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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Saga Dawa Festival of Vaishakha Day - May 29, 2018

What is Saga Dawa / Festival of Vaishakha's Day ?
Vaishakha Day is a major Buddhist holiday which commemorates three major events in the life of the historic Shakyamuni Buddha: his birth, enlightenment, and pairinirvana. 

Saga Dawa / Vesak Day or Sangye & Nyangde Duchen Day on May 29, 2018 is the 15th (full moon) day of the fourth lunar month. It’s known as the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana.  At the age of thirty-five Buddha attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. This day also marks the anniversary of his parinirvana at Kushinagara. 

Saga Dawa / Vesak Day or Sangye & Nyangde Duchen Day, It’s one of the most sacred day for all Buddhists. The effects of all positive and negative actions are multiplied by  10,000,000 times!
The Saga Dawa Festival worships the life of Buddha and coincides with three crucial events in his life: birth, nirvana, and death. In Tibetan  "Saga" means "fourth” and "Dawa" means “month,” which is why the festival is celebrated through the whole 4th Tibetan month and is believed to be one of the most significant religious occasions solemnized in Tibet which casts aside all barriers of color, religion, or nationality. 

Within the framework of their tradition, Buddha, while dying, told one of his followers not to honour him merely with lights, flowers, and incense after his death, but by aiming to follow his teachings about being compassionate and kind and living a big-hearted life. That's why during the celebration, many people give out alms to the pleading and refrain from killing animals.
During this festival, a large number of pilgrims come to Lhasa to visit the monasteries and take part in the ritual walk around the Lingkhor path. A late afternoon picnic in the Dzongyab Lukhang Park is another excellent way to be connected during Saga Dawa, these outings to the foot of the Potala is a yearly ritual for Tibetan people. 
Celebrations are held all over Tibet, but one of the greatest and most famous can be found at Tarboche at the foot of Mt. Kailash. If you want to visit this sacred place, you might need a special permit.

Pilgrims come early in the morning and gather around the huge ceremonial flagpole with hundreds of colorful prayer flags attached to it. Before the ceremony starts, a group of lamas has come closer to the flagpole and play woodwind instruments. When the music begins, pilgrims begin to walk around the prayer flags. 

As soon as the 25m high flagpoles are raised, followers start to throw the Highland barley powder on themselves, which is believed to bring luck.
Thousands of pilgrims start to throw colorful prayers into the air. They are believed to be carried by the wind to heaven. When the ritual is finished, part of the followers make 13 circles around the flagpole and pray, and the other part starts their "kora," which is a sacred trek around Mt. Kailash.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Epic of King Gesar Ling

Dear friends 
When a raindrop falls into a still pond, It dissolves inseparably in its own nature, And nothing has occurred. But when the same raindrop falls into the same pond, Ripples shine and dance on the water's skin. From these two ways of seeing one thing come the true magic that raises and destroys kingdoms, That increases joy or misery, brilliance or degradation - The Famous Poetic by -The King Gesar

Every now and then a spiritual or secular giant of unimaginable power appears on the world stage to bring order and harmony. About eight centuries ago, a glorious, miraculous man of amazing power took birth among the nomadic community of eastern Tibet. He conquered many parts of that land and brought to its peace and harmony, he was the King Gesar of Ling.
The Epic of King Gesar Ling 
The legend of King Gesar has been circulating among Tibetans for over 1000 years. Little is known in the West during the early days of the Internet. It is the longest epic in the world. 

Stories of King Gesar were primarily passed down in oral form, but even the existing written copies, which are estimated to comprise only 10% of the epic, number 246 volumes – containing over 1.5 million lines. 

King Gesar represents the principle of warrior ship – not in the sense of war skills, but in the sense of realizing the power, dignity and wakefulness that are inherent in all of us as human beings. The confident warrior conducts himself or herself with a gentle, fearless, and open-hearted intelligence in all aspects of life.
Ancient Warrior
Warrior ship here refers to realizing the power, dignity and wakefulness that are inherent in all of us as human beings. It is awakening our basic human confidence which allows us to cheer up, develop a sense of vision and succeed in what we are doing.” In this context, the meaning of warrior ship transcends any idea or expression of aggression.

