Following the recent Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments, many Kadampa students around the world may engage in close retreats of Heruka and Vajrayogini, during which they collect a certain number of mantras. This Fire Puja held at KMC Australia 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.”
Please note that those attending the Fire Puja are asked to contribute towards the substances purchased, which is in addition to the attendance fee. We will inform you of this amount and collect upon arrival.