800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumgon’s Maha Parinirvana:
In order to commemorate the inexhaustible Body, Speech, Mind, Qualities and Activities of Lord Jigten Sumgon, hundreds statues of Lord Jigten Sumgon are being prepared, thousands copies of complete collection of works of Lord Jigten Sumgon are being printed, food and medicine will be collected for the poverty-stricken. Vajra Dakini will be hosting a “Feeding the Hungry Walk” on September 30th as part of this special commemoration. Photos of the US celebration in Arizona.
Labor Day Life Release
Life Release ceremonies are very popular among buddhists and moving because we see the moment a living being is released from fear, suffering and certain death. Maine is a lobster focused state with most tourists looking forward to their lobster dinner. Khenmo joined with Dzigur Kongtrul Rinpoche’s sangha in a Life Release Ceremony. On a Portland wharf over 650 lobsters were returned, one by one, to their home in the sea along with many prayers for the release of all beings. It was illuminating to witness the individuality of each lobster and their deep desire to be released form captivity. Their tails were notched so that they will not be caught and sold again. In his instructions for the 21st century, HH Drikung Chetsang asked us to look at caring for the planet as the biggest possible Life Release!
Prayer to Pacify the Elements
SA-CHU MÉ-LUNG JUNG-WÉ BAR-CHÉ KYI
When obstacles arise in earth, water, fire and air
GYU-LÜ NYEN-CHING JIK-PÉ DÜ-JUNG TSÉ
To threaten these illusory bodies of ours with destruction,
YI-NYI TE-TSOM ME-PAR SOL-WA DEB
With no trace of doubt or hesitation we pray:
ORGYEN JUNG-WA ZHI-YI LHA-MOR CHÉ
O Guru Rinpoche, with the goddesses of the four elements,
JUNG-WA RANG-SAR ZHI-WAR TET-SOM MÉ
You harmonize the elements into their natural state—
of this we have no doubt!
ORGYEN PE-MA JUNG-NÉ-LA SOL-WA DEB
To the Lotus-born Guru of Orgyen, we pray!
SAM-PA LHÜN-GYI DRUB-PAR JIN-GYI LOB
Grant your blessing, so all our wishes may be spontaneously fulfilled!