Long Life Offering to Khentrul Rinpoche
The long life offering is an incredibly moving devotional offering of praises, symbolic items and prayers to our beloved spiritual guide, our Guru, Khentrul Rinpoche.
In order to help Khentrul Rinpoche achieve his vision of the Golden Age, we offer this puja to help increase his health and life and to remove our obstacles that may prevent that.
Long life offerings purify mistakes and disharmonies between the students and teacher (broken samayas) and creates the conditions to continue to receive teachings from our teacher for a long time. The Gurus stay and teach students that have the merit for them to teach them. When there is not enough merit amongst the students, the Dakinis call the Guru away to another realm to teach beings with more merit. This offering practice helps the students accumulate vast amounts of merit and create the karmic conditions for the teacher to remain and teach them .
People are often confused in modern times wishing to die when it is convenient or feels good before they loose any of their abilities and become weak and dependant on others. This completely forgets the rarity and value of this precious human birth. They also ask why the Guru would want to live long thinking it may be also nice to die when it is most comfortable, mistaking this for compassion.
In order to practice and live a long and healthy life as students, we need our teacher to remain and teach for the benefit of beings. The Guru is the Buddha. The Guru is the Dharma. The Guru is the Sangha. Our efforts to increase the health and lifespan of the Guru also affect the longevity of our Sangha. As we are not yet enlightened, we need all the opportunity to have to accumulate merit in this life.
As part of the offering 1000s of offerings are set up to accumulate merit usually water, incense, tormas etc. Precious object are gathered representing the victory of the Dharma and Guru in various ways and a heartfelt request is made to the Dakini to let our teacher remain and stay.
Accumulate and Dedicate White Tara Mantras to Khentrul Rinpoche
For Rinpoche’s long life we are accumulating the White Tara Mantras, you can offer them here
Sponsor the Long Life Offering
There are a lot of items involved that need to be offered and costs related to putting on this long life puja. Traditionally thousands of offerings are made along with all of the traditional item such a monks, robes, statues, items representing the Dharma, medicines etc. We appreciate your donation to help sponsor this.
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