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  • Great Prayer Ceremony

    Photos of preparations for the puja and a day at the puja
    more scenes from the puja and the last day tsog puja

    at Nyingma Palyul Retreat Center

    9 October - 21 October 2009

    The Nyingma Palyul Retreat Center at Yangleshod, Pharping is organizing a major prayer ceremony for 13 days between October 9 and 21, 2009. Yangleshod is an extremely sacred place as it is where Guru Rinpoche was enlightened. During this time the following mantras will be recited one hundred million times each (the thumbnails are linked to posters that were prepared for the puja - these are 8" x 14" - the ones for the puja were 4' x 7'):

    The main objective of this prayer ceremony is to fulfill the wishes of the late Kyabje Jigme Phuntsog Rinpoche and the late Kyabje Penor Rinpoche to benefit all sentient beings. The purpose is to pacify hunger, drought, famine, disease and warfare in the world and to bring joy and happiness everywhere and to bring about the swift rebirth of Kyabje Penor Rinpoche. The overall goal is to release all sentient beings from the suffering of samsara and bring them to the peace and happiness of nirvana.

    This prayer ceremony is also an aspiration for the long lives of those lamas who are still in this world, such as HH Dalai Lama, and all the high lamas who hold the Buddha’s doctrine. May their activities for the benefit of all beings be fulfilled.shrine B

    Ven. Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche will be the main lamas leading the recitation along with many other tulkus, khenpos, lamas and lay people. About two thousand people are expected to participate in the prayer ceremony. Throughout the prayer ceremony, food and transportation were provided for participants. In addition, Khen Rinpoche wishes all who visit this page and read about this ceremony to also join in this aspiration throughout the coming year.

    This is the second time such a prayer ceremony has been held at the Palyul Nyingmapa Retreat Center. Over a period of ten days in shrine A2004 the recitation of two hundred million Vajra Guru mantras and a hundred thousand tsog offerings was accomplished. The pictures on this page are from the ceremony in 2004. They show all the spaces of the retreat center given over to participants in the ceremony.

    Those who wish to join this most auspicious event should contact the Nyingma Palyul Retreat Center, Ganeshsthan, Shesh Narayan, Parphing. Please call +977 1 471-0368, or e-mail: knamdrol@yahoo.co.in or dorjeechoden@gmail.com. There are a brochure and a poster announcing the puja available for download. Two short prayers for use at the puja are available for download.