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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DRIVE 2009

We are once again soliciting donations for our annual Christmas Drive. Cash or donations in kind are welcome. Last Christmas, we were able to share our blessings with 600 families living in nearby barangays and Mother Teresa’s charity, Alay ng Puso in Delpan, Manila. With the excess collections, we supported medical missions and other charitable causes throughout the year 2009.

This year, we hope to distribute groceries to nearby barangays, Mother Theresa’s Orphanage in Delpan, those people affected by the recent typhoon calamities and other charities. We also hope to continue to bring hope and joy for all people in need not only this Christmas but all throughout the coming new year 2010. We also need volunteers to pack and/or to distribute groceries. Please contact the office for more details as to time and place of distribution thru SMS 09198103828 or email philpalyul@yahoo.com.

We thank everyone for their continued support and commitment to help us in our humble efforts to spread Buddha’s teachings of generosity, loving kindness and compassion for all.


 
SMOKE PUJA AND LUNGTA AT TAGAYTAY - July 5, 2009, Sunday

The day starts with a Smoke Puja as an offering to the Triple Gem and all other sentient beings. You may bring the following as offerings: flowers, fruits, candies, incense, oats, juice, wine, milk, cookies, oil, honey, yogurt, 5 coloured beans and small pieces of cloth. The event is followed by a short climb to an elevated place where the paper wind horse (lungtas) will be hurled in the air to bring good health, wealth and luck. Lungtas can be purchased at the Center at 100 pesos per bundle.

A party leaves the Pina Center at 6 am sharp. Carpools will be available. Please register your names with the lamas at 715-2090 or send an SMS (text message) to 0928-559-5379.

Read about the Benefits of Sang Puja and Lungta.

 
Life Release at Manila Bay - June 13, 2009 at 8:30 am

Life release is the Buddhist practice of saving the lives of animals held captive and who are about to meet their cruel demise. We cultivate compassion (Bodhicitta ) when we internalize the pain and suffering that animals experience when they die unnaturally. The lives of animals and humans alike are just as precious. We are in this journey together to find liberation from Samsara. By saving the lives of animals, we immediately benefit their health and longevity. By reciting auspicious prayers, we also help increase the likelihood of their attaining a higher rebirth. Similarly, by these generous actions on our part, we also indirectly gain long life and good health.

All donations will be used to purchase fishes from the market. We will leave Pina Center at 8:30 am promptly and head for Manila Bay where the fishes will be released into the waters. Please contact the lamas or 0928-559-5379 for more information.

Read about the Benefits of Life Release.

 
49th Day Prayer for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche - May 22 at 6 pm, Pina Center

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche's Ku Dung (holy body) is currently kept at the 2nd floor of the Zangdokpalri Temple for one year. Everyone is welcome to visit temple at Namdroling Monasterdy to pay their final respects and also to receive special blessings. On the 49th day of His Holiness's Mahaparanirvana, Namdroling Monastery will offer a grand puja which will be shown on Live Webcast. We invite all students to watch the webcast on May 22, 2009 at 10:30 am (Philippine Time) by clicking this link:

http://www.palyul.org/broadcast.htm

On the evening of May 22nd at 6 pm, our center will also conduct a puja for His Holiness. Samten Rinpoche encourages all students to attend. He explains that Hs Holiness is an Enlightened Being and does not go through bardo and that the merits gained from participating the 49th day Puja is for the benefit of all students of His Holiness.


 
Special Puja for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

We are very sad to announce that His Holiness Penor Rinpoche has passed onto paranirvana last March 27, 2009. Kindly read the official announcement issued by the main Palyul Monastery , India by typing this link http://news.palyul.org on the address box.

Our resident spiritual advisor Samten Rinpoche is urging all students, members and dharma brothers and sisters to take time out from the busy schedules to devote one evening in prayer for His Holiness. Please attend our special puja/prayer session at Pina Center to be held on Friday, April 3, 6:00 pm.

The recent passing of His Holiness is truly a great loss to all of us. He has touched so many of our lives – here in the Philippines and all over the world. Even in paranirvana, we continue to hear stories about miracles and auspicious signs surrounding his passing over. Let us therefore join in prayers that this Highly Accomplished Master may quickly reincarnate to free more beings from this suffering world.