King Gesar raised hundreds of thousands of warrior men and women under the leadership of his legendary warrior commanders: the Seven Men of Supreme Warrior hood, the Thirty Warrior Brothers, the Eighty Champion Warriors, and the Eighteen Supreme Ladies. 
Among them the most famous commanders were :
1. Gyatsa Zhalkar, 
2. Tsazhang Denma Changtra, 
3. Shenpa Meru, 
4. Amye Nangchung Yutag, 
5. Palha Michang Karpo, 
6. Dralha Tsegyal, 
7. Atag Lhamo,
8. Jangtrug Yulha Thogyur.
The Manifestation of Guru Rinpoche
King Gesar was a manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. His chief commanders were also believed to be enlightened, appearing solely to serve the world. 

King Gesar constantly received teachings and prophesies from Guru Rinpoche, many divinities and Dakinis in pure visions, as from person to person. He also received teachings and transmissions from the great sage Amye Changchup Drekhol of the Lang clan and others.

Enlightened beings appear in the forms, sounds and actions of wrathful manifestations and expressions. These wrathful manifestations and actions do not come out of anger, attachment and grasping at “self” nor in order to harm or cause suffering to anyone. 

They come out of love and compassion, and they are powerful manifestations that destroy and eliminate the negative forces, the very sources of suffering.
The miraculous departure of the King Gesar Ling
At the age of eighty-eight, Gesar summoned Tsazhing Denma, the only old warrior commander who was still alive, and the warrior princesses of the young generation with his beloved Ling subjects to Sengdrug Tagtse, his main palace in Ma valley. 

After giving Dharma teachings, he declared that the time of his final departure had arrived. Then the next day, many saw him flying away through the sky sitting on a shawl of light held up by four Dakinis, and then he disappeared. Others saw him dissolving into a rainbow-body, leaving the clothes that he was wearing but no mortal body behind.
The Prophecy of the coming of King Gesar 
According to Mipham Rinpoche and some others great masters, King Gesar will reincarnate as Rudrachakrin, the 25th Rigden King of Shambhala or The Shangri-la. 

The prophecy of the reincarnation of the Rudrachakrin, the 25th Rigden King of Shambhala or The Shangri-la is being prohecies that in the year 2424 A. D. Rudrachakrin will conquer the dark forces and inaugurate the dawn of a new golden age of peace and joy on earth.

Shangri-La was best known in the west as a mystical hidden and invisible paradise supposedly in the Tibet. It is also said that in the Year 2424 A. D. Rudrachakrin will conquer the dark forces and inaugurate the dawn of a new golden age of peace and joy on earth.
For ordinary Tibetans, those King Gesar epics remained a powerful source of inspiration to Dharma, awakening inner courage in their hearts and knowledge of the greatness of their past. 
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tibetan & Chinese New Year - Year of The Earth Dog 2018

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Tibetan & Chinese New YearCelebration - Year of The Earth Dog 2018. 

February 16,2018. The Tibetan Losar Festival is likewise a Chinese New Year celebration. In ancient times when the peach tree would blossom, it was viewed as the beginning of another year. Since the systematization of the Tibetan calendar in 1027 A.D. the first day of the principal month is settled toward the start of the New Year. 
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On New Year’s Day, families join together and ‘auspicious dipper’ is offered, and the words ‘Tashi Delek’ are used for individuals to welcome each other. This day is an event when Tibetan families rejoin to expect fortune in the coming New Year and is known as Losar. 

The Losar celebration begins from the first to the third of the principal Tibetan month. Entryways are painted with religious images, making tribute to family, places of worship. On New Year’s Eve, Tibetans eats grain crumbed sustenance with their families. After dinner, it is the time of the Festival of Banishing Evil Sprits!

Lights are lit and people run and shout to free of evil spirits in their homes. Prior to the beginning of the New Year’s Day, housewives get their first bucket of water to get breakfast ready. After dressing up, people open their entryways and go to religious communities. 

On the third day, the prayer flag, which was hung up the prior year will be supplanted with another one. Other activities will be held amid the occasions.
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* The Tibetan and The Chinese Astrology

[ *Footnote - Tibetan & Chinese tradition customs and has nothing associated with Vajrayana Buddhism ]

People born in the Years of the Dog:

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

If you're born in a Dog year, and the following is deemed lucky for you:

•Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
•Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
•Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids

As per both the Tibetan and Chinese Astrology of the Dog, the eleventh indication of the Tibetan and Chinese zodiac is thoughtful, sympathetic and intelligent. 

