Event : Dechen Cheokhor Grand Puja of The Three Buddhas
Date : April 11–17 2011
Venue : Dechen Choekor Monastery
Address : Shravasti, P.O. Bhuntar 175125, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh India
Tel : +91-19022 67297
http://www.drukpachoegon.info/activitie ... ddhas.aspx
This Grand Puja of Buddha Amitayus, Tsuktor Namgyalma and White Tara is performs under the instruction of Rinpoche for the benefits of all beings, particularly for those who suffer in this Dark Age by wars, natural disasters and unknown diseases.
Rinpoche had several indications and signs that this puja is very much needed to be performed in this coming year to benefit and to help all his students who depends on him for Dharma. According to Rinpoche, this puja is also very important for Rinpoche himself and His Dharma activities.
Rinpoche explained that this grand puja of 'The Three Buddhas' is liken 'The Trinity of Long Life' and is very important for long life, prosperity and removal of obstacles! This Puja of the 'Trinity Buddha' is particularly very beneficial:
For sick peoples tormented by unknown sickness, incurable diseases, agonizing illnesses etc.
To pacify threats that may shorten one's life such poisonous animals and animal attacks, accidents, disasters etc that may cause untimely death.
To overcome challenges such as distress cause by unfair accusation, court case, foul denunciations etc.
Those who engage in these practices are protected from the obstacles to one's life and granted the blessing of long life and prosperity.
This ninth and present incarnation of Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche was recognized at the age of three by H.H. 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. The Karmapa presented H.E. 8th Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche with three letters detailing the precise location of Drukpa Choegon's whereabouts, the house, his family names, and the year of his birth. Kyabgon Khamtrul Rinpoche then along with many yogis visited Rinpoche's yogic parents in the remote Himalayan region of Kinnaur. Rinpoche was enthroned at the age of six in Khampagar Monastery, India.
He then began his formal education and training which included reading, writing, calligraphy, rituals, sand mandala, visualization, and meditation. At 14 years of age, Rinpoche was invited to Bhutan by Kyabgon Khamtrul Rinpoche. There Kyabgon Khamtrul Rinpoche transmitted the complete teachings of the Drukpa Kargyu tradition to him. Shortly thereafter Kyabgon Khamtrul Rinpoche passed away in Bhutan at the age of 49. H.H. Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse was still in Bhutan at that time, took on the mantle of teacher until he passed away in 1991.
Rinpoche's main teacher in this lifetime has been H.E. 8th Kyabgon Khamtrul Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, H.E. 8th Trulshik Adeu Rinpoche, H.H. 68th Kyabje Je Khenpo of Bhutan and H.E. Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. On the advice of H.H. Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse, Rinpoche completed many practices in retreat including Vajrakilaya, Green Tara, Buddha Amitayus, Vajrapani, Kurukulle, Padmasambhava etc.
At the age of 19 Rinpoche began his studies in philosophy which lasted for 9 years and at the age of 28 he received the degree of Khenpo (equivalent to a PhD). Kyabje Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche was then elected as the spiritual director of the community of more than 600 Tibetans in Tashi Jong and the surrounding community. During that time, he built a new school for the lamas, renovated temples, provided financial support for the great annual pujas, and helped secure a source of clean water for the community, improved education of the monks, improved salaries of the lay workers and inspired young people to work for the community. He also helped the old and the needy, started a sponsorship programs, and provided funds to help improve the medical clinic.