H.H. Sakya Tirizn’s Birthday Long Life Puja 薩迦法王68歲生日的長壽法會

Today is the 68th birthday of H.H. Sakya Trizin, according to the Tibetan calendar. Since H.H. wants to join Dalai Lama’s Mussoorie program this morning, so the long life puja started at 5am!

今天是法王的68歲藏曆生日,薩迦寺年年此時修長壽法。今年因為法王接下來要趕去穆蘇里參加達賴喇嘛的一個活動,所以提早到5點舉行。我累得不行,賴床到4:45才起來,這時廟裡已經開始吹奏法樂了。

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From the Kilaya puja, preparation for Dalai Lama’s visit….H.H. and the monks have been working non-stop for weeks now.

從普巴金剛法會、迎接達賴喇嘛的造訪……今天又這麽早修法。法王和喇嘛們都很辛苦。

(之前法會相片/Previous puja photos at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150958517470727.770166.886060726&type=1&l=1199d0ab1a)

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From the left: Chiwang Tulku Rinpoche, Tharig Tulku, Thartse Khen Rinpoche
左起:奇旺祖古仁波切、塔立祖古、塔澤堪仁波切

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The two khenpos from the Sakya Institute of Vajrayana;tulkus at Sakya Center
薩迦密續佛學院的兩大堪布;薩迦中心的祖古

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Dungse Ratna Vajra Rinpoche offering mandala to H. H. Sakya Trizin while his two kids (almost 4 and 6 years old respectively) doing prostrations to H.H.

法王子大寶金剛仁波切向法王獻曼達,同時一雙兒女(分別快要4歲和6歲)超級可愛地向法王爺爺行三頂禮。

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Once Gyalyum Chenmo told me Dunse Rinpoche started regarding H.H. more as his master than mere a father since a very young age. This extraordinary guru-disciple relationship is simply so amazing, beyond expressions! The connection must be there for many many lives already.

大佛母説,法王子從很小的時候就更將法王視作自己的上師,而不是單純意義的父親。這樣殊勝的“師父”關係真是讓人崇敬到難以言喻!必定是累世的緣分吧。

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Dungse Akasha Vajra Rinpoche offering khata to H.H. Sakya Trizin
小法王子虛空金剛仁波切向薩迦法王獻哈達

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Jetsunma offering khata to H.H. Sakya Trizin
傑尊瑪向薩迦法王獻哈達

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Gyalyum Chenmo offering khata to Sakya Trizin. It is always very touching to see how Gyalyum Chenmo venerate H.H. She simply teaches what devotion and humility is through exemplification.

佛母嘉嫞千嫫向薩迦法王獻哈達。這張照片看了會想掉眼淚……佛母的那個虔心和謙卑,她總是默默地示範什麽是對上師的那份信心和禮敬。普巴金剛法會最後的時候也是,她站在喇嘛身後,一動也不動地合十凝視法王。

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Then Dagmo Kalden and Thartse Khen Rinpoche offered khata to Sakya Trizin
然後是達嫫卡登、塔澤堪仁波切向薩迦法王獻哈達

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康薩霞仲仁波切和塔立祖古也有來。Khangsar Shabdrung Rinpoche and Tarig Tulku also came.

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After the puja, the Khenpo from the Sakya Institute of Vajrayana and Chiwang Tulku Rinpoche seems really happy to see each other and talk for a short while

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May His Holiness live long and continue to benefit innumerable sentient beings with his inconceivable compassion and wisdom!

祈請法王長久住世,常轉法輪!

2012年薩迦中心普巴金剛大法會 Vajrakilaya Drubcho at Sakya Center

沙壇城 Sand Mandala

十天的大法會,第一天早上3點就開始修法,法王前天才從德里回到德拉敦真是辛苦他了。

H.H. only came back to Dehra Dun on Aug 25th and on 27th 3am already he started the annual Kilaya puja.

