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July Dharma Sharing Contest


Sakya Lhadakh Nunnery Program 2017
Nyung Nay
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Registered participants please fill up indemnity form
and submit to Office.
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, July Programmes will be REVISED as follow:
-14th July – Dharma Talk CANCELLED
-Dojie Kamduo (Vajra Dakini Puja)
Date: 25th July
Time: 2pm-4pm

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Thank You
~ Sakyatenphelling

由于不可预见的情况,7月的法会将修订如下:
-7月14日 – 佛法开示取消
-金刚空行母法会
日期:7月25日
时间:下午2点至4点
对造成的不便,我们深表歉意。
~ 释迦寺 合十

Dojie Kamduo (Vajra Dakini Puja)

Great Shakyamuni Festival
16 Arhat Puja
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Vajrayogini Retreat Session
by HE Luding Khen Rinpoche

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NOTE: Due to overwhelming response, the registration is closed. Thank you for your participation.
报名人数已经额满,感谢所有参加者。

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Click here to download rules for retreat (revised 10 July)
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NOTE: Due to overwhelming response, the registration is closed. Thank you for your participation. 报名人数已经额满,感谢所有参加者。


White Tara Mantra Counts

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Accumulation of White Tara Mantra –

The practice of White Tara is associated with healing, protection, and stabilizing the life-force. Tara purifies our negative obscurations and propensities and protects disciples from untimely death – she helps practitioners live a long life.

Today Sakya monasteries around the world with over 400 monks and nuns doing white Tara retreat, and dedicating the merits of the practice to the long and healthy life of His Holiness, The 41st Sakya Trizin.

The Singapore Buddha Sasana Society (Sakya Tenphel Ling) also initiated the accumulation of White Tara mantra in dedication to the long and healthy Life of our Patron, His Holiness The 41st Sakya Trizin.

In the recent visit of His Eminence Khondoong Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, He bestowed the White Tara initiation.

For those who were initiated or initiated before, you can join the accumulation of mantra, and log your count online or with a Group leader. You may enquire with STL office for more details.

On HH’s birthday on 21st September 2017, we will offer the first accumulation of mantras to His Holiness for His long and healthy life. There is no target and no time limit to this accumulation, we hope all disciples and students of His Holiness, whether you are in Singapore or overseas, will continue to chant White Tara mantra for HH’s long and healthy life.

1. Accumulation is long mantra of White Tara
2. There will be online broadcast of the count accumulated, every first week of the month.
4. Feel free to invite friends who have taken the white Tara initiation & keen to participate to join us in this count accumulation

Rejoice! May the merits accumulated from your White Tara practice be dedicated to the Long and healthy life of His Holiness, the 41st Sakya Trizin. May He continuously turn the wheel of dharma.

Kindly click here to submit your counts online (please note to submit only numerals under submit counts field)

With metta
STL 44th Exco

累积白度母心咒 — —
白度母与治疗、 守护和稳定生命力量相关联。度母能帮助净化我们负面的障碍,保护佛弟子免于无常死亡。她也能助修行者延长寿命。现今全世界的萨迦寺有400多位僧众和尼僧进行白度母共修,将共修功德回向第 41世 萨迦法王的长寿和健康。

新加坡佛学研究会展开累积白度母心咒活动,将功德回向第 41 世萨迦法王的长寿和健康。在大宝金刚仁波切最近的弘法行程,他也授予了白度母灌顶。

对于那些已经接受灌顶者,可以参加累积白度母心咒活动。您可以登录网站将心咒次数发给我们,或将次数发给负责人。您可以向办事处查询详情。在第 41世 萨迦法王2017年9月21日的生日,我们会将累积的白度母心咒回向给法王的长寿和健康。这个活动没有数目目标限制,也没有时间限制。我们希望所有法王的弟子和学生,无论他们在本地或国外,能持续念诵白度母心咒。

– 累积白度母心咒
– 每个月第一个星期,发表心咒累积次数。
– 请邀请您那些接受过白度母灌顶的朋友参加这个活动。

愿你将积累的念诵功德回向法王的长寿和健康,祈愿法王继续转法轮。


Lights Available for Sponsoring at STL

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Since the historial Buddha Sakyamuni time, offering of light has great significance. This light clears the darkness of ignorance which in turn result in the arising of wisdom.

