VAJRA VIDYA SEMINAR 2014
Subject: The Budda Nature
Date: March 5 to 14
Venue: Vajra Vidya Institute
On March 2, Losar, Tibetan New Year 2141 is celebrated at Vajra Vidya Institute along with His Holiness 17th the Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, monks, and many lay disciples.
VVI welcomed the losar with sixteen Elders prayer, long life prayers, and auspicious prayers in the morning.
Before Losar, five day long, the Great Mahaala Puja was performed from February 5 to March 1.
The annual Hevajra practice of 2014 began on January 20th and finished on the 26th. Present for the puja were our beloved guru the Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, khenpos, lamas, and students.
On the final day, H.E. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche also attended the puja. The practice concluded with an extensive fire puja when many different offerings were made into the hearth constructed in front of the monastery.
In 2002 for the first time, the Great Assembly of the Kagyu, the glorious, peerless protector of beings, was held under the direction of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje. During this time, one of the Thirteen Tantras of Marpa's tradition was distributed to each of the Kamtsang Kagyu monasteries to be practiced every year. Blessed in this way, these Kagyu monasteries would be able to revive their practice if it had deteriorated, and if it had not, to make it flourish even more. Thrangu Tashi Choling had the great good fortune to receive the blessing of practicing the two tantras of the Bhagawan Hevajra and of Dakmema along with fifteen goddesses and they have been performed every year at Vajra Vidya Institute.
- Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche's Teachings & Traveling Schedule.
- VVI Schedule 2013-14 (also see brochure)
- List of offerings and Request prayers at VVI.
Located behind Deer Park in Sarnath, India, where Shakyamuni Buddha gave his first teaching, Vajra Vidya Institute is a monastic college offering training in higher Buddhist philosophy. It was established by the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche to preserve the Karma Kagyu lineage of scripture and realization.