(As a meditational deity, Drenpa Namkha is most often depicted in a semi-wrathful form, blue in color and holding a yungdrung in his right hand.)
According to the lunar calendar of the Yungdrung Bön, the 10th day of each month is the day set aside for the practice of the three sages: Drenpa Namkha and his two twin sons, Tséwang Rikdzin and Pema Tongdrul. On this day, it is appropriate to pay homage and make offerings to these lamas as well as to recite the mantras associated with their respective practices. During the month of November 2019, this day is November 6th.
“Now during this negative time, instances of virtue decrease and the opportunities for good fortune, prosperity and nutrition for the destitute diminishes. You are surrounded by the wealth deities and their retinues. I pray to the Great Lama and his two sons, to the subduer of demons Drenpa Namkha, bestow a treasury of riches and prosperity!
Look upon me with your unbiased compassion morning and night during the past, present and future. Turn back both seen and unseen enemies! My present and future Refuge and Protector, bless me to accomplish my intentions!”
~From the Prayer of Fourteen Stanzas to Drenpa Namkha, translated by Raven Cypress Wood
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