臨時去紐約給大寶法王蓋了一掌 Blessings by Karmapa in A Spontaneous Trip to New York

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打從在菩提迦耶做大禮拜後,對做大禮拜的即時利益深信不移。這次在華盛頓是體會到經行繞塔的利益。

話說某日到的早些,午休時想說來繞行會場三圈,琢磨著繞行壇城類似繞塔,應該都是件好事。

Verizon Center 很大,繞第一圈時就覺得有運動到。繞第二圈時,就碰到好事。前一天發金剛繩時被搶奪一空,走著走著就見到又有志工在發。高高興興的請了一條,邊走邊試圖繫上時,又碰上IBA認識的仁欽喇嘛迎面走來,順手幫我綁上了。

然後繼續走我的第三圈。這次是碰到僅有一面之緣的上海師姊,說是要去拿大寶法王在紐約法座法會的門票——官網上是説只供他們會員參與的,沒有公開註冊的信息。不過我去的太晚,票已經沒了。

After the trip to Bodhgaya, I have firm belief in the benefits of doing prostration; this time in Washington DC, I experienced immediate benefits from doing circumambulation.

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這位手上已經沒票的紐約中心師姊真是位大菩薩。她的上師就是上圖這位財旺仁波切,於是她又幫我這素未謀面的人去請求上師安排。結果就是我過兩天就跟著他們的大巴回到紐約,也順利拿到一張票。

期間還在他們中心待了一小時,幫忙結金剛繩,算是我對噶瑪巴美國之行的小小貢獻。^_^

One day in Verizon Center, I decided to circumambulate three rounds of the venue. On the 2nd round, I received a protection cord which was run out the day before. On the 3rd round, I ran into a lady from Shanghai whom I only met once before and was told that she knew where to get the tickets to Karmapa’s teachings in New York / NJ which were said not for public in their official websites.

為什麼説這位師姊是位大菩薩呢?因為她對我們這些臨時加入的人,非常照顧。幫我們連繫交通工具,找住宿的地方,怕我們行李重還叫她老公夜晚開車出來載我們的行李去民宿。一行人中有比較挑剔的人,嫌住的不好,於是她第二天一大早,又去找了一個住宿的地方,還把我們載過去。

說實在的,在紐約,30元美金一間房,有人幫妳安排就要很感恩了,還要求什麽呢?反正就是兩晚呀。

更不要説這位師姊她完全是義務幫我們這些外地人的。她要忙著準備第二場在行宮附近的法會,所以她自己都沒法去第一場法王北美法座寺廟的法會,而且她還要工作呢。總之也是位神人~

於是托她的福,我有幸來到噶瑪三乘法L寺,位於搖滾聖地Woodstock.

這可是我小時候的聖地,當然沒想到有朝一日來到這裏是參加法會,而不是看一堆嬉皮在搖滾樂聲中跳上跳下的。不過那兩天,腦海裡還是常常浮現 Jane Birkin的那首歌 Ex-Fan de 60’s. (是的,喜歡愛馬仕Birkin包的就得感謝這位Jane B.,沒有她去跟Hermes老總抱怨他們家包不夠大,不能裝她小孩的尿布,就沒有現在貴婦人手一只的 Birkin 包)。

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雖然離開了尊者那邊,這裏的保鏢也不少。

Though I signed up very late, the NY lady in charge managed to find me a ticket to the teachings at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD). I really couldn’t thank her enough for making so much extra effort for getting me a ticket, not to mention that she helped all the way to arrange transportation, accommodation for me and some other out-of-town people while herself was extremely busy to prepare the event at KTC New Jersey and to work for her own business. She was so busy that herself was not able to attend the KTD teachings! And the way she tolerated and tried to accommodate some people’s constant change of mind…What a bodhisattva!

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大寶法王怎麽照都很莊嚴。法會進行時不允許照相,就是開始時和結束時照照,也有很多好相片。

這次的翻譯常出錯,因為法王英文很好,所以都是立時就被抓包。法王一面搖頭嘆道“mistake”,還偶爾作勢要打那個翻譯。兩天的教學都是非常輕鬆幽默卻又充滿智慧。

Karmapa’s English is actually very good so he can spot immediately when the translator misunderstood him. He teased the translator a lot and the whole teaching was done in a very relaxing and humorous manner. 

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好心會有好報。主辦單位明令宣告法王很忙,所以不安排個人會面時間。不過紐約師姊讓我們臨時收容一個沒有地方住的北京師姊,這位北京師姊卻不知如何約到一個晉見的機會,同時上海師姊也被特別關照到可以去見法王,她們兩位又都很善心的叫上了我。於是我們就跟著一群人,在法王用餐前排隊進去獻哈達,真的很感謝她們,我才有機會給法王蓋了一掌做加持~~

The power of cause and effect also manifested swiftly here. We took in a lady from Beijing who did not have a place to stay on the 1st day evening. On the 2nd day, she managed to get a chance to pay personal respect to HH and was very kind to bring me along. Somehow the lady from Shanghai also got a chance. So I joined them in a queue to offer khatag to Karmapa. While I am totally passive in this type of matters, it is interesting to see how people work around for these opportunities. Still, I truly appreciated their kindness in thinking of me and bringing me along.

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離開Woodstock時,又有一位台灣的師姊連繫上可以去法王在紐澤西的行宮三乘法林參觀。於是我們四個人又臨時包車去看了這棟某弟子獻給法王做行宮的豪宅。

我們到時已經晚上八點多了,還有很多師兄、師姊和喇嘛在為明天法王的到來做準備。感謝帶我們參觀的師姊。

Then there is this lady from Taiwan who arranged a visit to HH’s residence in New Jersey. So several of us went together to see the place. The volunteers were working late to prepare for HH’s visit on the next day yet were very kind to show us around this place where they usually use as retreat center.
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It was a very short and interesting trip. Everyday we were booking accommodation and transportation for the next day as the plan kept changing. Yet fortunately everything fell into its own place eventually. Really unexpected blessings from my East Coast trip.

我匆匆忙忙的紐約行,就在每一天都在為第二天找地方住和找車子的情況下,算是非常順利地圓滿結束了。

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One Response to 臨時去紐約給大寶法王蓋了一掌 Blessings by Karmapa in A Spontaneous Trip to New York

  1. Jun Xie says:

    amazing experiences even only by reading them.. so happy for you. 🙂

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