International Drikung Kagyu Council
Honoured to organise the 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumong's Maha Parinirvana.
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang visited Drikung Dharma Surya Centre on 30th April to 3rd may 2015, at Virginia, USA. for the Amitabha Millions Mantras for World peace.
All the people waited out side and greeted Holiness and invited into the hall by Ven. Khenpo Samdrup and all the members of the centre. There His Holiness gave the teaching on Amitabha prayers and lead the recitation of the Amitabha Mantra. After lunch, His Holiness gave an empowerment of Buddha Amitabha for all the people.
On second day, His Holiness lead the recitation of Amitabha Mantra accumulation and gave the teachings on Heart Sutra, explaining details about the sutras in detail. After lunch, the Buddha Amitayus Sand Mandala was introduced by Ven. Khenpo Samdup. The Sand Mandala took some days to complete, Khenpos, Drupons and monks of Drikung Kagyu Lineage around the US had come to help and make the sand mandala.
On third day, His Holiness gave Phowa teachings and transmission, which is one of the important teaching of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage. His Holiness explained the Phowa transmission by giving brief story about how it came into existence and so on. After lunch His Holiness did the Jang Chok Ritual and said that he also dedicated this puja for all the people who passed away during the recent devastating earth quake in Nepal. In the end Holiness gave talk on Inner Peace and Global Harmony, and special Dinner was served for Holiness and all the people. There some of the young Tibetans and Vietnamese disciples performed cultural dances, and songs which was enjoyed by all.
On the last day, His Holiness gave a Long Life Empowerment of Buddha Amitabha for all, and after lunch did the rites and ritual of the dissolution of the Buddha Amitabha Sand Mandala. His Holiness also gave vows of the Three Jewels Refuge to some of the disciples. In the end, Ven. Khenpo samdup and all the members of the centre offered the long life mandala offering to His Holiness for kindly coming and giving teachings and empowerment, and leading the Buddha Amitabha Millions Mantras. The next day His Holiness and all the members and disciples visited to the newly bought Drikung Dharma Surya Center at Centreville, VA. And blessed to the land and the Center.