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Dakini Day START of LOSAR prep Yumka Dechen Gyalmo Tsog Puja

Dear Meetup Friends,

This puja is the beginning of our week long Losar prep practice! Please join us.

Each month on Dakini Day we will be practicing the Sadhana "Yumka Dechen Gyalmo." This is a beautiful & powerful practice! If you have practiced this type of Sadhana previously please feel free & welcome to attend! This is a tsog puja meaning we each bring a potluck dish of food which is integrated into the practice, we refrain from bringing pork.

Yumka Dechen Gyalmo Yumka Dechen Gyalmo (Wyl. yum ka bde chen rgyal mo) — the peaceful dakini practice from the Longchen Nyingtik, the terma revelation of Jikmé Lingpa.


Tulku Thondup explains[1] that Yumka Dechen Gyalmo is a sadhana practice on Yeshe Tsogyal, the consort of Guru Rinpoche, as a wisdom dakini. It is one of the three roots practice of the Longchen Nyingtik together with Lama Rigdzin Düpa and Yidam Palchen Düpa.
In 1774 the omniscient Jikmé Lingpa visited the Tsogyal Lake. There, amid wondrous signs, he beheld the face of the Wisdom Dakini. He also received the symbolic scripts which he deciphered in order to produce the practice text. Through this practice one understands the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal to be the embodiment of the three kayas. Ultimately she is Samantabhadri in the vast sphere of dharmakaya Internally she is Vajravarahi in the pure land of the sambhogakaya Externally she is Yeshe Tsogyal in the world of the nirmanakaya.

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