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In case of ill health, end of life or difficulties (Tendrel Nyesel)
Requests for this practice are read out or projected for 7 days during the daily Tendrel Nyesel practice which is the main practice of the Rigpa community. This practice is especially aimed at eliminating and transforming inauspicious circumstances. Suggested offering €20.
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Chime Pakme Nyingtik Drupchö in Lerab Ling, with OT Rinpoche
From 5 to 7 October 2023 – Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche considers Chime Pakme Nyingtik practice to be the most appropriate for us to focus on at Lerab Ling since we have a long tradition of practising this sadhana. The blessings of this practice are immense.Elaborate practices such as this need sponsorship for the offerings of light, incense, flowers, food (tsok) and other substances that are made on a daily basis. Without your generous support it would be impossible even to think of hosting such a practice.
The Great Enlightenment Stupa of Awakening
Following the advice of our masters, Lerab Ling has started all the preliminary works like laying the foundation for building a Great Enlightenment Stupa of Awakeing, dedicated to peace and prosperity in the world. The stupa will contain the relics of many great lineage masters as well as Sogyal Rinpoche and Mayum Tsering Wangmo. Read more about this project here.
Support the team of Practice Holders in Lerab Ling
Your contribution will support and strengthen the specialised team of practice holders in Lerab Ling. In Rigpa we uphold the full range of practices such as Longchen Nyingtik Rigdzin Dupa, Yumka Dechen Gyalmo, Duk Ngal Rangdrol, Lerab Lingpa's termas Tendrel Nyesel, Yang Nying Pudri as well as Chime Pakme Nyingtik (Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's terma), and Zabtik Drolchok (from the Chokling tradition). We wish to train more practitioners in Lerab Ling to develop and offer a thorough Vajrayana practice curriculum and training, and provide more streaming possibilities and material support to the world-wide sangha.
Our Monastic Community
Lerab Ling is home to a thriving community of monastic practitioners who observe a daily schedule of prayer and meditation, following one of the most ancient lineages of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition (the Nyingma school). It is a time-honoured tradition in Buddhism to make offerings to the ordained spiritual community (Sangha). According to the teachings of the Buddha himself, this is an especially meaningful way to practice generosity and accumulate merit.
Support Lerab Ling
This fund allows Lerab Ling maximum flexibility to direct your donation where it will have the greatest and most immediate effect and benefit. Thank you so much for supporting us.
Preserve the Lerab Ling Temple
Please help to keep Tibet’s tradition alive in Lerab Ling. Your donation will preserve and maintain the temple, its sacred art and architecture and environment.
Caring for Lerab Ling's senior Community
Caring for our community of elderly ordained and lay practitioners at Lerab Ling—who uphold our main spiritual practices and traditions—is one of our main responsibilities. Their health, well-being and support are vital for the life and activities of Lerab Ling.
New Roof over our Holy Shrine
The holy shrine is still the most sacred place in Lerab Ling and a home to so many treasure objects that were offered by great masters of many different lineages to Sogyal Rinpoche. The building is ageing and the roof over the holy shrine needs to be replaced urgently. For many years we have been trying to patch up the roof but that is no longer adequate and we really need to do major construction to make it safe again. This will cost around €30,000. All donation regardless of their size are welcome.
For the deceased (Riwo Sangchö and Dukngal Rangdrol)
The name of the deceased is read out or projected during the daily Riwo Sangchö (Mountain Smoke Offering) practice for 3 days in a row and then for 7 consecutive weeks on the weekday of their passing.Additionally, the name is included for 7 weeks in the Dukngal Rangdrol (Self-Liberation of Suffering) practice, held every week by a specialist group of senior members of the monastic community and lay practitioners. Suggested offering €40.
