Message of Rinpoche, update on Temple project & reminder of coming activities

 

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Dear friend,

In this newsletter, we would like to share with you a message of Rinpoche written in January, an update of the Temple project and a reminder of the forthcoming events.

First, we are happy to send you Rinpoche's message

Precious assembly of all dakas and dakinis,

I’m sending you a symbolic sign from the center of my heart. I hope you are perfectly accomplishing authentic beneficial Dharma activity, which means undertaking activity connected to loving kindness. It is full of benefit for oneself and others.

I’m very happy to have this great opportunity to be with you. All of you are my source of happiness, refuge and hope of protection. For me you are precious authentic beings, my heart, because when I carry out activities with you I can do something beneficial for all other suffering sentient beings. Also we can accomplish the aspirations of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Thanks to this great opportunity, I become more and more happy because of you.
You give me this great opportunity to understand my precious human existence, impermanence, causality, the defects of samsara and liberation. Generally speaking, I’m very stupid but when I realize these things it brings happiness into my heart. When I realize all of them, human existence and so forth, it frees my heart from hopes and fears. Therefore, I’m thanking you, again and again, for your kindness and your beneficial activity. I am your stupid parent, not useful and not wonderful, but I’m part of your family, you cannot reject me because I’m part of your family.

Anyway, my precious, please don’t fall under the sway of laziness, you need uninterrupted courage to benefit others with kindness. You are my wish-fulfilling trees which are the source of happy fruit for whoever needs them. Thanks my dearest. I hope you will fulfill my expectations: that you become the same as the Buddha in order to save all suffering sentient beings.

I’m quite ok, doing nothing, sleeping, eating and also sometimes drinking alcohol – a completely useless life for a poor guy like myself. Oh, what can I do? I need your help, how can you help me? To help me, you need to help yourself. To develop my activities, you need to improve yourself. If you want to give me a present, the best present is that you become Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. I’m looking forward to how much you will change from the disastrous state of self-clinging, self-grasping, pride, arrogance and so forth.

However, you are practicing the pith instructions and following the true teaching of our kind Buddha. You are serious truthful persons, as honest as Shakyamuni. If you are like this, you are the saviours of the universe of samsara. If you are like this, you are the best builders of the house of harmony, solidarity and compassion, and all miserable beings can rest in this palace of natural great peace. Thanks.

And my last message: this crazy guy wants to put some trees around Dharma City. If you want, you can put some trees. Sometimes, when you plant saplings, this grants you a long life during which you give something to this world. Especially, if you plant some bodhi trees, it might grow quickly and produce branches, leaves and flowers which are your paths and bhumis. Therefore I’m now planting trees.

Maybe we have an opportunity to plant some bodhi trees around Dharma City, and maybe these trees will become wish-fulfilling trees. The growth of some trees is very fast, very quick, maybe our own beneficial activities are similar to these trees.

Dear, love, would you like to plant trees with me in Dharma City?
Ha-ha
If you are not interested, forget it. I will dedicate to you.
Much love

Second, an update on the Temple Project

In october 2011 we started the Temple Project, a project to realise Rinpoche’s deepest wish for Dharma City to use the Temple throughout the whole year and that Dharma City becomes comfortable for whoever comes to engage in any

Dharma activity.

The project group is happy to inform you that we received the first donations and reached the amount of 3.241,14 €.

We are very grateful for the donations and thank you for your generosity and support.

The project team is working on the planning and different possiblities to do the first steps. Ofcourse we keep you informed about the development of the work.

If you would like to support the project it would be very much appreciate. On this special link http://dharmacity.patrulrinpoche.net/temple-project you can find all information about the project and how to support.

If you have any questions or concerns, we will be happy to give further information. You can contact us at irene.grundel@gmail.com.

We are looking forward for your kindness and favourable response to this project.

Third, a reminder of forthcoming activities (more to come very soon):

  • Chöd Drupchen in Georgia: http://zpi.patrulrinpoche.net/chod-drupchen-2012
  • Altruistic Activity in Dharma City: http://zpi.patrulrinpoche.net/altruistic-activity-2012
  • General Buddhist Study Course in Dharma City: http://zpi.patrulrinpoche.net/general-buddhist-studies-course-2012
  • Vajrasattva Drupchen in Dharma City: http://zpi.patrulrinpoche.net/vajrasattva-drupchen-2012
  • And of course the three Shedras (open to all upon Rinpoche's approval for the second year Shedra: http://zpi.patrulrinpoche.net/Shedra-2012-Y2)
With our warmest wishes

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