March 26 to 28, 2021 Weekend Intensive Teaching Through Zoom Meeting on
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March 26 to 28, 2021 Weekend Intensvie Teaching Through Zoom Meeting on "Dalai Lama Lineage Prayer " with Geshe Lobsang Dhondup – Translation by Palden Oshoe.
Date: March 26 to 28, 2021
TOPIC: Dalai Lama Lineage Prayer:
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The recitation of lineage prayers is an important part of practice within Buddhism in general and Tibetan Buddhism in particular. These prayers enumerate and describe the contributions of the lineage of teachers within a particular tradition. These prayers serve to remind a practitioner that a current teacher and set of teachings have arisen within the longer context of history, study and practice as well as help students deepen their sense of connection and devotion with a lineage going back to its original source.
The lineage of the Dalai Lamas is one of the most important spiritual lineages to the Tibetan people, Tibetan Buddhists in the Himalayan region, Mongolian Buddhists and others throughout the world. The Dalai Lama is recognized to be the earthly manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. It is believed that this cherished being has been reincarnated again and again for hundreds of years. His Holiness, the14th Dalai Lama also stands as one of the world’s foremost spiritual leaders in providing teachings on the cultivation of compassion and inner peace to persons of all faiths and nationalities across the globe.
As designated by his title he is the fourteenth in the successions of Dalai Lamas within Tibetan Buddhism. Yet, his incarnations pre-date the emergence of the Dalai Lamas, in a succession of lives that played a significant role in the development of Buddhism in India and Tibet. The Dalai Lama Lineage Prayer written by Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Ngawang Chokyi Lodro enumerates praises to all of the incarnations of the Dalai Lamas as well as those in India and Tibet, before the lineage of the Dalai Lamas was established.
This prayer is often recited by Namgyal monks prior to major ritual ceremonies as Namgyal Monastery has had a very intimate relationship with the Dalai Lamas. The original Namgyal was founded in the 16th century by the second Dalai Lama, Je Gendun Gyatso, to serve as a training institute for monks. Graduates of Namgyal were trained to assist the Dalai Lama in performing many elaborate religious rituals that he performed throughout any given year including Kalachakra Initiations.
During this weekend intensive Geshe-la will provide commentary on this prayer, in particular connecting the succession of lives of the Dalai within the history and development of Buddhism in India and Tibet. For those relatively new to Buddhism this teaching will help students understand the role of the lives of the Dalai Lama within a broader view. For more experienced students, this teaching will provide an opportunity to strengthen their sense of connection and devotion to His Holiness and his teachings thereby deepening its meaning when recited during practice. A copy of this prayer with Tibetan text, phonetic transliteration and English translation will be provided to students attending the weekend intensive.
Geshe Lobsang Dhondup was born on the 15th of August 1974 in Orissa, India. He studied in the local primary school to the age of twelve. Geshe Lobsang Dhondup joined Sera Mey Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India where began his basic monastic education including Tibetan grammar and script, memorization of Buddhist scriptures.
He completed his Karam (Bachelors in Buddhist Philosophy, Lopon (Master in Buddhist Philosophy) and Geshe Lharam (Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy) degrees securing first division in every field. Geshe Lobsang Dhondup presented his Geshe Lharam Oral examination in presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spent two years in Gyurmed Monastery studying Sangag Gyundy Shi and obtained an additional honorary degree of Geshe Ngagram (Master of Trantrayana)
After completing this additional degree Geshe Lobsang Dhondup returned to Sera Mey monastery and taught Buddhist Philosophy to the younger monks for three years and at present he is teaching faculty at Namgyal Monastery – Tantric College in Dharamsala, India.
Friday - Introductory Talk: March 26th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
9:00-10:15: Morning Sessions
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
12:00-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00- 3:15 Afternoon Sessions
3:15 - 3:30 Tea Break
3:30 - 5:00PM
9:00 - 10-15
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00 Last Session
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