Dearest Friends @ CAS,
We are elated to announce the coming Dharma programme with one of the seniormost Masters of Tibet, the Grand Abbot of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Gyatso.
Khen Rinpoche is an extremely highly respected Master who is both a formidable-brillian
The programme will include a weekend retreat and initiation on Cittamani Tara, initiations of the Great Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha as well as Buddha Shakyamuni and the 16 Arahants.
This Highest Yoga Tantra tradition of Cittamani Tara with its over 100 Body Mandala Deities is one of the crown jewels in Tibetan Buddhism and is the greatest cycle of Holy Mother Tara spanning the entire path to Enlightenment: the Completion Stages of the Six Yogas of Naropa, the Generation Stages, the Fire Ritual, the Lam Rim and all.
The Great Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha
in the form of a fully-ordianed Bikkhu
We will be excerpting to all, below, as well, the great, holy Sutra of the Great Bodhisattva Kshitigarbhha where Buddha Shakyamuni taught in the divine Heavenly Realm of the "Dao Li" or "Trayastrimsas Heaven", amidst the innumerable hosts of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, the powerful lords of the world and the inconceivable, uncountable hosts of beings.
Chapter Two:The Assemblage of Manifestations
that time, all the manifested-transfor
By virtue of the inconceivable love and compassion and profound vows of Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha, each one of them has realized the Bodhi - Enlightenment. Having arrived at Trayastrimsas Palace, they were overwhelmed with rejoicing in their hearts and gazed with loving awe at the Tathagata ( the Buddha ) without one blink of their eyes.
At that time, the World Honoured One reached out His golden-hued arms to touch the heads of all the serapate transformational Kshitigarbha Bodhisattvas from hundreds, thousands, myriads, millions, unthinkable, indiscussable, inexpressible, countless numbers of worlds and uetterd these words:
"I have taught and converted many stubborn beings in this evil time with its five kinds of defilement, making them tame at heart and causing them to forsake the perverted and return to the right way......
have also divided myself into hundreds, thousands and millions
of transformational bodies and employed extensive skillful means
for the deliverance and liberation of sentient beings......
For such beings, each different from the others, I have divided myself into many bodies in order to deliver and liberate them all. I manifest myself in the forms of a man or a woman, a deva or naga, a god or ghost, a grove, a river, a plain, a stream, a pond, a spring or a well for the benefit of all sentient beings so that they all may be delivered and liberated. Sometimes I manifest myself in the forms of a devaraja, a brahmaraja or a cakravarti, of a devotee, a king, a minister or an official, of a bhiksu, a bhiksuni, an upasaka or an upasika, or even in the forms of a sravaka, an arhant, a pratyekabuddha or a Bodhisattva in order to accomplish the conversion and deliverance of sentient beings. Not only in the form of a Buddha have I manifested myself." .......
At that time, all the separate transformational Kshitigarbha Bodhisattvas from all the different worlds reassembled into one entity and, shedding tears of compassion, addressed the Buddha, saying," Now for vask long kalpas i have been called and received and led by the Buddha, who granted me inconceivable powers and endowed me with great wisdom.
My divided transformational bodies fill hundreds, thousands, myriads and millions of worlds - as many as the sand grains in the Ganges River. In each one of those worlds, i have hundreds, thousands, myriads and millions of transformational bodies. Each of these bodies has delivered hundreds of thousands of myriads of millions of people, causing them to take refuge in the The Jewels and once and for all ridding them of birth and death and helping them attain the joy of Nirvana.
For any virtuous deeds accomplished by a sentient being in the name of the Dharma, even if it be as small as the tip of a strand of hair, a drop of water, one grain of sand, one mote of dust or even one iota - i shall make use of it for his deliverance and liberation so that he may attain the maximum benefit therefrom.
I only pray that You, O World-Honoured One, do not worry about those beings of future generations who have degenerate karma.
He repeated this again and again to the Buddha, saying, "I only pray that you, O World Honored One, do not worry about those beings of future generations who have degenerate karma."
The sutra in animation has been completed by devotees of the Great Bodhisattva and is available in:
The sutra in both Chinese and English is available in:
To see Khen Rinpoche's programme in Singapore, it is available in
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Sharing, too, with our friends,
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's Teaching tour in the United States:
Finally, from Lilian:
If I want my dreams to come
true, I mustn't oversleep.
Of all the things I wear, my
expression is the most important.
The best vitamin for making
The happiness of my life depends
on the quality of my thoughts.
The heaviest thing I can carry
is a grudge.
One thing I can give and still
keep...is my wordnbsp;
I lie the loudest when I lie to
If I lack the courage to start,
I have already finished.
One thing I can't recycle is
Ideas won't work unless 'I ' do.
My mind is like a parachute...
functions only when open.
The 10 commandments are not a
T he pursuit of happiness is the
chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what I might have been.
Friends are like balloons; once
you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy
with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let
them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong
that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what
real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen
so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you. Send this to all your
friends including me and see how many you get back. Even send it to your
balloons that you think have flown away forever. You may be surprised to see
"Namo Amituofo .... !!"
bb & everyone else @ CAS belonging to Chenrezig