On Saturday, the 25th of April 2015, a huge earthquake stroked Nepal (7,8 magnitude on the Richter scale). After this one, few aftershocks, not much smaller on scale, took place. Many people died and many buildings are left in ruins. None lost their lives in the Benchen Monastery and only some cracks are to be found on the walls (see pictures below). However, the situation is very serious and difficult...
To participate in the seminar the Gonkar empowerment is required.
Please register in advance (see registration form), preferably before the 26th of April 2015.
The Gonkar, also called the White Mahakala, is an emanation of the black Six-Armed Mahakala. This deity embodies the pacifying and increasing activity of all Buddhas. Realizing the perfect fulfilment of this practice, means to achieve the perfect Buddhahood. On a mundane level, the White Mahakala practice increases life forces and longevity, multiplies merit and wisdom, and enhances prosperity. Therefore Gonkar is known as the Yishin Norbu - the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel...
Vesak is a holiday encompassing the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni. According to most of Buddhist traditions it falls on a full moon day in the fourth month of the lunar calendar. Due to practical reasons we agreed to celebrate together on a Sunday, closest to the actual date of the holiday.
Beginning of the ceremony: Sunday, 24 May, 11 a.m. Venue: Szkoła Zen KWAN UM.
This year's anniversary of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's parinirvana falls on 27. March 2015, corresponding to the eighth day of the second month of the Tibetan calendar.
In our Polish Centre in Grabnik we will practice together White Tara sadhana, Guru Yoga and the lamp offering (Marme monlam).