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Grand Long-Life Prayer of Choegon Rinpoche (28th-31st Oct 2014)


We are happy to announce the upcoming Grand Drukpa Kargyu Tenshuk Long-Life Prayer Offering Ceremony for Kyabje Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche, organized by Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara and the Drukpa Kargyu monasteries across the Himalayan Region.

The Tenshuk will be led by the eminent Drukpa Kargyu masters - Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche and Kyabje Dorzong Rinpoche, in the presence of thousands of monks, nuns and the devotees from all over. 

We welcome everyone who has the kind wish, particularly those of Rinpochela's students, friends and patrons to take part in this extremely important and auspicious ceremony. 

The Significance of Tenshuk Offering:

The Long-Life Ceremony, called Tenshuk in Tibetan (བརྟན་བཞུགས་) is a very profound and elaborate longevity supplication ceremony, reverentially offered to the high lamas of a lineage, requesting their lotus feet to remain steadfast in our world, and continue turning the Dharma wheel to benefit beings for as long as possible.

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In fact, the practice of requesting the lama to live long and turning the Dharma wheel are contained in all sadhana in the form of Seven-Branch Offerings. It's one of the most powerful and essential daily practices to purify karmas and accumulate merits.

Tenshuk is performed every twelve years for high lamas. It is vitally important and deeply auspicious to conduct such ceremony, especially at the preceding year when the master approaching forty-nine years of age. During the Tenshuk, the entire Sangha community, lay students, friends and patrons of the master; foregather single-mindedly and wholeheartedly, making altruistic offerings and earnest supplications for the teacher well-being, longevity, thriving of his enlightened activities, and the fulfillment of all his wishes, aspirations and intentions to benefit beings.

This devout gathering cultivates and strengthens the bond between students, and heightens the generation of authentic faith, trust, respect and devotion toward one's guru and the Buddha-dharma. It's a transcendent way for students to accumulate merits and pacifying obstacles to harmony with one's guru; purify obscuration and confusions, as well as foster a deeper spiritual connection with their teacher.

Joining the Auspicious Tenshuk of Choegon Rinpoche:

The Tenshuk is of a four-day event, preside over by both Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche and Kyabje Dorzong Rinpoche. It shall commence from 28th October, and concluded on the 31st of October, 2014.

From 28th to 30th October, hundreds of monks and nuns from various monasteries and nunneries will gather in the main shrine hall of Dechen Cheokhor Mahavihara to perform a three-day propitiation ceremony for the Tenshuk Longevity Offerings by holding special prayers and practice rituals.

The actual grand Tenshuk offering ceremony will be held on 31st October, 2014. On this day, thousands of the lay followers and general public will be joining us to witness the Grand Long Life Tenshuk of Kyabje Choegon Rinpoche.

On this very day, those who have registered* to physically presence and aspired to perform the offering rituals, shall come-forward orderly to offer the Long-Life Mandala, along with the various symbolic representations of securing the guru's enlightened Body, Speech and Mind, Quality and Activity**.

Overseas students and patrons, who have the time and wish, are encouraged to attend this auspicious, heart-warming and meaningful event. Your effort to be here helps fulfill the traditional aspiration that every single student be present for such an important occasion of one's guru. You may choose to attend the entire four-day event, or joining only the actual Tenshuk grand offering on the final day.

For those who are keen on joining the Tenshuk Long Life Ceremony, either by physically attending the event, voluntary works or offering financial support, you are welcome to write to us at:

Let's unite our hearts and intention, praying single-mindedly with fervent devotion that the life and the enlightened activities of our most beloved and revered guru, Kyabje Choegon Rinpoche, the Lord of Beings' Protectors, be indestructible and abide as long as the space remains. Looking forward to seeing you all to this propitious, significance and purposeful Tenshuk ceremony.

With all my Love, Devotion and Best Wishes,

Somang Tulku  on behalf of the Tenshuk Organising Committees

* The registration for participants to offer the Long-Life Mandala, along with the representations of Enlightened Body, Speech, Mind, Quality and Activity is opened now. Please act fast. All participant's names must be submitted to the Tenshuk Organising Committees by 30th September, 2014. A confirmation email of your participation will be sent to you separately by the organizer.

** The representations of enlightened Body, Speech, Mind, Quality and Activity, are Buddha statue, Scriptures, Stupa, Precious Vase and Double Vajra respectively


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