Samten Tse Danmark
Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
Nytårshilsen fra Rinpoche
Jetsunla and I are joined by Dungse Rinpoche, Jetsun Rinpoche, Minling Sangyum Kushog, Britton la and the monastic and lay Sangha of Mindrolling in wishing you all a most happy and healthy New Year 2019.
Time continues to flow on and we are here today ushering in another year of our lives.
As we look back at the year that is ending and look forward into the future to the year that is dawning, one cannot not feel the poignancy of impermanence. Change or impermanence is the very foundational thought that we try to keep in mind as Dharma practitioners and taking a really close look at impermanence brings forth the very ephemeral quality of all phenomena.
I recently watched a 15 second video on the death of a single cell and it was quite amazing to watch the dissolution of a living thing. To think, that we are all composed of trillions of cells each going through their own life cycle is fascinating and paints a very vivid picture of the impermanent nature of all things.
The flow of time and the impermanence of all phenomena is inevitable but understanding impermanence allows us to rest in ease when facing suffering and challenges and hopefully encourages us to release some of those things that we seemingly hold on to just a bit too tightly. Impermanence lets know that ' this too will pass', and it allows for the renewal of many things, giving us all a fresh view and another chance at things. It can also help develop a sense of appreciating the good things but not holding on to them so tightly, quite like the Japanese appreciation for the blooming of cherry blossoms and seeing their beauty as the very poignant and ephemeral quality of beauty. Truly understanding impermanence can help lead to facing whatever life offers with more equanimity.
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The passing of another year is a good time to collect our thoughts and "regroup" our commitment to the path of hearing and contemplating. If we look back at our year and see a less than stellar year of practice, it is a good time to hit the refresh button. But this must be done with a sense of joy and enthusiasm. It can indeed be difficult to muster enthusiasm as more and more years pile up but it is integral to try and do so in our practice because a sense of jadedness and lack of joy can slowly seep in and make practice too just a case of going through the motions.
Instead if we think of the inconceivable marvel that is the Buddhadharma and how meeting it has indeed been like finding the most precious jewel in a heap of dust, that childlike wonder can help sustain our practice and unfurl the brilliance within our daily study and practice.
Throughout the year, many of us keep ourselves preoccupied with numerous attempts, which are often oblivious and sometimes with sophistry, to try and keep things constant and unchanging.
But the year changes and gently we are all reminded that change is inevitable.
Impermanence can be brought to mind to truly be a "thought that transforms the mind."
It makes us see not just the birth, old age, sickness and death that is everywhere but also the vivid fluidity of every single thing in the universe— the constant motion, constant search, constant hope, constant growth, constant decay—bringing to mind the very fundamental teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.
It is when we recognize this incessant movement, both subtle and gross, that we then realize that true refuge lies only in the stillness of a mind that rests in itself and the joy that unfurls from within.
May each one of us find that immutable, invincible joy!
And now, as one old year gives way to a new year, we remember our many friends and loved ones, who have moved on. We turn our mind towards many more of our Sangha brothers and sisters, who have faced health and other challenges this past year and are all bravely meeting this adversity in marvelous ways by keeping the view of the Dharma and devotion to the Three Jewels and the Three Roots at heart. I encourage all of you to spend this new year dedicating prayers for all of our Sangha friends and for all sentient beings in difficult situations and living in a time when the world itself seems changed and unpredictable.
Since something infinitesimal to the world at large, changes and is in a constant flux, we find that the only real constant is change itself.
What to do with this inevitable change is how our metal as a practitioner is tested. As we change the calendar, we need to bring a positive change in ourselves as well.
We must all renew our commitment to our path of practice—that we will dedicate a little more effort, a little more time with a little less self-absorption into our practice each and every day of this coming year. That we will find true joy in having met the precious Buddhadharma and that joy will propel us forward with more courage and devotion to truly embody a practitioner of the teachings of Gautama Buddha.
And so, as we move into another new year, I encourage everyone to reflect on the gift of this precious life with its extraordinary potential and the profound Dharma that allows us to recognize this.
May each one of us, bring into our awareness, the innate basic goodness and courageously build its potential to a powerful declaration of kindness and patience.
As is said
"Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power."
May each one of you find courage, wisdom, support, blessings and love and May all obstacles in your life be dispelled. May this New Year bring a deepened understanding of the profound Buddhadharma within our minds and increased sanity in the world outside.
