Event Calendar of The His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche

November 1, 2008

Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened believers with Buddhism and helped them to relieve all kinds of suffering in the world at Glorious Jewel Jewellery Company.

November 2, 2008

A regular puja was held at the venue. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave teachings about the meaning of taking refuge, including the related right and duty, as well as the attitude must go along with that. Meanwhile, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche held the refuge ceremony for about 60 believers, who then became the disciples of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Besides, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave them the oral transmission of the ritual of the Dharma Protector Achi.

    November 4, 2008

    Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened believers with Buddhism and helped them to relieve all kinds of suffering in the world at Glorious Jewel Jewellery Company.

      November 5, 2008

      Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened believers with Buddhism and helped them to relieve all kinds of suffering in the world at Glorious Jewel Jewellery Company.

        November 8, 2008

        Rinchen Dorjee Rinpcohe was invited as the chief guest of the Annual Prize Distribution Function and delivered a speech at the 2008 Annual Function of M.G.N Public School, Kapurthala, the most famous school in the Punjab province of the northern India. This was the second time that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was invited as the chief guest since 2006. Upon arriving the school, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was ceremoniously received by the traditional percussion band and escort and ardently welcome by thousands of people to the festival venue. During the award ceremony, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche not only was painstaking to be taken pictures with the prize winners, but also delivered a speech, which all attendees reverently listened to, in elegant and noble British accent. Following the speech, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, to pray for all people present, also particularly led 4 lamas, 2 nuns, and 50 disciples to recite the “Aspiration Prayer for Rebirth in Pure Land” and the scene was very touching. The chairman of the MGN Educational Trust especially presented Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche a miniature model of the Sikh Golden Temple, which is regarded as a holy place for the Sikh, and thus the gift was particularly of meaningful.

          November 9, 2008

          Since 2007, this is the second puja that was held by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche in Jalandhar to benefit countless begins with the auspicious teachings of Drikung Kagyu order. In the nightfall of November 9, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche conducted the auspicious Chod puja in Jalandhar, the famous major city in the Sikh region of the northern India, which was attended by approximately more than 250 Indians and nearly 200 disciples of Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center, Taiwan. His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s root Guru, especially sent 4 lamas with a precious umbrella, a Dharma throne, a Dharma tablecloth, a cloth for the back of the throne, Dharma musical instruments, and a small table from Ladakh to help organize the puja. In particular, the patterns and colors of the cloth of the back of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s Dharma throne and the Dharma tablecloth are as the same as those of His Holiness’s in the venue. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened that attendees should pray for all sentient beings in the equality of all religions and races, and, as a result, not only Buddhas and Bodhisattvas but also Gods of various religions would be in the venue to grant their requests and help the people on the scene. At the beginning of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s conducting, it was gloomy, thundered and winded at times, and even the lamplight became dim. However, the sky turned bright, and the moon and the distinct stars were clear to see right after the perfect completion of the conduction by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Those were the auspicious signs that the Chod practice was completed perfectly and countless beings were liberated. At the end of the Chod puja, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave blessings with an auspicious statue of Machig Lapdron to each of the Indian believers that stepped onto the mandala one after another. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also blessed the candies and biscuits, which had been offered to Buddha on the mandala, and then bestowed them upon each of Indian believers. All of them received Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s blessings with the heart of reverence and joy. The Hony. Secretary of the MGN Educational Trust not only attended the Chod puja but also, on behalf of foundation, made offerings to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Following the end of the puja, the MGN Educational Trust arranged a banquet and a dance performance by the students as well as presented Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche a gift of a big painting to welcome Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s visit. The Lamas from Jangchubling highly praised the auspiciousness of this puja, especially which was held in the place of Sikh religion. They said that in India, there were no pujas of Tibetan Buddhism that were held outside the Tibetan monasteries, nor Indian local people attended pujas that were held at the monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism. This was the first Buddhist puja (including Exoteric and Esoteric Buddhism) that was held in the major Sikh region by the attending of so many local Indian people, especially the Sikhs, who also participated in the entire puja and reverently listened to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s teachings. All of the above indicated that this Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s unprecedented achievement, with Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s unselfish mercy and compassion and the marvelous power of Buddha Dharma, omnipresently benefited myriad sentient beings, beyond the barriers of races, regions, languages, and cultures. The chairman of the foundation requested Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s conduction of the Chod puja again in 2009, and firmly believed that there would be over 1000 people to attend it.

          A regular puja was held at the venue. The disciples listened reverently to the voice recording of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s teachings of “Four Preliminary Practice” on Nov. 10th, 2002, in which Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave teachings about the meaning of the Four Preliminary Practice and its importance to the Vajrayana practitioners, and also enlightened the right attitudes of listening to Buddha Dharma.

