His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s Puja Teachings – July 17, 2013

His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche arrived in Ladakh early on the morning of July 17th, and received a grand and ceremonious welcome at Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport. His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang’s attending lama, as well as lamas from Phyang Monastery, all came forward to welcome His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Monks and many locals wearing traditional formal garb held khatas in both hands, waiting reverently for the grand practitioner to arrive. To show their respect, they also tied khatas to the car prepared for His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. All of the Glorious Jewel disciples lined up in neat formation on either side of the concourse to welcome Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s arrival as the guru’s vehicle drove past. As His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche rode the special shuttle car and prepared to leave the airport, the solemn sounds of Dharma music rose to welcome the guru, and the attending lamas immediately came forward to present their khatas, respectfully inviting His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche to board the vehicle. After receiving the khatas presented by the lamas, His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche glanced around and blessed all of the Glorious Jewel disciples who had come forward to give their welcome. The Glorious Jewel disciples were deeply moved by the guru’s vast, immeasurable compassion, and in unison they all greeted His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche with great enthusiasm. Amidst the constant rhythms of the Dharma music, and as the attending lamas led the way in the Jeep they had boarded, His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s vehicle slowly drove off with the welcoming Drikung Kagyu motorcade trailing behind.

The grand practitioner’s auspicious blessings are incredible. Upon arriving at Ladakh, many of the disciples were affected by altitude sickness which caused them to feel some slight physical discomfort. After going to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport to welcome His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, the disciples’ physical symptoms were immediately eased and even eliminated by the great awe-inspiring power of the guru’s blessings. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche is constantly looking after the disciples, bountifully benefiting sentient beings with either merry laughter or angry scolding. As a result the disciples felt sincerely grateful, and even more confident in their resolve to follow His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche.

His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche arrived in the city of Leh by midday. An extremely auspicious sign—a halo—formed in the sky over Leh, surrounding the sun with all the colors of the rainbow like a glorious Dharma wheel and emitting thousands of dazzling rays of light. The sight was exceedingly wonderful, and left the people stunned. Such a halo represents the light shining from behind the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to illuminate everything on Earth and bless all the sentient beings in the Six Realms. Cloud formations of auspicious dragons and the Garuda also appeared in the sky, coming forward to lavish praise upon the incredible and awe-inspiring powers of the grand practitioner. The clouds next to the sun continued to transform into the afternoon, and they were extremely beautiful. His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche had led the Glorious Jewel disciples all the way from faraway Taiwan to Ladakh to participate in the pujas presided over by the Three-Grace Root Guru, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang. When a meritorious guru meets together with a disciple who practices in accordance with the Dharma, they can accomplish all manner of glorious undertakings of the Dharma Realm. All of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas must have been incomparably impressed for such auspicious signs to have appeared!

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