Divinations

Divinations With H.E. Namkha Drimed RinpocheJG_Divination_4_IMG_1735_lzn
Namkha Drimed Rinpoche, amongst his many and various skills and abilities to compassionately aid sentient beings, is a divination master. With his Gesar of Ling arrow divinations he is able to very clearly and reliably predict the likelihood of success or failure, or the positive or negative likely outcome, of any situation arising in one's life. It is recommended that if you require a divination that you request a meeting with His Eminence when he is in your area so that you can see him in person.

Requesting a Divination
If His Eminence is present in the vicinity where you are, please ask someone from Ripa Ladrang Foundation or ask one of his attendants if it is possible to make an appointment for a divination. If the divination appointment can be scheduled, then a date and time will be set for the appointment with Rinpoche. It would be important to arrive a few minutes early (not to be late) and to have your divination question(s) clearly formulated before meeting with him. If Rinpoche is not in the vicinity, and if it is urgent, it is possible to have a divination performed without being physically present.

Note if Rinpoche is not in the vicinity all best efforts will be made to get an answer to you as quickly as possible. However, due to Rinpoche’s complex schedule no exact time guarantees on the response time can be provided. Your divinations will be performed, however, it could take anywhere from a couple days to a couple of weeks to get a response. 

His-Eminence-Namkha_Black-andWhiteHow to Prepare for a Divination
Usually it would be best to write down the question(s) so that his attendant can read it and have a record, additionally, in some cases Rinpoche may decide not to do the divination in your presence. It is not uncommon for him to receive your divination request, to discuss it with you, and then say that he will do it later and will notify you of the results. This is based perhaps on his own time schedule or something he sees about why he would choose to do it later. Whatever he chooses in this regard for the divination will always be for your benefit, so it would be excellent etiquette to accept his decision.

Questions are generally written on a 3x5 index card or they can be on a larger card if there is some explanation to do regarding the subject in question. You can generally ask from 1 to 3 related questions in a session unless he does something different with you. But it would be quite OK to write down 3 questions.

The format of the questions should permit a POSITIVE or a NEGATIVE response. You should not ask a question such as "Where should I do spiritual retreat?" or such as "Whom should I marry?" His divinations do not work in this way. The question should be worded in such a way as to permit a yes or no type of answer.

For instance:

  • Are the indications positive for me to marry Robert Jones?
  • Would it be positive or negative for me to do retreat in December in Hawaii?
  • Is my child Betty's health getting better?


Rinpoche will then advise what the indicators seem to be - positive or negative. And if it is not so positive, sometimes he will recommend specific pujas or rituals to be done on your behalf by his monks or for you to do certain specific mantras or practices. 

Offerings for the Divinations
If meeting with His Eminence personally, it is customary to make an offering to him for the divination. Usually a white silk kata is offered to him along with a monetary offering in a white envelope. If the divination has been done by phone or e-mail arrangement, then a donation for the divination or payment for a puja may be made online at Puja Donations or sending a check to the Ripa Ladrang Foundation, 333 Mamaroneck Avenue, #203, White Plains, NY 10605 and you should mark on the check "divination." If you would like to make a donation to request a divination online, you may do so by visiting our Divination Donation page.

Additionally, if there are pujas that need to be performed, then are standard costs associated with each type of puja, if specific pujas are recommended then you will need to contact the the Ripa Ladrang Foundation at (212) 631-1188 or (415) 905-8811 or send an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and request information regarding the exact costs of prescribed pujas.