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Several Rinpoches and Khenpos from Rangtang County had specially traveled to Qinghai, Kaang Monastery, and repeatedly beseeched Gyalwai Nyugu Rinpoche to come to Rangtang to give Dharma teachings. Following Rinpoche’s consecration of the Rangtang holy mountain in April last year, the local sangha members were very touched, and made several prayer requests for Rinpoche to return to Rangtang to spread the Dharma. Finally, Gyalwai Nyugu decided to return to the beautiful Rangtang County after the successful completion of the puja.
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Despite the various obstacles along the way from Qinghai Pema to Rangtang, such as mudslides, minor landslides, they arrived at Rangtang at 22:30. Early next morning, Rinpoche had to drive about 10 kilometres reach to Da Deng Monastery.
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The locals riding on motorcycles with auspicious banners on their motorcycles as the welcome contingent to welcome Rinpoche ot Rangtang.
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The Sanghas and locals waving their khatas welcoming Rinpoche to Rangtang.
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Da Deng Monastery is a Kagyu monastery. This monastery is built by Tai Situ Rinpoche, dating back more than 400 years of history. This monastery has about 200 sangha members practicing there and it has been a long held tradition as a place to hold the 3 years, 3 months and 3 days closed door retreat. Currently, there are 18 sangha members performing the closed door retreat. This is a monastery where the Kagyupas combine listening, contemplation and meditation practice.
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Retreat huts are closed for the years during which the practitioners are doing their retreats practicing the Six Yogas of Naropa, etc. Sangha members doing the retreat are not supposed to receive visitors during the three years, anything given to the people on retreat has to be passed into the retreat huts through a small hole.
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When Rinpoche came, he first gave the local villagers teachings on the Buddha Dharma on the grasslands surrounded with 108 small stupas. Here is also where Paltrul Rinpoche and Khenpo Ngakchung taught before. The two eminences first came to Rangtang to spread the Dharma, so Rinpoche followed the tradition and gave teachings to the local devotees there.
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Devotees holding khatas waiting patiently to receive Rinpoche’s blessings.
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Devout sangha members and laymen queued in front of the monastery to form a long welcome line, there was mulberry smoke, blowing of the auspicious conch to welcome distinguished Rinpoche to the monastery.
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Every time Rinpoche teaches at a monastery, he would request that all offerings that devotees gave be donated to the monastery; he says that it is in accordance with the tradition of Lama Achuk Rinpoche. He accepts all the offerings but he will not take any of the offerings with him, the offerings will be returned to the monastery, he hopes that it can help to further develop the monastery.
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Headed by Khenpos, the sangha members offered Guru the long life Buddha and sutras, etc, prayed that Rinpoche would live long and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma, prayed that Rinpoche would come to Rangtang again to spread the Dharma.
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Young monks and nuns recited the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas as their offering to Rinpoche.
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Rinpoche gave the sangha members in the monastery Longchenpa’s Trekcho pith instructions, and also talked about the future development of the Kagyu lineage and Dharma propagation, he emphasized the importance of upholding a pure lineage, and taught Marpa and Milerepa’s pith instructions, the sangha members were very happy after listening to Rinpoche’s teaching. They have obtained the precious pith instructions and empowerment. Khenpo Karma offered the entire monastery to Guru and prayed that Guru may be the spiritual director of the monastery.
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Rinpoche said: "From now on, I will do to the best of my ability, following the Kagyu lineage and arrange annually for the ordained monks to contemplate, practice and participate in close door retreats, at the same time enriching the monks and to plan for the future development of the Kagyu lineage.
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He also hoped that the monastery could pay more attention to the young novices’ education and life. They have left their homes at a very young age to study Buddhism in the monastery. They have made aspirations to contribute to the world and to spread the Buddha Dharma to those destined to the path. They have started working towards that goal, which is marvellous. So, he hoped that more attention can be channelled toward the education and lives of these young novices, to recruit more teachers for them and to enable them to have a more holistic education. At the same time, Rinpoche also hopes we show more concern for the older practitioners, thank you everybody!
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The next day, Rinpoche bestowed empowerments to the local monks and laymen, everyone present received blessings from Rinpoche and at the same time everyone vowed not to kill and not to carry knives and guns with them.
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Rinpoche giving teachings to the faithful devotees.
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Before the start of each teaching, Rinpoche will first pray to his root guru, His Holiness Achuk Lama.
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Days of heavy rain, the ground filled with puddles, but this did not dampen everyone’s joy of listening to the Dharma, they sat on the muddy ground and listen to the Buddha Dharma…
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The torma mandala offered during the empowerment ceremony.
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Khenpos and Tulkus from the monastery together with Rinpoche gave blessings to the public.
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Full of bliss after receiving the blessed items from the empowerment: this is the photo of His Holiness Achuk Lama’s rainbow body showing the five Buddhas handprint.
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With sincere veneration of Lama Rinpoche’s photo of the rainbow body, full of gratitude and remembrance.
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After the empowerment, Rinpoche returned to his resting hut, a beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky. Seeing the rainbow, guru thought about Yachen Monastery and the kindness of his root guru, His Holiness Achuk Lama. Rinpoche said, "I have made a vow in front of my root guru, His Holiness, I will to the best of my ability to propagate the Dzogchen teachings. Now although His Holiness is residing in Dharmata, but my every thought, every action, His Holiness knows, and His Holiness will always protect me, so now, I have to work harder to actualize my promise. May every disciple follow the footsteps of His Holiness, follow his teachings, and guard their vows. In this way, everyone will definitely be reborn in the Pure Land, full of joy. "
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The third day, at dawn, Rinpoche began a new teaching tour.
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Maybe, in our eyes, Rinpoche has again traveled to the East, the West, the South, the North to liberate sentient beings ...
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With time constantly ticking, the past, present and future… the mind of Rinpoche is constantly in the state of equanimity.
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