With all my love,
Rinpoche indvier jord til stupa 6. juni kl. 15:45
HE Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche vil indvie jord til en stupa ved den Buddhistiske Urnehal på Bispebjerg Kirkegård.
Indvielsen er arrangeret af Buddhistisk Bisættelse. Deltagere bedes møde op kl. ca. 15.30 og samles ved Den Buddhistiske Urnehal, Frederiksborgvej 123, 2400 Kbh. NV, d. 6. juni kl. 15.45.
Ati Zabdön Retreat 7.-10. juni 2018
Det glæder os meget at kunne fortælle, at den første Ati Zabdön retræte med H.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche i Danmark nu er åben for tilmelding.
Chögyal Terdak Lingpa, (1646-1714) Mindrollinglinjens grundlægger, fandt i 1667 de meget værdifulde Ati Zabdön cyklus af belæringer også kendt som Minling Dorsem cyklus af belæringer. Belæringerne blev samlet og kommenteret af Terdak Lingpas yngste bror, den store oversætter Lochen Dharmashri.
Teksten er en integreret præsentation af hele den buddhistiske praksisvej. Den er altomfattende og komplet idet den omfatter både de forberedende praksisser såvel som de højeste atiyoga meditationer. Læs mere ...
We are delighted to announce that the first Ati Zabdön Retreat in Denmark led by H.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is now open for registration.
Chögyal Terdak Lingpa ( 1646-1714), founder of the Mindrolling Lineage, in 1667 discovered the very precious Ati Zabdön Cycle of teachings also known as the Minling Dorsem cycle of Teachings. These teachings were compiled and commented by Lochen Dharmashri, the youngest brother of Terdak Lingpa and a great translator. The text is an integrated presentation of the entire Buddhist path of practice. It is complete in encompassing the preliminary practices as well as the highest atiyoga meditations. Read more ...
Nytårshilsen fra Rinpoce
Many warm greetings and best wishes to everyone on the occasion of the dawning of the New Year 2018.
May the coming year bring the flourishing of innate joy, wisdom and courage and stabilization in your practice of the precious Dharma.
May the blessings of the Three Jewels be with you at all times and may merit and auspiciousness thrive in your life.
May basic sanity prevail in the midst of chaos and confusion.
May basic goodness pervade and sometimes be discovered where you least expect it and may laughter and a sense of humor and irony be your constant and supportive friend through good times and bad.
I send all my prayers and love to you and join the entire Mindrolling family and Sangha in our aspiration for your long and fruitful life.
H.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche 2018
Det er med glæde, at vi nu kan annoncere datoerne for Rinpoches næste retræte i Danmark:
Det bliver 8.-10. juni 2018
Så sæt kryds i kalenderen! Vi er allerede i gang med de første forberedelser til Ati Zabdön Retreat 2018.
Kurset afholdes som et retræte med overnatninger. Så snart der er mere nyt, vil interesserede få besked via nyhedsmail såvel som her på siden.
Mindrolling retreat 2018
Vi har modtaget indbydelse til Mindrolling Retreat i 2018, som videregives her til alle, der måtte være interesserede.
Startdatoen er den 2. februar 2018, og retrætet slutter den 13. februar.
Programmet vil bestå af belæringer givet af Hendes Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, ligesom der vil være tid til personlig praksis og perioder med gruppemeditation.
Kursus med H E Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
KØBENHAVN 9. TIL 11. MAJ 2017
Indledende undervisning der fører frem til Ati Zabdön cyklus af belæringer
Optagelse af Rinpoches tale Nytårs dag er nu tilgængelig på LiveStream.
Du kan finde materialet her : Recording of Rinpoche's New Year's day web address now available. Vigtigt er også link til audio only.
On behalf of Mindrolling International we are delighted to announce a five week intensive retreat at Mindrolling Monastery, which will take place from January 15th to February 21st 2017.
This retreat will be an opportunity for practitioners to strengthen their practice within the supporting framework of a silent sessions retreat in the sacred environment of the Mindrolling Monastery. Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will bestow teachings throughout this retreat.
Rinpoche would like this retreat to be open to practitioners who have received numerous teachings and require now to dedicate time to intensive practice in order to further deepen their understanding of the precious Dharma. It will provide one with the precious opportunity to work with the various teachings and practices one has received within the framework of a disciplined and scared environment. It will thus enable practitioners to truly strengthen and deepen one's practice of the Buddhadharma and bring the view into meditation and action.
