Queen of Great Bliss
The Queen of Great Bliss (Tib.: Yumka Dechen Gyalmo) is a sadhana practice on Yeshe Tsogyal, the consort of Guru Rinpoche, as a wisdom dakini. Like our Chod and Long Life Practices, this sadhana is from the Longchen Nyingtig cycle of teachings and was transmitted to us by Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche. This practice was part of a terma (revealed text) received by the adept Jigme Lingpa.
The Queen of Great Bliss is a special kind of ceremony known in Vajrayana Buddhism as a tsok or feast practice. In the Tibetan tradition, tsok practice is considered to be a very profound method of accumulating positive energy for ourselves, everyone around us, and our entire environment. The puja is an exceptionally beautiful practice with chanting, music, instruments, dance and extensive food offerings.
In her inner aspect as the goddess Vajravarahi, Yeshe Tsogyal represents the energy of creative manifestation, and the deities of her mandala. We celebrate and offer gratitude to the vitality and beauty in our lives and to the energy of the divine from which they emerge. By offering prayers we aspire for all beings to be established in this vitality and joy.
This practice is performed one Sunday monthly from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. You may make an offering in the form of a donation if you like.
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