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seminar2015Vajra Vidya Seminar begins

The annual Vajra Vidya Seminar 2015, teachings by V.V. 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, started on February 23 and it will be held till March 6. This year Rinpoche is giving teaching on “Chapter on Instructions on Mahamudra” from the new translation of The Torch of True Meaning by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.

Note: V.V. 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche will also teach on “Two Songs to Inspire Practice” by Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo during Namo Buddha Serminar in Nepal at SMD school, Boudha, Kathmandu. It will be held from March 28 to April 1, 2015.

For more information, visit: Namo Buddha Seminar Page.

long life offeringExtensive Long Life Offering Prayers

On February 20, His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorje arrived Vajra Vidya institute, where large number of monks and lay devotees welcomed him with khatas, incense, and traditional instruments. His holiness was personally received by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche offering Khata on his arrival.

On February 21, also the third day of the Losar, Tibetan New Year, began with the Long life prayers, Amitayus puja from Karmapa’s tradition.
Meanwhile, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche made tenshug, long life offerings to His Holiness.

On February 26, once again all the sangha and lay devotees gathered at the main shrine hall and performed a special puja of Amitayus also known as “the Long Life Practice Uniting the Three Roots”, where His Holines Gyalwang Karmapa made long life offerings to Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

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about vajra vidya institute

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.
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