3am is way too early for me so I arrived at 3pm when the puja finished already…. Fortunately I still got to see the sand mandala construction and Ratna Vajra Rinpoche came to do the consecration.

下午,喇嘛們建起了壯麗的沙壇城,然後法王子大寶金剛仁波切主法加持。
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因為沒有灌頂是不能觀看壇城的,而法會期間會有川流不息的民眾前來頂禮,為了沒受過灌頂的人著想,所以喇嘛們把壇城給罩了起來,到法會最後一天只有僧眾在殿內要毀掉沙壇城時才打開。(因此,我也決定不把完整壇城的圖像刊在網上了~)

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早晨 Morning

每天早上,只要沒有下雨,法王和法王子們都是從法王府走路過來。除了第一天3點,最後一天5點以外,平常都是6點開始修法。

Every morning, as long as it was not raining, HH Sakya Trizin and Dunse Rinpoches would walk from the Podrang to the monastery. Except for 3am on the 1st day and 5am on the completion day, the puja usually started on 6am.

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然後依照規矩,大家都在殿外等待,法王和法王子向壇城三頂禮並上座後,大家才能進殿。(我們外國人是屬於沒有禮數規矩的一群…【窘】)

Then HH and Dungse Rinpoches would made prostrations to the mandala before the monks can come inside. Four Dungse Rinpoches were here this year: Ratna Vajra Rinpoche as the Vajra Master (Dorje Lopon), Gyana Vajra Rinpoche, Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche (taking leave from Dzongsar Institute) and Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche.
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今年的法會有四位法王子在。分別是擔任金剛上師的大寶金剛仁波切、度母宮的小法王子智慧金剛仁波切,還有美國圓滿宮的無變金剛仁波切(跟宗薩佛學院請了兩週的假)和無畏金剛仁波切兩兄弟。

加持普巴杵 Blessings

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Many lamas/disciples would bring their kilaya for blessings during the puja. So whenever it was time for Rinpoche to bless the kilaya, there would be a bowl full of kilayas on his desk and another huge box of kilayas by his throne.

 

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很仔細的大寶金剛仁波切不時會跟法王確認主法的細節。
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每次休息喝茶、享用薈供前,或是修法期間要戴上法帽之前,法王、法王子、所有僧眾都會互相低頭合十,示意對方請用茶或是請戴上帽子 🙂

They have this cute gesture to ask others to have tea/tsog food or to put on their hats first. HH, Rinpoches and every monk would do this altogether as if they are all peer colleagues.

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獻曼達 Mandala Offering

8/29 是吉祥日,佛母也在獻身口意曼達的行列中。法王看見佛母時,非常開心。
August 29 was an auspicious day. Gyalyum Chenmo also came to offer mandala. H.H. looked really happy seeing her 🙂 They looked so sweet together!
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修法期間有三個吉祥日,每逢吉祥日就要加修《上師相應法》等法,所以平常約五點半結束,到了吉祥日就要修到七、八點。

There were three auspicious day during the puja. On these days, additional practice such as Guru Yoga would be added. Hence the puja would sometimes last until 19:30 instead of the usual 17:30.

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奇旺祖古仁波切來向法王獻曼達和供僧。氣色非常好!
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之前任新加坡中心住持的堪楚仁波切也特意從達蘭沙拉回來兩天。
Khentrul Rinpoche also came from Dharamsala to make offerings.
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戶外修法 Outdoor

每天都會到戶外修法一陣子,會有很多信徒一大早就在外面等著圍觀。
Everyday part of the puja was done outdoor with many lay followers waiting outside since early morning.
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繞壇城 Circumambulation

法王、法王子和修法的僧眾每天都會一起繞壇城。
Everyday HH, Rinpoches and monks would circumambulate the mandala together.
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仔細看,有五位喇嘛是拿著法王和法王子的法帽在繞壇城的~
A few monks were carrying Rinpoches’hats while circumambulating. Looks like a special parade.

