Vajrayogini Burning Offering
The full English translation of Je Phabongkhapa’s Vajrayogini Burning Offering text for the burning offering of fulfilling the commitment of close retreat. This is recited at a fire puja ceremony after completing a Vajrayogini close retreat to purify any mistakes that may have been made during the retreat. Completing a close retreat and the fire puja gives us the opportunity to engage in Vajrayogini self-initiation practices to renew Tantric vows and commitments.
During the fire puja we offer twelve substances, regarding them as the nature of wisdom, and thinking that our own and others’ ordinary appearances and conceptions are being consumed in the fire of wisdom. Thinking in this way, our fire puja becomes a genuine burning offering practice. As Venerable Geshe-la says in The New Guide to Dakini Land,
|Current Edition / Reprint
First published 2019
|68 pages, 21 x 14.8cm, includes 4 colour images & 4 b/w illustrations