On the auspicious occasion of the 35th birthday of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, I would like to offer homage and express our heartfelt greetings to His Holiness on behalf of myself and all the Bodhicharya sangha.
We pray that he may live a long and healthy life. May all his vast and beneficial activities and aspirations for the world, humanity, environment, dharma and Tibet be effortlessly and swiftly accomplished.
May we be able to see him soon in person and guide us and lead us to a better world and better life.
Rager Ossel, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Ger Reinders – Brussels 9th April 2019
Rager Ossel or Karma Gyurme was a close friend of mine and I knew him for over 40 years. He often used to come to Sikkim to see HH the 16th Karmapa. He was a devoted student of the Karmapa and his devotion never wavered all through his life. He served the HH the 17th Karmapa also in many ways including as a Director of Karmapa Foundation Europe.
He drove Karmapa in Europe and also in USA. The 16th Karmapa told him not to become a monk but serve the Dharma and people through his training and expertise in computer technology. He started the company InTouch more as a mission than a business and was always ready to help people in whatever way possible. Continue reading →
Wish you Tashi Delek on the auspicious occasion of the Tibetan New Year of Female Earth Pig year and pray that all the obstacles in your life will be cleared and you will play an important role in bringing joy and lasting peace and happiness to all the beings. May all your good wishes be fulfilled effortlessly.
On the Fire Monkey New Year
I wish you a heart felt Tashi Delek.
Next year this time may we meet again
With smiles on our face
And hearts full of joy.
May our teachers live long
May the goodness spread wide
May the world be filled with compassion
May the earth revive its vitality
May the beings live in peace.
May all these wishes come true
That I made with a pure heart.
You mastered all the studies at the Monastery of Kathok.
You grounded the Instructions into experience with Khenpo Ngakchung.
You accomplished those at Samye Chimphu and various retreats
The master of Sidhas, Sangye Dorje please take care of us.
You gave up eating meat and saved countless beings
You gave up eight worldly concerns and became a true Chatral.
You showed us what true dharma practice really is.
You shine bright amidst the oceans of Vidyadharas.
These words of devotion escaped me when I heard the sad news that Chatral Rinpoche had passed away in Nepal.
We are all gathered in Bodhgaya,
The Karmapa and thousands of us.
We pray here day and night;
We resolve to work towards our aspirations:
May each of us help all beings.
That we may free them from all problems.
That we may bring them lasting and true happiness.
That we can share all our good fortune with all beings.
That peace may prevail over all the world.
That all violence and atrocities may end at once.
That all beings may be kind to each other.
There is a presence of kindness.
There is a feeling of peace.
There is a joyful atmosphere.
This is, to me, the most wonderful celebration.
A celebration of peace, joy and kindness towards all, and each other.
I celebrate the New Year with these aspirations.
Let us all celebrate the New Year with these aspirations.
With each year passing I realize how precious the life is. With each day passing I realise how fast the time moves. Do we have time to waste In being nasty to each other? Isn’t it wiser to make our day nice By being just kind towards each other. Why not start on this auspicious day, The New Year of the Wood Horse.
Live Compassionately – toward yourself, the environment, & all beings.