Friday, 15 January 2016

UPDATE Prayer to Remove Obstacles, for His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje 17th Karmapa

The request  for mantra recitations comes from the fourth Dodrupchen Rinpoche,  a very special Nyingma Lama who lives in Gangtok, Sikkim, India.  The details of the instruction and how to register a commitment for recitations can be found on the Karmapa Foundation Europe website, under About KarmapaPrayers,  where there is also a recording of Ringu Tulku Ringu Tulku chanting  the mantra.

His Holiness Karmapa relaxing at Bodhicharya Berlin Centre, September 2015 . photo copyright. Filip Wolak

Rinpoche has asked that this mantra be recited by us for the benefit of HIs Holiness Karmapa: 
"Please recite the Essence of Dependent Origination dharani for HH the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. This is recommended by many great masters. This will clear all obstacles, bring long life and help to accomplish all his activities in order to bring great benefit to countless beings and the whole universe. This is the dharani:
ये धर्मा हेतु प्रभवा हेतुं
तेषां तथागतः ह्यवदत्
तेषां च यो निरोध
एवं वादी महाश्रमण
ཆོས་རྣམས་ཐམས་ཅད་རྒྱུ་ལས་བྱུང་། །
དེ་རྒྱུ་དེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པས་གསུངས། །
རྒྱུ་ལ་འགོག་པ་གང་ཡིན་པ། །
དགེ་སྦྱོང་ཆེན་པོས་འདི་སྐད་གསུངས། །
All dharmas originate from causes.
The Tathagata has taught these causes,
And also that which puts a stop to these causes—
This too has been taught by the Great Shramana".
The year as always begins with a lovely new reflection from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche for us to meditate upon, and a request for prayers for His Holiness Karmapa as he begins leading the Monlam cycle for 2016 which began in Tergar Monastery at Bodhgaya on the 14th January with the 3rd Arya Kshema winter gathering for Karma Kagyu Nuns. Uniquely this year will see first steps to restoration of full ordination for nuns, a priority for His Holiness, who views the equality of nuns and monks as paramount for a fully effective sangha.  His Holiness will teach on Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation, webcast live. The Karmapa Foundation Europe which was established by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, will be proactive in supporting this programme and assisting three nunneries in the Himalayan region. The full report of the Karmapa Foundations' activity for 2015 can be found here.

A New Year Message for 2016 from Rinpoche

Greetings for the New Year 2016

Gazing at the golden peak of Kanchenjunga
In this glorious winter morning 
I feel what a blessed life I am living
And what a wonderful world we have here.

May the New Year bring peace and joy 
May there be no fear and hatred
May the earth be saved from degradation
May we find a way to live in harmony and kindness.
Ringu Tulku,

སྤྱི་ལོ་༢༠༡༦ དགའ་བས་བསུ། 
ཉི་གཞོན་གྱིས་བསུས་པའི་སྔ་དྲོའི་ཆར། གྭངས་ཆེན་མཛོད་ལྔའི་གསེར་མདོག་གི་རི་རྩེ་ལ་བལྟས་པས། ངའི་མི་ཚེ་འདི་ཅི་འདྲའི་བདེ་སྐྱིད་ལྡན་པ་དང་། འཇིག་རྟེན་འདི་ཅི་འདྲའི་མཛེས་སྡུག་ལྡན་པའི་སེམས་ཚོར་ཞིག་སྐྱེས། ལོ་གསར་པ་འདི་ཞི་བདེ་དང་བདེ་སྐྱིད་ཀྱིས་ཕྱུག་ཅིང་། འཇིགས་ཞུམ་དང་ཁོང་ཁྲོ་མེད་པར། གོ་ལ་འདི་ཉམས་ཉེས་ལས་བསྐྱབས་ནས། མཛའ་མཐུན་དང་བརྩེ་སེམས་ཀྱིས་གནས་པའི་སྨོན་ལམ་ཞུ།། རི་མགུལ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུས་སྒང་ཏོག་ནས་ཕུལ།