Prayers and Practices
You can request prayers by sponsoring any one or more of the practices listed below. The suggested donations are merely a guideline and you may choose to offer as much as you are inspired, motivated and able to do so.
Prayers for ill health, averting negativity, and creating favourable circumstances
Tendrel Nyesel and other Daily Practices – Prayers are recited every day at Lerab Ling during the Tendrel Nyesel and other practices. The terma of Tendrel Nyesel was revealed by Tertön Sogyal, Lerab Lingpa (1856-1926), Sogyal Rinpoche’s predecessor, and is the main practice of the Rigpa community. It is a special practice for eliminating inauspiciousness by invoking Guru Rinpoche, together with the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and all the mandalas of the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities, including Tsokchen Düpa, Lama Gongdü and Kagyé.
Practices for the deceased
Riwo Sangchö and Dukngal Rangdrol – Once a week for 7 consecutive weeks, during the daily practice of Riwo Sangchö, prayers are recited for those who have died. The terma of Riwo Sangdchö, (the Mountain Smoke Offering), a profound practice of offering and purification, was revealed by the tertön Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé (1597-1653).
Once a week for 7 consecutive weeks, a specialist group of senior members of the monastic community and lay practitioners also carry out the practice of Dukngal Rangdrol (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).
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Dharma Protector Practices
Dharma Protectors emanations of the Buddha whose role is to protect the teachings and those who practise it, and to support practitioners to attain spiritual realization. Every day these practices are performed by a group of specially trained practitioners in a dedicated shrine room in the Lerab Ling temple.
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Practice for the Swift Accomplishment of Activity
Zabtik Drolchok – The Profound Essence of Tara is a popular practice of Green Tara that was revealed as a mind terma by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829-1870). The practice of Zabtik Drolchok is carried out every day by the Lerab Ling practising community, and is considered to be especially beneficial for the accomplishment of one’s projects and activities.
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Practice for Long Life
Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik – (The Heart Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality) is a long life practice of White Tara that was discovered as a mind terma by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892). Many masters have been able to remove obstacles to their long life and enhance their accomplishments through this sadhana.
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Prayers and Practices in the East
Please note that whilst we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the prayers, we can ensure that all prayers and practices are performed according to the tradition, in the most authentic way possible.