CAS's Esplanade stint ( Singapore, 2003 ) with Richard Gere's
production and the Drepung Loseling monks did some good
afterall -- the breathtaking, grand hall housing over three
thousand bodhisattva sangha.
Always, the Bodhisattva never comes to the world alone.
The limiltless oceans of bodhisattvas come in the forms of the great Sharpa Choje, Geshe Wangchen ( Teacher of incarnation of the Dalai Lama's Root Teacher ), our hundred monks from Loseling Phara, the Abbot Emeritus of Loseling -Khensur Lobsang Gyamtso, the three thousand Loseling monks and the hundreds of the Buddha's bodhisattva sangha from the surrounding monasteries belonging to Guru Padmasambhava, Sakya Pandita and the great Gyalwa Karmapa.
Wood was cleared, piece by piece, fan was swiped, bathrooms - sanitised, medicine - replenished, refrigerator - re-stocked, crockeries - de-aluminiumised ..... days over days till the days were up and the more than ten thousand butter lamps were lit, the over ten oldest ordained sangha ( one of whom having been ordained and the vows maintained for 78 years to date ) were rubbed and massaged.
Oh yes, the Guru's goats, too, ( saved from the sharp blades ) were fed with chopped carrots and lovingly hugged.
Then, we have the happiness to see the over 15 buffaloes ( saved from the hacking choppers ) and supplying life-saving milky nutrition ( in these contexts, indeed ) to the precious sangha. We were lucky to evade the alpha bull which was annoyed by our offensive straying too close to his girlfriends.
May the officious and time-eating rounds of meetings with big administrators and saintly abbots bear meaningful fruits.
May our friends @ CAS be blessed with meaningful and fruitful realisations from their Dharma learning and practice.
May our Teachers live-long and turn the Wheels of Dharma just like Lord Buddha.
May we faithfully serve as the Dharma's apparatus ( this makes our human lives meaningful and fruitful ) in whatever ways possible and good.
May all beings be safe, peaceful and happy.
"Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung....... !!"
With the blessings of "Guan Yin Pu Sa", CAS offered more than everything to these bodhisattva-
The Yudronma oracle is pleased and generous to CAS and Achi showed Her golden-hued body to us in Loseling Pompora House, the three hundred over monks there making daily hours-long practice and offerings to this activity-aspect of Vajrayogini. The incarnation of the 99th Head of the Gelugpa tradition is back and he, too, make for a lively and joyful bundle and robes in front of precious Achi there.
The holy slides on CAS's homages in the "Hidden Lands" of the exiled Tibetan monastic refugees camps in the Indian south are lovingly downloaded and archived in:
After India, we have hoped to share so much more but being trapped still in time and space, the new format of CASonline will come, Khenpo Rangdol's programme ( his 6th visit to CAS ) with empowerment of the main form of Achi Chokyi Drolma on Her swift blue horse( with full text of smoke offerings / front / self generation and all complete ) will come !!
bb & all students @ CAS
( with Achi showing the way !! )