Teachings on Ganachakra, Tsog Offerings

Part 1 of a series of teachings by Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche on the practice of Tsog Offerings (Ganachakra) by a text from Jigdrel Chokyi Senge. In this teaching, Lama Dawa outlines the importance of ganachakra as a sublime path to enlightenment, goes over obstacles to practice, pure vs impure, and introduces the first part … Read more Teachings on Ganachakra, Tsog Offerings

The Dying Process: The Dissolution of the Elements

Khandro Kunzang gives a public introductory talk on the dying process according to the Tibetan Buddhist view – the dissolution of the subtle energies and elements. The talk includes a description of the outer and inner signs as each element dissolves, discussions on the rainbow body, euthanasia, suicide and other questions about the dying process.

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This talk was given at Ganden Shedrub Ling, San Juan, Puerto Rico, on April 2, 2015.

The Magic of Healing With Smoke

Khandro Kunzang explains the principles and practices of making incense offerings, called ‘sang chod,’ in Tibetan. This 6-part teaching from the first day of a two-day seminar held at Phubra Thinley Ling, in Lansing, Iowa, was given in July 2017.

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PART 2

PART 3

PART 4

PART 5

PART 6

Topics of this teaching include:

  • The history and use of incense offerings from the Buddhist tradition;
  • The theory of using smoke for healing, purification, offerings and increasing positive energy;
  • The Tibetan concept of ‘drib’ – obscurations and defilements – what is being purified;?
  • ‘Sang’ as an eco-Buddhist practice for restoring balance to the environment;
  • Different types of ‘sang’ offering for particular purposes;
  • The concept of ‘lung-ta’ and why this is an important quality to cultivate;
  • The concept of the ‘Four Guests’ and how to relate to them; The deeper meaning of ‘sang’ and how it relates to our own subtle energies.

The Power of Mandalas

Khandro Kunzang gives an introductory presentation about mandalas, at Ganden Shedrub Ling, Puerto Rico, to bring awareness to the Peace Mandala Projects. This lecture is part of a power-point presentation, and while the slides and images are not seen in the video, the lecture is very clear and concludes with a guided meditation. Scroll down for a version with Spanish translation.

PART 1

PART 2

SPANISH PART 1

SPANISH PART 2

The Importance & Ingredients of Men-drub

Lama Dawa Rinpoche gives a talk on the importance of making ‘Men-Drub’ – blessing medicine. This was done in preparation for the Men-Drub Drub-Chen retreat, a two-week retreat to consecrate the Men-Drub that he had prepared in Nepal. June 1, 2014. For more information, go to:

Lama Dawa Rinpoche discusses some of the key ingredients that go into making ‘Men-Drub’ – blessing medicine, in preparation for the MenDrub Drubchen held on June 13-37, 2014, at Saraswati Bhawan’s retreat land in Lansing, Iowa.

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