Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sakya Monlam 2012 In Lumbini The Great Prayer Festival for World Peace

      His Holiness Sakya Trizin
                                         with  His Eminence Abhaya Rinpoche

... the benefit of reciting Samantabhadra’s Aspiration to Noble Deeds is inconceivable and beyond description. Because of this great benefit, many masters in Tibet instituted large prayer gatherings where the Aspiration to Noble Deeds was recited by hundreds or thousands of monks, nuns, and lay people. These prayer, or monlam, festivals were performed by all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and were often held where holy masters of the past had dwelt, taught the Dharma, or passed away, or near temples or other places of great religious significance. 
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 H. E. 

                                           "As a Buddhist practitioner, I believe the Monlam is a very important holy event and I was very fortunate to attend this year's Sakya Monlam as the representative of the Phuntsok Phodrang. By reciting the Samantabhadra numerous times, we accumulate immense amounts of merit and by dedicating it to all sentient beings, we are fulfilling our roles and our main purpose of being Mahayana Buddhists. Spreading Bodhicitta in this forum was both rewarding and exciting as I was in the presence of Spiritual Leaders such as H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.E. Ratna Rinpoche, H.E Gyana Rinpoche and other renowned Dharma Masters. After those ten heartfelt days at the Sakya Monlam, I felt inspired and hopeful that events such as this will continue to create harmony throughout the universe."
                                      - His Eminence
                                                                        Abhaya Rinpoche              

 H.H. Sakya Trizin, 
H.E. Ratna Rinpoche, 
H.E. Gyana Rinpoche and
 H.E. Abhaya Rinpoche



Here are just some of the Monks attending Monlam
Just some of the monks attending Monlam

   Photos Provided  by Gen Kunsang Gyatso (H.E. Abhaya RInpoche's Teacher) 

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