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Explanation of the Dorje Khadro fire offering

(Vajra Daka) Fire offering

A teaching given at Sravasti Abbey in 2009. The text of this practice can be found here.

  • Reason for Dorje Khadro fire puja
  • Visualization of Dorje Khadro
  • Visualization of empowering deities
  • Offers and praise
  • Visualization in ordinary form and offering
  • Mantra and explanation
  • Dissolution visualization
  • General ending instructions

Dorje Khadro brief explanation (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.