民眾前來頂禮壇城 Non-stop Visitors

每天修法時,都會有川流不息的民眾進來請法王一一加持和頂禮壇城。有時是一車、一車的學校來……

Everyday during the puja there would be many visitors coming to get blessings from HH and to pay respect to the mandala.
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他們只要去法王子那邊,法王子們也會一一加持一下。 除了有時候大寶金剛仁波切主法需要比較專注,這時就會有位體貼的喇嘛站在通往仁波切法座的柱子旁,委婉地堵住民眾前去打擾寶金剛。

中午又一一加持 Individual Blessing Again at Noon Time

然後至為平易近人的法王,從早到晚修法之餘,午休時,還會花上至少半個小時接見所有等在廟外的民眾。

And a huge crowd of people would come during lunch break to get blessings from the tireless HH. He must be quite tired after the 5-6 hour morning puja, yet he would bless every single person coming to him.
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民眾離去後,壇城前曼達上的哈達堆得像座山。
A mountain of khatas after people left
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大寶法王來訪 Karmapa’s Visit

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8/31那天大寶法王來薩迦中心拜見薩迦法王。

HH Karmapa came to Sakya Center to meet HH Sakya Trizin on Aug 31.

詳見/More info: https://bellachao.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/karmapa-to-sakya-center/

吉美欽哲仁波切和貝瑪旺嘉仁波切
Jigmen Khyentse Rinpoche and Pema Wangyal Rinpoche

很高興再次見到吉美欽哲仁波切。他和貝瑪旺嘉仁波切帶著幾名弟子,全程參與了這次法會。

So happy to see Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche again and finally met Pema Wangyal Rinpoche 🙂

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堪布和祖古們 Khenpo and tulkus

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每天都有一位不同的僧人擔任領唱(維那師),這是他們的考試。考過了,晚上會給他們獻哈達和頒獎。

待考的一排喇嘛,個個在法會期間都很認真的模擬。

法王説今年大家都考得很好。

Everyday we had a different chant leades(umdze). Actually it was their exam.

So these 10 monks were likely the most nervous ones in the puja. Taking exam in from of HH…

Except for the completion day. The chant leader on the last day was not a student but a real chant leader.

圓滿日的維那師就不是來考試的學僧了。
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吹法螺的一排小喇嘛特別可愛。吹奏的時候還會像波浪一樣彎腰轉一圈。

The cute little monks blowing conches with certain moves like a wave
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薈供 Tsog

因為每天都有薈供,所以每天都吃得飽飽的。圓滿日的薈供更是極端豐盛,特別是法王和法王子桌上,每個人都有三座小山。

There was tsog offering everyday and a grand one on the completion day. Each Rinpoche had 3 big piles of offerings on their desk!
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民眾與市集 The Crowd and The Market

因為人很多,特別是最後一天,寺廟準備了七千份薈供品給他們。拜他們之賜,本來清幽的拉吉普路廟門口前,攤販聚集,儼然成了一個小型市集,從賣日用品、氣球、玩具(這很重要,因為很多家長帶著很小的小孩來)……到小吃,應有盡有。

Since so many people came, some sort of market emerged in front of the monastery gate.

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圓滿日的修法更平日又有點不同,除了平日的戶外廣場外,還在炎炎夏日下,去了屋頂上,對著四面八方修了好一會兒。

On the completion day, the puja was performed in several additional sites e.g., the rooftop.