SÅ ER DER GLÆDELIGT NYT:
Vi har nu fået dato for Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche's kursus i København 2017.
Det bliver 3 hverdage: 9. 10. og 11. maj.
Kurset afholdes i Phendeling, og vi regner med undervisning sen eftermiddag og aften.
Mere information følger.
Kærlig hilsen Samten Tse Danmark
LOSAR MESSAGE FROM RINPOCHE
Guru Rinpoche, Buddha of the three times,
Lord of all siddhis who is the one of great bliss,
Dispeller of all obstacles, wrathful tamer of Mara,
We supplicate you; please grant your blessings.
Grant your blessings that outer, inner
and secret obstacles be pacified
And that our intentions be spontaneously accomplished.
Greetings to everyone on the eve of the Fire Monkey Year.
As another year ends and the morrow brings in the beginning of another lunar year, we at Mindrolling wish you a harmonious new year filled with contentment and happiness.
For those of us blessed with the connection to Guru Rinpoche, this Year of the Monkey is a special year that only comes once every 12 years. Although capturing the life, activities and meaning of the great Guru of Oddiyana is like measuring the sky, from a conventional perspective, it is said that this great second Buddha manifested as the Lotus Born in the Year of the Monkey.
It is extremely fortunate that we are all able to celebrate this special year in 2016. And as we begin this year with renewed vigor and enthusiasm to be a true Dharma practitioner not just in name but also in meaning, let us pledge ourselves that we will take our practice that much further; we will put that much extra effort to be kinder and we will push ourselves a little harder to be more patient. We will, in this year of Guru Padmasambhava, try our best to embody his teachings and take another step, no matter how big or small, closer to enlightenment. Let us not fall into laziness, excuses and stagnation but look to welcome this year with freshness and vitality injected into our daily practice.
So, let us take this opportunity to find joy and a sense of eagerness in bringing richness to our practice. Let us find time to celebrate the goodness and virtue we can give rise to in our lives.
Celebration is not just eating, drinking, play and entertainment and mindless activities. As practitioners we should learn to celebrate—
Celebrate the wonderful innate qualities of kindness and love.
Celebrate the ability to give happiness to others.
Celebrate contentment and simplicity.
Celebrate that fact that you are human with boundless goodness.
Celebrate who you are and how you can evolve to being the source of joy to all.
Celebrate how far you have come and all that has led you to this point.
Celebrate the opportunity to practice the Dharma.
Celebrate small moments of joy.
Celebrate all beings and your inter-connectedness to all.
Celebrate every moment knowing that each moment carries the full potential of liberation.
Celebrate not just once the new year but each new moment as it arises.
Celebrate the fact that the glorious gurus of the lineage appeared and gave rise to immeasurable benefit.
Celebrate the happiness and success of others.
Celebrate virtue and merit.
There are all these many simple and yet very powerful ways we can celebrate together. And what does it mean when we say “celebrate?” To celebrate is to take a moment to pause, reflect and then give rise to pure joy which fills us with renewed vigor and resolve to persevere on our path of practice. Celebration should lead us to think, “Yes, everything may not be perfect but we are still here, there’s still goodness and we have much to be joyful about and much to preserve and much to improve upon.” True celebration brings appreciation, strengthened vows and vitality in our practice and lives.
So let us celebrate in the true sense—not in the conventional sense of partying and self-congratulatory dullness but with enthusiasm and the fresh bloom of joyful resolve to go further on our path to true awakening.
Minling Dungse Rinpoche, Jetsün Gautami Rinpoche and all of us at Mindrolling Ladrang and Mindrolling and Samten Tse send our Losar Greetings and prayers to you all.
PARINIRVANA AF KYABJE TAKLUNG TSETRUL RINPOCHE
Se LINK 1 eller LINK 2 for den engelseke version af annonceringen. Rinpoche har også nævnt, at den bedste praksis for studerende i forbindelse med en stor mesters parinirvana er guruyoga. Tilbed guruen med en hjerte følt hengivenhed, akkumuler Guru Rinpoche mantraet og reciter bønner til Guru Rinpoche. Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche also mentioned that the best practice for students to do at a time of parinirvana of a sublime teacher is guruyoga. Supplicating the guru with heartfelt devotion, accumulating the mantra of Guru Rinpoche, and reciting prayers to Guru Rinpoche.