Lighting 10 Million Wisdom Lamps from the Heart

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During the first month of the Tibetan new year in 2015 (Feb 19-Mar 20), Gyalwai Nyugu Rinpoche will lead both sanghas and lay people from around theworld to perform light offerings in the 10 Million Light Offering Event at the birthplace of the Lord

Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama – in Lumbini, Nepal. The event will also be graced by many sanghas from the temples and monasteries in and around the Lumbini Development Zone.

This event is organised by the Chinese Temple (Lumbini, Nepal) and supported by the International Gyalwai Nyugu Association (IGNA) (updated on Feb 2015).

IGNA sincerely invites your participation in lighting up these wisdom lamps in Lumbini – one of the four holy places of Buddhism.

To facilitate your participation, IGNA is organizing donation collection for the light offering event. Your kind contributions will be used to purchase the butter lamps for the event, perform monk offering as well as to support the event. There will be over 100 volunteers to light up all the 10 million lamps throughout the entire month.

Lumbini2Please send your contributions to the following IGNA bank account: –

(1) SEK Account

Account Name : International Gyalwai Nyugu Association

Currency : SEK

BIC : HANDSESS

IBAN: SE57 6000 0000 0008 0121 6508

Bank Name:Handelsbanken

Bank Address: 6241 GÖTEBORG LINDHOLMEN, SWEDEN

Purpose:Light Offerings

(2) EUR Account

Account Name : International Gyalwai Nyugu Association

Currency : EUR

BIC : HANDSESS

IBAN: SE33 6000 0000 0000 5061 3189

Account number (EUR): 50 613 189

Bank Name:Handelsbanken

Bank Address: 6241 GÖTEBORG LINDHOLMEN, SWEDEN

Purpose:Light Offerings (in Euro)

In order for us to register your generous contribution and for bookkeeping purposes, please send us an email to notify us of your donation at light.offering@igna.org. In the email, please kindly provide:

Name of donor:

Date of bank transfer:

Donation amount:

Email to receive the acknowledgement of the donation:

 

lumbini3Besides light offering, IGNA is also planning some other relevant activities in this auspicious month in Nepal. Please look out for our updated news.

For those of you who wish to make a pilgrimage trip to this very sacred place to personally participate in the light offering event may consider the following travelling dates:

Feb 18 – Feb 26 (Feb 19 marks the 1st day of the event where the opening ceremony will be held)

Feb 26 – Mar 5

Mar 5 – Mar 12

Mar 12 – Mar 20 (Mar 20 marks the last day of the event where the closing ceremony will be held)

 

IGNA will provide some Lumbini travel tips to assist travellers; do look out for our updates.

For any inquiries on the event, please send them to light.offering@igna.org.

 

IGNA

Sep 28, 2014

 

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