Daily Virtual Achi Chokyi Drolma Practice, Achi Smoke Offering And Parnashavari Practice
Achi Chokyi Drolma is the great dharma protector of the Buddha’s teachings. Although she is revered by all lineages, she is the grandmother of Lord Jigten Sumgon and strongly associated with the Drikung Kagyu lineage.
Achi Chokyi Drolma promised to grant the ordinary and supreme siddhis to her followers. She composed a sadhana of herself and promised to protect the Buddha’s teachings in the future. When her activities came to an end, she flew up to the buddha-field on her blue horse depicted here. Here damaru and celestial songs could be heard by Lord Jigten Sumgon at Drikung Thel.
Achi is invoked to remove obstacles and to create positive conditions in spiritual and worldly activities.
In addition to the Achi practice, Khenpo will be offering the practice suggested by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, “The Parnashavari Sadhana from the Collected Works of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon.”
His Holiness has instructed everyone to do this practice during this time of Coronavirus pandemic. This includes Lord Jigten Sumgon’s special Tara practice for times of epidemic disease, and practices of Parnashavari. She is is the 20th of the 21 Taras (connected with the wisdom of Amoghasiddhi). She is attired in the green leaves of medical plants, and is the one who protects us from contagious diseases.