NEWS AND UPDATES

Dundul Raptenling is very pleased to announce that the second volume of their monastery magazine has been released. A free PDF of the magazine is available here for download:

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Beginning on March 26 and ending on April 4th, 2002, 100 million Guru Rinpoche mantras were successfully accomplished at Dundul Raptenling Monastery. This auspicious accomplishment was requested and sponsored by Kyabje Tharthang Rinpoche.

   
   
 
 







On Choetrul Duechen, the auspicious 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, an offering was made of more than 4,000 butter lamps, a Vajrasattva tsok, an elaborate lunch, plus gifts of blankets, clothing, food and money to over 700 local Indian neighbors of Dundul Raptenllng. This offering was dedicated to the swift rebirth of Kyabje Dodrupchen and Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shedpa Rinpoche, the liberation of all sentient beings, the eradication of pandemics and the swift, peaceful resolutions of all wars. This event was made possible through the deeply appreciated generosity of Vicky la and the Singaporean group.







Dundul Raptenling is happy to announce that a butter lamp house has been built and was joyously consecrated on March 3, 2022. Our beautiful butter lamp house accommodates 4,000 butter lamps, and has been generously sponsored by Vicky La and the Singaporean group.







His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche (born 1990) entered mahaparinirvana on February 15, 2022 in Tibet. He was the emanation, or tulku, of the Buddha’s wisdom, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje. His Holiness was recognized by many great masters, including His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche, His Holiness Minling Trichen Rinpoche, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, and His Holiness Sakya Trizin Rinpoche.

Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche was first recognized as the tulku of Dudjom Rinpoche by the great tertön and wisdom dakini Tare Lhamo. He was later also recognized as a tulku of Dudjom Rinpoche by Khenpo Jikme Phuntsok and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, who held an elaborate ceremony at Dzongsar Monastery. In Nepal, Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa was recognized as an incarnation of Dudjom Rinpoche by Chatral Rinpoche, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and Minling Trichen Rinpoche. In 1994, the enthronement ceremony was held in Nepal by Chatral Rinpoche, which gathered many students of Dudjom Rinpoche, including His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyente Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche and Katok Situ Rinpoche.

Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa received teachings and empowerments from many renowned masters, including Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Khenpo Jigmé Phuntsok Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and many others. Following the instruction of his root lama Chatral Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche III undertook a traditional three-year retreat at the hermitage of Gangri Tokar in Tibet, from 2008 through 2011. Dudjom Rinpoche III visited many of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Tibet, China, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. His principal seats were in Nepal and Tibet.

On the evening of the 13th day of the 12th month of the Tibetan Iron Ox year (14 February 2022) Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche said, "Tomorrow I want to rest and relax. Please all of you be quiet and take care." Then he went into his bedroom. At that time there was nothing out of the ordinary. The next day, the 14th day of the 12th month of the Tibetan year, when going to call him for his morning tea and breakfast, totally unbelievably, he had passed into parinirvana and was resting in meditation.



A Prayer for the Swift Return of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche by the Gyalwang Karmapa

ཀྱེ་མ་ཀྱེ་ཧུད།

སྙིང་དབུས་ཟངས་མདོག་དཔལ་རིའི་ཕོ་བྲང་གི་དབུས་སུ།
ཕ་གཅིག་པདྨ་འབྱུང་གནས་ཡབ་ཡུམ་དེ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།
བསོད་ཟད་ལས་ངན་དྲག་པོའི་རླུང་ཤུགས་ཀྱིས་འཁྱེར་ཏེ།
མགོན་མེད་ཉམ་ཐག་གྱུར་པའི་སློབ་འབངས་ལ་གཟིགས་དང་།

སྤྱི་བོ་བདེ་ཆེན་འཁོར་ལོའི་གཙུག་རྒྱན་དུ་བཞུགས་པའི།
ཁྲག་འཐུང་བདུད་འཇོམས་གླིང་པ་ཡབ་སྲས་དེ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།
ཁོང་པའི་སྙིང་དང་འདྲ་བའི་སྐྱབས་གནས་ཀྱིས་བོར་ནས།
འདི་ཕྱིའི་རེ་བ་སྟོར་བའི་རྗེས་འཇུག་ལ་གཟིགས་དང་།

སྐྱབས་གཅིག་པདྨ་བཞད་པའི་ངོ་མཚར་གྱི་བཀོད་པ།
ད་ལྟ་མིག་གི་དབང་པོའི་སྤྱོད་ཡུལ་ལས་འདས་ཏེ།
གསུང་སྙན་རྣ་བར་ཐོས་པའི་སྐལ་བཟང་ཡང་མེད་པས།
དབང་པོ་སྒོ་ལྔ་འཛོམས་པའི་དོན་གོ་ཡང་སྟོར་སོང་།

