Riwo Sangchö and Dukngal Rangdrol

Practices for the deceased

For 7 weeks in a row, prayer dedications for those who have died are made during the daily practice of Riwo Sangchö (Mountain Smoke Offering). The terma of Riwo Sangchö was revealed by the tertön, Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé (1597-1653), and is a profound practice of offering and purification.

A specialized group of senior members of the monastic community and specialized practitioners also carry out the practice of Dukngal Rangdrol (The Self-Liberation of Suffering). This practice is based on the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and is a terma from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle, revealed by Jikmé Lingpa (1729-1798).