Chetsang Rinpoche imparts Drikung Phowa Chenmo in Leh

By Stanzin Dasal SHEY, Jun 30, 2016
SHEY: The 37th throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage, His Holiness Skyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche imparted four-day sermon at Shey Jivetsal from June 18 to 21. Thousands of devotees congregated on the holy ground to seek the blessing. 

The four-day sermon included, “Monpa Semskyet ki Domba” (Aspiring Bodhicitta vows), “Jukpa Semskyet ki Domba”( Engaging Bodhicitta vows) , “Donam Semskyet ki Domba”(Ultimate Bodhicitta Vows) ,  “Drikung Phowa Chenmo” ( Standing blade of grass)  and  concluded with  “Drupthop Thangtong Gyalpo Tsewang” longevity prayer  and offering of Tenshug. 

His Holiness said that the Bodhicitta or the enlightened mind is the root cause to attain Buddhahood. Bodhicitta is the embodiment of Buddha, cultivation of genuine enlightened mind leads to the attainment of enlightenment. It is very important to have pure intention and motivation to attain the Buddhahood.  He stressed on understanding the importance and practice of love, compassion, and kindness to benefit all sentient beings. The experience of feeling is very important while practicing love compassion and kindness.
Oral transmission or Pho lung of Phowa Jagtshug Ma (The standing blade of grass) was imparted to all the devotees. Phowa can enlighten the most sinful person without meditation. After receiving the Pho Lung or the Oral transmission one can practice Phowa by assuming the seven meditation postures of Vairochana, preceded by refuge and Bodhicitta prayers. 

Talking about “Go Green Go Organic” initiative, His Holiness stressed the importance to adopt organic farming for the sustainable development of the region. 

Praising the initiative of “Go Green Go Organic” programme by His Holiness Skyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, CEC, Dr. Sonam Dawa talked about the initiative taken by the Hill Council to promote sustainable development of the region and to adopt the Organic farming.  

The preaching was attended by Skayabjey Togdan Rinpochey, His Eminence Thuksey Rinpochey, CEC, Dr. Sonam Dawa, EC Agriculture, Tsering Wangdus,  EC Works,  Dorjay Mutup, SSP Tsering Gyalpo, MP Thupstan Chhewang, former CEC Rigzin Spalbar, former MP, Ex-MLC, Political heads and heads of various Tsogspa .

Photo Caption: His Holiness Skyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche during the offering of Mandal.