International Drikung Kagyu Council
Honoured to organise the 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumong's Maha Parinirvana.
H.H. visits Hungary on 26th of June, 2015
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang warmly welcomed by Drupon Lhundup Dorjey, Drupon Jigmet, members of the Peace Stupa Hungary and many other devotees. On 27th June 2015: His Holiness kindly conferred the empowerment of Aloketeshvara with Thousand Arms upon hundreds of devotees from Hungary and surrounding countries. The empowerment was followed by a session of discussion on the practice of Shamatha and Vippasana.
It was a great opportunity for people to ask questions and clarify their doubts.
It was a day filled with blessings and everybody was happy and excited.
H.H. visits Chicago on 1st of July, 2015
His Holiness was warmly welcomed by Drupon Rinchen Dorjey, the members of the Ratnasri Sangha Center and many Drikung Kagyu followers. On 3rd July His Holiness visited Ancient Cultural Museum and inscription on the stone pillar.
On 4th July His Holiness gave teaching on loving kindness and compassion Bodhichitta to devoted disciples. On 5th July His Holiness gave teaching and empowerment of the Hey Vajra Tantra of the Marpa tradition.
H.H. visits Maryland on 6th of July, 2015
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche bestowed his blessings upon the Tibetan Meditation Center in Frederick, Maryland during a two day visit to the Center on July 6 and 7. Greeted by Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin, the Spiritual Director of TMC, His Holiness was welcomed by the local sangha with a tea and mandala offering followed by presentation of a birthday cake for His Holiness’ upcoming birthday.
On the second day of his visit His Holiness headlined an interfaith forum on Spiritual Path and Environmentalism held in downtown Frederick. This dialogue among several religious leaders in the area focused on different religions’ views of the role faith plays in how people should care for this planet Earth. After individual presentations, there was a question and answer period with several interesting questions posed to the panel. A part of His Holiness’ presentation was a showing of the video The Monk, The Engineer and the Artificial Glacier about the creative solution to the lack of water for irrigation in Ladakh. This project was endorsed by His Holiness and his support helped to ensure its success.
The interfaith program in Frederick was well attended by local residents, many of whom had their first opportunity to learn about Tibetan Buddhism’s emphasis on relieving all suffering, including that caused by environmental forces. TMC hopes that this will be the first of many interfaith dialogues to occur on topics of interest to the nearby community. His Holiness’ participation in this first forum sparked an interest in the interfaith forum concept that will continue to generate benefits in the future.