Monday, December 14, 2009

Kyabje Khenrinpoche Geshe Lama Lhundrup Visits CGC

Kyabje Khenrinpoche Geshe Lama Lhundrup, the abbot of Kopan Monastery in Nepal, visited CGC from Friday, October 16th to Wednesday, October 21st this year. We were all very fortunate to have him, his attendent, Ven Kunkhen and his translator, Ven Sherab stay with us for 6 days.

Khenrinpoche arrived that Friday evening and was welcomed by members and their families carrying khatas and flowers. He was driven from Kuala Lumpur to Penang by CGC's President, Dr. Daniel Yeoh and was accompanied by LDC's resident geshe, Geshe Tenzin Zopa.

During the second day of his stay (Saturday, 17th October 2009), Khenrinpoche presided over prayers for wealth and success, a Chittamani Tara puja and attended a vegetarian dinner at a local restaurant with members of CGC. Tara the Wisdom Mother is invoked in times of personal difficulties, family and business problems, and when there is a need for a quick wisdom action. She manifests in twenty-one different forms to benefit all beings. In the aspect of Cittamani Tara, she responds quickly to requests by those who pray to her.

On his third day at CGC (Sunday, 18th October 2009), Khenrinpoche presided over an animal liberation ceremony and a recitation of the "Sanghata Sutra" by all who attended. The animal liberation ceremony was featured in an article in "The Star Metro" on 29th October 2009. To read the original copy of the article, kindly click on the following link:

Khenrinpoche gave teachings on the "Introduction to Tantra" during the evenings of the fourth and fifth day of his stay (Monday, 19th & Tuesday 20th October 2009). Audio copies of the "Introduction to Tantra" teachings in MP3 CD format can now be obtained from CGC's office.

During his visit, a book entitled "Living in Harmony" which contained Khenrinpoche's teachings was launched. The book was transcribed and compiled by our very own resident sangha Ven. Osel.

Khenrinpoche departed for Kuala Lumpur on the morning of Wednesday, 21st October 2009.

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