Chagdud Rinpoche's Birthday
This Wednesday, August 12, we will be celebrating Chagdud Rinpoche's birthday with a special program at Odsal Ling.
During the morning and afternoon, we will do Tara practice with accumulation of Jetsuns, while in the evening there will be Red Tara Tsok. In addition to these practices, members of the sangha will be performing life release.
Rinpoche dedicated his life to preserving Dharma and passing it on to all those who might benefit. The blessings of his aspirations touch us to this day, and his loving and compassionate mind continues to benefit all beings.
We invite all of the sangha to pay homage to our perfect teacher by celebrating this very special date together.
WHAT IS LIFE RELEASE AND HOW TO TAKE PART?
Life release is a practice where we rescue animals that would be used for sacrifice, slaughter or any other activity that would otherwise end their lives, and then free them into their natural environment.
The ceremonies include the recitation of prayers and mantras, and conclude with dedication. Dedications can be directed to a person who you care about or whose life has profound value to you, and then to all sentient beings. We also pray that the animals themselves, after escaping suffering, find rebirth in the form of human beings with spiritual connection.
Offerings can be made until the day before, followed by an e-mail (with the amount and confirmation of the deposit) and the dedication of the practice (to be read during the ceremony, the merits can be dedicated to Chagdud Rinpoche).
The ceremony will not be broadcast online.