Riwo Sangchö and Lungta Series
Lotsawa House presents the following texts as part of our Riwo Sangchö (Mountain Smoke Offering) and Lungta series:
- Mountain Smoke Offering from The Life-Force Practice of the Vidyādharas revealed by Lhatsün Namkha Jigme
The Mountain Smoke Offering (ri bo bsangs mchod) from Lhatsün Namkha Jigme's Life-Force Practice of the Vidyādharas (rig 'dzin srog sgrub) revelation was one of the most famous and widely practised smoke-incense (bsangs) offering rituals in Tibet, and appears in a number of editions. This is the original version, without any introductory practices or other additions.
- The Mountain Smoke Offering Arranged for Recitation by Lhatsün Namkha Jigme, arranged by Dudjom Rinpoche
As the title implies, Dudjom Rinpoche Jikdral Yeshe Dorje arranged the text of Lhatsün Namkha Jikme's Mountain Smoke Offering (ri bo bsang mchod) for regular recitation by adding verses for taking refuge, generating bodhicitta, the seven-branch practice and self-visualization at the beginning, and verses of dedication at the end.
- The Gentle Rain of Benefit and Joy - An Explanation of the Practice of Sang Offering by Gyalse Shenpen Thaye
In this rare commentary on the Mountain Incense-Smoke Offering (ri bo bsangs mchod), Gyalse Shenpen Thaye explains the historical origins of the practice and then offers a word-by-word interpretation of Lhatsün Namkha Jigme's revelation.
Mipham wrote this longer practice for offering the flag of windhorse (rlung rta) in 1903. It includes optional verses addressed to Gesar, Hayagrīva, Gaṇapati (tshogs bdag), and Magyal Pomra (rma rgyal spom ra), the protector of the Amnye Machen mountain range.
This brief practice calls upon the goddess Tārā and other deities to grant their inspiration and blessings, so that the practitioner's lifespan, merit, prosperity, renown, good fortune, magnetism (dbang thang) and 'windhorse' (rlung rta) may all increase.