News from Dropan Ling
Announcement of the board of Khordong Poland
Dear Dharma Friends,
We got the information that unfortunately this year there is no hope that Rinpoche and Khenpo will come to Dropan Ling. After consulting with Rinpoche, we decided that during the planned retreat with Khenpo Tsangyang Nyima, the practice of offering butter lamps for peace in the world will continue. The commemoration of Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche's parinirvana will be led by his European regent, Gudrun Haberer. On behalf of Chhimed Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Jomo Gudrun and the Polish Khordong Association, we warmly invite all students of Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche to this retreat.
During the event we will recite Guru Vidyadhara Sadhana (Big Rigdzin), the prayers given by Chhimed Gyaltsen Rinpoche (download the text here) and Gonpo Wangyal's chod. Details about summer retreats can be found in the Courses tab.
As far as other courses are concerned, Dorje Phurba Drubchen is currently being held at Dropan Ling, as is conducted annually by monks from the Dorje Drag monastery in Simla, India.
The practice of donating butter lamps is also being continued. Out of the PLN 6500 missing for oil, PLN 5562 has been donated so far. Thank you for these donations. We hope that you can collect the rest - PLN 938.
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...
Investments for the year 2019
Before the summer courses, we plan to put a new roof on the lamps house and buy new instruments - radungs and drums for lama dance. There are already sponsors for these two projects. We would also like to plaster and paint the entrance to the gompa, the balcony above and to renovate the eaves where necessary. The cost of these works is about 6500 PLN. Please, make donation with the reference "renewing the entrance to the gompa". Thank you very much for your help!
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).
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