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大殿門口也修了一會兒。仁波切身後那道臨時圍牆裡面像小山一樣的,就是法會結束後要發給民眾的薈供品。喇嘛們前一天晚上一定包了很久。

搗毀沙壇城 Dismantling the Sand Mandala

看見法王和法王子一起併肩拆解壇城,真是太幸福了。智慧金剛仁波切都會幫著大寶金剛仁波切一一拿起壇城中的普巴杵,還有指揮僧人幫忙。

It was such a moment to see HH and Rinpoches all worked side by side for this final ritual.
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大小佛母、傑尊瑪和小法王子都來了。傑尊瑪聚精會神地看著大寶金剛仁波切搗毀壇城。

Gyalyum Chenmo, Dagmo Kushok, Jetsunma and Akasha Rinpoche all came on the completion day. Jetsunma watching Ratna Vajra Rinpoche dismantling the sand mandala very attentively.

最後是快樂地撒花~ And the puja ended with a lot of petals
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民眾大加持 Final Blessings

法會圓滿後,所有的普巴都放在特製大桌上,供民眾頂禮。

聽說以前沒有發明這個方法時,大家推擠得一塌糊塗,每年都還有人衝上來“頂禮”普巴杵,頂到頭破血流。後來小法王子和喇嘛們就研究出這個方法~今年階梯還改成左右兩邊,所以大家可以循序一邊上一邊下,大概是最有秩序的一年了 🙂

Then all kilayas from the puja were placed on a big table so that people can come in line to venerate/get blessings. The monastery also prepared 7000 bags of tsog food for these visitors
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三次彩虹 Three Rainbows

120903 kilaya rainbow法會期間,我們看到三次彩虹。

9/3是平躺在雲上的(攝影:王莉)。

During the puja, we saw rainbows three times.

The fist one was a flat rainbow lying on thick clouds and appearing on Sep 3rd.

Then the day before the completion day, there were two rainbows arching over the Podrang (HH’s residence) and Sakya Hospital, and falling on the Sakya Nunnery towards the right.

圓滿日前一天是橫跨法王府、薩迦醫院、落在尼師院上的雙虹
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圓滿日則是在密密雲層中,硬是於傍晚露出一片藍天和一道彩虹(攝影:王莉)
and this is the rainbow on the completion day (Photo by Wang Li)
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其他法會相片,可參見:/ More photos at:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150958517470727.770166.886060726&type=1&l=1199d0ab1a

薩迦中心頒獎和忿怒蓮師法會 Sakya Center and Guru Drakpo Puja

今天上午薩迦中心喇嘛和尼師院的尼師全員到齊,據說是夏安居圓滿後,依照往例向薩迦法王獻曼達,然後法王會給學習成績優異的學僧頒獎。下午則是法王帶領薩迦中心共修忿怒蓮師。

This morning all monks and nuns at Sakya Center and Sakya Nunnery gathered together. It is said that they always offer mandala to H.H. Sakya Trizin after completing the summer retreat. Then H.H. would give awards to those with good exam results. In the afternoon, H.H. led the monks doing a Guru Drakpo puja.
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第一次看到法王獻曼達耶~ / First time seeing H.H. offering mandala 🙂
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堪布向法王獻曼達 / Khenpo offering mandala to H.H. Sakya Trizin
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然後法王給學僧頒獎,大大小小的僧尼~ / H.H. giving awards to various monks and nuns at all ages
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接著下午修忿怒蓮師。法王主法,大寶金剛仁波切也在。雖然我今天散亂的不得了,但還是覺得極受加持~

Then the afternoon Guru Drakpo puja was presided by H.H. Sakya Trizin. H.E. Ratna Vajra Rinpoche was also there. Although I was very distracted today, still felt much blessing showering down.
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下午的亮點是虛空金剛仁波切和傑尊瑪也來參加法會,分別是兩歲半和五歲的他們頗投入的跟著爸爸比劃……超級可愛的一對寶貝。
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Sikkim Pilgrimage 2011 錫金朝聖

Since most people needed to catch their flights, we only did a two-day trip out of Gangtok after the teachings. Hope I will get a chance to stay longer next time.
因為有半數人要趕飛機,所以只有兩日遊。下次要自己待久一點。

