Practices following Sogyal Rinpoche’s Parinirvana.

Everyone with a connection to Sogyal Rinpoche is welcome to participate in the schedule of daily practices organised in Lerab Ling.

You can stay for as long as you want during this period. Your participation in this event is on a donation basis (meals and accommodation in Lerab Ling are not included).

Please note - It is important to register before you come in order to help us to organise this period.

Even if you are not a Vajrayana practitioner, you can still take advantage of the inspiring atmosphere of these practices by simply being present and doing your personal practice.

Sponsoring Practices and Ceremonies
Your donations will go towards
the sponsoring of practices and ceremonies for Sogyal Rinpoche, following his Parinirvana, as advised by our lineage masters. It may include material offerings of lights, flowers and food (Tsok); sponsorship of Lamas and monks to conduct prayers and practices; hosting of special ceremonies such as 49th-day practice and cremation. Make a donation online.

Sogyal Rinpoche' Parinirvana
Sogyal Rinpoche was a world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, recognized as the incarnation of a great master and visionary saint of the nineteenth century, Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa. He founded the international Buddhist network Rigpa, was the author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and dedicated over 45 years to bringing the Buddhist teachings to the West. Sogyal Rinpoche entered into parinirvana on 28th August 2019... Read more

Long Term Accommodation

  • Save 25% on your accommodation If you stay 7 days or more. Use the code 2019MORE7DAYS25 while registering online.
  • Save 50% on your accommodation if you stay 21 days or more. Use the code 2019MORE21DAYS50 while registering online

Prayers and Practices
In Tibetan Buddhism, the period of forty-nine days following the moment of death is considered to be the most powerful time for spiritual practice. Many lamas have given advice about the prayers and practices to do at this time, for anyone who has a connection to Sogyal Rinpoche. This information will be updated here as new advice is received.

According to the Dzogchen tradition, the first four days are especially important for practices to be done. In Lerab Ling, Dzogchen Beara, in all Rigpa centres and for anyone who wishes to practice at this time, the recommended practices are:

  • Guru Yoga
  • Rigdzin Düpa Tsok
  • Protectors practices
  • Narak Kong Shak
  • Vajrasattva mantra
  • Heart of Vajrasattva
  • Tsok
  • Prayers to Guru Rinpoche
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To see the programme for Rigpa students please log in with your "Rigpa Admin & Care" email and password. If you are a student from another sangha and you think you qualify to participate to this event, please send an email to registration@rigpa.org