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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, 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 burnt offerings. He has composed and arranged compositions of these pujas that a student can do in a less complicated form at home after this workshop.
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 are 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 several 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.
100 Million Merit-Multiplying Day
These meritorious offering pujas and teachings fall on Lhabab Duchen, the auspicious day when Buddha Shakyamuni descended to Earth from the God Realm of the Thirty-Three after teaching Dharma to the gods, and his mother, Mayadevi. As a merit multiplying day, the karmic results of actions done on this day are multiplied 100 million times for the benefit of all sentient beings. Since all of these pujas help to purify and clear different types of obstacles and karmic conditions, the three combined on this day are incredibly powerful.
- Teaching on the different types of fire pujas Sur, Sang Chö and Jinsek
- Demonstration of how to do each type of puja
- Instructions and prayers so you can practice them yourself
- Merit-multiplied 100 million times on this auspicious day
- There will be an opportunity for questions and sharing throughout the day.
This has yet to be finalized. Please note these need to be done outdoors in specific environments. These teachings will be during daylight hours in the Hong Kong timezone.
Rinpoche will be teaching in English.
Languages yet to be determined.