2-Day Weekend 2009
Ngag So Practice Intensive at Blazing Wisdom Institute
Blazing Wisdom Institute is pleased to announce, with the blessings of our beloved Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, that the Ngag So practice ritual of the Chogling New Treasure tradition will be held here over the weekend of October 31 and November 1, 2009. Our old friend of many years, Lama Ozer Gedchoe of Ka Nying Monastery in Nepal, will be in residence and joining us for this practice
The Ngag So, also known as the "Ocean of Amrita," was arranged by Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa [1829-1870] in accordance with instructions he personally received from Guru Padmasambhava. The practice revolves around two of the major yidam cycles of the Chogling New Treasures: the Bar Chay Kun Sel mandala of Guru RInpoche with 12 manifestations (along with dharmakaya Amitayus and sambhogakaya Avalokitesvara), and the Kun Zang Tug Tig mandala of Vajrasattva with the 100 peaceful and wrathful deities.
A ten-day drup chen (great accomplishment gathering) of this extraordinary practice to mend and purify damaged tantric commitments is conducted annually at Ka Nying and each of the other monasteries associated with the Chogling lineage. It also is performed frequently as a drup chod single-day practice. Over the past several years, the Ngag So drup chod has been introduced in Rangjung Yeshe Gomde centers around the world.
The first day of our Ngag So program will focus on discussion of the phases of the practice and their meaning, combined with short meditation practice sessions; complete liturgies will be available in English to participants. The second day will primarily consist of recitation of the entire practice in Tibetan, with English phonetics available as well. You are welcome to participate for either or both days, in whatever way would be meaningful to you.
Space is very limited, so please register in advance. We will register people on a first-come first-served basis, and look forward to seeing you.
Call or email us for registration queries