This is the 43rd entry in my fieldwork diary. The original date is the 9th of November, 2010.
OM AH NAMO GURU BAZRA DRHIK TRE LOKYA NATHA RATNA SHRI
MULA GURU MAHA MUDRA SIDDHI PHALA HUNG
The meaning of Tsok:
A brief biography of Jigten Sumgön:
The Sangha's dharma practitioners brought all kinds of food. The meat was, of course, excluded, and only simple things were allowed to be put on the table: nuts, cookies, candies, vegetables etc.
The candles were lit and guru yoga began with the Prayer for the Kagyu Lineage Masters.
"Jigten Sumgön attained enlightenment at an early age. He had great compassion already as a small boy. He always tried to help people and animals. Later when he became a high lama, he had many different schools and the most disciples.
It is said that the sky turned red when he gave teachings. He was very interested in meditation and went to retreat at Kailash mountain. He spent many years meditating in different places.
So this Tsok offering is for Jigten Sumgön. We're also offering to demons, hungry ghosts and spirits.
When we recite the mantra, we must forget our problems and have a pure mind so that we can receive blessings."
*Important side note: These diary entries do not reflect every word the teacher said, and there may be some mistakes or misunderstandings, for which I am sorry and accept responsibility. In a few instances, I have interjected my own interpretation or explanation.