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Tempa Dukte Lama
Olmo Ling Publications, 2023
Paperback, 264 pp, $32.95
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Translation, commentary, and annotations by Tempa Dukte Lama
Foreword by His Holiness 34th Gyalwa Menri Trizin Rinpoche
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The Jang Chok ritual from the Du Tri Su cycle is a powerful skillful means to guide the consciousness of the deceased and protect it from the terror of the Bardo experiences. The Bardo is the in-between state where the consciousness has left the physical body at the moment of death and has not yet taken on a new body. Through the power of the ritual and the absorption of the practitioner, the ritual closes the doors of rebirth of the six realms of cyclic existence and protects the consciousness from wandering. The ritual offers the soul guidance for traversing the Ten Stages of Compassionate Beings and the Three Unsurpassable Spheres through which the Three Bodies of the Awakened One are attained.
This book offers the first complete English translation and transliteration of the Du Tri Su Jang Chok liturgy (with the original Tibetan included). In the first part of the book, Tempa Dukte Lama explains the different sections of the ritual and their meaning and purpose as well as how to make the required torma offerings and prepare for the ritual. The liturgy in the second part of the book is annotated throughout and images of ritual arrangements and torma offerings are included to assist practitioners in performing the ritual.
“This translation and ritual manual will be of great benefit as a practice resource for all those who want to learn and use the Du Tri Su Jang Chok ritual for the deceased. It will be most helpful to any Western practitioners.”
~ His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin Lungtok Dawa Dhargyal, spiritual head of Bön
Tempa Dukte Lama, born in Humla, Nepal, is an ordained Tibetan Bön lama. He trained in Menri Monastery, India, under the close guidance of His Holiness the late 33rd Menri Trizin, worldwide spiritual leader of the Tibetan Bön tradition, from a young age. Tempa Lama is a widely known Bön teacher, artist, and author of Origin of the Medicine Buddha, Thrul Khor Ancient Tibetan Bon Yoga, Heart Drop of the Loving Mother, Journey into Buddhahood, Inexhaustible Miracles and The Intimate Mind. He is the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bön Center and Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founder of the Bon Cultural Society of Humla, and co-founder of Humla Fund. Tempa Lama has lived in the United States since 2000 and teaches throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Europe.