Thursday, June 10, 2010




Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cultivation of Rice Fields




















From 29th of May 2010, Shar Gaden has started cultivating 20 acres of rice fields which were allotted to us during controversial partition in March 2008. In 1960s, Indian government allocated lands properties to every individual of Buzar monks one acre per a monk purposely for farming, so Gaden Shartse had nearly 90 members at the time. Later the allocation of properties including the land were based on quantity of Buzar members.

Even though we have established separate monastery, our manner of conducting puja, sustaining monastic systems and rules and regulations have been remained as same as we used to have to in Gaden Shartse which were assembled by Previous Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Song Rinpoche.

This unfolding information of activities related to farming has been important since some certain group of people making baseless allegation that Lord Dorje Shugden practitioners especially monasteries are receiving enormous financial patronage from Chinese Administration for many years, as everyone knows that the main source of economy growth of the monasteries in South India are generosity of their benefactors, monks tour program in abroad and profit of selling crops to local distributors etc neither we are involved as mentioned nor other monasteries.

Once Gelong Lepe Karma said "I have been with Gautam Buddha and had examined him for 12 years, and I have not seen a tiny thing in the name of wisdom in him" Maybe this quote will suit very well with these people who are in reality not blind but pretending being blind. Who are getting what and who are involved is concise and most noticeable only if your mind is not partially preconditioned !

In these photos, monks are willingly working co-operatively with the hired Indian villagers in the fields despite of scorching weather 36 D 'c (fahrenheit)

By Jampa

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Notice Put on Saverel Walls Aroung Camp 3, Tibetan Settlement Mundgod



Since couple of months, there have been many similar activities putting notices outside the shops and restaurants around the camp 3, Tibetan Settlement Mundgod. I should not describe in detail what has been mentioned in these letters as these are most noticeable that what the allegation would be like.... so I have tried to translate them into English which I am not that good so hopefully it will be a comprehensive one...

1)To Devotees of AvalokiteĊ›vara,

In camo no. 3, near the mustachioed Amdo's restaurant, a shop owned by a family of camp 4, they are Shugden worshipers thus, you all are strongly recommended not walk in or buy anything from this shop.

by the group of enemy defeater-



2) To the Ministry of Security of Exile Government,


Sonam Dolma wife of Lobsang Choejor and Kalsang Dorje in Tibetan Camp No. 4 have been facing various problem since they were alleged as a Shugden worshipers. Later they have taken oath in front of red and black protectors with presence of all the people in community hall of camp no 4. We (representative office) have received a confirmation letter from the leaders of camp 4 that the oath taking session has done compulsorily before all the people and protectors.

From The Representative Office of Mundgod on dated: 2nd, February 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lord Dorje Shugden Movie Project


Dorje Shugden on the trail of a Buddhist protector is a documentary film project. The general idea is to do documented research on the origin and practice of the Buddhist protector deity Dorje Shugden. We will travel to Tibet and surrounding countries, visit historically relevant sites and talk to its followers and masters all over the world. Important for us is to show the practice as integrated part of a living Buddhist tradition without going into the recent controversy. We will have a rather scientific and objective approach, understandable for everybody. To see how Dorje Shugden practitioners realize their protector practice in their day to day life offers a different way of perception.

Team

The dedicated team consists of five people and together we represent quite some expertise. Students of film and visual design, a professional photographer, a monk, known for his knowledge on the subject and a professional sound designer, not to forget helpers and friends, translators and organization talents. We are all very happy to be part of this exceptional project and with your help we will definitely have a wonderful result for now we wont upload our pictures here, to avoid difficulties during our shooting. Please be patient with this we will update this section in some time. Meanwhile you can always contact us via e mail or skype to get more personal information. Never- theless we want to state here that this project is not connected to any organization. Although we will ask our teachers for advice the project is completely independent.


Storyboard

Storyboard This documentary film is made to present well researched information about the Buddhist protector deity Dorje Shugden. In order to bring facts to life, we want to show and document them in their original context.

For more info: log on to www.dorjeshugdenmovie.com or
contact: info@dorjeshugdenmovie.com


Your little contribution helps a lot !

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

He is now 20 Yrs old !


Beijing- China's controversial choice as the second highest Tibetan Buddhist leader has been named to a parliamentary advisory body, amid an apparent push by Beijing to promote his legitimacy. The naming of 20 years old Gyaincain Norbu to the body followed news last month that he had been elected vice-president of the Nation's Buddhist Association. Gyaincain Norbu was enthroned by China as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995 ceremony oversen by the communist party, which had rejected a boy selected by the Dalai lama, Tibet's Exiled Spiritual leader. He has now been named as a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)-a body that advices the National People's Congress (NPC) ......................

excerpt from- The Straits Times (Singapore)



Monday, February 22, 2010

New Year is over and coming up Monlam Festival

Justify FullDear Dharma Friends,


We have finished the six days of Tibetan New Year yesterday with not that much celebration as usual due to the incident as i had mentioned earlier. The Annual Prayer Festival (monlam) will start with a gap of couple of day between the Losar and Monlam, its one of the most popular, celebrated and well known dharmic event either in Tibet or in India amongst Geluk pa sect which has various sessions in single day followed by the great procession of Maitreya and Monlam Tordup, the session including: Kam Tsok, debate session of geshe candidates, teaching etc. It was established in 1409 by the great Lama Tsong Kha Pa, the founder of Geluk Tradition. The main purpose of the Great Prayer Festival is to pray for the long life of all the holy Gurus of all traditions, for the survival and spreading of the Dharma in the minds of all sentient beings, and for world peace. The communal prayers, offered with strong faith and devotion, help to overcome obstacles to peace and generate conducive conditions for everyone to live in harmony.

From all of these , Chunga Chopa (butter lamp festival) is the most attractive one that take place on the 15th (tibetan) where display gigantic hand made butter sculpture with consisting of many lama, yedam, protectors, goddess, auspicious sings, rituals and angels, the exhibition of the massive butter sculpture to the devotees starts only after a proper consecration puja by the Venerable geshe (Phd) and revered rinpoches of the monastery.

Hopefully, I will try my best to send you daily updates and photos of these sessions, if you wishes to receive these kinds, kindly write me your email address for better exchange of information.

With much love,


Jampa Tharchin



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My dear dharma friends,


Due to some technical problem, my previous site has been abandoned by the server so therefore I have created new one. Please keep in touch.

Jampa Tharchin
South India