Riwo Sangchö

Type of event:

Online, Tutorial | Live practices


Thu, 08.02.24


Meeting ID: 835 1586 1922
Passcode: 308207
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83515861922?pwd=OFA5SGNvYTI2RGM3aGVyVzRMckZZZz09

Start (CET time):

7:00 am

End (CET time):

7:45 am

Contribution (members, pupils, students, unemployed, pensioners)*:

a self-chosen amount





Everyone is welcome, no registration required!

Every Thursday! Weekly prayer recitation for victims of disaster around the world.

Riwo Sangchö or literally “mountain smoke offering,” is a famous practice of sang offering revealed by the great yogi and tertön (treasure finder) Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé (1597-1653). Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé was an incarnation of both Vimalamitra and Longchenpa. There are many different sang offering practices, however in the 1970s Dudjom Rinpoche arranged the original practice of Riwo Sangchö into a shortened version for daily practice, which is practiced once a week by Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche’s Sangha online.

Riwo Sangchö embodies the view of Dzogchen (the great perfection) and in its essence belongs to transcendental generosity within the Buddhist context.

The Tibetan term “Sangchö” consists of two words, sang and chö. Sang means to purify, and in this context it is to purify the result of our actions committed through harmful states of mind, as well as the pollution of the environment that attacks our health.

Purification takes place on three levels:

  1. On the outer level, to balance the five elements.
  2. On the inner level, to take care of our nerves, chakras, winds and inner fluids.
  3. On the secret level, to strengthen our rigpa, our pure awareness.

The second word chö means to offer. We place the purifying substances in the fire and offer the smell of the smoke that is created.

The motivation for practicing the Riwo Sangchö incense offering should include the intention to tame our mind in order to be able to help all sentient beings in the best possible way.


Prerequisites for participation

Everyone is welcome! No registration required.

We will recite the Riwo Sangchö prayer (texts will be displayed in the Zoom meeting).
Here you can download the prayer text as PDF.



In order to appreciate the efforts of Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche as well as to compensate for the organizational effort of the Dolpo Tulku e.V., we ask for a contribution of a self-chosen amount. Please transfer the course fee to the account of the Dolpo Tulku e.V. or send it to us via Paypal.

Account: Dolpo Tulku e.V.
Bank: Stadtsparkasse München
IBAN: DE82 7015 0000 1001 9954 04
Purpose: Riwo Sangchö

Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche’s (Tulku Sherab Zangpo) Paypal: www.paypal.me/dolpotulku

We would like to support people who are in need, sick or deceased with our prayers. You are invited to send Kerstin kmick@dolpotulku.org the names of your loved ones for whom you would like to commission prayers.
Please transfer a donation to our association account and indicate PRAYERS as the purpose of payment!

Your donations will be used for the development of an adult education program for illiterate people in Nepal.

The online sessions will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a fairly user-friendly online meeting program that allows participation via computer, tablet or smartphone. Under the following link you will find instructions on how to join a meeting and the possibility to test the connection with Zoom:
There is also the possibility to dial in free of charge via telephone if you don’t have internet, but then without video.
If you have any questions or technical problems please contact Carmen: carmen@dolpotulku.org

Participation in this retreat is at your own risk. The organiser, Dolpo Tulku e.V., as well as the instructor shall accept no liability for any personal injury and damage to property, caused on the occasion of course participation. Intensive meditation retreats are often not suitable for people with a history of psychiatric illness. In case of doubt, we ask for consultation in advance.

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