama Sonam Rinpoche may give the lung tomorrow for the Chetsun Nyingtik. We do not have the digital text to share with you, although there is a restricted text and commentary available from Light of Berotsana.
(2) "A Prayer Invoking the Wisdom Mind of the Buddhas to Prevent Times of Disease, Famine, War and Conflict" is available as a digital download from Dharma Treasures.
(3) "Pith Instructions from the Secret Cycle of Great Perfection: The Ultimate, Very Profound Teaching on the Three-Fold Space (English only) is available as a digital download from Vajrayana Foundation's Bero Jeydren Publications.
(4) The Daily Lama Sangdu Practice is available to download from Lotsawa House. A variant of this practice is done during our annual Drupchen and a link to that text may be available later.
(5) Vajra Armor is available from Dharma Treasures as a print version or digital download.
(6) Longchenpa's Basic Space of Phenomena (Chöying Dzod) is available from Dharma Treasures, and his self-commentary on the root text is here.
Rinpoche says there is no commitment (samaya), and the lungs can be taken just for their blessings, or in preparation for practice in the future.


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Sat, Jan. 2 - Sun, Jan. 10, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Pacific


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