Temi Tea Garden 茶園
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After leaving Gangtok, we had breakfast and tea at Temi, the only tea garden in Sikkim and considered one of the best in India and in the world.
離開甘托克的第一站是在這裡吃早餐,當然,還有喝茶。這是錫金唯一產茶的地方,也是號稱印度、甚至全世界最好的紅茶產地之一。

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I asked lama to buy me this snack after seeing an Indian chewing it in a tiny grocery shop. I suspected the Indian took something similar to betelnut wrapped in a leave, but the lama got me something sweet.  Ani-la forbid me eating it out of concern for my health so I only sample- tasted some of the ingredients. Like the rose flavor jelly sweets 🙂

看到印度人在雜貨店買這個吃,用樹葉包某些東西捲成一個小包吃,很像我們的檳榔。請喇嘛幫我買了一個。喇嘛說有兩種,他幫我買的這個是甜的,但是尼師不準我吃,怕我拉肚子。葉子沒吃,還是偷嘗了一點裡面的東西,有玫瑰味的紅色軟糖、椰肉乾、甘草粉…香香的,很好吃。

 

Giant Guru Rinpoche Statue at Namchi 36公尺高的巨大蓮師像
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Ravanla Monastery and Buddha Park / 惹旺拉寺與佛陀公園
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大寶金剛仁波切今天恰好在Ravanla學校給學生做文殊口傳和一些其他行程,安排我們中午一起在Ravanla寺吃中飯。寺廟主人是相片中最左邊的那位祖古,真是不好意思,把他名字給忘了,只記得他來自有名的大成就者家族,是尼雅Nyak氏的後人。
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大寶金剛仁波切到的很晚,所以我們饑腸轆轆等了很久。這裡的香蕉超級好吃,跟平常那種催熟早摘的完全不同,不甜卻帶著類似芭蕉的香氣。

Ravanla is building a Buddha Park 小鎮正在建設一個佛陀公園,以後可供人遊憩。
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Tashiding 扎西頂
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It is said that the whole Sikkim is a holy place and Tashiding is the most sacred place among Sikkim. Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro was cremated at Tashiding and the golden one is his stupa. Even thinking of soon to see this stupa made my way up so joyful.

整個錫金都是聖地,而扎西頂又是全錫金最神聖的地方。二世欽哲確吉羅卓仁波切就是在扎西頂火化,金色這尊是他的舍利塔。想到馬上能夠朝拜這個佛塔,剛剛爬階梯上到廟裡來時,一路歡快雀躍不已。

There is also one ‘Thong-Wa-rang-Dol’, ‘Liberation by mere seeing’ stupa here.
這裡還有一個“見即解脫塔”,不過忘了是哪一座,記得是白色金頂的。
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This old man, Garpa, came from my beloved Kyegu since his twenties and spent the past fifty years carving mani stones in this holy place. His works include various mantras and Buddha images. He kindly showed us around to see various sacred sites/imprints of Guru Rinpoche and dakinis. He is over seventy years old now but can still walk really fast.

這位年過七十的老人家來自我摯愛的玉樹,二十多歲來此,五十年在這聖地雕刻瑪尼石。為我們介紹各個特別地方,蓮師腳印、空行母聚集處等種種聖跡。他仙風道骨,健步如飛,還一直説他也是薩迦的。
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Guru Rinpoche Long Life Cave at Tashiding 蓮師長壽岩穴
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It was completely dark and rainy when we walked down the hill toward this cave. I was nagging silently that if not for waiting for Ratna Vajra Rinpoche for lunch, we could have arrived while there were still sunlight (some other people were nagging out loud…). When it was my turn to squeeze inside the cave (the passage is so narrow that only one person is allowed to try each time), I heard my jean ripped while passing through the sharp edge of rocks. The ripping was right on my butt that if I can tear off the bottom parts, they would become perfect hot pants for the beach. Now I was really happy that it was so dark that nobody can see this small disaster.

