Foundation Teaching on Namcho Dzogchen Ngondro July 2

Foundation Teaching on Namcho Dzogchen Ngondro July 2

Postby phantom59 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:32 pm

Event : Foundation Teaching on Namcho Dzogchen Ngondro
Date : July 2
Time : 4:30-6:30pm, 7:30-9:30pm
Venue : Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Assosiation
Address :721 Geylang Road, Singapore 389 632
(directly opposite Lorong 42 Geylang)
Map :
http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_tra ... ite_50798/
Website : http://www.palyulsg.org/newsletter.htm

Event : Smoke Puja
Date : July 15
Programme :
10.00am - 11.30am Nyingthig Smoke Puja
2.00pm - 4.00pm Mahakala Puja
8.00pm - 9.30pm Riwo Sang Chot

15th day of the 5th Tibetan month (falls on 15th July 2011) is Universal Smoke Ritual Day. The ritual involves reciting prayers and making a large smoke offering by burning food (oatmeal, beans, biscuits, candies, sugar), drinks (juice, milk), pieces of colorful cloths, flowers and incense.

The smoke or its essence is being offered to four groups of beings: Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and all the other deities; the dharma protectors; all sentient beings; the nagas and spirits to whom we may owe a karmic debt. For the first two groups, the Smoke is presented as offerings while for the other two, it is given as gifts.

Before putting our plate or cup of offering into the fire, one must visualize that the offering is a vast ocean of precious substances offered to the four beings mentioned above and that all of them are extremely pleased when they receive our offerings and gifts.This Smoke Puja enables participants to accumulate merits and blessings. It facilitates the purification of our bad karma, sicknesses and obstacles, paying off the karmic debts of our previous lives, as well as increasing wealth and life spans for our present and future lives.

Event : 1.2 Million Guru Mantra Prayer
Date : August 2-8
Programme :
August 2
8.00pm - 9.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Group Accumulation

August 3, 5, 6
2.00pm - 4.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Mahakala Puja
8.00pm - 9.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Group Accumulation

August 7
10.00am - 11.30am Guru Rinpoche Puja & Group Accumulation
2.00pm - 4.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Mahakala Puja

August 8
10.00am - 12.00pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Group Accumulation
2.00pm - 4.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Mahakala Puja
8.00pm - 9.30pm Marme Monlam, Dedication of Merits & Blessing

The tenth day of the sixth Tibetan month, which falls on 8th August 2011, is the anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava’s birth from a lotus at Dhanakhosha Lake amid wondrous signs. Also known as Guru Rinpoche and the second Buddha, he was the emanation of Buddha Amitabha, and whose coming was prophesised by Lord Buddha in the Sutras and Tantras. It is said that the more delusions and difficulties there are, the swifter and more powerful he is. When the Tibetans need blessings or protection, their natural reflex is to invoke Guru Rinpoche, and when great masters face crises, even they call out to him as their ultimate source of refuge.

Chokhor Duchen (on 15th July) is known as the Anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Turning of the Dharma Wheel for the first time. It is one of the four great Duchens of the year during which the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied by 10 million times.Devotees are strongly encouraged to engage in this wholesome activity with us!

The core objectives of this program are to pray for the longevity of all the great masters of Buddhism.

The general objectives of this program are to pray for:
1 Buddha Dharma to be ever-flourishing even during this degenerate age,
2 Peace, happiness and harmony to prevail in this world,
3 Elimination of Warfare, famines and sicknesses

Event : Hundred Deities Chang Chog Puja
Date : August 13-14
Programme :
August 13
10.00am - 12.00pm Hundred Deities Chang Chog Puja
2.00pm - 4.30pm Hundred Deities Chang Chog Puja
8.00pm - 9.30pm Smoke Puja

August 14
10.00pm to 12.00pm Hundred Deities Chang Chog Puja
2.00pm to 5.00pm Hundred Deities Chang Chog Puja and Smoke Puja

The Hundred Deities Chang Chog Puja on 13th & 14th August 2011.Rinpoche and lamas will chant the Hundred Deities Prayer for the benefit of all the deceased. During the Ceremony, we call upon the Hundred Deities and make offerings to them. The merits accumulated from these offerings are dedicated to the deceased to help them in their karma purification and liberation. The prayer will also help awaken the consciousness and eliminate the desire of the souls in the Bardo (intermediate period between death and rebirth) so that they may be liberated and may take rebirth in Amitabha Buddha's Pure Land instead of the six realms of Samsara (wheel of existence).

At the end of the ritual, the paper tablets with the names of the deceased are burnt. The fire symbolizes the wisdom of the Hundred Deities and the act of burning represents the cutting of the attachment of the deceased from the notion of "ego" or "self" (which is the cause of one's sufferings). It is said that through this ceremony, the consciousness of the deceased are merged together with the wisdom of the Hundred Deities bringing the deceased to their liberation.For those who participate and make offerings in the Hundred Deities Prayer ceremony, it is said that they will also accumulate immeasurable merits and also extinguish bad or negative karmic connections with the deceased. Whoever sees, hears or touches the text of the Hundred Deities will be blessed.
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