Aspects Of Drubchen – Fire Offering Rituals (jinseg)

Fire offering rituals - jinseg, White Dakini Drubchen: August 5-16, 2017

The Fire Offering Rituals (jinseg) are an aspect of Drubchen that purify negativity and intensify enlightened activity.

The White Dakini Drubchen begins by setting the boundaries, erecting the physical mandala, and beginning with the approach aspect of the sadhana practice. The physical Mandala we erect on the first day serves as an outer support for our visualization and holds the sacred substances that are empowered through blessings and mantra recitation throughout the 10-days of practice.

Throughout the subsequent days, we engage in Five Fire Pujas (jinseg), performed in each of the four directions and the center, with each one corresponding to one of the Five Buddha families. Through the fire pujas, we ritually engage in the four enlightened activities to awaken beings of Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetizing, and Subjugating. The fire pujas are performed to pacify any conflict, illness, or hindrances to practice and the path, increase longevity and merit, magnetize beings of the three realms, and subjugate any hostile forces as well as purify any mistakes made during the practice.

Offerings for the fire Lighting the fire The Vajra Master performs the ritual
The umdzes (chant masters)
guide the ritual
Offerings for the fire Offering substances and torma

Join us for this year’s White Dakini Drubchen. You can register for either the Drubchen and two days of initial teachings from August 5-16, or Drubchen only from August 7-16. For more information about this Drubchen and the teachers, please see below.


About the Retreat

August 5-16, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The annual Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Ceremony) of the White Dakini practice from Do Khyentse’s Dzinpa Randröl (Self-Liberation from Fixation) treasure cycle will be performed at Tara Mandala. This lineage comes directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche to Lama Tsultrim Allione. This year we are pleased to announce… Read more

About the Teachers

Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22… Read more

Drüpon Lama Karma
Venerable retreat master (drüpon) Lama Karma was born in eastern Bhutan and joined the Long-Nying Chöling Monastery at a young age. His root teacher was Lama Naljorpa, the great yogi of mahamudra and Dzogchen, from whom he received numerous vows, empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions, including the Chöd Rinchen Threngwa… Read more

Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert
Lopön Beth Lee-Herbert began her practice of Tibetan Buddhism under Lama Tsultrim Allione at 22, and completed the practices of the Dzinpa Rangdröl in three-year retreat at Tara Mandala between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche made her the Tsalung Lopön, teacher of the esoteric practices of the… Read more
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