དམུ་རྒོད་གློ་བ་རེངས་པའི་སྙིགས་དུས་ཀྱི་སེམས་ཅན།
མ་དད་ལོག་རྟོག་དྲི་མས་ཕྱི་ནང་ཀུན་སྒྲིབ་ཀྱང་།
སྤྱོད་ངན་བུ་ཚ་བྱམས་པའི་ཕ་མ་ཡིས་སྐྱོང་ལྟར།
ཐུགས་རྗེའི་གཏེར་ཆེན་ཁྱེད་ལ་མི་རེ་ནི་ཀ་མེད།

ཀ་དག་ཆོས་སྐུའི་ཀློང་ནས་འགག་མེད་ཀྱི་གཟུགས་སྐུར།
སེམས་ཀྱི་སྐད་ཅིག་གཅིག་ལ་གཞིར་བཞེངས་སུ་མཛད་ནས།
མ་ལུས་འགྲོ་བའི་ཁམས་རྣམས་སྨིན་གྲོལ་དུ་མཛད་པའི།
སྤྲུལ་པའི་ཉི་གཞོན་གསར་པ་ཐོགས་མེད་དུ་བྱོན་ཤོག

ཨེ་ཀ་ཛ་ཏི་ལ་སོགས་དམ་ལྡན་གྱི་སྲུང་མ།
ད་ནི་ལེ་ལོ་བཏང་སྙོམས་ཅུང་ཟད་ཀྱང་མེད་པར།
སྔོན་ནས་བསུ་ཞིང་རྒྱབ་ནས་སྐྱེལ་མ་ཞིག་མཛད་དེ།
མི་ཡི་ཉི་མ་ཞིང་འདིར་གདན་འདྲེན་ལ་ཕེབས་ཤིག

བསྟན་འགྲོའི་མགོན་དཔུང་མཚུངས་མེད་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་བདུད་འཇོམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་ཡང་སྤྲུལ་པདྨ་བཞད་པ་གང་ཉིད་གློ་བུར་དུ་དགོངས་པ་རྫོགས་པའི་གནས་ཚུལ་དེ་ནི་བསམ་ཡུལ་ལས་འདས། འདྲེན་མཆོག་གང་ཉིད་སྐུ་ན་གཞོན་ནུར་གྱུར་ཀྱང་གངས་ཅན་ལྗོངས་དང་། རྒྱ་བལ་འབྲུག་གསུམ་སོགས་སུ་བསྟན་འགྲོའི་དོན་དཔག་མེད་མཛད་ཅིང་། སྙིགས་དུས་ཀྱི་རྫོགས་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར་པ་བྱ་བྲལ་སངས་རྒྱས་རྡོ་རྗེ་སོགས་བླ་མར་བསྟེན། སྙིང་པོ་དོན་བརྒྱུད་ཀྱི་བསྟན་པ་ཚུལ་བཞིན་དུ་བསྐྱངས་ནས། བོད་བརྒྱུད་ནང་བསྟན་སྤྱི་དང་། བྱེ་བྲག་འོད་གསལ་རྫོགས་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་རིང་ལུགས། ལྷག་པར་བདུད་འཇོམས་ཀྱི་གཏེར་རྒྱུན་འཛིན་པ་རྣམས་ཀྱི་འདྲེན་པ་ཆེན་པོར་འགྱུར་བར་ངེས་མོད། དུས་ངན་སྙིགས་མར་གྱུར་པ་དང་། གདུལ་བྱའི་བསོད་ནམས་དམན་པའི་སྟོབས་ཀྱིས་བཻཌཱུརྱའི་བུམ་པ་ལག་ནས་ཤོར་བ་ལྟ་བུར་གྱུར་ཀྱང་། རྒྱལ་སྲས་སེམས་དཔའ་རྣམས་ཀྱི་ཐུགས་རྗེ་དུས་ལས་མི་གཡོལ་བ་ཡིན་པས། རང་གཞན་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱིས་གདུང་ཤུགས་དྲག་པོས་ཡང་སྲིད་སྤྲུལ་པའི་སྐུ་རྩོད་མེད་ཅིག་གནམ་ནས་བྱ་འབབ་པ་ལྟར་འབྱོན་པའི་གསོལ་བ་རྩེ་གཅིག་ཏུ་འདེབས་པ་གལ་ཆེའོ། །གོང་གི་གསོལ་འདེབས་འདི་ཡང་སུད་སི་ནམ་མཁའ་རིན་པོ་ཆེས་གདུང་ཤུགས་ཀྱིས་བསྐུལ་མ་མཛད་པ་དང་། རང་ངོས་ནས་ཀྱང་དད་འདུན་རྩེ་གཅིག་པས་གསོལ་བ་བཏབ་པ་ཡིན་ནོ།

དཔལ་ཀརྨ་པའི་མཚན་འཛིན། ཨོ་རྒྱན་ཕྲིན་ལས་སུ་འབོད་པས་སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༢༢ ཟླ་ ཚེས་ ༡༩ ལ་ཕུལ།

 

Alack! Alas!

