Latest News from the Peace Stupa in Hungary
On June 5th, 2018, His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche presided over the auspicious Acalanatha Fire Offering at the Peace Stupa Hungary. The news story was placed in a prominent position on the main page of the Stupa’s official website, including Rinpoche’s teachings, the auspicious meteorological signs that had manifested, and the reverence and joy felt by all the attendees.
The following is an English translation of the news article about Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s fire offering puja that was published on the Stupa’s official website (originally in Hungarian):
His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche arrived to Hungary on the personal request of His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang for performing the amazing ritual of the Fire Puja at the Peace Stupa. He is an acknowledged Dharma teacher of the Drikung Kagyü lineage, who is particularly expert on performing the Fire Puja according to the Vajrayana instructions.
Our Taiwanese Dharma brothers and sisters (who traveled together with HE) was helping to arrange the ritual and instructed us to join the puja in the right way.
The Fire Puja is an extraordinarily powerful and effective purification ritual of the Vajrayana. During the ritual all of our negative karmas, mental tendencies, blocking energies (obstacles) and sickness were burned by the guidance of the Vajra Master. By burning all those defilements they transform to wisdom and the accumulated merits are offered for the benefit of all sentient beings and for peace.
All of the participants could feel and experience the powerful force field of this occasion. The participants became the part of the living, flowing mandala circumambulating around the Stupa. The Stupa and the Fire Place was the center of that mandala.
Even the weather has joined to the ritual. First, it was sunny, then we got a warm, nice rain, and then as the ritual was going further we got rainstorm and hail, and finally it became sunny again.
The most persistent ones continued circuiting in the Mandala and kept the fire alive even in the biggest storm.
HE Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche said at the end of the ritual that those skyey signs indicate great fortune because they show that all the Three Realms could receive our offerings. He was happy to be here and asked all of us to visit often this special place that was strongly blessed by the ritual and this blessing will spread all over our country.
He kindly asked the participants to talk to others about the Peace Stupa of Zalaszántó and the Dharma teachers of the Drikung Kagyü lineage that more and more people could get here and receive the teachings and blessed activity of Drupon Konchok Lhundup and Drupon Konchok Jigmet.
Updated on June 20, 2018