Ju Mipham Rinpoche

Black Manjushri Chulen Consecrated by H.E. Chatral Rinpoche


As many of you know, the great Buddhist master Chaltral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche recently passed away. Rinpoche was considered to be the most highly realized lama in the Nyingma school, and his passing is a great blow to the world in general, and the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism in particular. Masters like this, raised and educated in Tibet itself, are growing increasingly scarce, and it is with a heavy heart that I mention this.

A few weeks ago, Chatral Rinpoche's personal doctor contacted me to say that he had a number of the special Black Manjushri Chulen left which were actually consecrated by Chatral Rinpoche himself, asking if I would like them. Of course, I jumped at the chance, and it is these pills which we offer here.

It is our hope that by offering these very special pills, those who have a connection with Rinpoche and the Nyingma school will be able to deepen it. Although we hope to continue to carry this formula, obviously the special blessing bestowed by Chatral Rinpoche personally will no longer be available.


We are extremely fortunate to have a small supply of Chulen made according to a Black Manjushri terma of Ju Mipham Rinpoche. Occasionally we receive a supply of these pills, which are among the most special and sought-after formulas we get.

They are compounded by the great Nyingma Buddhist master Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche's personal doctor. These Chulen are made according to a special Terma revealed in the 19th century by famed savant Ju Mipham Rinpoche. The Terma cycle itself focuses on an extremely secret form of Black Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. As Chatral Rinpoche is over 100 years old, time is short to bring these into your life and practice.

Compounded of more than 70 rare herbal and mineral ingredients by Chatral Rinpoche's personal Tibetan doctor and consecrated by the Master himself in a lengthy Buddhist ritual ceremony, these pills are an authentic Tantric formula utterly unavailable elsewhere.

Usually reserved for Lamas, Buddhist masters, yogins and serious practitioners in retreat, our close relationship with this doctor allows us to acquire a small amount of the formula each year for distribution to the practitioners of the West. This batch of Chulen has just arrived. Each bottle of this extremely rare, exceptionally blessed formula contains 25 pills and runs $68.

These Chulen can be used in various ways: as an enhancement for Tantric fasting practice and essence extraction, to help untie the subtle knots in the energy body by combining them with the practices of Tsa/Lung/Tigle (Tummo), or simply as a powerful supplement and meditation enhancing 'super vitamin'. Taken once per day in the morning, most will notice a revitalizing, clarifying, empowering energy infusing their body and mind. Taken for a month or two, the deepest energy in the body can be replenished, and new realizations brought to light in the mind.