Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Cataract operations

Special Medicine Buddha Puja for Gen Namgyel-la’s Health & Long Life Gen Namgyel-la will have cataract surgeries on the 27th & 28th of January. For the success of these operations, Geshe Tenzin-la will lead two special online pujas in January. We will meditate, recite mantras and focus our minds on successful surgeries, while enjoying the energies of the pujas. During the pujas, with a calm mind, focus on the purification of your karma in relation to Guru Gen Namgyel La. Recall the kindness of the Guru in order to generate guru devotion. Also, send healing energy to Gen Namgyel-la. Donations for the pujas are welcome: https://www.venerable-namgyel-online-sangha.com/donation 1) Medicine Buddha Puja Date: 10th January 2022 (Monday) Time: AEST (UTC +10) 21:30- 22:30 HKT (UTC +8) 19:30-20:30 IST (UTC +5:30) 17:00-18:00 CET (UTC +1) 12:30-13:30 Join Practice in Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8363821100?pwd=bXJEUGxSalpobG5SWkNCa3lGdVc3dz09 Meeting ID: 836 382 1100 Passcode: MP2021 2) Tara Puja Date: 23rd January 2022 (Sunday) Time: AEST (UTC+10): 17:00-18:00 HKT (UTC+8): 15:00-16:00 INDIA (UTC+5:30): 12:30-13:30 CEST (UTC+1): 08:00-09:00 Join Practice in Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8363821100?pwd=bXJEUGxSalpobG5SWkNCa3lGdVc3dz09 Meeting ID: 836 382 1100 Passcode: Tarapuja Mantras to recite: You could recite the two long life mantras specifically for Genla (the first two in the list below), or recite the two additional mantras listed below that Geshe Tenzin-la suggested. As well as the Tara mantra and the Medicine Buddha mantras, below.. Long-life mantras specifically for Gen Namgyel-la: 1 Long Life Mantra for Gen Namgyel-La (Click here for audio) OM A GURU VAJRADHARA SUMATI VIJAYA SARVA SIDDHI HUM 2 White Tara Long Life Mantra for Gen Namgyel-La (Click here for audio) OM TARE TUTTARE TURE GURU SUMATI VIJAYA AYUR PUNYE JNANA PUSHTIM KURU YE SVAHA From Geshe Tenzin-la, these additional long life deities mantras: 1 Tsepakme Mantra OM AMARANI JIWANTIYE SOHA 2 Namgyalma mantra OM DHRUM SOHA / OM AMRITA AYUR DADE SOHA In Medicine Buddha Puja: Medicine Buddha Mantra Long Version OM NAMO BHAGAVATE BHEKHANDZYE / GURU BAIDURYA / PRABHA RADZAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE [BHEKHANDZYE] / RADZA SAMUDGATE SVAHA Medicine Buddha Mantra Short Version TADYATHA / OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE [BHEKHANDZYE] / RADZA SAMUDGATE SVAHA In Tara Puja: Tara Mantra OM TARA TUTTARE TURE SOHA

Friday, July 30, 2021


We have very exciting news for all our students. From the 15th August, we will be offering a beginner's philosophy class twice a month until November, then continuing in 2022. Everybody is welcome and the details are on the website. It is taught by a Lharampa Geshe in English. To be able to participate in a class like this is like finding hen's teeth! A star in the daytime sky. Etc. Rare. Especially for it to be taught in English by such a highly qualified lama. However, because of slight zoom scheduling changes, you may have received a letter from zoom saying you need to contact us because of calendar changes. Please don't worry, Ms Szeman is presently working on the new calendar for lam rim and philosophy and will be sending it out shortly. We are always looking to help our students reach enlightenment as quickly as possible, so please, please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. This Sunday is a tonglen meditation with Vajrasattva purification AND the voice is mine! The following Sunday I will be teaching lam rim along with answering dharma questions, and the 15th August is the beginning of our new philosophy class. Go to our website www.venerable-namgyel-online-sangha.com for further details. See you there. Venerable Namgyel

Friday, May 21, 2021

Science and us

Hello All, I received an email from somebody who needs our help, here is the email in it's entirety, please consider taking the questionnaire, it doesn't take very long but is thought provoking! Dear Venerable Namgyel, I am a Master student in Psychology, currently writing my master thesis about the cognitive and emotional effects of meditation and mindfulness. As you do such amazing work bringing meditation, and with that its many benefits, to more people, I wanted to ask if you could share the link to our study with your community? At the moment we are struggling a bit to reach meditators, so we would be really grateful for your help. A bit about our study: As you probably know very well, meditation and mindfulness has an abundance of benefits both for physical and mental health and well being. Given that there are already various mental health approaches that utilize mindfulness (i.e., MBSR, MCBT, ACT) we aim to extend this research to the benefits of meditation in the general population. For this purpose, we have created an online questionnaire that investigates the emotional and cognitive effects of mindfulness. The study is conducted as part of my thesis at the University of Groningen Master program in Psychology, in collaboration with the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The questionnaire is in English, takes about 15-20 min to fill out and is completely voluntary and of course anonymous. This is the link in case you would like to take a look: https://ww2.unipark.de/uc/Characteristics_and_Effects_of_Meditation/Charite/ Feel free to also participate yourself! If you have any questions regarding the study, please let me know! Thank you in advance! Warmest regards, Sarah Pux

