Yumka Dechen Gyalmo Puja ( Dakini Day )
Each month on Dakini Day we practice the Puja, "Yumka Dechen Gyalmo — Queen of Great Bliss” for the benefit of all sentient beings. This is a beautiful & powerful practice! Everyone is invited to attend. The chanting is in Tibetan and Rinpoche teaches in English. This is a Tsog Puja meaning we each bring finger foods that are integrated into the practice (no pork).
Yumka Dechen Gyalmo is the peaceful dakini practice from the Longchen Nyingtik, the terma revelation of Jikmé Lingpa. Tulku Thondup explains that Yumka Dechen Gyalmo is a sadhana practice on Yeshe Tsogyal, the consort of Guru Rinpoche, as a wisdom dakini. It is one of the Three Roots practices of the Longchen Nyingtik together with Rigdzin Düpa and Yidam Palchen Düpa.
In 1774, the omniscient Jikmé Lingpa visited the Tsogyal Lake. There, amid wondrous signs, he beheld the face of the Wisdom Dakini. He also received the symbolic scripts which he deciphered in order to produce the practice text. Through this practice one understands the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal to be the embodiment of the three kayas. Ultimately, she is Samantabhadri in the vast sphere of dharmakaya. Internally, she is Vajravarahi in the pure land of the sambhogakaya Externally, she is Yeshe Tsogyal in the world of the nirmanakaya.
Yumka Dechen Gyalmo — the peaceful dakini practice from the Longchen Nyingtik, the terma revelation of Jikmé Lingpa.