Great Offerings for Compassion and Happiness

The Tara Great Stupa for Peace and Harmony Project, Thousand Stars Foundation is pleased to invite interested persons to join our annual Stupa day

Great Offerings for Compassion and Happiness
Presided by Latri Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche
25-26 September 2010
Khadiravana Center (Kundrol Ling)
Nongplub District, Hua-Hin

All is welcome to participate in ancient Tibetan ceremonies by making “Namnga Tongchod” 5000 great offerings to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, attending long-life empowerment and receiving blessings for good luck and happiness in life. There will also be teachings and other merit making activities including the releasing of 100,000 fishes conducted by Latri Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche, world-leading spiritual teacher and Bonpo Dzogchen master.

“Namnga Tongchod” or 5000 offerings consist of lamp, incense, water, fruit and flower, 1000 each. The offerings represent pure faith in the Triple Gems. Each has a separate benefit: Lamp gives light to remove ignorance. Incense destroys impurities. Water quenches thirst and represents a pure offering to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Fruit removes hunger and brings auspiciousness to earth. Flower symbolizes beautiful and pleasant offerings.

There are no registration fees. Donations to help with organizaing expenses and Rinpoche’s traveling costs are greatly appreciated.

Food and simple accommodation will be provided. Those who need transportation can travel in a van arranged by the Foundation, with the cost of 600 baht per round trip: Bangkok-Khadiravana Center-Kaeng Krajan Dam-Bangkok.

Contact
*By 15 September 2010*
Email: 1000tara@gmail.com; Mobile: 0806100770

Program
Saturday 25 September 2010
06.30 hrs. Leave the Foundation House
10.30 hrs. Arrive at Khadiravana Center; Snacks
11.00 hrs. Latri Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche guides us on how we should set our mind in merit making. All participants make “Namnga Tongchod” 5000 offerings in a Mantra Stupa
11.45 hr. “Sang” offerings to Dharma protectors and local deities at the Great Stupa site
12.45 hrs. Lunch
14.00 hrs. Building a Mantra stone pile dedicated to “Sherab Chamma,” Wisdom Mother of Loving Kindness
14.30 hr. Long-life Empowerment and Ceremony for Granting Blessings for Good Luck and Happiness in Life
16.00 hrs. Meditation in Mantra Stupa/ Rest
17.00 hrs. Dinner
19.30 hrs. 505 butter lamps offerings at the Great Stupa Site and prayers for the well-being of sentient beings in six realms
20.30 hrs. Merit Making for the deceased
21.30 hrs. Prostration and Rest

Sunday 26 September 2010
05.15 hrs. Wake up
05.30 hrs. Meditation
06.00 hrs. Morning refreshments; Packing
07.00 hr.   Depart for Kaeng Krajan Dam, Petchaburi
08.30 hrs. Release 100,000 fishes
09.30 hrs. Breakfast at Kaengkrajan
10.30 hrs. Return to Bangkok

Author: Krisadawan Kalsang Dawa กฤษดาวรรณ เมธาวิกุล

Dharma teacher, founder and president of the Thousand Stars Foundation

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