International Drikung Kagyu Council
Honoured to organise the 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumong's Maha Parinirvana.
On the 21st of May His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang arrived Singapore for the Namgyalma One Thousand Offerings ritual at Suntec City. His Holiness was warmly welcomed by the members of the Drikung Kagyu Singapore Om Center, Dri Thupten Dargay Ling center, Drikung Dharma Chakra center, and many of the followers of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage in Singapore. At 9.30.am on the 24th of May 2014 H.H gave teachings and the empowerment of the Namgyalma One Thousand Offerings puja at the hall of Sunctec City.
H.E. Thritsab Rinpoche, most Ven. Nupa Rinpoche, most Ven. Rabsang Rinpoche, most Ven. Chozekuchen Rinpoche, and monks of Drikung Kagyu and other lineages also joined the puja. The offering altar was filled with a thousand of offerings of multicolored tormas, shining lamps, and flowers.
H.H. gave a brief introduction of Buddhism in general, including the life story of the Buddha and also a brief history of the Vajrayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as describing the importance of the Namgyalma One Thousand Offerings puja. The great puja begun with the elaborate rituals of the Namgyalma puja, including the circumumbulation of the thousands of offerings by all the sagha members in a great procession, followed by all the people who participated in the puja with the chanting of Namgyalma mantra.
In the evening session after dinner, H.H. and the guest of honor were escorted to the main hall with performances of the lion dance and the long life song dedicated to H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, which was beautifully sung by a Taiwanese singer. In the main hall the light offering prayers for world peace and harmony were chanted melodically.
On the morning of the 25th of May, H.H. gave the empowerment and teachings of the Thousand-armed Chenrezig, and after lunch H.H. gave the Three Refuges, the refuge of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, to over 400 people.
There were also many people from Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia, Europe, and America who participated in the great puja. We thank Drikung Kagyu Om Center, and Ms. Serene Lim and group from Singapore, and all other sponsors and well wishers for organizing and making this event successfully accomplish.
On 26th H.H. had meeting with the members of the Great Saravasti Project, and also visit the Dri Thupten Dargeling Center and Drikung Kagyu Singapore Om center and gave advice and question & answers.
On 28th H.H. flew to Vienna, Austria.