You can request and sponsor prayers and practices at Lerab Ling for people close to you, who are ill, facing difficulties, dying, or deceased.
How Prayers are Done – Lerab Ling is home to a thriving community of monastic and lay spiritual practitioners who observe a daily schedule of prayer, practice and meditation, following one of the most ancient lineages of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Prayers done by our community can be requested by anyone, irrespective of their faith.
Sogyal Rinpoche has trained a group of practitioners at Lerab Ling in the full range of Vajrayana practices that he himself practices each day, instructing them in all the appropriate visualizations and meditations that apply. Many of these practitioners have completed a three-year retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche and have engaged in further personal retreats and intensive group practices.
All names that are sent to us for prayers are also forwarded to Nubri Gompa monastery in Nepal and included in the different Drupchens (practice intensives) which Rigpa sponsors each year in India, Sikkim and Nepal. These include the drupchens held in the monastery of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, Chörten Gompa, the monastery of Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Shechen Monastery of Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi and Rabjam Rinpoche, Chökling Monastery of Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche.
Offerings – According to the Buddhist tradition an offering towards prayers establishes a tangible connection between the person for whom the prayers are requested, and those reciting the prayers on their behalf. These offerings will be used to support the community of monastic and lay practitioners at Lerab Ling.
The size of the donation does not matter, the most important factor in making an offering is the motivation with which it is done. We suggest a minimum offering of €20 for prayers for someone who is ill or experiencing difficulties, and €40 for someone who has died.
You can request prayers and practices directly online. Here you can also state the reason for the prayers so they can be read out to the practising community, or projected onto the screens during the session.
Note – Please note that whilst we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the prayers, we can ensure that all prayers and practices are performed according to tradition, in the most authentic way possible.