From the palace of the Copper Colored Mountain in the heart,
Padmakara and consort, please know us!
Our merit is finished; the gale of bad karma has swept us away.
Look at us wretched disciples bereft of protector!

Traktung Dudjom Lingpa and disciples, the crown jewels
In the crown chakra of great bliss, please know us!
Our refuge, who was like the heart in our chest, has left us.
Look at us, who’ve lost our hope for this life and the next!

The marvelous features of the sole refuge Pema Shepa
Have now passed beyond the range of our vision.
No longer do we have the fortune to hear his sweet voice.
Though we have our five senses, they have lost any purpose.

We barbaric beings of degenerate times, our hearts hardened,
Are clouded inside and out by the stains, misconception and faithlessness,
But like ill-behaved children whose parents care for them with love,
We’ve no choice but to place our hopes in you, great trove of compassion.

From the expanse of the alpha-pure dharmakaya,
May you arise in an instant of mind as an unceasing form kaya
And return without delay as a new dawning emanated sun
To ripen and liberate sentient beings of all kinds.

O Ekajati and other oath-bound protectors,
Without even the slightest laziness or indifference,
Now lead him from ahead, escort him from behind,
And bring this sun for humanity back to this world!

It is incomprehensible that Pema Shepa, the incarnation of the incomparable protector of beings and teachings Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, could have passed away. Though young, he had brought immeasurable benefit to beings and the teachings in Tibet, India, Nepal, and Bhutan. He followed Chatral Sangye Dorje, a Dzogchen yogi in degenerate times, and others as his gurus, sustained the teachings of the essential ultimate lineage properly, and he was certain to become a great guide upholding Tibetan Buddhism, the tradition of luminous Dzogchen, and the Dudjom Tersar in particular. But the times are degenerate and we students have little merit, so it is as if a vase of vaidurya crystal has slipped from our fingers. But the bodhisattvas’ compassion never fails to come on time, so it is crucial for all of us to fervently pray that an undisputed reincarnation will come, like a bird alighting from the sky.

I wrote this supplication on the fervent request of Namkha Rinpoche from Switzerland and also as a supplication from my own one-pointed faith and wish.

Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
19 February 2022

Translated by Khenpo David Karma Choephel

 




Kyabje Do Drupchen Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Puja


 
 
   
   
 



On the morning of Wednesday, January 19, 2022, on the fourth day of the 34th Parinirivana of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Venerable Lama Sonam Tashi released the first printing of a book consisting of different mandalas. His book is an expanded second edition of Lama Sonam Tashi’s book originally published in 2011, entitled The Comprehensive Mandala of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche’s Terchoi. 1,000 copies of the second edition were printed. The book comprises mandalas from various terchoe (traditions) including the Dudjom Tersar, Pelling, Chokling, and Dzogchen (De sum. It also includes mandalas from the Tersar, Dogkhor, Sungkhor and Dogkhyil traditions. For practitioners and students alike, this mandala support is essential for their practice and learning. Non-practicing devotees can keep this book as a support through its many blessings that bring harmony, happiness, and protection from obstacles.

The printing costs for this book have been very generously donated by Angela of the Hong Kong group. All small or big merits accumulated through the publication of this book are dedicated to the liberation of all sentient beings. Anyone with questions about the book or who might like to receive a copy is requested to contact:
Chime Lhamo
Dundul_raptenling@yahoo.com
+91 78946 99799
   
   
   
 





To commemorate the thirty-four years since the parinirvana of Kyabje Dudjom Jigdrel Yeshi Dorjee Rinpoche, the first head of the Nyingmapa lineage as well as the founder of Dundul Raptenling, about one hundred lamas, tulkus, monks and nuns observed the Dorsem Lhatsog Drupchoe for six days. It began on January 16th and concluded on the 21st of January. For the Drupchoe, the Vajrassattva Dorse Lapchoe Sadhana was performed along with a light offering as well as a sand mandala.

