SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - ACTIVITIES FOR November 2013
DHARMA BROTHERS AND SISTERS:
The complete devastation left by Typhoon Yolanda is frightening and shocking. It’s a jarring reminder of Buddha’s teachings on the impermanence of life. Let us reflect upon this truth… and be reminded that it is more urgent now than ever that we must practice compassion and loving kindness to all. Thus, we urge everyone to please continue to provide support to reputable organizations that bring relief to the victims and also to those that are committed to helping the victims rebuild their homes, businesses and others.
For its part, the Philippine Palyul Center would like to offer prayers for all Typhoon Yolanda victims – for the deceased and for the many people who continue to suffer. We encourage everyone to actively participate in the following:
A. GRAND PUJA IN INDIA
We are soliciting donations to sponsor at least 100 lamas to do a grand prayer at our main Namdroling Monastery in India for the benefit of the Typhoon Yolanda victims. The sponsorship fee is 1000 pesos/monk. The puja will be conducted tentatively on December 7, 2013. Please contact Khenpo Tashi at 715-2090 before November 30 for your donations.
B. HUNDRED DEITIES PRAYER, NOVEMBER 30, 2013, 6 PM – PINA CENTER
We are also conducting a HUNDRED DEITIES PRAYER FOR THE DECEASED on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Pina Center at 6 pm. The prayer is intended to help the deceased in their karma purification and liberation. Please join us in praying for the souls to be liberated and to take rebirth in Amitabha Buddha’s Pure Land.
C. ONE MILLION MANTRA ACCUMULATION DRIVE
We would also like to invite everyone to join our ONE MILLION MANTRA ACCCUMULATION DRIVE to be dedicated and offered to all victims of calamities and disasters. Please recite Chenrezig’s mantra OM MANI PADME HUM as many times as possible beginning Sunday, November 24, 2013 to December 6, 2013. We ask for your cooperation to please inform us of the number of mantras you have recited through text message to 09204856521, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through our facebook page “Philippine Palyul Jangchub Dhargeling Dhamra Center”. You may also download and print the Mantra Accumulation Counter Sheets to keep tabs on the number of mantras recited.
Khenpo Tashi Dondhup Rinpoche advises that participation in the above activities will bring about immeasurable benefits to the victims- as well as to oneself and to our families.
MAY BUDDHA BLESS ALL!
WEEKLY BUDDHISM (BEGINNER'S) CLASSES, EVERY SATURDAY, 4PM
Our new resident adviser, Khenpo Tashi Dhondup Rinpoche teaches beginner's Buddhism classes in English every Saturday at 4 pm. As Buddha Dharma is deep and vast, the guidance of a spiritual teacher is very important. Please come and join us. Listen to the Buddha Dharma intently and then study, reflect and apply it to your daily lives. You shall gain innumerable benefits.
SUPPORT TO PALYUL MONASTERY, INDIA
We would also like to inform everyone that we are raising funds for our Palyul Monastery in South India to help support the 4000 plus monks studying and serving Dharma (Buddha's teachings). For those who would like to join this merit-making endeavor, please call the lamas at 715-2090 for your donations.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support
For those interested in sponsoring/buying Buddhist items like prayer malas, amulets and pendants, we invite you to please visit http://sunyata0.multiply.com/. Proceeds from the sale of all items will be donated to our center.