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From Davin:
Princess Yasodhara uttered the following verses to her son, Rahula, when he was introduced to the Lord Buddha on His first visit to Kapilavastu after His Enlightenment. It has been seven years since Lord Buddha left his homeland. These verses which explain some of the physical characteristic and noble virtues of the Blessed One are sung as Buddhist hymns in many Buddhist countries.
His red sacred feet are marked with an excellent wheel;
His long heels are decked with characteristic marks;
His feet are adorned with a chowrie (camara) and parasol.
That, indeed is your father, lion of men.

He is a delicate and noble Sakya prince;
His body is full of characteristic marks;
He is a hero amongst men, intent on the welfare of the world.
That, indeed is your father, lion of men.

Like the full moon is His face;
He is dear to gods and men;
He is like an elephant amongst men,
His gait is graceful as that of an elephant of noble breed.
That, indeed is your father, lion of men.

He is of noble lineage, sprung from the warrior caste;
His feet have been honoured by gods and men;
His mind is well established in morality and concentration.
That, indeed is your father, lion of men.


Just as the moon, surrounded by a multitude of stars, follows the sky path,
Even so goes The Lord of monks, accompanied by His disciples.
That, indeed is your father, lion of men.
From Priscilla:
His Eminence the Ganden Tritul --
Reincarnation of the 32nd Ganden Tri Rinpoche

Namgyalma Thousand Offering Grand Puja Program Details





  3 September 05


3.00pm to 5.00pm

7.30pm to 10.30pm

Namgyalma 1000 Offering (part 1)

Namgyalma Initiation

  4 September 05


3.00pm to 5.00pm

7.30pm to 10.30pm

Namgyalma Chang Chod Puja

Namgyalma 1000 Offering (part 2)

  5 September 05


3.00pm to 5.00pm

7.30pm to 10.30pm

Namgyalma Water Offering

Namgyalma Longevity Blessing Puja

10 September 05


7.30pm to 10.30pm

Dharma Teachings On Meditation (part 1)

11 September 05


7.30pm to 10.30pm

Dharma Teachings On Meditation (part 2)

12 September 05


7.30pm to 10.30pm

Dharma Teachings On Meditation (part 3)


** Please note that all programs will be held in NACC, Cultural Room**



The merits of Usnisa Vijaya Dharani / Practice


  1. It purifies all evil paths, completely eliminating all sufferings of birth and death.


  1. It liberates all miseries and sufferings of beings in hell, King Yama and animal, destroy all hells and transfer sentient beings onto the virtuous path.


  1. If one hears this Dharani once, all the bad karma incurred from his previous lives will be destroyed altogether. He will acquire a fine and pure body. Wherever he is born, he will clearly remember the Dharani


  1. If someone at death?.s door recalls this Dharani, even for just a moment, his lifespan will be lengthen and will acquire the purification of body, speech and mind. Without suffering any physical pain, he will enjoy tranquility, received blessings from all the Tathagatas and will constantly be protected by devas and Bodhisattvas. He will be respected and honored by people and all evil hindrances will be eradicated.


  1. If anyone can faithfully read or recite this Dharani even for a short period of time, all his karmic retribution, which would lead him to suffer in hell, King Yama, hungry ghost and animal realm will be completely destroyed and eradicated without leaving any trace. He will be free to go to any pure lands and heavenly palace; and all gateways leading to the Bodhisattvas?. abode are open to him unobstructed.


  1. Anyone who hears this Dharani even for just a moment will not undergo karmic retribution from the evil karma and severe hindrances accumulated from thousands of kalpas ago. Owing from the merits from hearing for a moment this Dharani, after death he will be reborn in the Buddha lands or in a distinguished Bramin or Ksatriya family, or in some other wealthy and reputable family.


  1. If the Dharani is written for distribution, propagated, received and upheld, read and recited, heard and revered, this will cause all evil paths to be purified; miseries and sufferings in all hells will be completely eradicated.