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Kathmandu, Nepal

Hello my dear friends, Terrible news from India and Nepal. I was talking to a Geshe friend of mine yesterday. He is the head of the Gelugpa now and is working hard to support over ten monasteries and nunneries who have no access to funding. He is supplying them with vitamin c, water bottles and good food such as fruit and veg, so they can get over the virus quickly. One way of supporting this work is to sponsor Saka Dawa pujas though our site. All the money raised in this way goes directly to the Nepalese monks and nuns. Please help if you can and rejoice in helping and in the merit. www.venerable-namgyel-online-sangha.com
Big love, Venerable Namgyel.
Photo of the compassionate Geshe, who is helping the nunneries/monasteries and children who are very poor, from the mountains, sent down to Kathmandu into his care.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Bowen Therapy in Woombye

Leanne Sippel is a fantastic practitioner of Bowen Therapy. For many years I had heard about this healing method, but never had the opportunity to experience it. While moving house, i experienced some pain in my back (which is a chronic problem from over thirty years ago) - but with two treatments, it was much better and the pain ceased. A young person I know also tried Bowen and found great relief from a neck/shoulder problem and a hip problem. He was resistant to the idea of Bowen, but then when it worked, he wanted more. I find the method to be non-confrontational, as you don't have to remove clothing, which is wonderful as the body ages! Leanne is planning to start a clinic in Wombye from May, and quite honestly i can't recommend her too highly. She is straightforward and honest. No messing around. So if you have tried other methods but not found satisfaction, do try Leanne. Venerable Namgyel. Clinic will be at Woombye starting Monday 10 May (Mondays only) People can text or ring me to book: 0438 684 705 (book early she will be very busy) Bowen Therapy is stimulation of muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves at certain points to induce the body to make changes to heal itself. It is often used to relieve pain, balance the body, stimulate organs, clear toxins and for relaxation. Some of the reasons you might come for treatment: Neck, shoulder, lower back or sciatic PAIN Sports and other traumatic injuries, general muscle sprains or strains Migraines / headaches Muscle pain Digestive and bowel problems Hip, knee, ankle, foot problems Menstrual and hormonal irregularities Respiratory problems, sinus, hayfever Qualifications: Cert IV – Bowen Training Australia Dip Specialised BT - Bowen Training Australia Special Bowen Procedures 2 - Bowtech Sports Bowen 1 & 2 – Michael Quinlivan and Karen Hedrick Upper Thoracic and Neck – John Garfield Importance of Symmetry Extended – Graham Pennington

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

April 2021 update

Hi all, sorry about the infrequent posts, but in January, i moved into an old house in South Burnett and have been busy with interior exterior work to prepare it for living and long term retreat. In addition, i am still teaching on Sunday, via zoom, and have visited Noosa a couple of times to teach Dharma and meditation. If you are interested in my current teaching schedule, you can find that through our international website: www.venerable-namgyel-online-sangha.com Looking forward to seeing you soon. Venerable Namgyel.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Looking back over this year, what made you humble and amazed? I've been amazed seeing my students’ patience and resilience over the year. This year was not easy, however because of our motivation to become better people, we fight with the difficulty, transform it into beneficial…, attend teachings, do meditation, hold up our Dharma practice. Every time I see you in the Zoom room, I know you are here… it makes me happy. I’m feeling humble to see many Dharma students actualize their practice in many excellent ways. Some are providing medical care, various kinds of social support. Many volunteers make great efforts, give their time to make sure Online Sangha is a safe place for refuge. Some people provide financial support so we can run this platform and we even funded enough seed money to turn our online platform into an actual to-be-finished retreat house! We are in pain and suffering, but we are trying our best to think beyond "me, me, me" and toward concerns about others and the Dharma, which is so beautiful. Thank you very much. I rejoice in all of your virtuous deeds. Because of you, I will be here to serve until samsara ends. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Big love, Venerable Namgyel Oct to Dec Impact Report BREAKING NEWS! We have successfully fundraised to buy a retreat house in Australia. This house will be the new residence of Venerable Namgyel to extend his Dharma activities to the local community.... Venerable Namgyel Online Sangha