Operation for Very Sick Student  

Operation for Very Sick Student  

Date Posted:
April 2012

A student who was very sick wrote to Rinpoche asking for advice on what practices to do before having an operation.

I checked and the following needs to be done:

  • Namgyalma long-life puja: three times.
  • Read a long-life sutra the amount of times equal to your age. It is best if you do the reading, but your family can help.
  • Chag-sum puja: please ask Geshe-la to do this.
  • Gyab-shi puja: please ask Geshe-la to do this.
  • Druk-chu-ma: please request the Lama Gyupas at Kopan Monastery to do this, with the teachers.
  • Sri dok tsaktra chug-sum: the thirteen wheel ritual to prevent malevolent Sri sprits from harming. Ask Geshe-la to read this for you 30 times.
  • Betraying the Dead puja: request the Lama Gyupas at Kopan Monastery to do this for you.

There are some other pujas that I need to do for you. There is quite a bit to be done and all of this needs to be done before having the operation.