By shraddhavani on Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 22:34The most important items to be placed in the stupa will be three small containers (tsa-tsas) holding ashes of the late Dhardo Rinpoche, who died in 1990. It will also contain two relics – a bone of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism, and the hair of a dakini. These two items were some of the late Dhardo’s most treasured personal belongings and were a gift of the current tulku (reincarnation) of Dhardo...
In the second of our puja evenings Vidyatara led a Dhammapada Puja with a two part Shakyamuni mantra and the Indian Shakyamuni mantra. Here they are, along with the shrine salutation and the Refuges and Precepts.
A strong chanting of the Padmasambhava Mantra from the first Triratna European Chairs Assembly of the new year (2014). The chant is led by Nayaka from Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in the Scottish Highlands.
Padmasambhava is the great guru of Tibet, the founder of the different traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Sunyata, (Sanskrit, also shunyata; Pali: suññat), in Buddhism, translated into English as emptiness, voidness, openness,spaciousness, is a Buddhist concept which has multiple meanings depending on its doctrinal context. (Wikipedia)