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vajrayogini fire puja (Burning Offering)

Saturday, March 12

Cost: $15 for students who already completed their close retreat previously

For those completing their first close retreat, cost of supplies will be divided between them. Please contact if you have any questions.

This Fire Puja held at KMC Phoenix is for those who have successfully completed counting 100,000 Vajrayogini mantras in a close retreat. To complete such a retreat it is necessary to perform a burning offering, or fire puja, of fulfilling the commitment of close retreat. This practice purifies any mistakes we may have made during our retreat. In Ornament of Vajra Essence Tantra it says, “All faults of excess and omission in Secret Mantra are redressed by a burning offering.”


Friday, March 11 schedule:

(attendance is required for those who completed a Counting Retreat this year and are concluding with a fire puja)


Fire Puja Preparations (preparations of final substances, preparing the site, etc)




Run through of Burning Offering Sadhana with participants


Fire Puja Preparations con't (preparations of final substances, preparing the site, etc)


Quick Path to Great Bliss puja (optional: for those who would like to attend)



Saturday, March 12th  schedule:



Quick Path (Refuge and Bodhicitta up to and including Yoga of inconceivability) *must attend in order to engage in the Fire Puja*


Final set-up of site


Fire Puja



Lunch, Final clean-up

For students who have already completed their close retreat previously:


ABOUT the teacher

Gen Kelsang Tabkay is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix. He has been a student of contemporary Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. Gen Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others.