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From Khyentse Foundation: A Message from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Published on 29 December 2016

As the year 2016 is about to end and 2017 is looming, as the monkey year is about to fade and the rooster is about to crow, I wish to offer my gratitude and appreciation to all the KF supporters, those who volunteered, and those who wished us well. It is your immense effort, time, and energy, and it is your generosity and good wishes that have not only inspired us but made us grow and strengthen. You gave us the ability to help so much more. I would like to offer my prayers and best wishes to all of you for the new year.

Meanwhile, I want to remind all of us that the peace, harmony, prosperity, and sanity of the world in general and of our individual selves can only be achieved through the survival of the teachings of the Buddha. Therefore, we may continue to practice as we wish to but let us all also aspire and hope that Shakyamuni's teachings will be maintained and prevail. Let us beseech Shakyamuni Buddha to help distance us from hatred, greed, and ignorance and to bless us to merge with wisdom and compassion.

Particularly this year, let us pray to Arya Tara to protect us from all forms of ailments, obstacles, and obscurations of the outer, inner, and secret. Protect our loved ones, and families and all the children, from the wrath of pollution, disease, war, famine, and elemental calamities. May peace be on earth and peace in our homes, may peace be in our hearts.

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

 

Dolpopa Sherab Geltshen(1292-1361), a great Tibetan master, wrote this prayer, which Rinpoche said we should recite as Khyentse Foundation's aspiration:
 
May I be reborn again and again,
And in all my lives
May I carry the weight of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings.
And if I cannot bear that weight,
At the very least,
May I be born with the burden of thinking that the Buddhadharma may wane

Photo: Rinpoche in Burma with a young flower seller

 

http://khyentsefoundation.org/2016-2017-rinpoche/