喇荣圣地,金刚萨埵甘霖降加持

Auspicious Shower Blessing by Vajrasattva in Larung Gar

新加坡菩提学会17届加行组 吴祥水

This is my 2nd time coming to Larung Gar Buddhist Academy. This time round, we came here for the Vajrasattva Practice Puja. A total of more than 10 Dharma friends came for this Puja that lasted for 8 days.

2 days before the Puja started, Khenpo had live teachings for 2 days. This is the 1st time I’ve attended Khenpo Sodargye live teaching. The place was fully packed that I had to be located on the 4th floor. We were awaiting anxiously for Khenpo’s appearance. When Khenpo arrived, the background music was playing “Calling the Guru from afar”..Lama Chenno Lama Chenno….I managed to take some video footages at that moment when Khenpo arrived. That moment was so touching. The devotion and sincerity was shown on the Dharma brothers and sisters and this inspired me to have better faith towards Khenpo. He was very concerned about the wellbeing of the participants’ lodging and food etc. For the 2nd night, Khenpo would be giving consecration and blessing giving ceremony. The place was too crowded and we had no choice but to gather inside the Larung Hotel for the blessing.

The Vajrasattva Practice Puja started 2 days later and everyone was very serious in confessing their misdeeds while chanting the mantra Om Benza Sato Hung. This further instilled confidence and faith in my practice.

On the 5th and 6th day of the Puja, heavy snow came down from the sky of Larung Gar. From my own understanding, it symbolies Vajrasattva showering his blessings and purifying our negative defilements and obscuration. This further gives me more faith and devotion in chanting the mantra.

Words are simply impossible to describe the experience of this Vajrasattva Puja. You must attend it personally to feel the power of the blessings.