Febrero 25 - Marzo 4, 2017
Losar 2017 - Año del Gallo de Fuego
EN LIGMINCHA INTERNACIONAL ASÍ COMO EN LIGMINCHA MÉXICO NOS PREPARAMOS
PARA CELEBRAR LOSAR, EL AÑO DEL GALLO DE FUEGO
Losar en tibetano, significa "año nuevo", y es celebrado por los tibetanos, los bonpos y centros budistas de todo el mundo. En esta ocasión, Ligmincha Internacional invita a celebrar a todos los centros Ligmincha alrededor del mundo reflexionando en el paso del año viejo y en como afrontar las posibilidades del nuevo año.
Tradicionalmente, las celebraciones se inician tres días antes de Losar o año nuevo. Así que los preparativos del año nuevo, el año del Gallo de Fuego, inician el último día del año en curso (día de Gu Tor), el 25 de febrero. El lunes 27 de febrero de 2017, es el primer día del Año Nuevo (Losar). Puedes consultar las páginas de Ligmincha en Facebook en esa fecha para recibir las felicitaciones de Losar de Tenzin Wangyal Rínpoche y de los lamas residentes en los diferentes centros de Ligmincha.
Mantra de Larga Vida para Su Santidad
Solicitud de acumulación de mantras de Larga Vida para Su Santidad Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche.
Solicitamos a todos recitar el Mantra y Plegaria de Larga Vida por la salud de Su Santidad Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, líder espiritual de la tradición Bon Budista del Tíbet. Su Santidad llegó recientemente a los Estados Unidos a una larga estadía para descansar y restablecer su salud. Lee a continuación la carta de Rob Patzig, presidente del Consejo de Ligmincha Internacional, para más información.
Estimada Sangha de Ligmincha,
En caso de que no hayan escuchado, Su Santidad Lungtok Tenpa’i Nyima Rinpoche, líder espiritual de la tradición Bon, recientemente llegó a los Estados Unidos para una larga estadía. Durante este tiempo él estará descansando y recuperando su salud.
EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL
Dear Sangha and Friends,
On Saturday, April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Nepal, causing incredible harm. As of today, April 27, 4,000 people are reported dead, and many are still trapped under rubble. BBC news reports shortages of water, food and electricity. Disease is also a concern. Our prayers go to all who have died or lost their loved ones and homes. We have learned that the monks at Triten Norbutse are all right and the monastery itself is largely unscathed, though there is some structural damage. Because of the continuing tremors, the monks are sleeping and cooking outdoors to be safe, as are most people in the affected areas. Many monasteries and sacred sites in Nepal, and even some in India have suffered extensive damage.
At Menri Monastery, H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin, and H.E. Menri Lopon Rinpoche will lead the monks in special prayers that will be recited for three days from April 27-29, 2015 for those in Nepal, India and Tibet who have lost their lives. Additional rituals will be done for the removal of obstacles, as well as prayers to Sherap Chamma, the Mother of Wisdom and Love.
We ask that you send prayers to all the people who have been affected in this tragedy. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche encourages all of us to recite the Bon heart mantra (OM MA TRI MU YE SA LE DU) for those who have died, and the mantra of Sherap Chamma (OM MA WA MA DE MA HI MO HA E MA HO MA YE RU PA YE TA DU DU SO HA).
If you would like to donate to Triten Norbutse to assist with the necessary repairs to the buildings and support of the monks and the Bon communities in the affected Himalayan region at this time, Ligmincha International is collecting donations for this purpose. Click here to make a donation to Triten Norbutse and the affected Bon communities. Please note all of these donations will be used specifically in support of Triten Norbutse and the Bon communities in the Himalayan region and not for Ligmincha. Our Ligmincha International Board will consider the most effective ways to help the Bon communities affected by this earthquake.
Ligmincha is not able to directly accept donations in general support of Nepal's earthquake relief efforts. However, if you would like to support broad relief efforts in Nepal, please consider a donation to the organizations helping the people of Nepal, consider giving to: Unicef, the U.N. children's agency, the U.N. World Food Program, or Doctors without Borders. Ligmincha is not affiliated with any of these groups, but each is actively involved in relieving suffering and rebuilding in the areas affected by the earthquake.
This letter and fundraising effort have been prompted by the many queries of sangha members around the world to our offices. Thank you so much for you care, concern and active support to help the many victims of this natural disaster.
Yours in Bon,
Board Chair, Ligmincha International
Long Life Mantras for His Eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche
Everyone can join our action to collect long life mantras for his eminence Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. Rinpoche celebrates his 90th birthday this year; this is an extraordinary occasion to establish a relationship with this wonderful teacher by the recitation of mantras. Rinpoche is the oldest and most important teacher of the Bön tradition and the head of the Triten Norbutse monastery in Nepal.
Learn more at the Ligmincha International Website
February 19 - 21, 2015
Ligmincha International and Ligmincha Mexico Prepares for Losar, Year of the Wood Sheep.
Losar, which in Tibetan means “new year,” is celebrated widely by Tibetans and Tibetan Bon and Buddhist centers throughout the world. This time to reflect on the passing of the old year and face the possibilities of the new year will be celebrated by Ligmincha International centers worldwide.
Traditionally, the first day of Losar begins three days of celebration. Preparation for the new year, the Year of the Wood Sheep, will be held on Feb. 15, and celebration will take place Feb. 19–21, 2015.
For those who live near a gompa (meditation hall), the first day of Losar is when families go to the gompa to pay their respects to the lama, circumambulate the temple, offer prayer flags to the monastery, raise prayer flags at one’s home and spend time with family. Often Tibetans will bring offerings to the gompa, such as flowers or butter lamps or cookies for tea with the lama, and receive blessings that all activities of the coming year will be successful.
Febrero 19 - 21, 2015
"The Light of the Golden Sun"- Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
More than 50 years ago, the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition was driven from its refuge deep within the Himalayas. This is the story of the long and difficult journey that followed. Told through the lens of one Bön teacher born in exile—Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche—this film reveals something very precious and very old: a rich spiritual heritage, hidden for millennia, whose secret teachings are only now becoming known to the world. There may be no unbroken spiritual tradition more ancient than Bön, which traces its beginnings to a buddha who predates Shakyamuni by thousands of years. Yet this tradition today may be facing its greatest challenge thus far: to preserve its rich heritage beyond the land of its birth.
The Light of the Golden Sun (63 min.) will be released February 21, 2015, on the Ligmincha YouTube channel. A film by Rogelio Jaramillo Flores.