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
SATURDAY May 18, 2024
1:00 AM – Sur Dotgu Kuntsol – The Gift of All Needs Puja
2:30 AM – Short Commentary on the Sur Dotgu Kuntsol – The Gift of All Needs

5:00 AM – Sang Chodtrun Gyatso – The Ocean of Offerings
6:30 AM – Short commentary on Sang Chodtrun Gyatso – The Ocean of Offerings

SUNDAY May 19, 2024
2:00 AM – Kalachakra King of Fire Pujas Jinsek (more extensive then the Jinsek Dropan Gyatso
5:30 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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