June 8th, 2010 by TAW Reporter
Big “Thank You” to Everyone! TOTAL DONATIONS: $8381.19
SPECIAL THANK YOU! To our main volunteers for working so hard in bringing us wonderful dinner/desert/appetizers! Ngawang Choden, Tenzin Kelsang, Tenzin Chokey, Tsering Dolkar, Dolkar Lhamo, Kelsang Amney, Lhamo, and Didi. More volunteers who helped to cook, clean, etc: Topjee, Nawang, Nyima lama, Tenzin lama, Thupten, Jamyang Gyatso, Kelsang, Kristine Honda, Sonam Dolma, Adrien Chan, Yangchen, Tenzin Dorjee, Jamyang Dargey, Tsering Kyi, Tsewang Sangmo, Chokey, Maggie, Pema Dechen, Wangmo, Tsering Dorjee… They are so many donors for silent auction, thank you to all! Thank you Sunday School students for inspiring everyone to donate with their moving speech read by Tsephell - “Thuk-je-Nang”.
“4-14 Yushu Earthquake Relief Committee“,contact:Yushuemail@example.com, call +91 9736 254 543 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91 9736 254 543 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 9882297 858, 9882 034 79
April 17th “Duntsik
Yangdi and Tashi Sokpo family “Ku-yon” (monetary donation towards the monks for leading our prayer service). “Mang-ja” (tea offering to the public) Snacks/drinks by:
PCC grocery store (Tibetans employees) - organic drinks, snacks…
Kelsang and T. Wangyal family, Tsewang Tsangmo, Passang Ghonpa, and Yangdi Sokpo family.
April 24th “Duntsik Thang-Po”
Gyatso Dakchang Family(Kuyon + Mang-ja)
Chodak Woesung Family (Kuyon), Dorjee Khando Family(Kuyon + Mang-ja)
Kelsang and Tenzin Wangyal (Desi offering)
TAW + Snacks offering
May 1st “Duntsik Nyi-Pa” - Lobsang Dargey (Kuyon + Mang-ja)
May 3rd “NATIONAL MOURNING PRAYER” @ Sakya Gonpa 7:00pm
May 8th “Duntsik Tsum-Pa” Chonzom & Thupten Nyishar family (Kuyon + Mang-ja)
May 15th “Duntsik Shi-Pa” - Tenzin Yangchen - Kelsang and Sherab Dorjee (Kuyon + Mang-ja)
May 22th “Duntsik Nga-Pa” - Tsering Dolkar Family - Tsering Choedon and Pema Dorjee Family (Kuyon + Mang-ja)
May 29th “Duntsik Dhuk-Pa” - Ngawang Choedon, Chokey and Tsetop Sokpo Family (Kuyon + Mang-ja)
Wed June 2nd “SHAY-GU” - FINAL 49th Day of Prayer Service
Kuyon and Mangja Sponsors:
Nyima Lama Family, Tsering Dolkar Family, Ngawang Chozom, Thupten Sherpa, Tsering and Thinley Gyatso, Tea/Drinks by Topjee, Tashi Daknewa, - more to come.
Special Morning Prayers from 10am-3pm - Prayers lead by Dagchen Rinpoche
Kuyon and Mangja Sponsors: Lobsang Dargey ($100), Passang Ghongpa ($50), Sonam Tsering ($50), Tashi Namgyal ($50). Tenzin Kelsang, Tenzin Yangchen and Thinley Gyatso will coordinate lunch and tea offering for Rinpoche/Monks only.
more to come.
Thousands of Candles will be lite throughout the sidewalks outside of the Gonpa, we are requesting volunteers to bring candles.
- 3.100 candles by Kelsang and Sherab Dorjee family
- 1,000 candles by Tenzin Yangchen
“Tsethar” Releasing Fish on 49th day prayer service! Donations are being collected at each prayer service - contact Thinley Gyatso or Rigdzin Tingkye.
- Benefit’s of Saving life Poem by Chatrel Rinpoche
- What is Life Release? by Karmapa Teaching
- How to live longer: The Buddhist Practice of Saving Life - Great Blog!
According to Tibetans, after death the consciousness takes at least 49 days to travel from one life to the next. Prayers conducted by the living can assist the dead through this journey and can help to guide them toward a good rebirth, and so it is a period that is always marked by special rites. Generally, groups of monks come to the house of the deceased and conduct complex prayer ceremonies that often last all day. The family members are also deeply involved in these activities, and the last day, the 49th, is particularly significant. By then, the family has had time to grieve, and through their active participation in the rites, can rest assured that they have done everything they can for the departed. -RN
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