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.
I wish you a very happy New Year in 2014.
May you live a long, healthy and happy life.
May you be able to help many beings and live in harmony with all.
May we be able to create a world where all people are kind to each other.
I am shocked and shattered to know that Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche has passed away at the hands of murderers in Chengdu on 8th of October along with his nephew and driver. I feel so helpless and lonely without his strong and courageous presence.
I knew Akong Rinpoche since I was 9 years old. He bathed me when I was dirty and nursed me when I was sick. He has been a most reliable and constant friend all my life. He was also the first to invite me to come to the West to teach.
Akong Rinpoche was a man of few words and he always did what he said. I never saw him sitting idle even for a short period and he was always doing something worthwhile. But he never looked stressed or tense.
He was on the high throne in his most expensive brocade one moment and the next moment he was digging a ditch in the rain with same ease and naturalness.
I do not need to talk about his contribution towards the preservation and spread of Buddhism nor do I have to inform about his charitable works. These are well known to the whole world and whole Tibet is now remembering him for his gigantic work in so many projects.
He taught us that to help the helpless is the essence of Dharma practice as well as our human responsibility.
We will always miss him but I hope his mission would never come to suffer because of his absence.
I would like to pray for his swift return and to continue to help countless people who need dedicated and fearless people like him.