Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Losar 2139. Losar Tashi Delek!

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters,

Tashi Delek. We would like to wish you a Very Happy Losar 2139. May you have good health and well success in your Dharma Practice for the benefit of all beings.

Tiger, Lion, Garuda, Dragon, Vajra Ayuse!
Gathering all the wind horse, sarva gather, gather, hoh!
May your life force, bodies, influence,
and life and merit fourths;
May all in the Year of Water Dragon accomplish their every wish.

Losar prayers by our Rinpoche.

Ki Ki So So Ceremony at the Abbey

Grand Mahakala Puja completed at the Abbey Part 2

Grand Mahakala Puja completed at the Abbey today

A week long Grand Mahakala of the Lunar year 2138 completed with the smoke puja and Ki Ki So So ceremony today at the abbey at 9am. This is one of the major long puja of the year.
Relating to the Mahakala Practice by Ven. Khenpo Kathar Rinpoche:
IN A PUJA, OR RITUAL SADHANA PRACTICE, we invoke and relate to the Guru, the Yidam, and the three roots, or in this case, the protector, Mahakala, who can also be understood as the embodiment of the three roots. What we are primarily focusing on in a puja, is the enlightened activity which pervades space and time. Since the Yidams (enlightened Buddhist deities) are more specifically the activity aspect of the Dharma, through their names their activity becomes obvious. When the ritual of Mahakala is being performed, Mahakala appears in the form of a wrathful deity. It is not because there is something ferocious about Mahakala or that he is aggressive. Mahakala is none other than the inseparability of compassion and loving-kindness. In the view of ultimate wisdom, there is no separation between the Awakened Mind of Buddha and that of Mahakala. Mahakala is a manifestation of the awakened mind.

Appearing in very majestic form, splendid yet frightening, Mahakala stands in the midst of a mountain of flames to symbolize that no enemy can stand this appearance aspect; the sharp chopper, which he holds aloft in one hand, symbolizes the cutting through of negative patterns, aggression, hatred, ignorance--any of the five poisons. No neurosis or negativity can tolerate this very majestic form; the frightening form symbolizes Mahakala as totally devoid of fear or hesitation in his spontaneous yet consistent work toward the benefit and liberation of all beings.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New year greetings from Our Beloved Kyapje Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

I would like to wish all of you "Tashi Delek" for the New Year of 2012. Though I have recently had a spell of not such good health, because of compassion of the lamas and the Three Jewels as well as the long-life pujas of the Sangha and the prayers and aspirations of my students, I am now getting better and better. So now I would like to make a prayer that all of you students of mine encounter no difficulties or obstacles. I would like to pray that there be no problems or difficulties in the world and that all those who practice the Dharma have no impediments or problems in their lives.

我祝大家來年2012如意吉祥, 扎西德勒!我最近因身體微恙, 蒙佛法僧三寶慈悲加被、以及僧眾們的長壽法會和眾弟子們的誦經和發願,我現在一日比一日健康。所以我現唸誦一篇祈請文,祝願大眾萬事如意 。我並祈願世界和平,人民安康 ,及修行佛法之行者今生遠離一切障礙 。

Friday, December 30, 2011

Nuns of Thrangu Tara Abbey wish all the Dharma Brothers and Sisters A Very Happy New Year 2012.

21 Tara Paintings at Thrangu Tara Abbey, December, 2011

We are happy to announce that 21 Tara paintings at the Abbey's main shrine hall are almost to finish. We would like to Thank all the sponsors for this project and want to dedicate the merits to all beings. May the blessing of 21 Tara flourish all over the world. Tashi Delek.