  1. If someone could write this Dharani and place it on a tall banner, high mountains, tall buildings or in stupas; one who sees the Dharani, or the shadow of these structures falls onto their bodies, or particles of dust from the written Dharani blown onto their bodies, those who accumulated evil karma which cause them to fall into evil path such as realms of hell, animal, King Yama, hungry ghost, asura and others will be spared, and will not be tainted with filth and defilements. Instead, all Buddhas will bestow predictions onto them and will never regress from the path of complete enlightenment.

 For Enquiries on the programme, please contact Lawrence at 98504579 -



Brief biography of Ganden Tritul Rinpoche


Ganden Tritul Rinpoche is the present incarnation of the 32nd Official Head of the Gelugpa Tradition. He was born in Nangchen, Kham (Tibet) amidst numerous auspicious sign. His birth coincided with the prophecies of 2 highly realized masters Sito Pema Wangchuk (who discovered and enthroned the late 16th Karmapa) as well as Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro (the root guru of the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, late 16th Karmapa and present Sakya Trizin).

Since young, Rinpoche has received numerous teachings, oral transmissions and initiations including all aspects of teaching related to the generation and completion stages, the songs of realizations, the complete teachings and transmissions of all the great texts.

A non-sectarian master, Ganden Tritul Rinpoche exemplifies the view and conduct of past Rime masters. In addition, Rinpoche selflessly offers everything he owns to the triple gems such as gold plating to Buddha images, food and financial assistance to Sangha members etc.



Brief biography of Tenzin Rinpoche


The present Tenzin Rinpoche is recognized by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama and Tai Situ Rinpoche as the eighth reincarnation of Tenzin Rinpoche.

Since young, Rinpoche is different from the children of his age. He is extremely intelligent and could understand the subjects taught to him within a very short time.

He studied at the Danka College of the Five Treaties of Buddhist Doctrine as well as Drupung Monastic University for Advanced Buddhist Studies and Practice, where he mastered the five treaties of the Buddhist doctrine, five principle subjects, generation stage, completion stage and many others and had achieved excellent results. He also receives oral transmissions, initiations, teachings etc from many eminent masters of our time.

In conclusion, many masters acknowledged and praised his achievements. They believe that he has the capability to propagate the Buddha Dharma and to benefit all sentient beings. They have also requested everyone to offer their best assistance for the fulfillment of his noble causes.

1/9/05 - 3/9/05
(Thursday- Saturday)
4/9/05 (Sunday)
Conferred By:
(H.H. Penor Rinpoche's 3 Heart Sons)
His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche
Tulku Gyang Khang Rinpoche
Tulku Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche
Venue :
211 Bedok Road Singapore 469416
For the first time ever, we're pleased to invite the 3 Heart Sons of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche to come together to confer the Nyingma Palyul Grand Empowerments.
H.H. Karma Kuchen Rinpoche will conferred the Ksitigarbha Empowerment on 3/9, Tulku Gyang Khang Rinpoche will conferred the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment (Chenrezig) Empowerment on 2/9 and Tulku Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche will conferred the Gesar Empowerment on 1/9.


Also we are very fortunate to invite H.H. and the 2 Tulkus to come together to conduct out to the sea Naga Puja on 4/9 (Sunday). H.H. Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, has very compassionately embarked on the task to prepare the Naga Vases, together with the senior lamas of our mother Palyul Monastery in Tibet. This is an intricate task which involves arduous preparation of materials, as well as numerous consecration and blessing rituals. These Naga Vases will bring immeasurable merit accumulation as well as countless benefits and good luck.

Indeed it's very beneficial for one to take this wonderful opportunity to offer the Naga Wealth Vase towards the Naga Puja. Those interested can make a donation of $68 and above towards the 3 days Nyingma Palyul Grand Empowerments to get a free Naga Wealth Vase. For those interested but are unable to attend the Naga Puja, Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Association will help them to make the Naga Wealth Vases offering to the Nagas on the actual day.

For more information on the 3 days Empowerments and Naga Puja, please visit Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Association or drop us an email at

This Empowerments is organised by Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Association and co-organised by Green Tara (Pte) Ltd.

We welcome all of you to join us in the Empowerments.
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Yours in Dharma,