10 benefits of light offering expounded by Buddha Shakyamuni:
1) One receives great enjoyment of wealth.
2) One becomes like the light of the world.
3) One achieves clairvoyance of the pure eye as a human.
4) One is reborn as a deva or as a human.
5) One achieves the devas’ eye.
6) One achieves the wisdom to discriminate virtue from non-virtue.
7) One is able to eliminate the concept of inherent existence.
8) One receives the illumination of wisdom.
9) One quickly becomes liberated.
10) One quickly attains enlightenment

We can offer light either for oneself or on behalf of another person for the following purposes:
1) To remove obstacles and sufferings
2) To remove illness from a sick person
3) To dispel dark magic and evil spirits
4) To pray for long life
5) To provide a light path for the deceased

Lights are available for sponsoring at STL :
1) One month sponsorship of one shrine lamp x14 – $108

从佛祖释迦牟尼佛的时代开始,供灯有巨大意义。供灯能消除个人的无知从而生智慧。

释迦牟尼佛开示供灯有十大利益:

1)您可以享有财富

2)您宛如明灯一般地照亮世间

3)拥有人身的同时怔得智慧之眼

4)若轮回得人身或天人身

5)能证得天眼通

6)能拥有分辨善恶的智慧

7)能拥有不执守于‘我’和‘我所’的智慧

8)可以拥有智慧的照耀

9)能迅速证得涅槃

10)能迅速怔得觉悟

您可以为自己或亲朋好友燃灯:

1)消除障碍和烦恼痛苦

2)为病患祈福

3)消除黑暗邪术和辟邪

4)祈求长寿

5)为往生者提供光明路

Please approach Office if interested.


Naga Puja
Date: 13 July 2017 (Thursday)

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1) TIME: starts 9am
2) Always check with counter on actual day whether boat trip is opened to participants
3) Contributions of any amount
4) Boat trip @ $20 per person (please register early if boat outing is opened to participants)
5) Be vegetarian for the Puja
6) For those buying their own offerings, please bring before the puja starts.

 

HE Ratna Vajra Rinpoche

Message from His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche

Dear President and Exco members of Sakya Tenphel Ling,

Thank you all for your well wishes on my birthday, it is heart warming to see so many people gathered to celebrate my birthday. I like to take this opportunity to remind everybody that only through the study and practice of the holy Dharma can we progress in our spiritual path. A centre such as Sakya Tenphel Ling provides the necessary sanctuary and resources for the study and practice of Dharma. It is only possible through the efforts of all the people who work hard for the centre that Dharma programs can happen, and we are able to share Dharma knowledge with others. I would like to urge all of you not only to continue to study and practise the Dharma diligently, but also to step forward to help the centre in every way you can, creating a conducive and harmonious environment to benefit as many people as possible.
Thank you.

Yours in the Dharma,
Ratna Vajra

Offering of Lights

Since the historial Buddha Sakyamuni time, offering of light has great significance. This light clears the darkness of ignorance which in turn result in the arising of wisdom. Those who are familiar with Buddha’s life story will recall the lamp offered by the poor old lady. She had no money to buy oil for the lamp, so she cut her own hair in exchange for the oil. This lamp offered by her sincerely outshines all the other lamps. Even the wind caused by devadatta’s dark magic was unable to extinguish the lamp.

10 benefits of light offering expounded by Buddha Shakyamuni:
1) One receives great enjoyment of wealth.
2) One becomes like the light of the world.
3) One achieves clairvoyance of the pure eye as a human.
4) One is reborn as a deva or as a human.
5) One achieves the devas’ eye.
6) One achieves the wisdom to discriminate virtue from non-virtue.
7) One is able to eliminate the concept of inherent existence.
8) One receives the illumination of wisdom.
9) One quickly becomes liberated.
10) One quickly attains enlightenment

We can offer light either for oneself or on behalf of another person for the following purposes:
1) To remove obstacles and sufferings
2) To remove illness from a sick person
3) To dispel dark magic and evil spirits
4) To pray for long life
5) To provide a light path for the decease

Lights are available for sponsoring at Sakya Tenphel Ling as and when available. Kindly check our News and Announcements page for updates.