For those who would like to make an offering/donation for the 49th Day Prayers for His Holiness to be conducted at Namdroling Monastery, India, please contact the office at 715-2090 or send an SMS to 0928-559-5379.

 
NGONDRO TEACHINGS

Samten Rinpoche will begin Ngondro teachings this Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 9:30 am at the Pina Center . The teachings will continue every Sunday unless there is a scheduled puja. Everyone is welcome to join the teachings.

Please send an email to info@palyulph.org or text message to 0928-559-5379 to confirm attendance.

CHRISTMAS DRIVE - Dec. 29, 2008 

The Center will be holding its first charity event on December 29, 2008. We hope to give out 600 grocery packs to indigent families that live around the Center. We hope that this humble gesture will bring some measure of hope and happiness to these families as they celebrate the coming New Year. We therefore appeal to all dharma brothers and sisters to please lend their support to this merit-making activity. Any form of donation - whether in kind or monetary- is highly appreciated. May Buddha touch our hearts and minds to bring forth our compassionate nature!

 
VAJRAKILAYA RITUAL, LONG LIFE AMITAYUS BUDDHA PRAYER & LHU RITUAL -
January 22, 23 & 24, 2009

The lamas at the Center will be conducting three days of prayer to help participants remove obstacles from previous years and also to bring in prosperity, good health and fulfillment of aspirations for the coming New Year. Please check our Events Calendar for exact time and dates.

* 2 Day Vajrakilaya Ritual - January 22 & 23, 2009
* Long Life Amitayus Buddha Prayer and Lhu Ritual - January 24, 2009

For those who would like to join the above events, please register your name(s) on or before January 22, 2009 by contacting the Center at 715-2090 or 0928-559-5379. Please bring previously worn and unwashed clothing, hair and nail clippings to the Center before January 22, 2008.

Puja Registration:
 
* Per individual name - 300 pesos
* Per business/company - 2,500 pesos

 
GURU RINPOCHE LONG LIFE PUJA - January 26, 2009, Monday and
21 DZAMBHALA (DEITIES OF WEALTH WISH-FULFILLING GEM) GRAND PUJA - January 30, 2009, Friday

On Chinese New Year's Day, January 26, 2009, Monday, Samten Rinpoche and the lamas will conduct the Guru Rinpoche Long Life Puja for the whole day starting at 7:30 am. Dharma pills will be given as a blessing by Samten Rinpoche.

On Friday, January 30, 2009, at 6:00 pm, everyone is invited to join the 21 Dzambhala (Deities of Wealth Wish-Fulfilling Gem) Grand Puja. The Dzambhala practice enables us to attract not only material but also spiritual wealth so that we may accomplish virtuous goals. Without the distractions brought about by lack in wealth, it is easier for the mind to cultivate compassion, loving kindness and to develop an attitude of unselfishness to others. With financial and spiritual stability, we can diligently pursue our spiritual practice.

* This is a practice of the Dzambhala Empowerment conferred my HH Penor Rinpoche during His last visit to the Philippines last November, 2006.

 
SMOKE PUJA AND LUNGTA AT TAGAYTAY - February 1, 2009, Sunday

The day starts with a Smoke Puja as an offering to the Triple Gem and all other sentient beings. You may bring the following as offerings: flowers, fruits, candies, incense, oats, juice, wine, milk, cookies, oil, honey, yogurt, 5 coloured beans and small pieces of cloth. The event is followed by a short climb to an elevated place where the paper wind horse (lungtas) will be hurled in the air to bring good health, wealth and luck. Lungtas can be purchased at the Center at 100 pesos per bundle.

A party leaves the Pina Center at 6am sharp. Carpools will be available. Please register your names with the lamas at 715-2090 or send an SMS (text message) to 0928-559-5379.

LONG LIFE BUDDHA PRAYER & LHU RITUAL - August 10, 2008

To join the Long Life & Lhu Ritual, please register your name(s) on or before August 9, 2008. Please call 715-2090 for more details. Please bring worn & unwashed clothing, hair and nail clippings to the New Center before August 9, 2008. Registration costs 200 pesos per name.

