On the 26th of November 2015 we filled up the next part of the stupa called "a level of Four Immeasurables". The whole set of Kangyur and Tengyur as well as more rolls of mantras (zung in Tibetan) were placed inside. The next step will be the casting of the round concrete bumpa (vase).
See pictures below.
Led by Sangter Rinpoche.
We start, under the guidance of Venerable Sangter Rinpoche, the monthly cycle of seminars where we will study the text ‘Jewel Ornament of Liberation’. It is one of the most known works of Gampopa - one of the Great Fathers of Kagyu Lineage. The book presents the stages of Bodhisattva path from the beginners level up to Buddhahood. It contains fundamental definitions and explains principles of the Buddhist practice.
First session on Saturday at 10.30 a.m.
Please register (see registration form) before the 29th of November 2015.
This year summer seminar has been a special event in the history of our Centre for many reasons – time, place and the teacher. Special time, because we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Centre in Grabnik. Special place, because all the meetings took place in front of the new Buddha Shakyamuni statue. Special teacher, because we were honoured by the presence of His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche...
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This year the Kagyu Monlam was the first ceremony to take place since the big Buddha statue was placed in our temple. His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche led the prayers. Every day we had the opportunity to listen to Rinpoche’s profound teachings and pray in his presence which was a great inspiration for all of us. On the second day of the Kagyu Monlam Rinpoche bestowed a Black Dzambhala empowerment.
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We are very happy to inform you about the following stages of setting and filling the big Buddha statue. On the 24th of August we finished putting ornaments surrounding the statue on the wall in lhakhang (see Summer 2015 in Grabnik). The part of the wall being a background of the statue has been painted in traditional colours. Lama Ang Pasang took care that the shades were proper. Meantime, Lama Rinczen, Lama Geleg and Lama Choying wrote mantras on sog-shings. Next week, the pedestal was covered with a granite slab. The lower part of it will be a place for traditional offerings while the upper one is Buddha's throne. In the future, the throne will have golden ornaments such as snow lions. We have to order them from Nepal.