2024 Tantric Purification: Fire Pujas Workshop

2024 Tantric Purification: Fire Pujas Workshop

This event is available both In-person and Online.

This is an incredible opportunity to learn how to practice pujas to generate vast amounts of merit and purification. In Vajrayana there are many types of burnt offering pujas that utilize fire. They can be sorted into 3 main categories, Sur (smell offering), Sang Chö (smoke offering), and Jinsek (fire offering). All of these practices have incredibly profound meaning at their core which creates the conditions for the accumulation of both merit and wisdom simultaneously. While each practice invites the Buddha, Bodhisattvas, dharma protectors, local deities, and beings of the 6 realms amongst all others to the practice, they have different focuses for the karma they are working with.

Khentrul Rinpoche has kindly agreed to teach us about these three types of fire offerings. He has composed and arranged compositions of these pujas that a student can do in an extensive and also a simple form at home after this workshop. On Sunday he will perform the king of Fire Pujas, the peaceful Kalachakra Fire puja written by Bamda Gelek Gyatso and Lama Lutrin. This one is larger and more extensive then what we he will teach us how to perform for ourselves.

The 3 Offering Practices

Sur Dotgu Kuntsol – The Gift of All Needs

The Sur is a smell offering that uses fire to burn a collection of offerings to create a sent offering. The main focus is all the bardo beings, hungry ghosts, whoever has incredible suffering, and whomever we have a karmic debt to. This is commonly used as an offering to purify our own and our ancestor’s karmic debt for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Sang Chodtrun Gyatso – The Ocean of Offerings

While this one invites all the buddha, bodhisattvas and deities the main emphasis is on the local deities and dharma protectors. The sang chö (smoke) offering helps to clear karmic obstacles in our samsaric life in to have a precious human birth to practice dharma.

Jinsek Dropan Gyatso – The Ocean of Benefits

There are many types of Jinsek but they all focus on purification. There is extensive offering with many different substances made into the fire that is each linked to creating different beneficial results. This creates the condition to purify anybody’s negative karma and their body.

Practical Workshop Includes:

-Teaching on the different types of fire Pujas Sur, Sang Chö and Jinsek
-Demonstration of how to do each type of Puja at home in a simple form
-Instructions and prayers so you can practice them yourself
-There will be an opportunity for questions and sharing throughout the two days
-Audios of the chanting of the 3 Fire Pujas
-List of Ingrediants and Supplies You will need to do the Pujas
-Instructions on How to set up a fire for the different types of pujas

Sponsor the Pujas
Many people enjoy watching various Pujas online performed by Lamas believing they are receiving a huge benefit. It is also common in the West for people to ask a lama to pray for them without making any offering or having a personal connection. While, as one of all sentient beings, you are connected to the results of the Puja made for the benefit of all sentient beings, the karmic connection is incredibly weak, and therefore so is the result. Normally during certain times in one’s life when a Puja or prayers are required to clear various karmic debts, obstacles, or karmically-based illness, it is customary to make financial offerings to the Lama for prayers and Pujas. This creates a stronger Karmic connection to the Puja, which creates a stronger karmic result.

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Schedule by Timezone

Central Europe and South Africa
FRIDAY May 17, 2024
11:00 PM – Sur Dotgu Kuntsol – The Gift of All Needs Puja

SATURDAY May 18, 2024
12:30 AM – Short Commentary on the Sur Dotgu Kuntsol – The Gift of All Needs

3:00 AM – Sang Chodtrun Gyatso – The Ocean of Offerings
4:30 AM – Short commentary on Sang Chodtrun Gyatso – The Ocean of Offerings

SUNDAY May 19, 2024
12:00 AM – Kalachakra King of Fire Pujas Jinsek (more extensive then the Jinsek Dropan Gyatso
3:30 AM – Commentary and instructions on how to do Jinsek Dropan Gyatso – The Ocean of Benefits

How does an Online Course Work?

Pre-recorded Course Materials
You will receive the link to the course in the Dzokden learning center. Before the course starts some videos and information will be there on how to practice in a simple way at home.

