Pilgrimage to Phokar Urgyen Dzong, Ladakh

Simdha Getul Rinpoche and his entourage left to go on pilgrimage to Phokar Urgyen Dzong and the first stop was at Mulbekh. There, they visited the Mulbekh monastery which has the 9-metre rock sculpture in deep relief of Maitreya, the Future Buddha. After resting for the first day at the Mulbekh, next day they hike for almost four hours before reaching the Pukhar Urgyen Dzong. 

Pukhar Urgyen Dzong is a place in the mountains, where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in caves. It was discovered by Topden Rinpoche who is believed to have dreamt about it and guided by a dharma protector to this cave of Guru Rinpoche and Khandro Yeshey Tsogyal. 

Rinpoche offered ganachakra puja (tsok offering) inside the cave of the Guru Rinpoche. The main benefit of Tsok practice mentioned in the tantras is the accumulation of merit with conceptual focus as well as the accumulation of wisdom beyond focus. In the termas, we also find mention of unimaginable benefits. There could be no greater benefit than this. For example, it is said that Guru Rinpoche himself will come and bless the tsok practitioners, or that the place where tsok is performed will become exactly the same as the Zangdokpalri heaven of Guru Rinpoche. Khandro Yeshey Tsogyal said that to practice tsok just once closes the door to lower rebirths. Practise of Ganachakra Puja removes all the obstacles and wish fulfilling. It is also considered that one Ganachakra puja done has greater benefit than hundreds of Puja of Invoking of wealth. It was extremely auspicious to be able to offer tsok inside the cave of Guru Rinpoche.

We dedicate the merit of this pilgrimage and the tsok offering practise to each and everyone connected to Simdha Getul Rinpoche and to benefit of all mother sentient beings.

ཨོ་རྒྱན་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ལ་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས། །

orgyen rinpoche la solwa deb

To Orgyen Rinpoche we pray,

 

འགལ་རྐྱེན་བར་ཆད་མི་འབྱུང་ཞིང༌། །

galkyen barché minjung shying

Grant us—without impediment or obstacles arising

 

མཐུན་རྐྱེན་བསམ་པ་འགྲུབ་པ་དང༌། །

tünkyen sampa drubpa dang

Favourable circumstances, the fulfilment of our aspirations,

 

མཆོག་དང་ཐུན་མོང་དངོས་གྲུབ་སྩོལ། །

chok dang tünmong ngödrub tsol

And attainments, ordinary and supreme

Fri Sep 20 2019 18:15:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Simdha Getul Rinpoche and his entourage left to go on pilgrimage to Phokar Urgyen Dzong and the first stop was at Mulbekh. There, they visited the Mulbekh monastery which has the 9-metre rock sculpture in deep relief of Maitreya, the Future Buddha. After resting for the first day at the Mulbekh, next day they hike for almost four hours before reaching the Pukhar Urgyen Dzong. 

Pukhar Urgyen Dzong is a place in the mountains, where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in caves. It was discovered by Topden Rinpoche who is believed to have dreamt about it and guided by a dharma protector to this cave of Guru Rinpoche and Khandro Yeshey Tsogyal. 

Rinpoche offered ganachakra puja (tsok offering) inside the cave of the Guru Rinpoche. The main benefit of Tsok practice mentioned in the tantras is the accumulation of merit with conceptual focus as well as the accumulation of wisdom beyond focus. In the termas, we also find mention of unimaginable benefits. There could be no greater benefit than this. For example, it is said that Guru Rinpoche himself will come and bless the tsok practitioners, or that the place where tsok is performed will become exactly the same as the Zangdokpalri heaven of Guru Rinpoche. Khandro Yeshey Tsogyal said that to practice tsok just once closes the door to lower rebirths. Practise of Ganachakra Puja removes all the obstacles and wish fulfilling. It is also considered that one Ganachakra puja done has greater benefit than hundreds of Puja of Invoking of wealth. It was extremely auspicious to be able to offer tsok inside the cave of Guru Rinpoche.

We dedicate the merit of this pilgrimage and the tsok offering practise to each and everyone connected to Simdha Getul Rinpoche and to benefit of all mother sentient beings.

ཨོ་རྒྱན་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ལ་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས། །

orgyen rinpoche la solwa deb

To Orgyen Rinpoche we pray,

 

འགལ་རྐྱེན་བར་ཆད་མི་འབྱུང་ཞིང༌། །

galkyen barché minjung shying

Grant us—without impediment or obstacles arising

 

མཐུན་རྐྱེན་བསམ་པ་འགྲུབ་པ་དང༌། །

tünkyen sampa drubpa dang

Favourable circumstances, the fulfilment of our aspirations,

 

མཆོག་དང་ཐུན་མོང་དངོས་གྲུབ་སྩོལ། །

chok dang tünmong ngödrub tsol

And attainments, ordinary and supreme

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