Lerab Ling Hilltop, 30 July 2003
On a sunny summer morning in South France, faithful to a Lerab Ling tradition to offer an elaborate sang when the weather is clear, on top of the hill that overlooks the Pyrenees 300km south, Sogyal Rinpoche and the Rigpa sangha were joined by Chokling Rinpoche, Orgyen Tobgyal and their monks. They offered sang following the Chokling ‘sang ngen’ practice and the Riwo Sangchö. When it came to the latter, Sogyal Rinpoche asked Orgyen Tobgyal to say a few words about what to do when shouting “ki ki so so lha gyalo”, as is traditionally done on such occasion.
You’ll have to say “ki ki so so lha gyalo”Sogyal Rinpoche, who was translating, said that ‘Lha gyal lo’ means “may all the good forces be victorious” loudly. At that time, according to Mipham Rinpoche’s pith instruction, let your eyes gaze into the sky, and put your awareness into your eyes, one-pointedly. Stare straight into the middle of the sky, piercingly into the sky. Then bring your gaze higher and higher, while merging your mind indivisibly with the sky. You have to really concentrate on that, and not let ordinary conceptual thoughts stain the mind. Consider that your lungta rises limitlessly. If you do that, there is no doubt your lungta will increase.
Translated by Gyurmé Avertin
Edited by Ane Tsondru