Live Course Materials
The course will be held through “Zoom“. In order to access the sessions, you need to download the Zoom App onto the device through which you want to join. We will provide you with the Zoom link (as well as Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) created by Dzokden. You will need this link (or alternatively Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) to access the online sessions.

Zoom Information
Zoom information will be provided at the latest two days before the online event in your email as well as in the Dzokden learning center.

Access to Video Materials Afterwards
The retreat access and all the prayers will be provided for you in Dzokden’s online learning center. We encourage everyone to connect to the live-streamed retreat in real-time but if that is not possible, you can still log in to the learning center after the retreat and access all of the retreat content. This retreat material will be put up in the learning center as soon as possible after each class. Oral transmissions need to be received in real-time. They are never recorded.

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2024 Commentary on Jetsun Taranatha’s Zhentong Nyingpo with Khentrul Rinpoche

2024 Commentary on Jetsun Taranatha’s Zhentong Nyingpo with Khentrul Rinpoche

This is a FREE event and only available ONLINE.

In honor of Jetsun Taranatha’s Parinirvana, Khentrul Rinpoche will begin to give a commentary on one of Taranatha’s most precious texts, the Zhentong Nyingpo (The Essence of Zhentong). The commentary will then continue over the next several weekends and be accessible publicly in the learning center to those who sign up for free access.

Jetsun Taranatha is one of the most important Joanng lineage masters. He is revered not just by the Jonang but by my many lineages as he studied them in depth along with the Indian tantric systems. He was particularly well known for understanding the view of each system in an undistorted way from the philosophical perspective of that system. Most people, as they learn aspects of different philosophies, mix an underlying bias or view into their understanding of the system in which they either believe the most or are the most familiar. He did not do this and could argue from the perspective of the view he was holding.

The Zhentong Nyingpo is a very special text that explains the Zhentong (emptiness of other) view of the great middle way in relationship to other spiritual systems. This is an opportunity to examine and learn how the Zhentong view is similar and different from that of other views. Of course, for those who understand and believe the Buddhist perspective, this text shows the arguments of how the philosophical system of Zhentong is superior in relation to Rangtong (emptiness of self) and also other spiritual systems. This establishes Zhentong as the completion Dharma.

You don’t necessarily have to believe in the superiority of Zhentong to listen to and benefit from understanding this text. You can look at the text as a learning opportunity to understand the strengths, weaknesses, differences, and essence of various systems. This creates a philosophical mental map of how spiritual systems are in relation to each other.

This is a huge subject that Jetsun Taranatha has taken and compared in such a small text. Hence this text is considered to be the essence (nyingpo).

Commentaries are often hard for translators to translate in real-time if their root text has not been translated to their language. Therefore this event is scheduled to be in Engish, with translations only available at the discretion of the translation groups. 

Schedule by Timezone and Zoom Links

Central Europe and South Africa
MONDAY May 06, 2024 – 9:00 AM Commentary on Jetsun Taranatha’s Zhentong Nyingpo with Khentrul Rinpoche
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87085894366?pwd=SEtKTE5XaytUNmxrVU90ZitDOFdOdz09
Webinar ID: 870 8589 4366     Passcode: 108108

SATURDAY May 11, 2024 – 9:00 AM Commentary on Jetsun Taranatha’s Zhentong Nyingpo with Khentrul Rinpoche
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82275590234?pwd=ckpjRXc5eVhlYzlITTk4bTF6YTEyQT09
Webinar ID: 870 8589 4366     Passcode: 108108

SATURDAY May 25, 2024 – 9:00 AM Commentary on Jetsun Taranatha’s Zhentong Nyingpo with Khentrul Rinpoche
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81269461887?pwd=N2ZvdXJGb1dJa2g1eWljdzdhSnN0dz09
Webinar ID: 870 8589 4366     Passcode: 108108

SATURDAY June 1, 2024 – 9:00 AM Commentary on Jetsun Taranatha’s Zhentong Nyingpo with Khentrul Rinpoche
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87083844445?pwd=ODR6dzFDR3ZwSmVZS1JWTHB6RWdjUT09
Webinar ID: 870 8589 4366     Passcode: 108108

Offer Dana to Rinpoche
Make an offering to support Khentrul Rinpoche and for this event . If anyone wishes to make their offering, you can do so here.

