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Anniversary of Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche
This year we will honor the memory of Rinpoche by all day recitation of Guru Rinpoche mantra. At 8.00 we will practice Big Rigdzin and at 18.00 Small Rigdzin, Butter Lamps Offering Prayer and Sampa Lhundrup. You are welcome to join the practice via skype https://join.skype.com/KM89eE4i4uKK
Practice at the centre
7.30 - The Big Rigdzin Practice
17.00 - The Small Rigdzin Practice
On Guru Rinpoche and Dakini days, The Seven-Line Prayer is recited from 8.00 am until 8.00 pm, and from 8.00 pm The Small Rigdzin is practiced.
The speach of Chhimed Gyaltsen Rinpoche
...Generally speaking, there is a system or custom of commemorating of the anniversary of passing away one's own teacher in our tradition. I came here 2 or 3 times and did not see that you are not doing such a thing. So I decided from next year onwards we should try to organize the anniversary of our teacher, who has been passed away a long time ago. We can do the commemoration for one week or 8 days depending on whey you have available time. According to this, we can set time and will be at least one week. During this one week, we are going to do tsok offering as well as recite „The Noble Khing of Aspiration Prayer”. So once the date and everything will be confirmed, make sure that everyone will be available here and once the organizer organizes it everyone should try to participate in that anniversary. There are many reasons why we should commemorate the anniversary of our own master. By doing such activity like commemorating our teacher, we are actually repaying the kindness of our guru and it will help us to accumulate the merits and purify the negative dids as well. So, therefore, this kind of anniversary is very very important...
listen to the whole speech...
Three years teachings program
Chhimed Gyaltsen Rinpoche designed a program of teachings which suits
the needs of our sangha and it will create a firm base ensuring progress of our practice. This program covers the whole path to the ultimate result that is Buddhahood. Rinpoche assigned Khenpo Tsangyang Nyima for this task.
In the past two years, Khenpo La was teaching about renunciation. Without it, there is no genuine practice and there is no result and about developing Bodhichitta. This year we will receive teachings about emptiness according to Aryadeva's Buma Shyi Gyapa (Four Hundred Verses).
Reading recommended by Khenpo Tsangyang Nyima
Shantideva - Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Bodhicharyavatara)
Gyalse Tokme Zangpo - 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Gyalse Leklen So Dunma)
Patrul Rinpoche - Words of my Perfect Teacher (Kunzang Lama'i Shalung)
Tsongkhapa - The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path (Lamrim Chenmo)
Longchenpa - Finding Comfort and Ease in the Nature of Mind (Semni Ngal So)
Additionally Khenpo La adviced to study:
Khenpo Ngagchung (Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang) - A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher (a commentary to Kunzang Lama'i Shalung)
Geshe Langri Thangpa - Eight Verses of Mind Training (Lojong Tsik Kang Gye Ma).