   
   
   
   






About 1,000 prayer flags of Guru Dechen Barwa and Lhamo Kurukule have been printed and raised at Dundul Raptenling with the intention of averting and pacifying illness as well as global dangers to the elements. This auspicious act has been sponsored through the kind generosity of our Singapore devotees.











The 34th Parinirvana Puja for Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche





The Lama Ling Retreat Center at Dundul Raptenling was completed on November 13, 2021. On this most auspicious day of Lhabab Duchen (the Festival of the Buddha’s Descent from Heaven), we inaugurated the Lama Ling Retreat Center at our monastery. This center has been built with the intention of providing a shelter and support for seekers and practitioners who will uphold and walk the path of the Dharma.

In order for the Dharma to flourish, study and practice are equally important. It is our hope that the Lama Ling Retreat Center will contribute towards accomplishing this precious goal. The consecration of the center was graced by the third Kyabje Degyal Tulku, Kyabje Gyepa Rinpoche, as well as the Settlement’s representative officer and the respective camp leaders.

The construction of this retreat center has been made possible because of Vicky Lim and the Singapore group’s efforts, love and kind sponsorship. We are so grateful to all of them.




Dundul Raptenling has released a short video presentation of the history of the monastery. While it is in Tibetan, English speakers will find it of real interest because so many historic photos are included. Many of the greatest lamas of recent decades are included here in rare footage.





Dundul Raptenling Monastery is delighted to announce that the second portion of the ground floor ceiling of the Zangdok Palri project has been completed:





Picnic Celebration of Karma Rigshi at Orwadam Reservoir

On the auspicious day of Karma Rigshi (12/09/2021) Lama Sonam Tashi, the Lopons, teachers, and members of Dundul Raptenling enjoyed a picnic at Orwadam, a reservoir that is about 35km from our monastery. We had so much fun, enjoyed swimming in the water, and had lunch and dinner there. It was so joyful and peaceful.
 
 
 

The 2021/22 Academic Year Begins at Dundul Raptenling
The 2021/22 academic session of our monastery began today, June 1, 2021. Early in the morning our monks performed a Guru Rinpoche smoke offering and a Tara Puja for dispelling all obstacles for the upcoming academic year. Before the classes began, the Lopons and teachers gave talks encouraging the student monks to study diligently, and the Venerable Lama Sonam Tashi also motivated them with kind guidance and advice. All our monks were provided with the necessary school supplies for their studies. The Covid 19 protocols will be carefully followed in all classrooms.

   
   
   



Completion of the ground floor of Zangdok Palri and accomplishment of annual Vajrakilaya Drupchen
Our annual eight-day Vajrakilaya Drupchen was successfully completed this year on March 13th. We have shared it on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/hETIVCjtKgQ

In addition, Dundul Raptenling Monastery is so very pleased and honored to announce that the ground floor of our Zangdok Palri has just been completed. Amazing! With the help of about 300 volunteers, the ceiling of the ground floor has been completed. We are so grateful to all those many people who have helped in so many different and wonderful ways to make this remarkable accomplishment possible. It is only through the infinite blessings of Guru Rinpoche that a milestone event like this has occurred. The completion of the ground floor is documented in this inspiring YouTube video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2gkd6roP1o

 
   
   
   
   
 
 
 



Dundul Raptenling Celebrates the Completion of the 2020 Annual Exams

At the invitation of Lama Sonam Tashi, HE Kyabje Gyetrul Jigmey Rinpoche graced our monastery to help us celebrate the joyous occasion of the successful completion of the 2020 Annual Exams by our monks. Kyabje Rinpoche gave a Certificate of Merit to each of our monks and also offered words of wisdom to help guide our monks. We are so very grateful that Kyabje Rinpoche was able to take the time to be with us for this happy event. Our monastery wishes Rinpoche long life and the flourishing of all his activities like the rays of the sun.





The annual four-day Vajrakilaya Dogpa Puja began this year on February 8th. The Wrathful Heruka Vajrakilaya practice is performed each year at the end of the Tibetan lunar year in order to ward off negativity, obstacles and sickness, as well as to bring harmony, prosperity, auspiciousness and good health to all for the coming year. The Tangrak Day offering to the three jewels, the deity and dharma protectors was held on the 4th day of the annual Gutor Dogpa/Vajrakilaya Practice.

In celebration of the Tibetan New Year, the Year of the Iron Ox, Lama Sonam Tashi also distributed a set of new robes to each monk as is customarily done each year at Losar. The clothes were generously sponsored by our Singapore dharma sister Vicky la and her group.
 

Photos of the Vajrakilaya and Losar events are included below, plus the monastery schedule for 2021. Losar Tashi Delek!