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Round the Clock Mantra Accumulation for Rinpoche’s Birthday

Round the Clock Mantra Accumulation for Rinpoche’s Birthday

Join our global community in the recitation of Green Tara and Marichi mantra to remove all obstacles for Khentrul Rinpoche and the Global community. Jetsun Tara is the swiftest to respond to prayers for help.

Please submit your mantras on our mantra accumulation page here:

We have schedule this event in advance of Khentrul Rinpoche’s birthday.

This practice will take place on the full moon and a lunar eclipse in March. During the time of the Lunar eclipse in your location, the merit of the offering is multiplied by 700,000 times. Please join us in our accumulation until then but especially anytime in our special 24 hour community organized practice. Members of our different communities in different countries will lead the mantras at different hours. All the mantras that are submitted to Green Tara and to Marichi will be dedicated on April 18th. May this lead to the flourishing of Dzokden and Rinpoche’s activities.

Schedule by Timezone

Central Europe and South Africa – MONDAY March 25, 2024 / 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM (TUESDAY March 26, 2024)
Melbourne, Australia – MONDAY March 25, 2024 / 10:00 AM – 09:59 AM (TUESDAY March 26, 2024)
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mongolia, Singapore and Taiwan – MONDAY March 25, 2024 / 7:00 AM – 7:00 AM (TUESDAY March 26, 2024)
São Paulo, Brazil – SUNDAY March 24, 2024 / 8:00 PM – 8:00 PM (MONDAY March 25, 2024)
East Coast USA, Toronto – SUNDAY March 24, 2024 / 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM (MONDAY March 25, 2024)
West Coast USA –SUNDAY March 24, 2024 / 3:00 PM – 3:00 PM (MONDAY March 25, 2024)

Zoom Information
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84041168224?pwd=eng5RDlFT1pxSEdEWkNaK2VPYmk5UT09
Meeting ID: 840 4116 8224
Passcode: 616652

Please email [email protected]

Titkos dákini kincs szóbeli átadás és magyarázat

Titkos dákini kincs szóbeli átadás és magyarázat

Ez csak ONLINE esemény + Előre felvett angol nyelvű tanfolyam és Khentrul Rinpocse magyarázata
*zártkörű tanítás, részletek alább*

Ha már feliratkoztál a Titkos dákini magyarázata tanfolyamra a Dzokden Oktatóközpontban, akkor automatikusan hozzáférhetsz a szóbeli átadáshoz. Az információkat hozzáadtuk a kurzushoz.

Khentrul Rinpocse a Titkos dákini kincs ngöndro szádhaná szóbeli átadását fogja adni. Ez a hihetetlenül költői gyakorlószöveg tömören mutatja be a megvilágosodásig vezető ösvényt. A különböző előkészítő gyakorlatok végső jelentésére összpontosít. Egyes részek, amelyek a többi Kálacsakra Szádhanában hosszabbak, itt nagyon tömören jelennek meg, míg más részei minden részletre kiterjedően, nem hagyományos módon jelennek meg.

A Titkos dákini kincs különösen ajánlott a wensum (három elkülönülés gyakorlata) és az első vadzsrajóga gyakorlóinak. Ezért Rinpocse kívánsága, hogy azok a gyakorlók, akik részt kívánnak venni a hosszabb wensum vagy vadzsrajóga elvonuláson, előzetesen vegyenek részt ezen az átadáson.

Az online átadásra 2 időzóna közül lehet választani.

Central Europe and South Africa
SUNDAY March 10, 2024
1:00 AM –  USA Optimized Timezone Oral Transmission Secret Dakini Ngondro
9:00 AM –  Asia / Vienna (Central Europe) Timezone Oral Transmission of Secret Dakini

Kik vehetnek részt?
1) Mindenki, aki megkapta a Négy Magasabb meghatalmazást Rinpocsétól, vagy ha nem:
2) Bármely stabil Dharmagyakorló, aki részletesen végezte a Ngöndrot bármilyen hagyományban, és aki arra törekszik, hogy megkapja a magasabb meghatalmazást.

