october, 2023

29oct9 h 30 min12 h 30 minStudy of Sadhana Texts - Online Teachings with Lama Tenzin Phuntsok on Zoom9 h 30 min - 12 h 30 min(GMT+2:00) View in my timeEvent Type :RIC

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Chapter 1 : Solkar – Protectors

“Brief Torma Offering to the Three Roots and the Protectors : Swiftly Granting Accomplishments ” is a daily practice composed by His Eminence the Great Terton Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, condensing in fewer words the complete meaning of the traditional Taksham protectors sadhana. It is practiced by our community in the Ripa International Center on daily basis, as well as individually by many of the Ripa students in the West.

There are two kinds of protectors, the wisdom and the worldly ones.

Regarding the wisdom protectors, it’s said: “Even they don’t waver from the blissful space of Dharmakaya, they appear as wrathful in order to protect the Dharma”. Deities such as Mahakala Lekdhen, Four-armed Mahakala, Mahakala Maning, Six-armed Mahakala, Ekatsati and many others belong to this category. As quoted before, these abide on the peaceful Dharmakaya level, but appear under the form of Dharmapalas or Protectors of the Teachings, to safeguard and uphold the Dharma and its practitioners.

Worldly protectors comprise powerful beings such as gods, nagas and local guardians who, after encountering with Buddha Shakyamuni, Vajrapani, Padmasambhava or any other forceful enlightened being, received a teaching from them and made the commitment to remain under their command and to protect the Dharma teachings.

Whenever a Dharma practitioner who keeps his or her samaya performs the ritual offering of torma and serkyem, which is a black tea or alcoholic drink libation, and praises the protectors requesting the fulfilment of beneficial activities for all the beings in general and the practitioner in particular, they are swift to carry them out. They are skillful in pacifying sickness, negative forces, obstacles and other helpful endeavours.

Lama Tenzin Phuntsok.


Online Teachings in English, with translation into German, French, Spanish and Russian.

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These teachings are proposed on the principle of Dana, a free donation offered from the participants to the teacher based on personal appreciation, gratefulness and financial possibility.



One Sunday per month.

Next date: 17 December 2023.


(Sunday) 9 h 30 min - 12 h 30 min(GMT+2:00) View in my time

Speakers for this event

  • Lama Tenzin Phuntsok

    Lama Tenzin Phuntsok

    Reference Lama of the Ripa International Center and for Europe

    Lama Tenzin Phuntsok is one of the most senior of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche's students, having studied and held senior roles at the monasteries in both India and Nepal, including being the chief chupin for the Rinchen Terdzö empowerments given in Orissa, India. He heads the translation team in translating all Ripa sadhanas into the various languages of the western sangha : EN/FR/ES/DE/RU, and has been responsible for editing and overseeing the translation of His Eminence's biography into the principal languages used by the Ripa sangha. In addition, he has worked to edit, along with the Venerable Khenpo Chöphel Norbu and Khenpo Tenzin Wangdü, His Eminence's Gongter texts, comprising sixteen volumes with 634 sections, 9,986 pages and 129 deity pictures. Lama Tenzin is the Reference Lama of the Ripa International Center and the Ripa Sangha in Europe at large. He is an accomplished ritual master, having received teachings, instructions and initiations from great Lamas, such as H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, H.E. Sechen Rabjam Rinpoche, H.E. Chatral Rinpoche, H.E. Karma Chakmed Rinpoche, H.E.Chokling Rinpoche, H.E. Rigzin Gyatso Rinpoche, and especially with great love and compassion from his root gurus, H.E. Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche and H.E. Azin Rinpoche, who taught him all he knows about the ritual aspects and the performance and meaning of the Vajrayana practice.

    Reference Lama of the Ripa International Center and for Europe