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An offering ritual to the Nagas

Geshe Samten Tsukphud

19 – 20 March 2022

Dear friends,

Greetings from Shenten Dargye Ling.

This spring brings special occasions for rituals and practices for external and internal purification. Geshe Samten Tsukphud, one of the residential lamas at Shenten Dargye Ling, offers teaching on a particular practice dedicated to the Naga beings.

Geshe Samten Tsukphud will teach the Naga ritual called Luchod Womai Gyatso (ཀླུ་མཆོད་འོ་མའི་རྒྱ་མཚོ།; Wylie: klu mchod 'o ma'i rgya mtsho), the "Ocean of Milk Naga Ritual". The ritual texts were written by the 22nd Menri Trizin Kudun Sonam Lodroe.

Nagas are serpent spirits and seen as mundane spirits in Buddhism and Hinduism. "Naga" is the Sanskrit term, while "Lu" is the Tibetan equivalent. This ritual has been very popular in Yungdrung Bön communities. It is practiced to call the rain, liberate Naga diseases, accumulate benefits to Nagas, and increase power, longevity, and wealth held by Nagas. Ultimately, these rituals benefit all sentient beings.

The teaching includes explanations on the performance and intention and the practice of the mantras and prayers of this ritual.

Daily sessions 
(all times in Central European Time):

  • 8.00 AM – 9.30 AM: Sangchöd and meditation

  • 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Teaching by Geshe Samten Tsukphud

  • 8.00 PM – 9.15 PM: Meditation and Chöd practice

Registration for online participation:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AcPPSlhdRvSn09Wsr8J69A

After registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation email. Additionally, a reminder email is sent out every day before the teaching starts with the link to access the Zoom webinar.

Contribution for the teachings online:

The participation fee is 20 EUR (10 EUR per session).

Payment will be made via PayPal when you register with Zoom.

For those who do not wish or cannot pay via PayPal, we recommend using a friend's account. In any case, please provide your own email address when registering to receive the link for the event.

If you do not have the option to use PayPal, please contact us at contact@shenten.org. We will send you the details to pay by bank transfer and register you manually after your payment.

If you are currently having financial difficulties but would still like to attend the seminar, please write to contact@shenten.org

Recordings and translations:

The teachings will be recorded. We will provide the link to download the recordings as soon as they are available.

The course language is English with a translation into several languages. We plan to offer the following translation channels: French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish.

We are looking forward to seeing you online and practicing with you.