A short text that explains the importance of making offerings on the anniversary of the passing away of one’s guru. It sets out the benefits of making offerings, how to make the offerings with six remembrances, and how to offer and dedicate the roots of virtue collected.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in the Foreword:
“I have been meaning to explain for some time what to do on the anniversary of Lama Yeshe’s passing away (gong dzog), but it didn’t happen until now. As explained in the text, A Hundred Clear Realizations of the Glorious Narthang Tradition by Namkha Drag, you should make offerings on that day by, for example, doing Lama Chopa and Tsog Offering. You can also do the same on the anniversary of the passing away of your other lamas, such as Choden Rinpoche and Ribur Rinpoche. Making offerings on the death anniversary of a guru is an incredible practice in that it brings about the greatest purification of negative karma and collects the most extensive merit.”
The great [Kadampa] geshe Sharawa, citing Guhyasamaja Root Tantra and Vairocana’s Net of Magical Illusion, said that making offerings on the anniversary of the guru’s passing away has six types of benefits. The benefits are:
Translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
12 pages, 2022 edition.