Sponsoring Tendrel Nyesel on a Special Day
On special days of the Buddhist calendar practice and prayers are said to be even more powerful. Such occasions are Guru Rinpoche Day and Dakini Day (the 10th and 25th days of each Tibetan month) as well as the four major Festival Days associated with the life of Buddha Shakyamuni.Sponsor the Tendrel Nyesel practice on such days, or any other day that is very important to you (e.g. for operations, exams, job interviews, lawsuits, etc.). Suggested offering:• on Guru Rinpoche and Dakini Days – €35• on the four major Buddhist Festival Days – €108• on a day important to you – €20
Dharma Protectors to support your spiritual path
Dharma Protectors are emanations of the Buddha whose role it is to protect the teachings and those who practise them and to support practitioners in attaining spiritual realisation. These practices are performed every day by a group of specially trained practitioners in a dedicated shrine room. Suggested offering €50.
For the swift accomplishment of activities (Zabtik Drolchok)
Requests for this practice are read out for two weeks during our daily practice of Zabtik Drolchok, the Profound Essence of Tara. This is a popular practice of Green Tara and is considered to be especially beneficial for the accomplishment of one’s projects and activities.Suggested offering €20.
To remove obstacles to a long life (Chime Pakme Nyingtik)
Requests for this practice are read out for two weeks during our daily practice of Chime Pakme Nyingtik (Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality). This is a long-life practice of White Tara. Many masters have been able to remove obstacles to their long life and enhance their accomplishments through this sadhana. Suggested offering €20.
For prayers and Ceremonies in the East
The Prayer Request team facilitates in requesting divinations on what practices would be appropriate and favourable for you to sponsor in monasteries in the East. For these particular practices, before you make a donation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the outcome of the divination, you can sponsor prayers and practices that will be carried out by the monastic community at Nubri Gompa in Nepal, a branch monastery of Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche.
Study and Practice Grants
Your donation to this grant will support the training and development of scholars, translators, teachers and practitioners, who cultivate their potential to a high level, and then share their knowledge and experience with others. In this way, the unbroken living lineage of wisdom that is the heart of the Buddhist tradition may continue to bring benefit to the world long into the future.Thank you for your generosity.
Light of Dharma Grants
Your donation to this grant will secure the teachings by sponsoring projects and programmes developed in Rigpa that use new channels to share the Dharma, in ways most adapted to these times of great unpredictability and fast-developing technologies.It will also help create the best circumstances for our current teachers as well as for students who aspire to be genuine Dharma practitioners, to deepen their study and practice, and mentor and train others so as to manifest as authentic lineage holders.Thank you for your generosity
Your donation will help to provide financial support for senior Rigpa members who have devoted their lives to Rigpa and reached retirement age, to spend the remaining years of their lives deepening their spiritual path, primarily as residents of sangha communities.Rigpa’s main retreat centres Lerab Ling, Dzogchen Beara and Dharma Mati, are in the process of creating an environment in which senior practitioners may live and practice together. Sangha members who are already living in those communities will have priority in the start-up phase of this project.Thank you for your generosity.
Rigpa – Unrestricted
This fund allows Rigpa maximum flexibility to direct your donation where it will have the greatest and most immediate effect and benefit. The Rigpa Global Fund helps Rigpa centres, groups and projects all over the world.
Treasury of Wisdom – Preserving the Teachings
Help us to preserve the teachings by sponsoring the digitising of old audio and video tapes containing unique and precious recordings of great masters who taught in the West. There is a tremendous importance and urgency to complete this task as soon as possible as many of these unique tapes are in severe jeopardy and some may even be beyond repair. Thank you so much for your generosity!
Freeing Lives (Tsetar)
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the practice of freeing animals otherwise destined for slaughter, is considered to be a particularly powerful way to accumulate merit and extend one’s lifespan.
The Manjushri Educational Project
Around Khenpchen Namdrol Rinpoche’s monastery in Nepal, there are many destitute families who have no means of improving their life circumstances. The Manjushri Educational Project is now sponsoring the tuition for 60 children from class 1 to 8 in one of the best schools in Parphing, Nepal.
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