Mindkét esetben elég jól kell ismerniük a Kálacsakra szádhanákat, „A mennyei létra” és a „Szív megvilágosodása”szádhanákat. Ha szeretnéd megismerni Rinpocse rugalmas megközelítését a Ngöndroval kapcsolatosan, olvasd el a „Szent igazságod feltárása – 2. könyv, 14. fejezetét (angolul elérhető) Az online forrásokért látogass el: https://dzokden.org/getting-started

Ha még nem rendelkezel a fenti követelményekkel, Rinpocse arra biztat, hogy készülj fel amennyire csak tudsz az év során, hogy részt vehess.

Kérjük, írjon e-mailt [email protected]

Tantric Path of Desire: Teachings & Six Buddha Families Blessing Ceremony

Tantric Path of Desire: Teachings & Six Buddha Families Blessing Ceremony

Online and in-person in Austria at Dzokden Kalapa. In English with the potential of live translation in other languages (TBA).

This page is for Online registration only. If you would like to register to attend for the In-person event, please click here.

“Most followers of the Tibetan tantric Buddhist teachings are merely wearing an outer costume of tantra.” (Khentrul Rinpoché)

We are delighted to announce that Rinpoché accepted our request to present his exciting new tantra book, “The Tantric Path of Desire” in Europe. He will give related teachings, a blessing ceremony of the 6 Buddha Families, and address crucial questions of both new and veteran practitioners.

What is tantric practice really about? How to use our day-to-day ‘negative’ emotions as positive potential? How do the different levels of Buddhist paths relate to each other? How to use sexuality as part of the spiritual path according to the Buddha’s tantric teachings? Why does one need an authentic Guru to learn Tantra genuinely?

Preconceptions and misunderstandings about tantra have spread everywhere. Both in Western countries, as well as Asian countries where these teachings originated. Lost amidst extreme views and with a lack of proper clarification, it is difficult for practitioners to reach the essence of the tantric teachings. Rinpoché will teach about how the different levels of Buddhist teachings and their respective conduct of ethics support each other without contradiction. He will explain the varying degrees of tantric practice and what one should do to truly focus on tantra.

For Rinpoché, there is no doubt that different types of persons, including lay devotees, monastics, and non-religious ones, have the potential to learn the essence of tantric practice. This is because the tantric approach is closely aligned with our existing nature.

“In the tantric path, nothing that is naturally present in our mind needs to be eliminated. Instead, we learn means for putting these mental phenomena to work for us. When all these phenomena are subjugated by the brilliance of pure and true reality, they become our friends.” (Khentrul Rinpoché)

In the view of tantra, the pure aspects of our afflictive emotions are connected to specific Buddha Families. To strengthen this awareness and for the continued support of participants’ practice after the event, Rinpoché will bestow a Blessing Ceremony of the Six Buddha Families.

For the Q&A session, we thoroughly encourage you to gather all your questions that will clarify your understanding of tantra. Do not miss this precious opportunity.

Schedule by Timezone
This is a weekend of teachings with Khentrul Rinpoché, although he may decide to direct senior students to teach one of the sessions or lead group discussions in support of the participants’ learning process.

Central Europe and South Africa
FRIDAY July 26, 2024
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Session 1: Free Public Teaching: Tantric Path of Desire — An Introduction

SATURDAY July 27, 2024
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Session 2
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Session 3
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Session 4
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Session 5

SUNDAY July 28, 2024
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Session 6 (includes Blessing Ceremony of the 6 Buddha Families) – THIS CEREMONY MUST BE ATTENDED LIVE
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Session 7

How to Prepare?
There are no prerequisites for these teachings. They are open to all, regardless of your background. Reading Rinpoché´s book, “The Tantric Path of Desire,” is suggested but not mandatory for participation. (It is currently available in English and can be purchased here). 

Offer Dana for Khentrul Rinpoche
If you additionally wish to show your generosity to Rinpoché’s precious teachings and to his immense efforts, you can do it in-person at the end of the retreat or, if you are attending online you can offer Dana for Rinpoche here. This is completely voluntary.

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