Thursday, February 4 2021

9 AM
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 9 a.m.
Multi-day Event

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Vajrakilaya and Shenpa Marnak

 

 Vajrakilaya Gutor-Losar Retreat - By Streaming

February 3 - 12, 2021

"Vajrakilaya cuts through the solidity of hardened minds and afflictive emotions with the weapon of sharp, clear awareness." --Lama Tharchin Rinpoche 

 

Please join Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Rinpoche this New Year for as much as your schedule allows. The schedule and logistics are still under discussion, and we will stream as much of the activities as possible.  

 

Registration 

If you are not able to donate at one of the suggested levels, please contact office@vajrayana.org - everyone is welcome to participate

 

Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche will give the Lung for the Vajrakilaya Sadhana we will be reciting on Feb. 3rd durring the 9 am session (PST, GMT-7)

 

Schedule 9 am to noon and 2 - 5 pm daily (Details to follow)

Losar Day Feb. 12 - 7 am start time.

Text List (Coming soon)

 

Sponsoring Prayer Flags and Ritual Activity

Concise Vajrakilaya Practice

Vajrakilaya-Losar related Supplies and Items from Dharma Treasures store

Prayer Flags to Purchase at Dharma Treasures

 

 

The wrathful Vajrakilaya Gutor practice 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 afresh. We will do His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's Putri Rekphung - The Razor that Destroys at a Touch Vajrakilaya practice. Read Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche's 2017 letter to Pema Osel Ling Sangha [in Tibetan or English] about the importance of reciting the Shenpa prayers.

 

Gutor Day we will go through the sadhana up to tsok. Beginning at approxiately 2 pm, we will start with the averting ritual, where the sacred Black Hat Dance is performed, and the ritual torma cast and consumed in a wisdom bonfire. The large zorchen torma, made from a mold sculpted in 2011 by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, is thrown into the bonfire on Gutor Day to dispel negativity of the past year. This paves 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

 

 Gutor Zorchen

The Zorchen torma is burned to incinerate all negativity of the past year.

 

On "Thanksgiving Day" (Tang-rak), we will perform the Vajrakilaya sadhana beginning in the morning, followed by Losar preparations in the afternoon. On this day, traditionally, house cleaning is undertaken to usher in good energy for the New Year.

 

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Losar Day

Feb. 12, Friday - Lake Born Vajra and Khandro Norlha Pujas in the morning; Riwo Sang Chod Puja in the afternoon

 

Losar day, we will start in the morning with offerings to the Guru Rinpoche statue and the lamas. We will do Lake Born Vajra tsok with Orgyen Khandro Norlha long life and wealth practice will follow. In the afternoon, a Riwo Sangchod smoke offering puja will be performed to accompany the raising of our New year's Prayer Flags. Our traditional Losal activities will be modified this year. 

 

Vajrakilaya puja and Shenpa Protector practice require many tormas (ritual sculptures) and sacred substances, which you can help sponsor. Make offerings for Tsok, Butter Lamps, Dharmapalas, tormas, lama care, Prayer Flags, and more.

 

Pema Rigdzin Phurba Teaching

Learn about phurbas, in video teachings with Drubpon Pema Rigdzin:

Full 25-minute video teaching in 2 parts: Part 1 and Part 2