Saturday, June 16, 2018

A Birthday Tribute to H. E. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche!

To celebrate the 58th Birth Anniversary of H.E. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, students and teachers of Lhomon Education at Chokyi Gyatso Institute organized few activities such as planting fruit saplings, reciting long life prayer for Rinpoche, practicing meditation, reciting sutra in English translated by 84000 project, offering butter lamps, and offering prostration. It is a humble tribute that equals to a firefly amongst the sun, the moon, the stars, and metropolitan lights to cherish and to celebrate Rinpoche.
The celebration is a time for students and teachers alike to reflect on how we celebrate Rinpoche’s profound vision and aspiration in small ways, yet in holistic manner. Sowe had a good discussion about how we generally celebrate birth day, normally with cutting cake, blowing off a candle, and bursting of balloons, etc. we questioned on how this practice helps environment, oneself and others in deeper level. After weighing all the pros and cons we concluded that we need to celebrate the birthday in holistic manner. We did some brainstorm on holistic celebration and came up with this list: tree planting, butter lamp offering, saying prayer, practicing meditation, reading sutra, offering prostration, offering flower, cleaning environment, cutting cake, dancing, also bursting balloons, etc.

Our approach is to celebrate the day by contributing few trees to the mother Earth; reading the words of the Buddha; being generous to self by contemplating; and saying long life prayer for Rinpoche. 
This short video is a tribute to honour Rinpoche! We dedicate our merit to all sentient beings.