Shrine to Land Protectress Dorje Yudronma
May I be as the mighty earth, And the free and open skies to support and provide the space, Whereby I and all others may grow. ~ Shantideva
Dharma lineages in Tibet often have specific Dharma protectors associated with them. Dorje Yudronma is a wisdom deity that manifests out of her compassion in the form of a protectress. Tsoknyi Rinpoche has a special connection with her and asked her to reside on Yeshe Rangsal and help his students clear obstacles and progress on the path.
There is a beautiful site on the land to honor her, close to the stupa. A meandering path from the Stupa leads to the Shrine, which initially began as a photo of the protectress with a brief supplication prayer and an offering bowl. Now, thanks to many donors, a permanent shrine to Dorje Yudronma has been completed, where students, retreatants and the public can come to make prayers, offerings, and practice.
Here is a photo of the nearly completed Shrine in September 2008. The site now has a footpath for circumambulating and native landscaping. For more about the Dorje Yudronma shrine, please click here.
Summer Blessing 2008
During the Crestone 2008 August retreats, Rinpoche performed a moving blessing ceremony and dedication for the Dorje Yudronma shrine. Participants walked a short path on pilgrimage from the teaching tent to the location of the future shrine, where they offered flowers and prayers.
A Pictorial Documentary of the Shrine Blessing in 2008:
Prayer to Protectress Dorje Yudronma
YESHE KATAG TRÖ DANG TRELWA LEY
RIGPA ÖSEL DORJE YUDRÖNMA
RIG TSEL GAGMEY KHOR KI TSOK DANG CHEY
SÖL LO CHÖ DO DÖ TÖN YISHIN DRUP
In primordial purity and wisdom free from elaborations,
Is the luminous awareness Dorje Yudronma,
Accompanied by her retinue, the unceasing expression of awareness.
We supplicate and make offerings. Accomplish our desires as wished.