Click here to download a copy of the Annual Program & Activities


Vajrakilaya puja

   
   
   
   
   
 
Losar

 
 
   
   
   
 

Link to Losar 2021 video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE8Q0rc6vng


Photos commemorating the successful completion of the annual exams at Dundul Raptenling. May this auspicious event bring harmony, joy and happiness to all!





Dundul Raptenling is delighted to announce that the annual Kyabje Dudjom Jigdrel Dorjee Rinpoche Parinirvana (gongtsok) was successfully completed on January 1, 2021. The gongtsok began on December 27th, and lasted for six days. The parinirvana puja was dedicated to the liberation of all beings, to the repair of broken samaya, and to the end of the current global pandemic.  

Lama Sonam Tashi discusses the Dudjom Parinirvana
Grand Puja of 2020



 

In addition to these photos, there are numerous additional photos on these Facebook pages: Sonam Tashi and Monastery


Upcoming Annual Yeshi Dorjee Rinpoche Parinirvana







Groundbreaking Ceremony for Dundul Raptenling Retreat Center,  Butter Lamp house and monastery boundary wall

Today, November 3rd, 2020, we are able to share some very pleasant news. We have performed the ground breaking puja for our boundary wall, butter lamp offering house and retreat center project.

The boundary will cover the entire area of our monastery and the retreat center will facilitate the future practice of our monks. These projects will help our monastery's objective of preserving the Noble Dharma, especially the Tersar tradition. We are so thankful to the Singaporean devotees and sponsors whose generous support has made all of this possible.

 

Dundul Raptenling Monastery is very pleased to announce that Lama Sonam Tashi has created an app called Tersar Zoe. Available only as an Android app right now, but with IOS coming soon,  the Tersar Zoe app provides a wealth of information about the Tersar lineage for those who are interested in studying and researching the lineage. The Tersar  Zoe app includes LhenZom, Sungbum, Wangtsak, Mandala, Tor-pe, spiritual books, photos, MP3 teachings, videos and much more.

Click below to download
Click to download from google play store




Dundul Raptenling Monastery junior monks II exams. Our monks abilities are developing and improving each day!


Since the inception of the Shenphen Shedrubling Shedra, this in the first time we have released our own magazine, comprised of compositions by our own shedra monks. We hope to release the magazine annually. The releasing ceremony went smoothly, with all out monks participating enthusiastically.



Best wishes for a wonderful Tibetan New Year from Lama Sonam Tashi’s Singapore students. In 2020, they offered new robes for the monks, food and a cash stipend to each of our monks. We are so thankful for what all of you did! Losar Tashi Delek.


Our annual recitation of the Tibetan Buddhist canon, consisting of 108 volumes of the words of the Lord Buddha (the Kangyur) and 225 volumes of Tripitaka  (the Tengyur) was successfully complete today by our monks. The members of our Camp No. 3 Settlement sponsored this yearly event.



After the COVID-19 lockdown in India (which prevented everyone from leaving home and from working), Lama Sonam Tashi distributed dry goods and food staples to about 1,000 needy local Indian households spanning many nearby villages. Some poor and needy Tibetans were also included, especially the elderly who have no family. 

We thank all the sponsors for their generous and kind support.

                                      



NEW LIBRARY BUILDING
During the Spring of 2020, our new building housing a library, conference room, teaching hall and classrooms, called the Rinzin Jamyang Gaypai Galsal, was inaugurated by Kyabje Gyalsey Rinpoche. This building was generously sponsored by Lama Sonam Tashi’s Singapore students. Other students and friends kindly donated computers, mattresses, fans, and other furnishings. We thank everyone for all the generous donations that made this wonderful milestone possible for Dundul Raptenling.


JATSON NYINGPO EMPOWERMENT
Kyabje Pekoe Gyalsey Rinpoche conferred the empowerments for the entire set of Jatsön Nyingpo’s treasure texts (terma) during February and March of 2020. The fifteen-day empowerment was attended by about 1,000 people. Kyabje Dagpo Rinpoche conferred the To Bhum transmission as well. The empowerment was requested and sponsored by the Yephel Kyiduk Tsogpa. At the end of the empowerment, the sponsors offered a grand Tenshuk (long life) ceremony. Dundul Raptenling provided a helping hand with the organization, preparations and ritual related aspects of the empowerment.

Some images of the empowerment




Under the guidance of Dundul Raptenling, the local lay people have the opportunity to learn the Troma Nakmo (Krodikali) practice. They have started a Troma Nakmo organization at the Tibetan settlement of Phuntsokling in Odisha, India.