Entry for March 29, 2007

Unfortunate thing really happend, our friend and some one many of us felt was like father to us had 49th day prayers today done and over with.
Lama Wangchuk is really missing here in NYC.
Thank you Lama.
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Mantra accumulation

From: Palyul Ling International
Long Life Accumulation Period for Kyabje Penor Rinpoche

Friday, March 23 to Thursday, March 29 (3/22 – 3/28 in the Western Hemisphere)

Accumulations to be offered at Closing Ceremony in Namdroling on Guru Rinpoche Day, Second Month, 11th Day.

March 17, 2007, Dear Friends,

For the past few months, students in local Palyul Centers have been reciting prayers dedicated to the long life of HH Penor Rinpoche, the throne-holder of the Palyul Lineage.

We’d like to invite you to join in a special practice intensive with Palyul students around the globe and with the monks and nuns who live and pray at Namdroling Monastery in South India.

Per the advice of Chatral Rinpoche (also known as Jadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche), as requested by the Namdroling Monastery Puja Committee, the Monastery will conduct a period of intensive prayer, culminating in a Long Life Ceremony.

This special practice is slated to take place during the period of the fifth day until the eleventh day of the Second Month (the week of March 23 to March 29 in the Eastern Hemisphere or March 22 to March 28 in the Western Hemisphere).

During this week-long Ceremony, many precious objects will be offered for use in the temple, but the most precious offering of all will be the recitations of mantras and prayers dedicated to the long life of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.

This is our chance to participate in this noble offering.

All you need to do, is recite the mantra of Guru Rinpoche and/or the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche as many times as you possibly can. Then report your recitations to longlife@palyul.org by March 26. You can also report a pledge to recite a certain number of mantras on March 22 by emailing this pledge to longlife@palyul.org.

For those of us who have never participated in such a drive before, it is best if you can make a time every day for reciting such mantras. At the monastery itself, practitioners may continuously recite the mantra or the prayer. In our busy daily lives it is often better to set aside a specific time daily to carry through this practice. And of course, we should always remember to begin our recitations by setting our motivation to benefit all sentient beings, conduct our recitations with that good heart, and then to seal our practice by dedicating our merit to the benefit of all.

Note: If your local center is already participating in the drive, please do not report your accumulations twice, but continue to report as instructed by your center.

We hope you will join us in this practice.

For more information, click here: http://www.palyul.org/eng_longlife.htm

Pledge deadline: March 22

Accumulation deadline: March 26

Report your pledge/accumulations to: longlife@palyul.org

Current/Upcoming Shedule of Kyabje Penor Rinpoche:

One-month Retreat Namdroling Monastery, South India – (now ongoing)
Every year on the 17th Day of the Second Month of the Tibetan Calendar, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche has lead the one-month retreat in Namdroling Monastery. The course includes Ngondrö, Tsa Lung/Tummo, and Dzogchen Tögyal and Trekchö. The retreat is now continuing at the monastery.

Kalachakra 2007 Palyul Retreat Center June 24 – July 1, 2007
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche will confer the Kalachakra Empowerment at the Palyul Retreat Center in the United States. This is the second time he has conferred this Empowerment in the United States.
Visit:
http://www.kalachakra2007.org

One-month Retreat, Palyul Retreat Center July 10 – August 10, 2007
Just like its sister retreat in India, the U.S. courses include Ngondrö, Tsa Lung/Tummo, and Dzogchen Tögyal and Trekchö. This is an unparalleled opportunity to received teachings from a master who has realized them with clear commentaries from highly-trained Palyul Khenpos. Please visit:
http://retreat.palyul.org for more info.

Visit to Rigpa Center, Lerab Ling, France August 15 – 24, 2007
At Lerab Ling, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche will bestow the transmission of Nyingthik Yabshi, the most important cycle of empowerments associated with the Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings, and the most crucial for students to receive to follow the path of Dzogpachenpo. He will also bestow several other empowerments, including Rigdzin Düpa and Yumka Dechen Gyalmo. For more information, visit:
http://www.lerabling.org

Palyul Forums:
Palyul.org has its own forum where visitors can find answers to frequently asked questions and also post new questions so that everyone can benefit from the answer. visit:
http://forums.palyul.org

Palyul Videocasts:
Amateur videos of Losar 2007 have been posted at YouTube and Stickam. Visit
http://www.palyul.org/broadcast.htm and http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Palyul to find links to these videos.

Donations/offerings can always be made by PayPal. Indicate in the comments why you are making the donation and what project you’d prefer to support.

May All Beings Benefit!

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Entire Palyul Ling International Email List, sans Tourists

Please forward to those who might be interested.

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