Amche-la, a Tibetan doctor, is our contact in Kathmandu who lights our offerings every month. This arrangement was made possible by Joey-la at Ari Bhod. Watch Amche-la prepare the offerings here.
Thank you Joey & Amche-la!
“Whoever offers butter lamps will see the manifest faces of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the ten directions."
“Whoever offers butter lamps will awaken from the darkness of ignorance."
“Whoever offers the fire for butter lamps will radiate, the light rays of the dharma throughout the ten directions."
- The Legend of the Great Stupa
This prayer is very auspicious because not only did His Holiness write this in front of the Great Stupa, but also because He was Rinpoche's Dzogchen root lama.
In the north-west of the land of Oḍḍiyāna
In the heart of a lotus flower,
Endowed with the most marvellous attainments,
You are renowned as the ‘Lotus-born’,
Surrounded by many hosts of ḍākinīs
Following in your footsteps,
I pray to you: Come, inspire me with your blessing!
Guru padma siddhi hūṃ
Rinpoche's recording of the Seven Line Prayer (Cajun R&B style).