100 000 Tsog Offerings = how is it done?

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100 000 Tsog Offerings = how is it done?

Postby Totoro » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:55 am

Hi

I often read of 100,000 tsog offerings being offered. how is this done? Does it refer to the tsog offering verse being recited 100, 000 times, and the number of times accumulated by a large group of practitioners? Please enlighten me! THx.

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Re: 100 000 Tsog Offerings = how is it done?

Postby heart » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:49 am

Totoro wrote:Hi

I often read of 100,000 tsog offerings being offered. how is this done? Does it refer to the tsog offering verse being recited 100, 000 times, and the number of times accumulated by a large group of practitioners? Please enlighten me! THx.


I have understood there is a short tsog offering that you repeat inside a longer tsog offering, you probably also need loads of offerings not to mention plates.

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Re: 100 000 Tsog Offerings = how is it done?

Postby conebeckham » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:33 pm

You repeat the appropriate liturgy-usually it's a short one, included in the longer or bigger framework of the Sadhanas, and each time, offer a small plate, sprinkling it with Amrita at the beginning of the recitation.
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
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Re: 100 000 Tsog Offerings = how is it done?

Postby pemachophel » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:19 pm

The shortest tshog prayer I know for counting 100,000 is: Ganachakra putsa ho. For many years I was in a sangha that counted 100,000 tshog a couple of times per year. We used a 4-line prayer composed by Chatral Rinpoche specifically for our sangha for this purpose. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche's sangha in Ward, CO also does this two times per year. They use a different short prayer (which I'm blanking at the moment). Neither my old sangha nor Dzigar Kongtrul's sangha offered/s a small plate with each repetition. So I would say that's a nice possibility but not an absolute necessity. I would recommend adding some fresh offerings at the beginning of each session during the day (if, for instance, you do 4-5 thun per day). Typically, one distributes the tshog offerings during the last session of the day and then starts the next day with a whole new array of fresh offerings. Also, the offerings should get more and more each day, not less and less, so that the last day is totally abbondanza.

This is a wonderful practice and it's wonderful that you would like to do it. I highly recommend it and hope that you do accomplish this. :namaste:
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Re: 100 000 Tsog Offerings = how is it done?

Postby simhamuka » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:47 am

pemachophel wrote:The shortest tshog prayer I know for counting 100,000 is: Ganachakra putsa ho. For many years I was in a sangha that counted 100,000 tshog a couple of times per year. We used a 4-line prayer composed by Chatral Rinpoche specifically for our sangha for this purpose. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche's sangha in Ward, CO also does this two times per year. They use a different short prayer (which I'm blanking at the moment). Neither my old sangha nor Dzigar Kongtrul's sangha offered/s a small plate with each repetition. So I would say that's a nice possibility but not an absolute necessity. I would recommend adding some fresh offerings at the beginning of each session during the day (if, for instance, you do 4-5 thun per day). Typically, one distributes the tshog offerings during the last session of the day and then starts the next day with a whole new array of fresh offerings. Also, the offerings should get more and more each day, not less and less, so that the last day is totally abbondanza.

This is a wonderful practice and it's wonderful that you would like to do it. I highly recommend it and hope that you do accomplish this. :namaste:


Very interesting and helpful, thank you.
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