The Extensive Long Life Mandala Offering Puja has commenced on 15th February 2013, at Jangchubling Monastery Dehradun, India. His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche lead the Tara Puja from 8.30am until 5.30pm. His Eminence Nupa Rinpoche, H.E. Thritsab Rinpoche, H.E. Nyzong Trichen Rinpoche, Rinpoches and Trulkus, Khenpos, Drupons and Resident Lama of Drikung Kagyu Centers all over the world also have joined the puja with their pure devotion. Thousands of offerings were decorated in four directions, surrounded by all the monks and nuns of Drikung Kagyu Lineage all over the world. The Puja will go on until 25th of February 2013, and on the final day the Grand Mandala Offering will be made to His Holiness the 37th throne holder Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang as a sign of devotion and request to stay with us for long for the sake of all living sentient beings.
His Eminence Garchen said that His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang is the holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and is a root for flourishing the Lineage, and also very important for all the Kagyu Lineages in general and for the Buddha Dharma as a whole. We make thousands offerings for all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the ten directions, the White Tara Puja, Namgyalma Puja and the Three Deities Long Life Puja which is very important for the well being of His Holiness’ health, long life and peace and happiness for all. We also pray to pacify diseases, starvation, weaponry, warfare and crisis around the world in this modern time.
His Eminence further added that the White Tara is our all times Deity and since our Lineage masters and Kadampa masters like Atisha and all are linked with the White Tara, Rinpoche himself also devotedly prays for the White Tara. It will definitely stabilize Holiness’ health, extend Holiness’ life and merits for all sentient beings. This is our Guru Puja, so we welcome all our Dharma Friends and followers to participate and chant White Tara Mantras and also pray for World Peace.
Finally, His Eminence conveys many New Year Greetings & Tashi Delek for all disciples and Dharma Friends of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage around the world and prays for all good health, success, peace and prosperity throughout the year.
The Office of H. H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang