Thursday, December 24, 2020
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
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Celebrating Losar & Chotrul Duchen 12-27 February 2021 Lord Buddha's Fifteen Days of Miracles Losar (Tibetan New Year), followed by the The Fifteen Days of Miracles, is a special and auspicious time. It marks how Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed his miraculous powers, inspiring people to have faith. During these fifteen days (12-27 February 2021) any virtuous actions performed is multiplied by 100 million! It culminates on the full moon, the fifteenth day of the Tibetan lunar calendar, also known as Chotrul Duchen. This is a precious time to perform virtuous dharma actions. We will be launching the fundraising for the retreat house in Australia around the same time. Stay tuned for a great opportunity to accumulate numerous merits!