Translations by Sophie Pickens
Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources
Sophie Pickens started practicing Tibetan Buddhism in 2004. From 2006 to 2012 she lived in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she received her BA and Master's degree from Rangjung Yeshe Institute. In 2009 and 2011 she interpreted for the khenpos at Rangjung Yeshe. She currently lives in the U.S. where she spends her time raising her two daughters.
Texts translated into English by Sophie Pickens
- Divine Blue Water: A Contamination Purifying Smoke Offering by the Great Master Padmasambhava by Padmasambhava
Divine Blue Water (lha chab sngon mo) is a smoke offering (bsang) ritual that functions as a remedy against ritual pollution (grib), specifically the form known as ‘contamination’ (mnol). The text is attributed to Padmasambhava, but was not hidden as a treasure (gter ma); it was painted on the wall at Samye Monastery and it is from there that the textual lineage derives. Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche (1904–1987) edited the version published here, which appears in modern editions of the Nyingma Kama.