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Khenpo Karten Rinpoche has invited his friend Chamtrul Rinpoche Lobsang Gyatso to Manjushri Dharma Center to give teachings and lead practices from Aug 20-22. Chamtrul Rinpoche will conduct a Riwo Sangchod Fire Puja on August 21 at 10:00 AM.
Riwo Sangchod (“The Mountain of Burnt Offerings”), a term (revealed treasure) of Lhatsun Namkha Jigmed, is a fire puja, or smoke offering ceremony. Visualizing ourselves in the form of Guru Padmasambhava, we recite his mantra and offer an array of aromatic and nourishing substances that have been consecrated, such as incense, medicinal plants and herbs, the three whites and the three sweets (milk, butter, yogurt, sugar, honey and molasses) into a fire, the smoke from which is offered to the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha), the Three Roots (Lamas, Yidams, and Dakinis), as well as to the hosts of sentient beings of the six realms. The practice of Riwo Sangchod is a powerful skillful method of paying back karmic debts to beings we have harmed in the past, restoring broken precepts, averting obstacles and negative influences, and balancing and harmonizing the physical elements to pacify the subtle forces that causes natural disasters.
About Chamtrul Rinpoche Lobsang Gyatso
Chamtrul Rinpoche is the recognized third incarnation of a great master of the Kathog lineage of the Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in Golok, East Tibet, he receive monastc education and training, first at the great Kathog Monastery (the oldest of the “Six Mother Monasteries” of Nyingma), and then at Sertha Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy in Kham, East Tibet, renowned as the largest Buddhist monastic center in the world. There, Chamtrul Rinpoche met and received the title of Khenpo from his Root Guru, the non-sectarian Dzogchen master and Treasure Revealer Khenpo Jigmed Phuntsok Jungne, one of the most beloved and revered masters of the 20th century. He was enthroned again as a Khenpo at Kathok Monastery. Chamtrul Rinpoche later settled in Dharamsala, India and began giving teachings to many international students for over 10 years, with his excellent command of the English language. Rinpoche founded Bodhicitta Centers to unite sangha around the world who study under his guidance.
We are very fortunate to be able to receive sacred Dharma teachings from such a highly qualified and respected master, and that our precious teacher Khenpo Karten Rinpoche is making it possible for us to connect with Chamtrul Rinpoche’s wisdom body, speech and mind.

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