A person conceived in the Year of the Dog has a twofold way to deal with life and his associations with others. If you benefit from his companionship or his love, a Dog will never disillusion you. 
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Featuring - The Tibetan Mastiffs

Tibetan Mastiffs are – you got it – massive! They average about 25 inches tall at the shoulder, and on rear legs stand nearly as tall as people. A solid weight range for Tibetan Mastiffs lies between 85-140 pounds, and their sumptuous thick hide just adds to their size. This breed looks more like a lion than a canine; and in all honesty, demonstrations more like a lion or bear than a dog as well.
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The Lion canines

Like bears or the lions, the Tibetan Mastiff’s demeanor is frequently depicted as standoffish. He cherishes his personal space and is profoundly defensive of his den. He’s a guard dog, above all else, and will frequently go off individually to patrol. He has his own schedule and doesn’t appreciate being instructed. As a result, these majestic canines require firm handlers.

With enough practice, and forbearance, Tibetan Mastiffs will work with their masters to come to a compromise. At the point When your Mastiff at last becomes your companion, he’ll be your defender or safeguard for life. 
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Ancient War Dogs

Tibetan Mastiffs have a long, storied history. Their precursors accompanied the Persians amid the rule of their empire. They vanquished landmasses by the Romans and the Huns, and antiquarians speculate Tibetan Mastiff forerunners were praised as war dogs to the point when they settled in Tibetan valleys.

In the wake of remaining detached for a considerable length of time, they became more domesticated. This shouldn't imply that they were lap puppies! In actuality, these dogs remained in homes amid the day and roamed free during the evening for the village’s protection. After some time, they became trusted and revered by villagers throughout Tibet and the Himalayas.
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Twofold Layer Coats

Tibetan Mastiffs have a generally high maintenance coats. They are thick, with twofold layers, for surviving frigid climates. Some Tibetan Mastiffs have significantly thicker hair close to their neck that resembles like a lion’s mane! 

They should be brushed a couple each week to control shedding and washed when required. Furthermore, their regular shedding, sometimes called “molting”, is so immense to the point that you may need to take them to a groomer.

Tibetan Mastiffs are fierce companions that guard and secure with all that they have. Try not to give their independent nature a chance to trick you – they are the most content when close by their families.
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Monday, January 1, 2018

Aspirations & Happy New Year 2018

At this time, as the New Year 2018 has just been approached. I would like to take this great opportunity to wish my Facebook Dharma brothers and sisters and everyone “Tashi Delek.

When all is said in done, may all impediments and misfortune end at the season of 2017. In the New Year , particularly in this world, may illness, starvation and this deteriorate time of warfare, may other hardship be assuaged. May every one of us have otherworldly and common joy, well-being, prosperity and plenitude of excellence. 

In Particular, may everyone be engaged with the Holy Dharma. May we generally have love and empathy for others, and do not endeavor to harm one another. May our activities be in harmony with the path of the sacrosanct Dharma. 

Similarly, may affliction and different sufferings be conciliated through the blessing of Noble Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Yidams, Dakinis and Dharmapala ( Dharma protectors) and may all of us practices of Bodhichitta. 

Aspiration prayers
Through the compassionate and merciful Medicine Buddha’s blessing, may our ailment        subside :

Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze 
Maha Bekandze
Radza Samudgate Soha
Medicine Buddha Mantra

Through the loving compassion and blessings of ChenrezigAvalokiteshvara Bodhisattva may our obstacles be pacified:

Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
ChenrezigAvalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Mantra

Through the kindness of Arya Taras, may our trepidation be overcome:
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha
Arya Green Tara Mantra

Through the blessings of Manjushri, may our wisdom increase:
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih
Manjushri Bodhisattva mantra

Through the invocation of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, may all our negativity and        evil deeds be simultaneously appeased:
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pedma Sidhi Hung
Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava Mantra

Through all the aspirations, may everyone have tranquility and bliss, well-being and abundance.  

