Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby Caz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:54 pm

Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby Caz » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:32 am



His Strength always shines through regardless of physical health I hope students are busy continously praying for his long life and keeping and restoring Samaya with HE Lama Zopa. :namaste:
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby uslic001 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:22 pm

Message from Tsem Tulku to Lama Zopa Rinpoche:


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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby kerby » Tue May 03, 2011 9:00 am

Dear Friends,



The weekend has been quiet, tomorrow morning Rinpoche will have his first therapy session in the whirl pool. Doctors say Rinpoche's progress is very good with his right leg. The right arm has still little movement ... they say the arm is always slower than the leg. The main concern for the doctors is the control of the blood pressure and sugar levels. This they say must be under strict control ... otherwise the danger of another stroke.



Rinpoche is committed to staying in the rehabilitation ward of the hospital for several more days and the doctors are very happy with this. This private hospital is working quite well for Rinpoche. The staff ... nurses and doctors are very good and always willing to take time to discuss Rinpoche's situation and future, it is the same with the nurses.



Rinpoche's food is cooked at the monastery and gets delivered 3 times a day ... as well we take the hospital food which is quite ok and integrate it.



Rinpoche can stand on his own for short period of time... but you have to be there in case he loses his balance ... tonight he stood alone in one spot for several minutes and did a short walk (assisted) ... which was pretty good ... but then had to lay down and rest ... fatigue happens quickly.



Its Monday morning and Rinpoche just finished his first time in the pool for hydro therapy, Rinpoche said it was "pleasant". It looked like Rinpoche enjoyed it ... went on for about 40 mins.



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roger
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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby kerby » Thu May 05, 2011 8:23 pm

Dear Friends,



The night of the 3rd wasn't an easy one for Rinpoche so in the morning in consultation with the doctor we cancelled the physio therapy sessions for the pool in the morning and the session with the physio in the afternoon. The doctor did some tests and thought Rinpoche had exhausted himself the day before in the physio sessions (it certainly was a full day ... and partly maybe Rinpoche being very enthusiastic ). Rinpoche rested all day and thru the evening, being very quiet and doing prayers.



This morning (the 5th) the doctor cancelled the morning session in the pool and said the physio therapist would reevaluate Rinpoche this afternoon. Rinpoche this morning seemed much more rested.



The hospital is small well laid out and in a nice setting ... quiet. We plan this afternoon to take Rinpoche outside in a wheelchair for some fresh air and have some tea. In the evenings Rinpoche watches a little of the world and local news.



The doctor just came and had a relaxed chat with us about Rinpoche's condition ... and thinks best for Rinpoche to take an extra week in the hospital to allow more time for Rinpoche to be walking with some independence.



roger
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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby kerby » Sun May 08, 2011 8:27 am

May 8 2011
Dear Friends,

A few days back Rinpoche had what the doctors said appeared to be a continuation of the stroke ... this sometimes happens with stroke patients ... in fact for the 1 month after having a stroke there is a 50% chance of another stroke. This is one of the key reasons for being in the hospital ... to gain control over the blood sugar levels and blood pressure which are seen to be the conditions for a stroke if they are not at this time strictly controlled. Also to have the close monitoring which is necessary at these times. The doctor (who is a stroke specialist, looking after Rinpoche) says that usually patients are kept in the hospital for 4 to 6 weeks after a stroke.

Rinpoche is continuing with his physio therapy in the pool and gym, but this has been interrupted due to Rinpoche being very tired/exhausted ... another thing the doctor says happens a lot with stroke patients.

Rinpoche will start hydro therapy again tomorrow, as well as physio in the gym tomorrow afternoon if the doctor feels he has rested enough. If all goes well and the therapy can continue then Rinpoche could be able to move around a little by himself in 1 or 2 weeks. Then Rinpoche can leave the hospital and become an outpatient (continue the therapy at the hospital under the same doctors and physio therapists while staying at home).

Rinpoche also wants to try Chinese medicine, acupuncture etc. when his situation is more stable.

It has been quite overwhelming the number of people from around the world offering well wishes, the pujas and prayers done by Monasteries, Centers and students, the offers of all sorts of help by so many. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE ... A HUGE THANK YOU ... please do continue.

roger
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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby gnegirl » Mon May 09, 2011 4:00 pm

"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby gnegirl » Thu May 12, 2011 1:45 am

"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby kerby » Fri May 13, 2011 8:46 am

Dear friends,

Rinpoche is doing well in the physio morning and afternoon. Rinpoche's sugar levels are improving he is now on insulin. Blood pressure is now close to normal. Rinpoche still gets fatigued quickly which doctors say is normal in this kind of situation, so a lot of rest is required.

Rinpoche wants to leave the hospital soon (would then become an outpatient). That may happen next week if all goes well.

Again many many thanks for everyones prayers and support.

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Tiny message written by Rinpoche, with his left hand, in hospital, that says "I am enjoying the hotel, 5 or 10 star hotel".
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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby gnegirl » Wed May 18, 2011 4:12 pm

"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby Merely Labeled » Sat May 21, 2011 1:28 am

Thank you, roger, for keeping us updated.

I saw you and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Kathmandu airport end of January, we boarded different flights.
I stood there and did not dare to approach, was just happy to be in Rinpoche`s presence.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave me a simple blessing during a book release in 2005, since then the Dharma never left me, not for one day.

Thank you and whatever happens, is perfect.

M.L.

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby gnegirl » Tue May 24, 2011 3:45 pm

"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby gnegirl » Sun May 29, 2011 3:05 am

"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby catmoon » Sun May 29, 2011 6:55 am

When I came into this world, Lama Zopa was praying for me
When I was sad, he performed pujas for me
When I was sick, he prostrated for my benefit
For many years he did this
All before I had ever heard of him.

Today I send forth my wish
May you be well, precious teacher
May you be happy, kind giver of priceless gifts
May you be free from suffering, wise guide.
This wish I send forth, as a small sparrow, into the winds
May it arrive as a mighty flock of swans covering the sky.
Sergeant Schultz knew everything there was to know.

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby gnegirl » Sun May 29, 2011 3:39 pm

:good:
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Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby kerby » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:32 am

Lama Zopa circummabulating the stupa.
In the land encircled by snow mountains
You are the source of all happiness and good;
All powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso,
Please remain until samsara ends.

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby DharmaKitty » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:43 pm

Wonderful to see the progress and improvement!
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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby gnegirl » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:34 pm

"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby gnegirl » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:45 pm

There is an updated pic of Lama Zopa-la with others at the Great Stupa...

"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?

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Re: Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Postby gnegirl » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:13 am

"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?


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