走山路下來這洞時,天已全黑,還下小雨。我只有一個小不拉幾的手指粗的手電筒,什麽都看不清。一邊走心裡一邊碎碎念,誰排去吃中飯的,不等仁波切就不會搞到那麼晚才摸黑走山路。待輪到我鑽進洞時(洞口很小,一次只能一人入),才剛抬腿就聽見牛仔褲啪唧一聲裂了——裂在屁股上,把褲管扯掉就是超短的熱褲。當時馬上感謝諸佛菩薩保佑,還好天黑沒人看得見。

事後聽說還真有人滑倒在泥濘山徑上,不過據她說摔下時,覺得有護法幫忙抬了一下,人完全沒事,而且有一邊屁股竟然沒有著地。神奇吧。

 

Pemayangtse Monastery 貝瑪楊澤寺
This is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. 錫金最老的寺院。
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A Holy Lake 聖湖  — Khecheopalri Lake?
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Yuksam
This was the first capital of Sikkim, where the first Chogyal of the Kingdom of Sikkim was consecrated in the 1641 AD by three learned lamas.
錫金第一個首都。史載錫金第一個國王就是在此處由三位大成就喇嘛授灌登基的。有三法座的石臺,腳印和神木。
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One Sikkim School 路過的錫金小學
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Another Holy Lake 又一神湖
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Guru Rinpoche Cave 蓮師洞
There are four Padmasambhava caves in Sikkim. This one, Khado Sangphug, is the only one accessible by car. Secret Cave of Dakinis, simply love the name! There is also hot spring right outside by the river.
錫金四個蓮師洞只有這個是車子可通,走一下就能到,叫做“康卓桑埔”,空行密穴,聽名字就覺得很讚。洞前河邊有溫泉。
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Gangtok 甘托克

View of Gangtok city from cable car
纜車看錫金首府甘托克
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Sikkim Legislative Assembly where H.H. Sakya Trizin gave a public teaching on “Basic Understanding of Buddhism” in October
錫金立法會,有一天法王在這裡給大眾公開開示,講“佛教基礎”
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Tsuklakhang Royal Chapel and Monastery, where Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and Khandro Tsering Chodron used to live
錫金王室家廟,以前二世欽哲確吉羅卓和佛母康卓慈玲秋諄就住在這兒
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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology housing a rich depository of Tibetan literature, rare manuscripts, paintings, thangkas, statues and religious objects and other works of art and history
南嘉藏學研究中心,博物館可以看到很多文物
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Chorten Monastery where Dodrupchen Rinpoche resides with many many cats
多智欽仁波切駐錫的秋登寺,裡面貓特多,受到上至仁波切、下至眾喇嘛的寵愛
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This cat is not from Chorten Gonpa but belongs to a friend. It treats me like a member of the family, or more precisely, a cushion of the house.
這隻貓是朋友家的,完全把我當成自家的座墊。
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Also learned how to make Tibetan barley wine, chiang 🙂
還見到朋友母親在屋頂釀酒,主要是供養多智欽仁波切寺廟做修法甘露用
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Sikkim definitely offers the best Tibetan food, especially their family cuisine, simply delicious! The famous fireball chilies look deceivingly cute and I did not dare to try until reaching Manduwala.
錫金藏族菜是我吃過最好吃的,有筍,有蘑菇腐乳泡菜…特別是家常菜,想來還是流口水。著名的火球小辣椒則一直沒膽嘗試,反而是到了Manduwala才大膽吃了。
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2011/10/30 大寶金剛仁波切錫金三忿怒尊灌頂 Ratna Vajra Rinpoche Bestowing Empowerment of Three Wrathful Deities in Sikkim

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法王教學結束的下午安排了法王子大寶金剛仁波切給大眾灌頂。

兩天前喇嘛和當地義工就開始搭建場地,主要是設立廟前廣場的層層圍欄。

我問為什麼呢?