Tara Mantra Counts

Tara Mantra 

TARA mantra – OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

Mother Tara liberates sentient beings from samsara, from sufferings, fears, diseases and obstacles. Fears include external dangers such as fire, water, air, earth and internal obstacles such as ignorance, attachment, anger, pride, jealousy, miserliness, doubt and wrong views.

In short, Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha means: I prostrate to the Liberator, Mother of all the Victorious One. With the power of my pure faith and the accumulation of these mantra,
– may all beings receive the blessings of Tara;
– may the teaching of the Buddha increase; may our dear Lamas live long and healthy life,
– and may their holy wishes be fulfilled swiftly;
– may the wealth, life and dharma increase for all practitioners;
– may there be peace and harmony in the world
– may all the people of the nations be well and happy;
– may we purify our negative karmas and obstacles, accumulate limitless wisdom and merits for the benefit of all beings;
– may we have the fortune to obtain the body, speech and mind of a perfectly enlightened Buddha.

His Holiness Sakya Trizin recommended to chant 100 million tara mantra. He said it is a short mantra and very easy to chant. When we asked on the meaning of the Mantra, he took out his text to check and said: Om is auspicious beginning of all the mantras. Tara is calling (calling Tara, Saviour is her name. Tuttare is saviour of those who are suffering. Ture is quick (in action). Soha is established (firmly establishing) Generally speaking when we want to make a friend, we do by calling her Name Tara. We make friend with Tara and become close to her. When we ask for favour, she will answer all to whatever we need. His Holiness gave this explanation on the 16th January 2015 at Phrodang.
 
萨迦法王建诵一亿遍度母咒。他说这是一个短咒,也很容易念诵。当我们询问法王咒语的意思,法王翻阅法本查阅并说:“嗡”是所有咒语的吉祥开端。“达咧”是呼唤救度速勇母(呼唤度母,救主是她的名字)。“嘟达咧”是救度苦难救护主的意思。“嘟咧”表示度母行动快而迅速。“梭哈”是牢固树立的意思。 通常当我们要交朋友,我们会呼唤她的名字:度母。我们与度母结交并亲近她。当我们有求于度母时,她会满足我们一切所需。法王于1月16日在Phrodang给予这个开示。

4 Years Dharma Structured Course

STL presents 4-Year Dharma Teaching Curriculum:
Starting Part 2 Module/Topic:
“ In the Coffers of Truth”

(Elegant/good Sayings)
by Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen
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Come attend Buddhist teachings and register for this precious course module early. Please share this info with your friends and family members.

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Syllabus outline for ENTERING THE PATH OF THE BUDDHA DHARMAA Basic Buddhist teaching
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Click here to learn more about the Course structure and the Texts used. 请点击这里下载中文版

Message from His Holiness The Sakya Trizin:

Everyone wants to be happy, and the only way to find true peace and happiness is to follow the religious path. Equally, once we have engaged on the religious path, it is very important that we study, so that we can progress swiftly along it. There are many texts and scriptures that can help us deepen our understanding of the Dharma.

“The Elegant Sayings” is such a text. It is one of the most famous works by the great master Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen. In this book, the great scholar offers precious advice on how to live a virtuous life and how to avoid non-virtuous behavior.

His witty and to-the-point analysis of what is noble and scholarly and what is foolish and untoward is an important teaching on what is to be adopted and what is to be rejected before one can become a true Dharma practitioner.

The study of the Dharma is a hugely meritorious activity that benefits not only oneself but also everyone that surrounds one. I truly rejoice that a program of Dharma study has been put in place at Sakya Tenphel Ling, and I fervently pray that many practitioners will participate in it and thus make great strides along the path to enlightenment, for the sake of all beings.

