Dearest Friends @ CAS,
The Very Best of all Wishes for the New Year to all our Friends .....!!
2007 saw one of CAS's most fruitful years with the bestowal by some of the most distinguished Masters, some of the most precious cycles of the Buddha's Teachings including the Three Innermost Cycles of the Dudjom Tersar, the Longchen Nyingthig, the Highest Yoga Tantra with the more than a hundred Body Mandala deities of holy Green Tara -- the Jewel-Heart, the Five-Fold Mahamudra transmissions, the Thirteen Golden Dharma ......
"The Buddhas rejoice !!"
Blessings for 2008
Sweet Blessings; Sweet Goodness ( !! )
Grand Master Hsing Yun of Fo Guang Shan always teaches thus:
"Where there is Dharma, there is a way !!"
CAS's Teacher, Most Venerable Drikung Ontrul Rinpoche has the following advice for all His students in 2008:
"I have nothing special to say......
But students should always practise the Dharma. Practise the Dharma.
All the students should generate Bodhicitta, have Bodhicitta !! ( Rinpoche laughs ).
Also, do the mantra of White Tara. Even without White Tara initiation, students can also do the mantra.This is for long-life and good luck.
I will come around August this year.
My blessings and prayers to all of you in the society."
-- Most Venerable Drikung Ontrul Rinpoche in tele-advice-
* The mantra of White Tara:
- "OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYUR PUNYE JANA PUSHTIM KURUYE SOHA" ( long mantra )
- "OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA" ( short mantra )
An interview with Drikung Ontrul Rinpoche
The Shurang-Gama Sutra ( "Leng Yen Jing" )
"Dedicating our bodies and hearts to the world --
is what, then, appropriately, known as repaying the debt of great kindness to the Buddha ........ !!"
"For the Dharma, for all beings, willingly, joyfully, we shall patiently accept all."
( Grand Master Hsing Yun )
May holy Mother Tara bless us that we keep these in mind and to live by these.
"Namo Amituofo !!"
bb & all Friends @ CAS of Thousand Arm Chenrezig
For friends who wonder if CAS has suddenly gone Nyingma this year with the coming of some of the greatest figures of this lineage to CAS, well, we are followers of the Buddha and it is the 100th Ganden Trisur's ( CAS's Root Teacher ) direct, expressed wish to us to support and host authentic, venerable Masters of all schools and lineages wherever possible, whenever we can. We are, in fact, in relative constant touch through snail mail, email, dreams or the such with most, if not all of our Teachers .....
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama --
Manifesting in infinite realms simultaneously, dropping light and happiness eveyrwhere.
The 100th Ganden Trisur --
The earthly representative of Lord Tzongkhapa, abiding as a supreme field of merit for gods and men.
Khenpo Konchog Rangdol --
Just attended Kagyu Monlam ( The Great Prayer Festival of the Kagyu School ) and ardently still delivering teachings to students in the Kagyu College.
The Palyul Khenpo Tsering Dorje --
In Pema Kod, the earthly Pure Land of Guru Rinpoche, supervising yet another important retreat and instructing these great yogis.
Katok Logah Rinpoche: the 84th Throne-Holder of Katok Monastery --
Just completed His Fifth bestowal of the Rinchen Terdzod, the Collection of Precious Terma-Treasures in Tibet, just left Singapore.
Geshe Lobsang Delek: seniormost disciple of the late Khensur Dorje Tashi --
Currently serving as Abbot of the Tantric College of Lower Lhasa.
Loseling Abbot, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Gyatso --
Just hosted HH the Dalai Lama and launched the new main prayer hall of Drepung Loseling Monastery.
Luding Khen Rinpoche --
Just blessed Camden Education Center ( CAS's education centre ) and transmitting the Naropa Yogini at the local Sakya centre.
Drupwang Konchog Norbu --
Just manifested Nirvana, deliberately doing so in Singapore, awaiting conditions to click before taking rebirth again for the good of the world.
Drikung Ontrul Rinpoche --
Completed another very successful tour in the United States and had just spoken to bb and delivered His advice to His Singapore students.
The Great Terton Ganor Rinpoche --
Transmuted into the great mighty Heruka, Vajrakilaya, crushing into dusts all obstacles to the flourishing of the Dharma.
Katok Getse Rinpoche --
Currently in India, attending the Great Prayer Festival. Scheduled to meet the great Chadral Rinpoche to pass on His Singapore's students' offerings for salvation of inifinite fishes and other marine organisms in Mumbai, India.
Other Teachers --
serving Lord Buddha, engaged in their respective good works, for the happiness of all that lives and crawls.
We salute our Precious Teachers: Lord Buddha's Lieutenants !!
For our Friend:
Peng Yau is looking for an accompanist for recording of some beautiful Buddhist music pieces.
Friends who can help Peng Yau, please contact him at stanton_tan@