喇嘛說,藏人跟漢人不同。我們漢人最喜歡灌財神,藏人則第一是愛長壽佛,第二就是這三忿怒尊(除障)。雖然錫金本地也沒多少人口,不過他們預計會從各地湧入很多人,為了維持秩序,所以必須設立欄杆。

After H.H. Sakya Trizin completed the teachings at noon time, H.E. Dungse Ratna Vajra Rinpoche bestowed a combined empowerment of Three Wrathful Deities to the public in the afternoon.

The monks and volunteers started building some fences a couple of days ago. I asked why. They said, unlike Chinese people who love wealth deity empowerment, for Tibetans, the most attractive one is Tse-wang (Amitayus) and the 2nd one is this Three Wrathful Deities for dispelling obstacles.  Therefore, some measures must be taken to ensure safety for the numerous participants and Rinpoche.

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果然來了巨多的人,肯定過一萬,擠在錫金哦寺不大的地方中。

寺犬都沒有落腳的地方,於是跑來唯一有一小塊空地的喇嘛區。有福報的狗,生在寺廟,常得大師們加被。

Indeed, for such a small place, over tens of thousands people started rushing in since the morning while we were still having teachings. Even the dog cannot find a place to lay its feet and exhaustedly rested within the area reserved for monks when the event started.

法會結束後,從無著金剛仁波切開始,大寶金剛仁波切為參與會眾一一加持。
Ratna Vajra Rinpoche was very kind. He gave blessings to the public one by one, starting from Dungse Asanga Vajra Rinpoche.
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這時,出現了很吉祥的彩虹。
And a rainbow appeared right at this moment.
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今天法王教學圓滿,大寶金剛仁波切的灌頂也結束,主辦的貢噶雲登喇嘛似乎終於鬆了一口氣。
Lama Kunga Yongten Hotchotsang, the organizer of H.H.’s programs in Sikkim and this empowerment, seemed really happy and relaxing.

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因為人實在多,大寶金剛仁波切一一加持了很久。信眾也虔敬供養寺廟,並向寺廟登記做各種經懺法會。

Since there were so many participants, it took Rinpoche a long time to give everyone individual blessings. It was said that even more people – over 30K – came to H.H.’s Tsewang two days later.

聽說再過兩天法王給公開長壽灌頂時,人會更多,實在很難想像還能怎麽塞人進來。在今天眾人推擠搶上前去領受加持之下,手臂粗的竹竿圍欄就已經有多處被弄斷了。

果然,據說法王灌頂那天湧進三萬多人。

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塔澤堪仁波切和霞仲仁千巴究仁波切也來到屋頂上一起看彩虹。圓滿的一天。
H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche and Shabdrung Rinchen Paljor Rinpoche also joined us on the rooftop to watch the rainbow which lasted for quite a while. What a wonderful day 🙂

2011/10 薩迦法王錫金金剛瑜伽母灌頂教學圖集 H.H. Sakya Trizin Bestowing Vajrayogini Initiation And Teachings in Sikkim

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在大家唸誦獻曼達祈請文期間,法王數次伸手想要接過堪千仁波切手捧的曼達盤。

再過幾天就要八十一大壽的堪千仁波切只是面帶微笑的看著法王,堅持自己在沒有侍者攙扶的情況下一直捧著曼達盤,直到祈請文結束。

His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche offering thanksgiving mandala to His Holiness the Sakya Trizin upon the completion of H.H.’s teachings at Ngor Gompa (Sa-Ngor-Chotshog Center), Sikkim, October 30, 2011

Very touching and heart-melting to see that His Holiness extended his hands several times, wanting to receive the mandala and spare His Eminence from holding it, while His Eminence insisting standing with mandala on hands throughout the prayer:-) (Khenchen Rinpoche was going to celebrate his 81th birthday in a week. )

 