Happy New Year 2018
Thug Jek je and Tashi Delek
Admin, Thubten Choayang Maxwell

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May it arise and not decrease
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Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Finding Inner Strength

在藏語中有一句諺語: "悲劇應該被用來作為力量的源泉。不管有什麼困難, 經歷多麼痛苦, 如果我們失去了希望, 那就是我們真正的災難。
第十四達賴喇嘛

There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.” No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster - His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama.

Finding the inner strength is a driving force of the never-ending spirits of every living being on earth. It is likewise worth recollecting that the time of the most prominent gains in term of wisdom and inner strength is often that of the greatest difficulty. But with the right approach, the experience of agony can open our eyes to reality.

Infrequently you need to sacrifice a little within first to rise again as a stronger and smarter of yourself. Nobody gets through life without losing someone they cherish, someone they need, or something they thought was intended to be. Undoubtedly, these dreadful experiences were merciless. Each of them, naturally, thumped us down and disoriented for a period.

When our time of grieving was over in each individual circumstance, Yet, it is these misfortunes that make us stronger and eventually progress toward future opportunities for evolution and help us with a greater comprehension and respect for life.

Walking the earth for thousands of years, we human beings certainly survived a lot. We persevered and still do. But how was the story told? How did our ancestors depict it, our strength? For those who have been wondering, here are the emblem of inner strength and their meanings across cultures around the Himalayas.
On March 17, 1959, It was one of the most oppressive and strenuous moments of his life. His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama was given casual civilian clothes to replace his usual maroon robes. The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people was spirited away from Lhasa. Two weeks later he crossed into India. 

Over more than 80,000 of his compatriots followed. They traveled by night and slept in the snowy mountain passes during the day. Hundreds fell down from hunger and exhaustion. Those who survived found themselves in an unfamiliar terrain, surrounded by strange people with outlandish customs and practices.
Exactly 58 years after this initial exodus, over 150,000 Tibetans are still scattered across these alien landscapes, unable to return to their occupied homeland. If it hasn’t happened to you, you can never completely understand. Once you have lost your homeland you develop a completely different mindset, a strange mentality of loss and longing. It really is a mental condition and we all have it. Under this surface we are all distressed.

An estimation of 2,000 make the crossing each year, over the Himalayas, into Nepal. Most stay briefly at a UN reception center before moving on to India. Of the Tibetans living away from their homeland, it is estimated about more than 200,000 live in India, 50,000 in Nepal, 30,000 in the US and Canada, thousands in Bhutan and in Europe. With more than 10,000
more scattered around the rest of the planet.
Tibetans in Tibet today, they giggle at the Chinese forces and not pestering the presence of the Chinese forces that carry the gun and machinery. The inner strength of nonviolence is significantly more effective than  Chinese weapons, machinery and money power. 
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Love is love

Love is love,
You don't have to touch it to know
Love is everywhere you go

You don't have to touch it to feel


The definition of love
As human beings, we are searching for the same thing  - Love

When we are in a relationship or seeing someone, be it sentimental or companions. We believe that the love is valid.  I would like to share with you there is another kind of love is indeed exceptionally vital and crucial than any conventional love. 

When you are with your companions. Your friends love you since you have made them cheerful and happy.
What love that are no boundaries and unconditional?
It is our parental love. Our mother and father, they cherish us even before we would figure out how to speak. Our parents love us before we were even conceived. Particularly when a woman becomes a mother, everything changes. 

The most imperative thing is never again her, it’s her child. The child turns into the most essential thing in her life. Our mother must be careful about what she eats. She is never again having any of her most loved or any of her consistent sustenance that she adores to.  
She cannot have the craving for any unhealthy food , whether is excessively hot and spicy, sweet or sour. Since the child will get the sustenance as well.

So everything changes, when you are with your companions, your companions will only love you for whatever length of time that they can. If you somehow happened to accomplish something that disillusions them, somehow managed to accomplish something that breaks the friendship,  the love won't be as solid as it used to be. 

However, regardless of what you do, If you are a an awful or great person. Our parents will dependably love you regardless of how and till the end. The love that they have for you is unconditional or unrestricted. It is more essential than whatever other love that you will know. 
It is so important for us to return the favor. Return and give back the love and affection to your parents. In the event that you say that your parents were never around, they have never taken care of you. Simply recall that they have given you the greatest endowment of all, the gift of life. Your body, your good looks, all these were given by your parents. 

