May 1st, 2010 by TAW Reporter
|June 2, 2010|
|7:00 pm||to||8:30 pm|
Please join us for our final day of prayer service for the victims of 6.9 Tibet’s earthquake. Prayer will be lead by Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche, along with our Ven. Tulku Yeshi la, Kusho Migmar and Khenpo la.
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.
2 Main Programs of the evening:
1. Light a Candle in Memory of Earthquake Victims: we will light candles and circumbalate the monastery, we are requesting volunteers to bring candles. Current donations are made by:
- 3,100 candles by Kelsang and Sherab Dorjee family
- 1,000 candles by Tenzin Yangchen
2. “Tsethar” A Buddhist traditional practice of releasing fish on 49th day prayer service. Current donations: $20 Tashi Namgyal and $20 Tsewang Sangmo. Contact Thinley Gyatso or Rigdzin Tingkye for more details.
- 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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