            November 11, 2008

            Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche led nearly 200 disciples to attend the Annual World Peace Prayer Gathering held by H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche in Jangchubling Monastery.During the following 5 days teaching in Jangchubling, every morning the lama of Steward was at the main entry of the monastery to personally greeted Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s arrival. Moreover, only the Regent Tritsab Rinpoche, the abbot of the Jangchubling monastery, and H. E. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche were allowed to follow H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche into the monastery lounge, and to closely follow H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche’s steps to the throne, and to be seated closely next to H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche. There also was only H.E. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche having lunch with H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche in the monastery lounge. There are the conditions that other Rinpoches do not have.

              November 12, 2008

              His Holiness Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang Rinpoche conveyed the teaching and the pith instruction of the Ganges Mahamudra (Mahamudra Upadesha, phyag chen gang ga ma) in Jangchubling Monastery. To respect highly the preciousness of the lineage’s teachings, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche especially led nearly 200 disciples from Taiwan to listen to the teaching and transmission in person, signifying that Dharma Wheel turns eternally. At the beginning of the Teaching, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche made Mandala offering and furthermore offerings with a particularly rare and precious crystal ball and a precious Thanka to His Holiness. The utmost lucidity and brightness, and the indefective perfection of crystal ball of 150mm in diameter expressed the implication of Mahamudra. His Holiness then placed the crystal ball on the Dharma table immediately. In the afternoon, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche led disciples to visit the retreat room where Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche practiced his first retreat at Jangchubling, and to make prostration and light butter lamps to the Buddha in the Temple. Besides, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also led disciples to the mandala of Chakrasamvara and walked around it three circles. Furthermore, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche led disciples to offer all the merits of walking around the mandala to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattva in the ten directions of the three generations periods, to the lineage transmission gurus of Drikung Kagyu, as well as to H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche, and to transfer the merits to all the sentient beings, praying for all the sentient being liberated from the sorrows of cycle of rebirth, and for us and beings to attain rebirth in the Pure Land in this life. All disciples were so touched and felt immense gratitude to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche that has been helping them all the time to build up the accumulation of virtues and merits in the path of practicing Buddhism.

                November 13, 2008

                Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche led nearly 200 disciples to attend the Winter Teachings on the teaching and pith instruction of the Chagchen Gangama (Mahamudra of Ganges) by H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche in Jangchubling Monastery.

                  November 14, 2008

                  Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche led nearly 200 disciples to attend the Winter Teachings on the teaching and pith instruction of the Chagchen Gangama (Mahamudra of Ganges) by H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche in Jangchubling Monastery. In the afternoon, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche led disciples to visit Kagyu College where the principal of Kagyu College personally greeted H.E. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche at the gate. The principal then delivered an address in the hall of the temple to welcome Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s visit, and hospitably treated Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and the disciples with refreshments.The lineage journal that reported HH’s activities in 2008 did not completely and correctly  report HH’s trip to new Dirkung Kagyu’s Kyoto Center that HH was greeted by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche personally in India, and was also greeted by 700 disciples of Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center Taiwan when arriving Taiwan, and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche besought His Holiness in reverence to preside over the inauguration ceremony of the new venue established by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. In addition, photo of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was not printed on the journal either. In the evening, many disciples, instructed by Rinoche, went to argue the chief editor, Chinese translator, and the photo picker at their place. Khenpo Phasang, the chief editor, went to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s residence in Jangchubling monastery for apologize. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened him that the Kyoto center is very important to our lineage, and it is not paying reverence to His Holiness if one did not work attentively for His Holiness. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche would beat and take life of those who is not paying reverence to His Holiness. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also enlightened that we all are from the Drikung Kagyu lineage and we are not enemies. Then Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave blessings to the khenpo, hoping that he would not do things wrong any more. On the next day, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche repented to His Holiness for reprimanding the khenpo. His Holiness happily praised Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche that what he has done was good. This event showed Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s reverence to His Holiness in the way that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche takes every affairs regarding His Holiness more important than his own life. It also showed Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s great wisdom of handling affairs was very admirable.

