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
Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery