Join us on Sunday, 25th September 2022 for a morning of life-extending rituals calling upon the blessings of the healing and long life Buddhas.
These prayer ceremonies are dedicated:
An erudite master
Educated in the original Gaden Shartse Monastery in Tibet, His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende was just 12 years old when he received his novice vows from one of the greatest masters of our time, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
Later, as the first abbot of Shar Gaden Monastery, Kensur Rinpoche became widely credited for the crucial role he played in keeping the lineage and practice of Dorje Shugden alive. Our founder, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, often spoke of his deep respect and affection for Kensur Rinpoche, not only for the purity of his monkhood but for his willingness and bravery to lead over 600 monks during a time of great obstacles and uncertainty.
A worrying development
Lately, this holy master has been manifesting ill health which is no coincidence or accident. Lamas of Kensur Rinpoche’s calibre have full control over their birth and passing. They manifest solely for the benefit of sentient beings and when the karmic causes for that benefit begin to wane, they can choose to enter clear light and take rebirth in a younger, newer form in order to continue their work under more suitable conditions.
A disciple’s responsibility
During this degenerate age, lamas of Kensur Rinpoche’s generation, traditionally trained and pure in practice, are far and few in between. Their knowledge and attainments are a precious healing resource sorely needed in a world full of anger, pain and suffering.
Thus as practitioners and supporters of the lineage, it is our responsibility to keep creating the causes for these rare beings to remain with us. One such method is by offering a Tenshug Long Life Ceremony. During a tenshug, students make fervent requests to the lama to remain longer with us. If the lama accepts the tenshug, he will extend his life in order to continue turning the wheel of Dharma.
A powerful offering
After repeated requests by representatives of Tsem Ladrang, Kechara and the visiting Sangha at Kechara Forest Retreat, Kensur Rinpoche has humbly accepted an offering of a Tenshug Long Life Ceremony.
This auspicious ritual will be performed by representatives from the main monasteries of our lineage, including Shar Gaden, Serpom, Phegyeling and Segyu, and they will be joined by qualified lamas and geshes from Europe, North America and Asia.
Benefits for sponsors and attendees
How you can participate
Admission to the puja is free and all are welcome to attend. If you are attending, you can actively participate in the ceremony by making a personal tenshug offering to H.E. Kensur Rinpoche.
Here are some suggestions of what you can offer based on Tibetan Buddhist tradition:
What to bring
You can also contribute towards the costs of the tenshug ceremony via the Tsem Rinpoche Parinirvana Anniversary Fund. Donate online at VajraSecrets.com or WhatsApp us at wa.me/60103020999. Any amount is welcome and deeply appreciated.
Together, let’s create the oceans of merits needed so we can continue our direct connection with this holy being.