                    November 15, 2008

                    Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche led nearly 200 disciples to attend the Winter Teachings on the teaching and pith instruction of the Chagchen Gangama (Mahamudra of Ganges) by H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche in Jangchubling Monastery.  After the completion of the Teachings, His Holiness especially praised Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche publicly in Tibetan, Chinese, and English languages in front of the attendees from several different foreign countries: “Simply speaking, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, the abbot of Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center, has been being my root disciple for more than 20 years since we met in 1988. From then on, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has been making contribution to the lineage consecutively and devoutly. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also made big donation to restore the golden roofs of Drikung Thil Monastery, the main monastery of Drikung Kagyu lineage in Tibet, supported the monasteries and the Songtsen Library in Jangchubling, India, and very greatly helped and made offerings to those Drikung Kagyu’s monasteries and the retreat centers where there were in need. As long as any Drikung Kagyu places need helps and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche would help them. Therefore, now I would like to praise his great support to the Drikung Kagyu lineage. Also, here the disciples of Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center, led by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, helped very piously and very hard in any aspects. More than 1000 lamps for the Annual World Peace Prayer Gathering this time were also brought from Taiwan by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s disciples. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has been helping whatever small or big thing that are needed by Drikung Kagyu lineage in India. I’m taking the chance to express my thanks and giving Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche a scarf. Amitabha!” His Holiness bestowed upon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche a scarf personally to express his thanks, and also bestowed upon scarves to the disciples one by one through the lamas.His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche, on many occasions, praised Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for his contribution to support the restoration of the golden roofs of the “Cannons Library” of Drikung Thil Monastery, which was built by Lord Jigten Sumgon over 800 years ago and was restored several times. His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche ever foretold that the Drikung Kagyu Lineage would flourish upon the completion of restoration of the golden roofs. When Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was instructed by His Holiness to restore the golden roofs, there was no source of funds at all. Nevertheless, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche devoted heartly all Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s best to accomplish this marvelous work with utmost firm faith in Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s guru, and eventually the restoration of golden roof was completed in 2000. For these years following that, the development of Drikung Kagyu centers and monastries has been blooming all around the world and Drikung Kagyu teachings has been propagating widely. All of these auspicious accomplishments in the promotion of Buddha Dharma and Lineage are the result by His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche in the same heart of the guru’s and his disciple’s. Just as what His Holiness said in public that His Holiness and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche will be together forever on the path of Buddha Dharma to benefiting myriad sentient beings.In the evening, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche especially invited H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche and the Regent Tritsab Rinpoche to have dinner with the disciples from Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center. All disciples felt gratitude to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for setting up the auspicious chance for them to making offerings to Mahasiddhas.

                      November 16, 2008

                      A regular puja was held at the venue. The disciples listened reverently to the voice recording of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s teachings of “Four Preliminary Practice” on Nov. 17th, 2002, in which Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave teachings about, for Vajrayana practitioners, the meaning of seeing Guru as Buddha, the attitudes that should get rid of and obtain when listening to Buddha Dharma, and the importance of following a Guru as well as how to find a Guru.

                        November 18, 2008

                        Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened believers with Buddhism and helped them to relieve all kinds of suffering in the world at Glorious Jewel Jewellery Company.

                          November 19, 2008

                          Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened believers with Buddhism and helped them to relieve all kinds of suffering in the world at Glorious Jewel Jewellery Company.

                            November 22, 2008

                            Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened believers with Buddhism and helped them to relieve all kinds of suffering in the world at Glorious Jewel Jewellery Company.

                              November 23, 2008

                              A regular puja was held at the venue. At first, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened on the purpose of his taking the disciples to attend the Winter Teaching in India held by H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche. Then, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave teachings about “Fifty Stanzas on the Guru”, including the conditions that a Vajra Guru has to possess, how a Guru inspects the disciples, and the consequence of a disciple’s devotion to his guru by offering and paying reverence.

                                November 29, 2008

                                Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened believers with Buddhism and helped them to relieve all kinds of suffering in the world at Glorious Jewel Jewellery Company.

                                  November 30, 2008

                                  A regular puja was held at the venue. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave teachings about how a disciple should pay reverence to his Vajra Guru, and the consequent faults and karma effects that result from not paying reverence to his Guru and furthermore making his Guru uneasy. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also enlightened that generally wealthy people have difficulties in practicing the Buddha Dharma because of their pride. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche would accept their taking refuge only if they could repent themselves and correct their deeds. After Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche took a rest for a moment following the end of puja, the Chairman of the Association reported Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and all disciples that one of the Board members Bow-Kou Shen, who is also the current Chairman of the Administration Board of the building where the venue is located, due to his focus on his own career, did not exactly follow Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s instruction and, as a result, was not elected as being the next Chairman the Administration Board of the building. Furthermore, the Board’s Chief Executive Director Chia-Shen Liu also agreed what Shen did. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlighten that all what Guru instructs are Buddha Dharma and all of them would benefit sentient beings. Since Bow-Kou Shen only think his own business is more important, he is prohibited to attend the pujas for one year and has to return the red vest and all Buddhist text. Chia-Shen Liu has to return the red vest and all Buddhist text too since he wanted to be a good guy but did not follow Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s instruction. Two were ordered to leave the venue right away and the Board member by Shen was re-elected immediately. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also instructed Din-I Chiu to take the Board representive for the Administration Board of the building and the future job direction. Then Li-Lan Wang was elected as the new Board member in replace of that of Bow-Kou Shen due to his leaving.

                                    Updated on January 19, 2009