Join us on Sunday, 24th September 2023 for a special purification ritual for hair and bones. Ruchok can be performed for both humans and animals, whether they are alive or have passed away. During the ceremony, the hair of the living and the ashes/bones of the deceased are blessed and “transformed” into Vajrayogini.
Upon completion of this sacred ritual, these consecrated remains will be mixed with other holy items, and made into tsatsas. These special tsatsas will then be inserted into holy Buddha statues that will be installed at Kechara Forest Retreat in the future.
The Vajrayogini self-initiation ceremony will also be performed during the puja. This complex, elaborate ritual has great significance for both initiates and non-initiates.
For the uninitiated, participating in the Vajrayogini self-initiation creates the causes for us to receive Vajrayogini’s practice in the future. For the initiated, the ceremony mends and reaffirms our vows taken previously, and purifies downfalls that could prevent us from gaining attainments from our practice.
The puja will be conducted by visiting Sangha from Shar Gaden, Serpom, Phelgyeling and Segyu monasteries, alongside high lamas and esteemed geshes.
Benefits for sponsors and attendees
How to join
Admission to the puja is free and everyone is welcome. To ensure we have enough seating for all guests, please RSVP your attendance here.
Besides attending in person, you are encouraged to submit any of the following items at Kechara House, Petaling Jaya or Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong by Sep 21 (Thu).
If you are making a submission, please see the important notes below.
How to contribute
We seek your kind sponsorship to cover the costs of this and other pujas held in conjunction with Tsem Rinpoche’s 4th Parinirvana Anniversary.
Most pujas will be performed in Kechara Forest Retreat from late August to mid-October 2023. Your donation will help us with the cost of:
Donate online to the Tsem Rinpoche Parinirvana Anniversary Fund at VajraSecrets.com or WhatsApp us at wa.me/60103020999. Any amount is welcome and deeply appreciated.
If you are attending in person, you can offer kuyong (a token monetary offering) to the Sangha who will be conducting the puja.
Who is Vajrayogini?
Vajrayogini is the supreme embodiment of wisdom and compassion. Wrathful and loving, she personifies the strength of a divine mother’s love to give swiftly and unconditionally whatever we need.