人人欲得安乐,而觅得真正安乐的唯一方法,便是踏上宗教修行之道。一旦开始修行,就必须闻习正法,以便在修持上能突飞猛进,这点至关重要。有许多法本与经典能助我们深入法义。

伟大的上师萨迦班智达贡嘎嘉赞闻名遐迩的著述—《萨迦格言》便是这样的一部教典。在这部典籍中,大班智达阐明了应如何扬善去恶,成办贤善圆满的人生。这是极为珍贵的教诲。

其教言字字珠玑,句句妙智,鞭辟入里地点明了何者为智,何者为愚,何者高尚,何者非善。这项重要的教法,开示了是非善恶,令行者由此而知取舍,进而成为一名真正的修行人。

听闻、学习佛法乃是殊胜的善行,不仅于己有利,亦能利益身边的人。对于释迦寺能开办这项佛学课程系列,本人由衷随喜,并也殷切地祈愿许多的修行人能踊跃参与,使自己在成佛之道上能一日千里,以利乐一切有情众生。

谨此献上祝福

萨迦法王, 20151111

 

Annual Grand Sponsor

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Vesak Day 2015 Grand Sponsorship Registration. Click here to get started. 

You  can  perform  a  great  Vesak  activity  by  being  an  Annual  Grand  Sponsor.  Become  a  pillar  of support  for  Dharma  propagation  and  a  provider  of food  and  shelter  for  members  of  the  Sangha. Being an Annual Grand Sponsor, you are guarded daily till the next Vesak Day by incessant blessings, and will accrue enormous merits at the end. Click here for more details.

The  benefits  of  being  a  Grand  Sponsor:

1.  Your  merits  multiplying  million  times  through  the  participation  of  the  4  Great  Festivals  of    Shakyamuni  Buddha:

•Vesak  Day  (Birth,  Enlightenment  and  Parinirvana  of  The  Buddha)  –  15th  day  of  4th    Lunar  month
•The  First  Teaching  given  by  Buddha  (at  Sarnath)  –  4th  day  of  6th  Lunar  month
•Buddha  having  taught  His  mother  (Descending  from  Tushita  Heaven)  –  22nd  day  of  9th  Lunar  month
•The  miracle  of  Shravasti  –  15th  day  of  1st  Lunar  month

2.  Your  merits  accruing  daily  through  the  dedication  of  our  Resident  Lama  in  his  daily  Tara  and  Mahakala  Protector  Pujas,  and  the  weekly  Sunday  Tara  Puja

3.  Your  merits  accumulating  as  Sponsors  to  all  the  pujas  performed  during  the  year,  tagged  to  Center’s  numerous  events  and  visiting  programs  (except  pujas  for  the  deceased)

4.  Special  accumulation  from  Three  Red  Deities  Puja  of  Sakyapa  Tradition  on  a  specific  auspicious  Thursday  to  enhance  Sponsors’  wealth  and  prosperity  and  obstacle  dispelling.

5.  You  will  be  cordially  invited  to  attend  these  Pujas  and  have  audience  with  His  Holiness  during  His  Visit  and  receive  His  Blessings.

Being  a  Grand  Sponsor  of  STL,  you  will  feel  very  fortunate  and  blessed. The  pujas  are  performed  by  highly  qualified  Lamas  to  perfections.  With  such  conditions  and  your  right  motivation,  you  will  effectively  receive  continuous  blessings  through  the  year.  Seize  the  opportunity!

For  those  past  and  existing  Grand  Sponsors,  we  sincerely  thank  you  and  look  forward  to  your  continuous  support. With  your  altruistic  and  generous  acts,  STL  has  carried  out  many  spiritual  activities,  benefiting  many  mother  sentient  beings.  Rejoice!  May  the  auspicious  Vesak  bring  you  lots  of  success,  good  health,  prosperity  and  May  all  sentient  beings  be  well  and  happy!

“The  Gift  of  Dharma  EXCELS  all  other  Gifts”
~The  Buddha