OCEAN OF WISDOM
Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 22, 2009
“All fortunate beings are guided on the miraculous path
To the lotus field of Buddha Amitabha
By the blessing of your divine, magical activity.”
Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche : Offering praise,
Visual Dharma : White Sail, part 2
Homage to Amitabha Buddha
1.1.Dear worldwide Friends of Buddha Dharma, this week Alive Dharma teaching is entitled Ocean of wisdom, following previous teaching : Drops of wisdom. Each of your/our positive thoughts and wishes is shining drop of wisdom, collecting in unseparable Ocean of wisdom, state of enlightenment. Please, read & study the Dharmas/truths with peaceful awareness, so that the Light of these truths can penetrate your beingness. May Buddha Amitabha´s blessings illuminate every step on your spiritual path toward Enlightenment. While reading the Offering praise from the White sail aloud to accumulate merit and wisdom, don´t forget to multiply your positive energy by rating, commenting, favoring, sharing,
and embeding this Visual Dharma – spiritual Teaching for 3rd millenium. In Buddha Amitabha´s eyes of wisdom : we all are part of the Heritage of mankind, evolving toward Pure land of Infinite light. * Venerable Konchok Norbu created beautiful Dharma art photo , connected with this teaching. Take a look at www.buddhadharmaobfinternational.wordpress.com Heritage of mankind. Comments with insights and meditations can be written also there. Homage to Amitabha Buddha of infinite Light *****
II.Buddhist spiritual*religious activities :
2.1.Lunar calendar for 10th month
Nov 25 Medicine Buddha and Arya Tara day (8th day) : Dharma practice : 21 Verses of praise or Arya Tara sadhana; Medicine Buddha chanting or Medicine Buddha sadhana . See related Visual Dharmas .
Nov 27 Guru Padmasambhava day (10th day) ; Guru Rinpoche arrives in central Tibet. He subdues all the hostile negative forces, founds the great monastery of Chö-khor Pal-gyi Samye and lights the lamp of the holy Dharma of the sutra and mantra teachings. Guiding his 25 disciples and the king to liberation he is known as Padmasambhava : the Lotus-born Guru. Dharma practice: Sang, Ganachakra, Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II. Related Visual Dharmas : 7-line invocation of Guru Padmasambhava, Teaching about 7-line invocation, Dances of eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche.
Nov 28 Buddha Manjushri day . Dharma practice : Homage to Manjushri-Buddha of wisdom or Manjushri sadhana. Related Visual Dharma: Homage to Manjushri; Manjushri-nama samgiti by Khenchen Pentse Rinpoche , Chanting the names of Manjushri.
Dec 2 Full moon day, related to Long-life sadhanas of Buddha Amitayus, White Arya Tara etc. Related Visual Dharma: Amitabha Buddha of infinite Light.
Dec 11 Dakini day. Dharma practice: Ganachakra, Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II.
Dec 15 Dharmapala day ; Dharma practice : Vajrakilaya tantra Gurkhukma by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsog Rinpoche. See related Visual Dharma.
Dec 16 Shakyamuni Buddha day. Dharma practice: purification sadhanas : 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva Buddha . See related Visual Dharma.
Collective prayers and meditations since 1989 , every Sunday from 4-5 pm GMT +1 or according to your local time. Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche gives direct introduction to the Sound*Light of Dharmata at the beginning and after Kunzang Gongpa Zhangtal recitation . See related Visual Dharma: Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra Buddha. Together we become vegetarians ; together we pray and meditate for inner and outer peace on the planet, benefiting many sentient beings. OM MANI PADME HUM
III. International institute for contemporary Buddhist studies :
3.1. Buddhist Literary Heritage Project
October 24, 2009 Dear Friends,
My name is Huang Jing Rui, and I am honored to be newly appointed as the interim executive director of the Buddhist Literary Heritage Project (BLHP). The goal of this new initiative is to see all of the vast and extraordinary riches of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist literature, particularly the Kangyur and Tengyur, translated into English and other modern languages and made universally accessible within a hundred years.
Over the past few decades, many groups and individuals have been working with great dedication to translate a wide range of Buddhist teachings into English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and other languages. The BLHP grew from the jointly expressed wishes of more than 50 such translators, teachers, and academics who met in Bir, India, in March 2009 at the Translating the Words of the Buddha conference.
Conceived as a project with its own activity and funding, and not simply as a forum for discussion, the BLHP clearly needs an effective organizational structure. At the Bir conference, the participants requested Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to take on the interim responsibility of overseeing the establishment of the necessary structure.
In the six months since the conference, many interesting developments have taken place toward setting up that interim organizational structure, together with the key policies and strategic plans that will get the BLHP going. These steps include:
May: Planning meeting June: Editorial policy meeting July: Appointment of executive director and working committee July: Confirmation of two “proof of concept” pilot translations September: Four-day working committee planning meeting The Buddhist Literary Heritage Project will officially begin to operate in January 2010, managed by an interim working committee consisting of eight members:
Chair: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Executive director: Huang Jing Rui
Committee members: Ani Kunga Chodron, Gene Smith, Ivy Ang, John Canti, Steven Goodman, and Cangioli Che
The BLHP interim working committee is committed to an open, inclusive, and collaborative approach that seeks the involvement of Dharma teachers, translators, academics, scholars, and researchers from all segments of the Buddhist community.The BLHP has taken birth from the great aspirations of teachers, translators, and people like you, but it is still in its infancy. As we develop, learn, and move forward, we humbly seek your patience, understanding, and goodwill. Your ongoing support is absolutely necessary for the project to accomplish its objective of preserving and making available the precious teachings of the Buddha.
Finally, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all the past and present volunteers and donors, who have generously offered time, money, experience, expertise, effort, and goodwill to the BLHP. We look forward to your continued support.
