Losel News

Enthronement of our New Abbot

He was born to father Nyipe Dalha and mother Dekyi Tsomo at a place close to Gyalthang Sumtsen Ling in the year 1939. At the age of eight, he enrolled in Gyalthang Sumtsen Ling monastery which was founded by the fifth Dalai Lama. He received his novice (Sramanera) from and was named Ngawang Kunchok by Jetsun Ngawang Lobsang Tenzin Gyatso. He learned to write and read and devoted most of his time on memorization and recitation of the prayer text prescribed to the monks. While at the monastery, he complied strictly with the rules and discipline of the monastery.

Opening Ceremony of the Drepung Loseling Monastery New Temple

On this auspicious day, January 07, 2008, Drepung Loseling Monastery formally went on line in a most pleasing and gracious manner. The official website, www.loselingmonastery.org, was launched by none other than His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This auspicious occasion is yet another remarkable milestone in the glorious history of Drepung Loseling Monastery. Years of hard work and determination finally drew close to the grand finale---the inauguration of the New Temple by His Holiness the 14th Dali Lama.

The Grand Inauguration of the New Assembly Hall of Drepung Loseling Monastery On 7th January 2008

Since the holy entrance of Buddhism into Tibet in the 7th century, Tibetan society has been predominantly centred around Buddhism and the Sangha, with daily life and even lay communities being influenced by Buddhism and the Sangha. As a result, spiritual values over material gains is firmly rooted in "typical" Tibetan families. Although Tibetans  were backward in terms of technology, their mental happiness was prioritised.

Programs of two-day opening ceremony of the Drepung Loseling prayer hall

6th January 2008: Afternoon
Time Program
2:00 pm Reception of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the main gate, a brief opening ceremony of the stone-pillar and invite His Holiness to His chamber at top of the prayer hall

Programs during the visit of His Holiness to Mundgod

His Holiness will leave Bangalore at 8:30 am. He will reach Hubli at 9:50 am. His Holiness will leave from and reach Mundgod at 11:00 am. He will be invited to His Holiness’ chamber at the Drepung Monastic University and will serve the lunch there at 12:00 pm.

Tibetan Buddhist monk begins creation of sand mandala

Patience, stamina and a steady hand - essential requirements for most artists. Add a lifetime of spiritual devotion, metal scraping tools and several vessels of colored sand, and you have one of the most exquisite art forms imaginable. Lama Tenzin Deshek, who leads a group of Buddhist practitioners in a small space at a Cahaba Heights strip mall, will depart from his weekly disclosures of dharma wisdom to create a sand mandala. As a youth, Deshek escaped the tyranny of the Chinese army by traversing the Himalayas from his native Tibet to Dharamsala, India, where he learned the art of mandala creation.

Different faiths all pray toward same goal: Rain

People of every faith in Georgia and of every persuasion within the faiths are doing what religious folk have always done when drought hits. They are looking to the sky, past the clouds or lack of clouds, and asking God to send the water and fill the creeks and rivers. Some traditions have special prayers or rituals specifically asking for rain. The dry weather also causes worshippers and leaders to think big about their places in the world and how they ought to act, given the circumstances.

Songs of the Spirit: music to live by

TROY -- Remember "We Are The World," the 1980s hit performed by a plethora of '80s hitmakers that called themselves USA For Africa? Or WOMAD, the ongoing world music tour inspired by Peter Gabriel? That's sort of what Songs of the Spirit concert series is like -- without so many stars or any big hair. Sort of.

Buddhism Science Meet held on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday at Drepung Loseling Monastic University

As in previous years, serene Mundgod Tibetan Refugee settlement woke up to overflowing jubilant atmosphere on 6th July to celebrate 71st birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Noble Peace Laureate (a true living icon) who epitomizes ‘Love and compassion’ and peaceful Tibetan struggle against Red Chinese brutal regime in Tibet.

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