The Ven. Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche blessed the buddhahall in our centre Buddhas Way last Friday. He recited for one hour together with the sangha and guests in Buddhas Way. Afterwards, hungry ghosts got blessed sweets, juice and fruits to free them out of their suffering.
The day before, Ehrw. Khenpo Rinpoche already chose a place for the huge Padmasambhava-Statue which will be initiated for the Padmasambhava Project for world peace in Buddhas Way. Saturday, the Ven. Khenpo Rinpoche blessed the place, where the statue will be standing next year. Next year, it will stand between the two houses of Buddhas Way - but the stage, on which it will stand, still needs to be built.
After this blessing an fire ceremony, we hang up tibetean prayer flags high in the air, from tree to tree. All Zen-Students guests and residents of centre Buddhas Way Buddhas helped the monks and nuns to put the flags up on trees and house. Now the prayers will be carried in all direction with every little wind.
In the evening, Ven. Khenpo Rinpoche gave a Dharma-Talk for all guests, zen-students and visitors from the surrounding villages. In the talk, he emphasized that the big buddhist traditions should not be seen as independend, seperated teachings. Khenpo underlined, that the 3 big traditions all come from the enlightened mind of the Buddha Shakyamuni and are equally penetrated of this fully awakened mind. The reason: Buddha Shakyamuni, Buddha Amithaba and Padmasambhava are actually not seperated beings either: They are the same, just different manifestations of the same enlightened mind - they are one. The talk was video taped and will be available soon.
Padmasambhava Global Project for World Peace
The power of Padmasambhava’s compassion is particularly beneficial in today’s world. Creating and spreading images of Him can swiftly dispel negative influences and bring about harmony.
Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche is creating and placing Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) statues around the globe in an effort help stabilize our world and create opportunities for universal peace.
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