Cremation Service and Memorial Fund of Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche

It is with great sadness that we write to let you know the passing of Venerable Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche in the United States on the 15th of October, 2017.  While mourning for our loss, the sangha and friends of the Gampopa Vajrahana Buddhist Center (GVBC) are undertaking the preparation of the cremation service according to Tibetan customs and Buddhist tradition. As of today, no specific date has been set. We nevertheless would like to share with you the latest arrangements and information.

Prior to Rinpoche’s passing, he gave the following instructions: cremation of his body should take place in the United States, and his relics be divided into seven parts to be sent to designated monasteries and centers in Tibet, Nepal, Taiwan and United States, where they could be installed in the stupa at each location.

Rinpoche was the eldest son of the aristocratic Nangchen family of Drongpa, one of the 25 ruling familiesfrom the last era in the Kham region of eastern Tibet.  As is customary for all sovereignty leaders who passed away, offerings are to be made to the entire sangha in all monasteries under the family’s sovereignty, as well as to sangha in major monasteries in each of the Tibetan regions. In addition to following this custom, it is the wish of the GVBC to offer lights and request prayer services to monasteries in Tibet, Nepal, India and other places within 49 days of Rinpoche’s passing to dedicate the merits.

GVBC is in the process of raising money to achieve this aim, which is estimated to require about $200,000. We’d like to invite disciples from ten directions to support “Cremation Service and Memorial Fund ofLamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche”, which is set up specifically for this purpose. Should there be surplus in fund after the ceremony, it will be used to publish Gyalpo Rinpoche’s writings and collections of teachings in English and in Chinese.

The funeral and cremation ceremony of Gyalpo Rinpoche depends on the commitments and support from students and friends from all corners of the world. Your generous donations will make possible the timely realization of this aim and bring immense blessings to all involved. All supporters will receive a report detailing the event, expenses and names of contributors. Supporters can choose to remain anonymous, too.

Donations to the “Cremation Service and Memorial Fund of Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche” could be made via the followings:

In USA

Check payable to “GVBC” (please specify “Gyalpo Cremation and Memorial”) and sent to:   

GVBC, 6 Fox Lane, Denville, NJ 07834.

In Taiwan

Please contact Taipei Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center

(+886)2-2784-6125)

Other Countries

Please use the following information for bank wiring

(Please send an email to gvbc.admit@gmail.com with the supporter’s name and wire amount after sending the wire.  Thank you!):

Bank Name: PNC Bank

SWIFT Code: PNCCUS33

Routing Number: 031207607 

Bank Address:

PNC Bank NA

500 First Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA

MailStop P7PFSC03W

Bank Tel: (+1)800-762-2265

Account Name: Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center

Account Address: 6 Fox Lane, Denville, NJ 07834

Account No.: 8027085901

May all complete the two accumulations and live in equanimity with no attachment.

Sincerely Yours,

 

The Sangha of Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center

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Special Practice Days August 2017

8/07/2017 (Monday)

Partial Lunar Eclipse

On August 7, 2017there will be a Partial Lunar eclipse (you may check the link at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2017_lunar_eclipse for more information).

The karmic benefits and merits of practicing and meditation during the lunar eclipse will turn to hundred thousand times.  We strongly recommend you to take this great opportunity to accumulate great merit and benefits.

We would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra” on the lunar eclipse day to accumulate merit

 

8/21/2017 (Monday)

Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse (you can check the link at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ for more information). We also would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra on the soloar eclipse day. 

The karmic benefits and merit of practicing and meditation will be multiplied 1000 million times during the solar eclipse. We strongly recommend you to take this great opportunity to accumulate merit and benefits.

Many thanks to Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center for keeping us abreast of these special practice days. May all beings benefit.

Special Days in June 2017

6/09/2017 (Friday)

Anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightment & Parinirvana (the 15th of the 4th month)

On June 9th, 2017, it is the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightment and Parinirvana.  

We also would like to suggest you to recite Buddha Shakyamuni’s mantra and ‘The Praising of Buddha’s Twelve Deeds.

It is said that the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 100 million times on this special day, so practice is strongly advised.

6/21/2017 (Wednesday)

The first day of Summer

We would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra“.

We appreciate Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center for the reminders of these auspicious dates. May all sentient beings benefit.

Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center invites devotees worldwide to join us on this very special occasion to celebrate the life and 80th birthday of Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche.  It is a unique opportunity to experience gratitude, devotion and celebrate the occasion as a community together.

Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche is the descent of the unbroken Royal Lineage of the MHUK- PO- DONG, which goes back several centuries in Tibetan history and he has made enormous contributions to both Tibetan culture and to Tibetan Buddhism.  He is revered and beloved by His followers. He is one of the longest living members of the NANGCHEN DRONGPAS in history.

Therefore, to commemorate the occasion of His 80th birthday, we sincerely invite you to join The Long Life Mandala Offering on July 8th, 2017 at 10 am at St. Pius X Church.

No Fee. Donations are appreciated. Vegetarian Lunch will be provided on that date (If you have special diet needs or allergies or wish to eat elsewhere, there is a variety of restaurants in the area). Please register by June 1st, 2017.

Location St. Pius X Church, 24 Changebridge Road Montville, NJ 07045

Contact

email: tsaiemma02@gmail.com TEL: (973)586-2756

Website:WWW.GAMPOPA.ORG

Special Announcement

Special Announcement

2/10-2/11/2017 (Friday-Saturday)

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

On February 10, 2017-February 11, 2017, there will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. We would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra on this special day. 

The karmic benefits and merits of practicing and meditation during the lunar eclipse will turn to hundred thousand times.  We strongly recommend you to take this great opportunity to accumulate great merit and benefits.

2/26/2017 (Sunday)

Total Solar Eclipse

On February 26, 2017, there will be a Total Solar eclipse.

The karmic benefits and merit of practicing and meditation will be multiplied 1000 million times during the solar eclipse. We strongly recommend you to take this great opportunity to accumulate merit and benefits.  

We would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra” to accumulate merit. 

Thank you to Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center for providing the announcement of these special days for practice.

Old Master Ren Jun’s Memorial Day

Old Master Ren Jun

In memory of, and gratefulness for,

Venerable Old Master Ren Jun

(仁俊法師 1919 – February 9, 2011)

Planting seeds of Bodhichitta

Seedlings sprout

Strong roots establish

Saplings gradually develop

Flowers bud

Protecting kindheartedly with virtue and wisdom

Upholding faith with great compassionate actions

Your lotus flowers blossom

Continuing the lineages of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Benefiting sentient beings

Kong Hu Shi (空護法師)