22. marts 2011

Tenshuk for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

At 8:00am on Saturday March 19th, the high Lamas and monastic assembly of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery paused in their performance of the annual 9-day Great Accomplishment Sadhana of White Amitayus in order to offer a special "tenshuk," or Long Life ceremony, for the monastery's abbot, Kyabje Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Here some highlights from the 3 hour ceremony.


Long Life Ceremony for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Long Life Ceremony for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, held at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monsatery, 2011, March 19th. visit the gallery >>

19. marts 2011

Offering for Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche's long life ceremony

The picture is CNR at Lerab Ling, France. 2009. Also showing the mother of Sogyal Rinpoche.

Dear sangha of Rangjung Yeshe Fonden Denmark.

On behalf of everyone at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, I would like to thank you for your generous donation made through www.monlam.org. Your donation has now been delivered at the monastery office and the offering for Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche's long life ceremony that you sponsored will be acknowledged today on full moon day (March 19) in the morning during the Tenshuk ceremony by the monks during the yearly White Amitayus Drubchen puja at the monastery.

Once again I would like to thank you for your kind support and generosity.

With best wishes,

Phuntsok Dolma
Office Assistant
Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery

18. marts 2011

Invitation til udstilling af buddhistiske relikvier 1. – 3. April 2011 i København

Sjældne buddhistiske relikvier udstilles i

København den 1. - 3. April 2011

Center for Visdom og Medfølelse (Tong-nyi Nying-je Ling) i København har den glæde at skulle være værter for udstillingen af buddhistiske mestres relikvier.

Relikviesamlingen har siden 2001 været på en verdensomspændende turné og været udstillet i over 100 byer i Asien, USA og Europa. I 2005 kom udstillingen for første gang til Danmark, hvor over 1500 mennesker gæstede udstillingen. Sidste gang var det i 2007

Udstillingen er en unik mulighed for at se relikvier fra Kasyapa Buddha, Maudgalyayana, Sariputra, Ananda, Nargajuna, Atisha, Milarepa, Geshe Chekhawa, Tsong Khapa, Gyalwa Ensapa, H.H. den 1. Kamapa, Pabongka Rinpoche samt fra nyere afdøde mestre så som Lama Thubten Yeshe, Gwang-Chin og Geshe Lama Konchog.

Relikvierne er blevet fundet i asken efter kremationen af de buddhistiske mestre. Relikvierne ligner smukke, perleagtige krystaller. Relikvierne fremvises i glasbokse, som står rundt om en stor gylden statue af Maitreya Buddha. I løbet af udstillingen har de besøgende mulighed for at modtage en velsignelse, hvor relikvierne fra en Buddha placeres på toppen af den besøgendes hoved, som en personlig velsignelse.

Relikvierne tilhører Lama Zopa Rinpoche, leder af den internationale organisation The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Relikvierne er blevet doneret til Lama Zopa Rinpoche af de klostre, templer, museer og munke, der hidtil har opbevaret dem. Otte af relikvierne er doneret af H.H. Dalai Lama.

Relikvierne vil blive placeret i en 152 m høj bronzestatue af Maitreya Buddha, som skal bygges i Kushinagar i det nordlige Indien. I henhold til de buddhistiske belæringer vil Maitreya blive den næste Buddha, der vil give belæringer om kærlighed og medfølelse.

Selve navnet `Maitreya` betyder kærlighed og venlighed – i verden i dag har vi virkelig brug for kærlighed og venlighed. Maitreya projektet er virkeligt vidunderligt og er resultatet af stort mod og stor viljestyrke, og fra mit hjertets dyb værdsætter og glæder jeg mig over dette storslåede projekt”.

- Hans Hellighed Dalai Lama

Udstillingen holder åbent lørdag og søndag fra kl. 10-19 og er gratis. Weekenden er en unik mulighed for at mødes og meditere på kærlighed og venlighed.

Udstillingerne åbnes med en ceremoni fredag den 1. april i københavn. Da der er et begrænset antal pladser, er tilmelding nødvendig (se kontaktinformation nedenfor).


Arrangør: Center for Visdom og Medfølelse/ Tong-nyi Nying-je Ling (www.fpmt.dk)

Adresse: Kompagnistræde 22 3 tv, KBH K

Kontakt: Shaun Rømer på telefon 60 64 83 26/ mail: shaun@minibyg.dk

Mange hilsner og på glædeligt gensyn

Relic koordinatorerne, København

15. marts 2011

Announcement from Nepal


According to the lunar calendar, Saturday, March 5th, 2011 ushers in the Year of the Iron Rabbit as well as the celebration of Tibetan Losar. We at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery wish all of you longevity, and a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, full of great dharma practice!

According to the Tibetan calendar, Kyabje Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche will be 61 this year of the Rabbit, the return of his birth animal year. Tibetan astrology indicates that this return is considered a heavy year.

Therefore, during the annual 9-day White Amitayus Drubchen, Kyabjes Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche and Yangsi Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, together with the sangha of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and the mandala of its related monasteries and retreat centers will offer the traditional Tenshuk ceremony to Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche on Full Moon Day, the 15th day of the Month of Miracles, Saturday March 19th, 2011, with heartfelt prayers for his long life, for his life-force to remain stable, and for his enlightened activity to unceasingly benefit all beings.

All those connected to Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche are most welcome to join us here in our main temple!

