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Author: Walker Blaine

Number of entries: 12
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://highlandeyes.com

Walker Blaine has been a student of Buddhism since 1984 when he transferred from Oberlin College to Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado to complete his bachelor’s degree. After graduation he spent the next fifteen years practicing and working in rural retreat centers in North America where he worked as a cook, meditation program coordinator, and retreat master. From 2001 to 2007 he divided his time between retreat, pilgrimage, and studying Tibetan in Asia and the west. He is a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee. Walker's two CDs of buddhist music can be sampled on iTunes and at http://www.highlandeyes.com.

Nov 07

Sakyong Practices for Enrichment and Overcoming Obstacles

Filed underSakyong and Family, Shambhala News Service

The Sakyong

The Sakyong

On December 3rd and 4th, the Sakyong will perform two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of the community and the world. The Sakyong receives many requests for blessings and overcoming obstacles and pujas held twice a year are times he dedicates to caring for the community in this way.

On December 3rd the Sakyong will be practicing Kurukulla, renowned for gathering wealth, beings, and energy to virtuous endeavors, and on December 4th he will practice Vajrakilaya, to remove obstacles. The Sakyong is asking students who have already received Kurukulla and Vajrakilaya to join with him by practicing on those days with the intent of benefiting the entire community.

We can request the Sakyong to specifically help a friend, loved one, or us during these pujas. Along with offering the name of the individual being practiced for, which will be read as part of the pujas, it is traditional to make a monetary offering to the teacher. We can include a short description of the situation or endeavor surrounding the request, however the most important connection is the name of the person or endeavor, all of which are kept confidential and burned at the conclusion of the practices. The Sakyong plans to send protection cords to those who have offered names.

To include someone in a puja, and for more information, please visit https://sakyonglineage.org/pujas-for-enrichment-and-overcoming-obstacles/ The Sakyong has requested that those who want to participate or connect with the pujas offer red and blue flowers in special places at their home or center on the days of the practice. Those who are doing Kurukulla and Vajrakilaya practice and wish to join with the Sakyong could accumulate 1,000 or more recitations of the deities’ mantras on the days of the pujas and perform feasts at Shambhala Centres wherever possible.

Author Archive

Invitation to Healing and Enrichment Pujas
Invitation to Healing and Enrichment Pujas
3 responses - Posted 10.27.15
The Sakyong will be performing two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of Shambhala in mid-November during his fall retreat in Parpeng, Nepal. These practices are opportunities for community members to request the Sakyong to specifically dedicate his personal practice to assist us, our households, ...continue
Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom
Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 05.19.11
By Walker Blaine Shambhala has a new book, The Golden Mirror of Wisdom: Images of the Rinchen Terdzö in Orissa, India. It was created at Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s suggestion. The Golden Mirror of Wisdom is a 92-page hardbound edition in coffee table format (12.75” x 14.75”) and ...continue
A Brief History of the Ripa Lineage
A Brief History of the Ripa Lineage – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 05.17.11
By Walker Blaine The word ripa means ‘one of the mountains,’ an accomplished meditator who dwells in secluded retreat. The Ripa family line began during the 12th century as a hereditary lineage in the Barom Kagyu tradition, but it became firmly established with its present name because ...continue
The Rinchen Terdzo Returns!
The Rinchen Terdzo Returns! – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 12.13.10
Walker Blaine, author of the Rinchen Terdzo blog, describes the ways the transmission lives on through ongoing empowerments, commemorative books, and transmissions to each generation of Sakyongs. December 5th marked the two-year anniversary of the start of the three-month Rinchen Terdzo conferred by His Eminence Namkha Drimed ...continue
Generosity and Creating Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 07.16.10
By Walker Blaine This article was written in preparation for the Great Mandala Offering. The Great Mandala Offering is a sangha-wide event occurring this weekend at Shambhala Mountain Center. It will be broadcast live by Shambhala Online to Shambhala Centers throughout the world. Cultivating a path of warriorship ...continue
The Terton and the Chodak in the Shambhala Terma Tradition
The Terton and the Chodak in the Shambhala Terma Tradition – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 07.05.10
By Walker Blaine This article is an edited extract from The Great River Of Blessings, a digital book about the Rinchen Terdzo, conferred by His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche on the Kongma Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the winter of 2008 – 2009. During the course of the ...continue
Wrathful Gesar
Wrathful Gesar – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 11.02.09
By Walker Blaine His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of Gesar Trakpo, Wrathful Gesar, on the Shambhala and Ripa vajrayana sanghas during two-day program on November 7th and 8th in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Gesar Trakpo practice is new to our community; this is ...continue
Tenshuk Ceremony
Tenshuk Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT
5 responses - Posted 10.30.09
Often people wonder what it means to have a teacher and to be a vajrayana practitioner. Even after we have been participating in this special relationship with our teacher and the phenomenal world for a long time, still we may wonder. In this article, Walker Blaine engages ...continue
Sakyong Confers Vajrakilaya Abhisheka
Sakyong Confers Vajrakilaya Abhisheka – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 10.21.09
By Walker Blaine On October 11th, 2009 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche conferred the Vajrakilaya abhisheka at Karme Choling in Barnet, Vermont. This marks the Sakyong’s first full presentation of a Nyingma yidam (meditation deity) to our community. Vajrakilaya is the activity aspect of all the buddhas. It focuses ...continue
Rinchen Terdzo Slideshow
Rinchen Terdzo Slideshow – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 04.15.09
Please enjoy a slideshow presenting the three-month long series of empowerments bestowed by His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche this winter at his monastery in Orissa, India. The principal recipient of the empowerments was Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Rinchen Terdzo was attended by nearly a thousand Tibetan ...continue
Recapping the Rinchen Terdzo in Orissa, India
Recapping the Rinchen Terdzo in Orissa, India – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 03.23.09
The Rinchen Terdzo concluded on March 4th after three months of empowerments. This article is a digest of what happened during the Rinchen Terdzo, bestowed by His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche upon Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in Orissa, India. continue

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