Your body is worth more than any measure of money can count, and it was altogether given to you by your parents. So do make sure to repay, the kind favor, even however, we can’t, yet we can do our best to repay the favor, by being a decent child and take care of them when they grow old. Be there for them when they require you.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The sacred colors of the Tibetan Buddhism

The sacred colors of the Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism is an elaborated religion, with its brightly colored extravagant artwork and rituals. All of the colors used in Tibetan art and its rituals hold specific meanings. Then, what are the meanings of different colors in Tibetan Buddhism. 

There are five foremost colors that are known as pancha-varna in Sanskrit, which means The Five Pure Lights, according to Religion Facts. Each color represents a state of mind, a celestial Buddha, a body part, a part of the mantra word “Hum” or a natural element.
The five sacred colors of the Vajrayana Buddhism
  • Blue - Is associated with purity and healing. Akshobhya is the Buddha of this color. Air is the element that accompanies this color. It is believed, when meditating on this color, anger can be transformed into wisdom. Blue represents tranquility, ascension, the infinite, purity, and healing. Over all, the color represents wisdom. 
  • White - Is the color of learning and knowledge in Buddhism. White is representative of the principles of purity, but it is also considered the color of knowledge and longevity. White It is represented by the Buddha Vairocana and It is consider a color of extremes, associated with the cold of snow and the smelting of metal. 
  • Red - Is symbolizes life-force, preservation, fire, and sacred things or places. Also riddled with duality, fire can represent warmth and comfort, but can also be a destructive force. Red is associated with the Buddha Amitabha and is depicted with a red body in Tibetan artwork. Fire is the natural element complementary to the color red. In Buddhism, meditating on the color red transforms the delusion of attachment into the wisdom of discernment. Throughout Tibetan culture, red is a marker of sacred areas, and a true mark of a Buddhist scared area are the simplistic, tall gates at the entrances. We also see this color on the garments on the monks. It is believed to be a protective color.
  • Green - Denotes youth, vigor, action (Karma), and harmony. Because it is the color at the middle of the spectrum, is the color of balance and harmony. Green is associated with the Buddha Amoghasiddhi. Green represents nature. Meditate on this color to transform jealousy into the wisdom of accomplishment.
  • Yellow - symbolizes rootedness and renunciation. Buddha Ratnasambhava is associated with yellow. Earth is the element that accompanies the color yellow. Yellow transforms pride into the wisdom of sameness when visualized in meditation. It symbolizes renunciation and desirelessness. Yellow is the color that possesses the highest symbolic quality because of the saffron color of the monks' robes. 
These five pure lights are often seen in Mandala and Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags and mani stones at mountaintop which you can see everywhere in Tibet. The colors may vary, but there is always a set of five.
The standard Buddhist flag

The first five stripes of the flag are of five colors. The sixth color is a conglomeration of the five, but for the design, it has been separated into its constituent colors. The colonel's flag later came to symbolize the unity of Buddhists. Thereafter, it has been used worldwide and has been used in nearly 60 countries during Buddhist festive seasons, particularly during the Vesak celebrations. 

The standard Buddhist flag is a symbol of faith and peace was first hoisted in 1885 in Sri Lanka. It was designed in 1880 by the Colombo Committee. The five colors of the flag represent the colors of the aura emanated from the body of Buddha when he attained enlightenment.
  1. Blue - Loving kindness, peace and universal compassion.
  2. Yellow - The Middle Path - avoiding extremes, emptiness.
  3. Red - The blessings of practice - achievement, wisdom, virtue, fortune and dignity.
  4. White - The purity of the Dharma - leading to liberation, outside of time or space.
  5. Orange - The Buddha's teachings - wisdom
The most prominent color concept in Buddhism is that of the rainbow body, which is the highest level of meditative achievement wherein the body is transformed into pure light. The rainbow body is the highest achievement other than Nirvana, which is the essential end-goal of Tibetan Buddhists. 

Since the "pure light" on the spectrum contains all colors, and is white, to possess a rainbow body means to possess all colors, and to do some means meditating on colors that embody specific teachings.

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Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migratory from the ocean of existence.
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