New temple Inauguration, 31 January 2016 in Bodh Gaya

August 19th, 2015

Invitation to take part in the inauguration ceremony of Palyul Thupten Choekhor Dargyeling, a new temple built at Bodh Gaya

I am excited to announce the inauguration ceremony of Ngagyur Palyul ThubtenSedrup Choekhor Dargyeling, a new temple built at Bodh Gaya. On behalf of Palyul Namdroling, I would like to invite you to take part in this important and auspicious celebration.

It is a matter of great joy to inform everyone that in fulfilment of the noble wish of our beloved root guru, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, we have successfully built Ngagyur Palyul Thupten Shedrup Choekhor Dargyeling, a vihara (temple and monastery) at Bodh Gaya, the most sacred Buddhist place on earth where Lord Buddha achieved supreme enlightenment. His Holiness’ sole purpose in initiating this worthy project was to preserve and disseminate the teachings of Lord Buddha in general and the Nyingma doctrine in particular.

In the year 2000, a plot of land in Bodh Gaya measuring 3.49 acres was purchased with another 1.03 acres annexed in 2008. His Holiness Penor Rinpoche personally blessed the land with the appropriate Buddhist rites in 2008 thus planting the auspicious seed for the project.

The actual construction of the vihara started that same year and due to His Holiness’ blessings, financial support from generous sponsors, and the tireless effort and hard work of my assistants, the temple with all the representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas has been completed without any obstacles this year. His Holiness’ kudung stupa has also been constructed within the monastic premises under the guidance of His Holiness Jadrel Rinpoche. And even with the main temple complex accomplished, there is still ample space for further development of the monastery if the need arises in the future.

As it is mentioned in the sacred and precious Buddhist scriptures how beneficial it is to rejoice whenever a virtuous deed is done by oneself or others, I request all my dharma friends to rejoice in this merit of successfully carrying out the wishes of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.

Furthermore, I heartily welcome the entire Palyul sangha mandala worldwide, including students, friends and well-wishers of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, to take part in the celebration of the auspicious inauguration ceremony of Palyul Thupten Sehdrup Choekhor Dargyeling, which will be held at the vihara on 19th January, 2016, the auspicoius occasion of the tenth day according to the Tibetan Calendar, when Guru Rinpoche appears before those who have faith in him.

During the inauguration ceremony, Ngagyur Palyul Thupten Shedrup Choekhor Dargyeling will be symbolically presented to His Holiness Pema Norbu’s Yangsi Rinpoche as a mandala offering so that an auspicious circumstance will be established for Yangsi Rinpoche to carry forward the spiritual legacy of his predecessor. Thus, may the victory banner of the Buddha’s teachings be raised high up in the sky and may Yangsi Rinpoche’s enlightened activity touch the lives of millions in this degenerate age with his boundless altruism, bringing the light of wisdom and compassion to their hearts and minds.

Until Yangsi Rinpoche reaches his maturity, the ongoing administration of the entire temple complex will be overseen by Namdroling Monastery. After that time, Yangsi Rinpoche will gradually take spiritual responsibility for both Namdroling Monastery and Ngagyur Palyul Thupten Shedrup Choekhor Dargyeling, regaining the role of his predecessor.

With blessings and prayers,
Gyangkhang Tulku

Invitation Letter to Bodh Gaya 2016 Page 1

Invitation Letter to Bodh Gaya 2016 Page 1

Invitation Letter to Bodh Gaya 2016 Page 2

Invitation Letter to Bodh Gaya 2016 Page 2

Yangsi Rinpoche Refuge Ceremony

July 9th, 2015

The ultimate refuge of this and future lives, Lord of all Deities and Protector of all Mandalas, is His Holiness the Third Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche, and if I mention his name for a greater purpose, it is Jigme Thubten Shedrub Choekyi Drayang Pal Zangpo. Just as Penor Rinpoche offered his crown hair before Khenchen Ngagi Wangpo and received the Manjusri Jnanasattva empowerment along with a statue, thereby establishing an auspicious circumstance at the beginning of his life, in the same way, on the auspicious 18th day of the fifth Tibetan month, 2142 Royal Year, 4th July 2015, his reincarnation, His Holiness the Fourth Pema Norbu Rinpoche, Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje, also offered his crown hair and received the refuge vow and long life empowerment from the ultimate spiritual teacher, Lord of the Ocean of Deities and Mandalas, His Eminence Chogtrul Sangye Tsering Rinpoche, the reincarnation of Khenchen Ngagi Wangpo.

This marks the virtuous, auspicious and perfect beginning of the flourishing of Yangsi Rinpoche’s enlightened activities of his body, speech and mind which is no doubt a matter of great joy, respect and rejoicing for all of us, the students of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. This activity also creates the auspicious and extraordinary circumstance for Yangsi Rinpoche to live for a hundred eons, to embrace the enlightened activities of his predecessor, to spontaneously fulfil all his noble wishes and for the light of his enlightened activities for the benefit of all sentient beings and the teachings to increase and pervade throughout the world in the ten directions.

Gyangkhang Tulku, 9th July 2015

Yangsi Rinpoche Enthronement: Schedule of Ceremonies Updated

June 16th, 2014
Palyul in Baiyü County (白玉县), Sichuan

Palyul in Baiyü County (白玉县), Sichuan

All of the following programs take place in Palyul Monastery (Baiyü County (白玉县), Sichuan). Actual enthronement ceremony is on 31 July.

Monday 28th July
– Yangsi Rinpoche arrives at Palyul Monastery

Tuesday 29th July
– Longlife Buddha puja and tsok offering

Wednesday 30th July
– Dharma discourse and debate by Shedra student

Thursday 31st July
– Main Event: Enthronement ceremony

Friday 1st August
– Enthronement ceremony (continued)

Saturday 2nd August
– Entertainment with traditional dances by local people