Please feel free to forward this letter to anybody whom you feel might be interested in our project. Thank you.
Yours in the Dharma,Huang Jing Rui Executive Director
Buddhist Literary Heritage Project (BLHP)
For more information and to find out how you can support this project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can download a PDF of the conference proceedings from http://khyentsefoundation.org/pdf/Translation_Conference.zip .
You are also welcome to join our BLHP Facebook group site on http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=59296950597&v=wall .
Post scriptum : H.E. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
donated Eight Treasure Vases to Buddha Dharma in March 1994 (Siddharta´s intent for world peace) and lead weekend Dharma teaching : Meditation in action in the city of Ankaran Adriatic sea, Slovenia. He also had Dharma lecture at the University of Ljubljana : Buddhism, peace and ecology(see related Visual Dharma). Rinpoche met with the late archbishop dr. Alojzij Sustar in Ljubljana and visited the Catholic monastery and museum in Sticna, meeting with dr. Anton Nadrah during interfaith meeting. OM MANI PADME HUM
IV.Wisdom Without Borders
4.1. Viewers and friends selected comments and post
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P.S. We ask everybody to actively support all videos that promote vegetarianism and world peace*****
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Dear Friends : although we don´t always immediate write comments on your videos-because of lack of time-we always appreciate them , trying to view your videos and write supportive words when time allows .
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my gratitude for your loving presence
hope you enjoy my latest video
namaste Claire Journey of the heart Love’s Divine
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Thank you,beautiful video and wisdom ,love and peace to you🙂
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Thank you [asana sana]!
Namaste! xo janet sol [a.k.a. ‘ecumsecumjanet’] Peace & blessings, always..
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Attached a new video which we hope you will like, if so,
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Peace to you all.
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Thank you for all the work and dedication you share with us in every video, in every message! I feel great joy with your presents of wisdom.
OM MANI PADME HUM
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V. Human rights
5.1. Nov 20 marks 20 years of International convention of children´s rights !
However : millions of children still don´t have basic human rights like health care, education etc. In Nepal His Eminence Sagar Rinpoche is taking care for more than 100 orphan children coming from 18 districts of Nepal. They are boys and girls from 6 till 18 years visiting private Buddhist school connected to Dechen Ling monastery and temple. May your generosity begins today by sponsoring/supporting one or more orphan child : monthly sponsoring is 30 Euro which provides for child´s dwelling, education, health care and support for the spiritual community. . Buddha Dharma provides financial & spiritual support and conseling in the frame of Buddha Dharma´s international charity. Upon writing to BuddhaDharma.OBFInternational@gmail.com we will send you bank account information for your regular contribution. We remember all supporters in prayers and meditations and provide spiritual guidance in times of need. All sponsors obtain photos, posters as well as seeds of the Buddha tree from the Lumbini zone , donated by ven. Sagar Rinpoche : Seeds for world peace. May you become peaceful and happy by helping others ***** As Kunkhyen Longchenpa said : Through generosity enjoyment is achieved ! See related Visual Dharma : Longchenpa – Six perfections.
We thank all supporters , esp. Mr and Mrs. Winter, Mr. Ales Pertot, Karma Döndrub Namgyal and others. OM MANI PADME HUM
5.2.Human rights of other sentient beings : animals
KhenpoDarma Japan wrote : October 02, 2009
In southern Nepal 25 kilometers away from Ram Bomjon’s meditation site, the world’s largest animal sacrifice is about to begin. At the stalls of Gadhi Mai Mela animal sellers are raking in the rupe…
In southern Nepal 25 kilometers away from Ram Bomjon’s meditation site, the world’s largest animal sacrifice is about to begin. At the stalls of Gadhi Mai Mela animal sellers are raking in the rupees. The massacre of a million animals takes place on November 24, 2009. Is this really how it has to be?
On November 24, 2009, the sacrifices will reach their peak.
You can help prevent it,
attend the blessings, or sign the petition:
KhenpoDarma sent you a video: “Nepal, We Can Prevent Animal Sacrifice.wmv”
Please view this. You’re awareness can make the difference!
Maitri, Khenpo Dharma
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Thank you very much for the message, and the prayers!
OM MANI PADME HUM Animal sacrifice is totally uncivilised deed , not a religious act at all! World wide petition must support complete prohibition of animal sacrifice in all traditions . True religion saves lives of beings ! This petition must be brought to United nations which must prohibit animal sacrifice in all countries, including Muslim world. It is very sad day for Nepal when 500.000 animals are killed every year.
OM MANI PADME HUM
Buddha Dharma-OBF International
* Today in collective prayers and meditations we will also pray for all animals that are killed in animal sacrifice.
5.3. Human rights for Tibet
Walking all the way from Holland to Tibet in the sake of Human Rights.
Coincidentally I found a article of a Dutch who go’s walking to Tibet to get
attention for Human Rights issues, after that he will meet the Dalai Lama in
Dharamsala. A few days ago he arrived in Dubai.
In Dutch language:
http://www.voettochtnaartibet.nl/ Info article:
(which has also a English letter from Tsultrim Dorjee)
Kind Regards, Peter
P.S. One of Buddha Dharma´s Friends – Karma Döndrub Namgyal (Austria) is travelling through Europe already for 4th time , visiting Germany, Polland, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, Swiss, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and other countries , to raise awareness of human rights for Tibet and also ecology . He visited many Dharma centres . If he comes to your town or area, please invite him home and show your generosity. Karma Döndrub Namgyal does not stay at one place for long time. He used to cycle 20 km daily and is very strict in his travelling schedule. OM MANI PADME HUM
5.4. International day for preventing violence against women , Nov 25
Reflection about how to prevent violence against women will be included in next alive Dharma teaching
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