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Jinsek (Tib. སྦྱིན་སྲེག་, Wyl. sbyin sreg ; Skt. homa), fire puja, or fire offering, is a ritual practice of offering into fire, a ritual of generously burning offerings, using the fire element to accomplish enlightened action quickly and powerfully.

According to Lama Tharchin Rinpoche[1]:

During a drupchen, it is often the case that four jinseks are performed to accomplish the enlightened activities of pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and wrathful. Each jinsek is performed by a different lama and corresponds with specific colors, directions and energies.
Through the pacifying jinsek (shyiwé jinsek) imbalances of physical elements that result in sickness are healed; negative energy for us personally and the world in general are removed; karmic defilements of countless lifetimes are pacified and we are liberated from unwanted circumstances.
Through the enriching jinsek (gyaybé jinsek), longevity, merit, glory, wealth, splendor, powerful influence, fame, good reputation, wisdom and all enlightened qualities are enriched and expanded.
Through the magnetizing jinsek (wang-gi jinsek), all qualities and beings of the three realms of cyclic existence are brought under one's control: any worldly desirable qualities and glorious qualities of the Dharma path, such as meditative experience, realization and enlightened wisdom qualities are magnetized and brought under one's control.
Through the wrathful jinsek (drakpo jinsek), all enemies, obstructers and those who bring harm both to worldly life and the path of enlightenment, are eliminated and liberated.
The benefits of performing jinseks, or even making a connection with them, are immense, both relatively and ultimately.


  1. Instructions given by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and shared through the presentation text of a Mendrup Drupchen held at Pema Osel Ling, USA, July 2014.

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