Cathy the head of the Dharma Center for Palyul in Ohio, gave
permission (June 3 2012) to announce this wonderful information on Dharmawheel:Very Special Live Auction Item with Proceeds Going to the Palyul Ohio Roof
One of a kind, Mani Stone hand carved by the 10th Bhakha Rinpoche, Tulku Orgyen
Phuntsok's Uncle, in 1992. The Bhakha Tulkus have been considered as the
incarnations of Dorje Lingpa, who was considered an emanation of Vairotsana,
primary holder of the lineage of Rigdzin Pema Lingpa, and Shikpo Lingpa. He
studied at Mindroling in Tibet, and later at the school for young tulkus in
Dalhousie, India. He has received many teachings from great masters including
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dodrupchen Rinpoche. He also holds the Dzogchen
lineage of the Namchö tradition, the Longchen Nyingtik and the Chetsün Nyingtik.
He received Dudjom Tersar, Rinchen Terdzö and many other teachings from Dudjom
Rinpoche, whom he served for a number of years. He has also served and received
transmissions from Penor Rinpoche and Chatral Rinpoche. Due to health condition
Bhakha Rinpoche is not carving any new Mani's at this time. We pray that Rinpoche
will be well and recover quickly.
We will be taking email bids this week ending with our live auction on
Friday,June 8. You can email your maximum bid to email@example.com
another bid comes in higher than your maximum you will be emailed to give you a
chance for further consideration. If you would like to be called while the live
auction is in progress for the chance to increase your bid this will be
possible. You would need to send a phone number for us to reach you between 6
and 8 pm on the day of the auction.
Opening Bid: $500.00 May all beings benefit.http://www.palyulohio.org/2012-auction-and-benefit/
If you have any questions about this mani stone you should contact Cathy (head of the Dharma Center) or if it is a question about the stone itself, maybe I can answer here in the forum on this thread, if not, I'll direct you to her. I donated this mani stone to Palyul Ohio as a thank you to Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche for his generosity in spreading the Dharma, and also his kindness in helping me sponsor Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok Rinpoche teaching in May at Palyul. This is one way I could "give back" to Khenchen thanking him for his steadfast generosity.
Right now the roof is leaking into the shrine room whenever it rains there, so buckets have to be placed all around. There are so few beautiful Gompas like this in the U.S.A. they are a treasure for this time and for the future. This mani rock I've given for the temple roof fund was a personal gift given to me from Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche, this specific mani rock was carved by his own hand, it is rare, as this stone was one of the first, if not the first, he ever made here in the USA. I don't know at this time if Rinpoche will be carving more, Rinpoche has suffered a health difficulty so he cannot carve the mani and he is in therapy, everyone is praying for his health and full recuperation. If you want to offer prayers for Rinpoche please see: http://vairotsana.org/peace/
Rinpoche was brought to the USA in the early 1990's under the auspices of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche for the first time (USA) to facilitate some aspects of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo training. Bhakha Rinpoche spent time with Jetsunma then traveled to Orgyen Dorje Den in Alameda CA teaching there, and after teaching there Rinpoche continued his travels with me. I arranged a small teaching venue in Grants Pass Oregon, Eugene, and up into Portland Orgeon, I was totally fortunate to accompany Rinpoche to these teachings, he is an excellent Dharma teacher, I felt fortunate to have helped him with his early activity here, my teacher Gyatrul Rinpoche was also pleased and thanked me for helping Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche. The qualities of Rinpoche are unsurpassed, he is very kind and helpful to everybody, and for our benefit he built the Zuni Mountain Stupa in New Mexico: http://www.zunimountainstupa.org/
This Mani stone being offered has provenance, it is one of the first, if not the first carved by Rinpoche here in The USA and being it is carved by his own hand, the hand of a master teacher (see history below of Bhakha Rinpoches) it is a great jewel, you could dedicate the merit of the purchase of this stone
to someone you love, someone who is sick, or someone in your family you want to help. It would be a very great dharma support, a great blessing for you to have this stone in your shrine room, or at your Dharma Center, or on your personal altar.
Bhakha Rinpochehttp://www.tealchemy.org/where/rinpoche ... index.html
Bhakha Rinpoche / Pedma Lingpa
If you want to directly contact the head of the Palyul Dharma Center who is in charge of the auction and place a bid for the stone, once again please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
She gave her permission to post this information about the mani stone on the web here at Dharmawheel in hopes of finding the stone its new home. In addition, there are posts and information concerning the stone and the auction in general on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PalyulOhio
Additional links, information on The Mani Mantra:
Mani Mantra of Chenrezig: http://www.khandro.net/deity_Chenrezig.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om_mani_padme_hum
In one of the pictures there is a ruler for comparing size and also you can see a thumb holding the rock in the last picture for size comparison.