HUNDRED DEITIES PRAYER FOR THE DECEASED - August 9, 2008

Please register the name(s) of your departed loved ones on or before August 8, 2008. Please call 715-2090 for more information. Registration costs 200 pesos per name.

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY & GRAND BLESSING OF THE NEW CENTER - August 5, 2008 (Tuesday)

The Opening Ceremonies for the New Center will be held on August 5, 2008 - TUESDAY, 9:30 am at 700 Piña Avenue, Sta. Mesa.

VAJRAKILAYA RITUAL - July 29, 30 & 31, 2008

Mugsang Kuchen Tulku Rinpoche (one of the heart sons of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche) from the U.S. and about seven other important lamas from Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan will be visiting Manila to bless our New Center and to conduct the special Three Day Vajrakilaya Puja on JULY 29, 30, 31st from 7 AM to 5:30 PM.

World Smoke Puja and Lungta (Tagaytay) - July 20, 2008, Sunday

The World Smoke Puja and Lungta will be held in Tagaytay on the morning of July 20. The day starts with a smoke puja as an offering followed by a climb up a hill where lungtas (windhorse) will be hurled in the air to bring wealth, good health and good fortune to all. For the smoke offering, please bring dry beans, oats, flowers, fruits, incense, cooking oil, candies, wine, juice, cookies and milk. Click on the following Smoke Puja and Lungta to read about their benefits.

For those who would like to join the trip to Tagaytay, please register with Wendy at her mobile: 0919-810-3828. Lungtas can be purchased at the Center at 100 pesos per bundle.

ONE MONTH RETREAT WITH DZOGCHEN MASTER - July 10 - August 10, 2008

HH Penor Rinpoche will be conducting a One Month Retreat at the Palyul Retreat Center in McDonough New York, USA. At this retreat, participants will have the opportunity to receive transmissions of the Vajrayana teachings from HH Penor Rinpoche without having to travel to India or Tibet. Senior Khenpos will be present to provide English translations. There will be a series of courses offered to newcomers, intermediate and advanced students. For more information, please visit retreats.palyul.org .

Chenrezig and Sur Smoke Puja - May 24, 2008, Saturday

Recent reports indicate that over 20,000 people died and over 100,000 were injured in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan, China. Because of this, the Philippine Nyingma Palyul Dharma Center will have a Chenrezig and a Sur Smoke Puja for the victims of the earthquake at 6 pm on May 24. For those who would like to sponsor this event, please contact the center. Everyone is welcome to join the puja.

Logyonma (Loma Gyonma) Empowerment - May 1, 2008, Thursday

Samten Rinpoche will conduct the Logyonma Empowerment on May 1, 2008 at the Biak na Bato Center. Devotion to Logyonma can help heal sicknesses and ward off other diseases caused by our negative karma. The Logyonma practice is also effective in helping to cure mysterious diseases as well as prevent the spread of contagious epidemic diseases.

CHINESE NEW YEAR (TIBETAN NEW YEAR) ACTIVITIES

The lamas at the Center will be conducting several days of prayer to help participants remove obstacles from previous years and also to bring in prosperity, good health and fulfillment of aspirations for the coming New Year. Please check our Events Calendar for exact time and dates.

  * Vajrakilaya Ritual - FEBRUARY 4 & 5, 2008
  * Long Life and Chi Lhu Ritual - FEBRUARY 2, 2008

For those who would like to join the Vajrakilaya Ritual and Long Life & Chi Lhu Ritual, please register your name(s) on or before February 2, 2008 by calling the Center at 712-1022. Please bring worn clothing, hair and nail clippings to the Center before February 2, 2008.

  Per individual name - 300 pesos
  Per business/company - 2,500 pesos

GURU RINPOCHE LONG LIFE GRAND PUJA - February 7, 2008, Thursday

For the whole day starting at 7 am, Rinpoche and the lamas will conduct a grand puja to bless everyone. Dharma pills will also be given as a blessing by Rinpoche.

SMOKE PUJA AND LUNGTA AT TAGAYTAY - February 10, 2008, Sunday

The day starts with a smoke puja as an offering followed by a short climb to an elevated place where the wind horse (lungtas) will be hurled in the air to bring wealth, health and luck. Lungtas can be purchased at the Center at 100 pesos per bundle.


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