Rigdzin Düpa Puja (Guru Rinpoche Day)
The tenth day of the waxing and waning moon is when Vajrayana practitioners meet to focus on practice as a sangha. The Tibetan word for this practice, tsok, signifies “gathering” and covers sangha gathering, gathering of merit and wisdom, and gathering of wisdom and means. Everyone is welcome to attend, chanting is in Tibetan with instruction from Rinpoche in English. All will benefit.
Thank you to Dharma Subhashita for this description:
In this practice Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) appears along with Mandarava and the eight great vidyadharas. The elaborate Tsok performed at most Nyingma monasteries is based on the Rigdzin Dupa sadhana.
This cycle of teachings originated from the primordial Buddha Samantabhadra, and came down through an unbroken lineage involving Vajrasattva, Prahevajra, Vimalamitra, Padmasambhava, Longchenpa, Jigme Lingpa, etc. Rigdzin düpa is the inner Guru practice from this treasure cycle.