Those of you who are unable to be here can still join the event, wherever you are. As Rinpoche always says, the best offering for his long life is our daily meditation practice, and the study and application of the Buddha's teachings. Making heartfelt prayers for Rinpoche’s long life is a wonderful way to join the ceremony from afar.

The entire ceremony will be filmed and available the next day for viewing at www.DharmaSun.org so everyone will be able to view the entire offering online.

Lastly, if any of you should wish to contribute directly to the ceremony you can do so here: www.monlam.org

Namdol Gyatso Lama
Chief administrator
Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery

From Phakchok Rinpoche

Dear All Near and Far,

I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I'm writing to you all from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery where at present we are performing the annual Tsekar (White Amitayus/Buddha of Longevity) Drubchen (great accomplishment), a nine day ceremony based on a collection of liturgies belonging to the "Great Accomplishment Group Sadhana of White Amitayus". This drubchen beginning on the 8th day of the fist lunar month of the Tibetan New Year brings forth auspicious circumstances for the practitioners two fold attainment of longevity and primordial wisdom.

When talking about auspicious circumstances for practitioners, the most perfect circumstance for realizing the correct view of emptiness is through generating complete non judgmental and genuine devotion to all the enlightened ones and to cultivate unbound and un fabricated compassion for all sentient beings. Some of you may be practitioners, some interested in practicing and some just receiving this message as a junk, to which I deeply apologize. For you practitioners and for those who are interested in practicing, when you do the practice, you need to have a certain goal or a boundary or a limit to where you want to reach. As mentioned countless times in my previous notes, devotion is key. For devotion, you need to have unerring certainty in the dharma, grounded pure perception, and finally heartfelt kindness of the teachers and the teachings. With these intact, devotion will naturally arise. In the moment of devotion, we should sincerely bring to mind our root gurus along with the lineage gurus and think of their great qualities and with great admiration, supplicate to them. Knowing that it is only through the kindness of the gurus that we'll be able to understand the ultimate nature of the mind, with such great gratitude, genuine devotion should naturally arise. Devotion should be applied through supplication; physically through putting your palms together, verbally through chanting the supplication, and mentally by aspiring to become a good practitioner in any condition whether in happiness or in sorrow. Your devotion shouldn't be judgmental as well. If it is, then your devotion is not pure. Devotion is actually a measurement of how deep your understanding of your realization of emptiness is.

Although all sentient beings possess the self existing wisdom, they are unaware of it and as a result beaten relentlessly in the illusory experiences of samsara and suffer tremendously. When seeing such, one should overcome with great compassion and pity. At a moment like this, one should genuinely aspire with great compassion for all sentient beings to be free from suffering and the cause of suffering. Compassion should be without bounds, without attachment, without judgement, without hope and well grounded.

On this 10th day of the first month of the Iron Rabbit Year, Guru Rinpoche renounces his kingdom, practices yoga and meditation in the great charnel ground of Sitavana and attains liberation. Gathering under the matrikas and dakinis, he is known as Guru Shantarakshita.

Keeping you all in my mind on this auspicious day of the auspicious month of the auspicious year!

Sarva Mangalam,

Phakchok Rinpoche

The Buddha Hall has a new floor - rejoice!

11. marts 2011


The second 35 Day Trinley Nyingpo Padmasambhava Retreat at Gomde Denmark March 29- May 2, 2011

A traditional 35 Day Trinley Nyingpo Retreat is to take place. Following Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s advice the retreat will be a traditional, closed retreat with all participants completing the full 35 days.

On the guidance of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche the retreat will be undertaken in a traditional and authentic way. The retreat will be guided by Lama Tenzin Sangpo who has great knowledge and experience of the practice. Practice will be structured into four daily sessions; two group sessions and two individual sessions. Gomde will be closed to outside visitors during the retreat.

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, himself a lineage holder of these teachings, said of this cycle of teachings:

“.. the terma is fresh and being practiced by great masters at the beginning, it is always the case that there are great blessings because the ‘vapour of the Dakinis’ breath’ has not yet had time to evaporate from the terma. In this way, terma teachings with a short lineage have a particularly great blessing and effect for those who practice them.”

Lama Tenzin Sangpo was born in the area of Tingri in Tibet in the year 1967. In 1976, after his escape from Tibet, he received ordination and the traditional education at Chokyi Nyima's monastery Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling in Boudhanath, Kathmandu. Among other things he has successfully completed a traditional three-years retreat, and he is one of the most respected lamas of the monastery.

He is extremely versed in the various buddhist philosophies, and he is an expert in tantric practice. In Denmark, Russia, Israel and Malaysia he acted as a recitation master in extensive buddhist ceremonies.

Registration: programs@gomde.dk

6. marts 2011

Losar greetings from Gomde UK

Dear Friends,
Tashi Delek

We have gathered together at Gomde Lindholme Hall to celebrate the new year of the Iron Rabbit.
We send all our greetings to you all on this auspicious occasion.

May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness may they be free from suffering and the causes of suffering May they remain in great equanimity Without attachment to relatives nor hatred towards enemies


May all True Teachers live long!!

with many greetings from all at Gomde, Lindholme Hall

5. marts 2011

Losar Tashi Delek 2011!

Losar Tashi Delek 2011!

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

To watch a short video clip of our Rinpoches of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery

please click here.