尊貴的薩迦法王授予勝樂金剛大灌頂、金剛瑜伽母灌頂與教學
H.H. Sakya Trizin bestowing Chakrasamvara initiation, Vajrayogini blessings and teachings
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法王子大寶金剛仁波切與薩迦法王 H.E.  Dungse Ratna Vajra Rinpoche and H.H.
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法王子無著金剛仁波切與薩迦法王,勝樂金剛灌頂日, 2011年10月20日
H.E. Dungse Asanga Vajra Rinpoche and H.H. Sakya Trizin during the Chakrasamvara initiation, October 20th, 2011
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左到右:祿頂堪千仁波切、法王子大寶金剛仁波切、塔澤堪仁波切、法王子無著金剛仁波切;大寶金剛仁波切的佛母達嫫·姑秀·卡嬁,薩迦法王的佛母嘉嫞千嫫
Left to Right: H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, Dungse Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, Thartse Khen Rinpoche, Dungse Asanga Vajra Rinpoche; Dagmo Kushog Kalden and Gyalyum Chenmo

祿頂堪千仁波切下午給予複講和引導實修
H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche bestowing revision teachings and leading group practices in the afternoon
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堪千仁波切複講時,  大寶金剛仁波切示範如何獻曼達
H.E. Ratna Vajra Rinpoche demonstrating mandala offering during Khenchen Rinpoche’s revision

大寶金剛仁波切傍晚為外國人做英文複講和帶領實修
H.E. Ratna Vajra Rinpoche bestowing revision teachings and leading practice sessions to foreigners in English
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錫金哦寺堪布與祿頂堪千仁波切
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十日教學圓滿當天,無數多人向法王獻曼達
Many devotees offering mandalas to H.H. upon the completion of the 10-day precious teachings, Sikkim, October 30, 2011
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塔澤堪仁波切與法王 H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche and H.H Sakya Trizin

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祿頂堪千仁波切與法王
H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and H.H Sakya Trizin, Sikkim Sa-Ngor Monastery, October 30th, 2011

薩迦寺普巴金剛法會 Vajrakilaya Puja at Sakya Center before Losar

藏曆十二月二十九日,是所有寺廟過年前法會的最後一天。

哦寺是修大威德金剛,薩迦寺是修普巴金剛。我去看了普巴金剛。

清早起來時下暴雨,還好到上午法會時,只偶爾飄些太陽雨。到了下午燒食子時,天氣已經完全轉成風和日麗的晴朗日子。印度的天氣真的是變得很快。

The 29th of the twelveth month of lunar calendar is the day when all monasteries complete their multiple days puja before the Tibetan New Year. Ngor Monastery has been doing Yamataka puja for 7 days and Vajrakilaya in Sakya Center.

主法的是智慧金剛仁波切。
I went to Sakya Center where H.E. Gyana Vajra Rinpoche was the vajra master.
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薩迦法王和兩位法王子,中午休息時,回去廟殿裏。
HH Sakya Trizin and Ratna Vajra Rinpoche were also present.
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重頭戲是送食子出去燒。
After chanting and ritual dance, the puja was concluded with burning tormas outside the monastery.
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傑尊瑪(大寶金剛仁波切的女兒)看得興高采烈。
Jetsunma seemed to enjoy the whole event very much.
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薩迦法王長子寶金剛仁波切造訪印度宗薩佛學院 / Ratna Vajra Rinpoche visiting Dzongsar Institute in India (2)

Again, some more pictures from the visit, especially of Akasha Rinpoche and Jetsunma with Khyentse Rinpoche. Posted here for those in China who can not access Facebook.
第二批相片亦節選自臉書。大多是大寶金剛仁波切的兒女和宗薩欽哲仁波切的相片。某老外的評語:時不時能見到薩迦法座上有位女性還是挺有趣的。老外二的評語:生物學觀點看來,所有男性都先是女性,因為胚胎首先是女性的……因為這個演化過程,大部份男性大腦功能只有女性的一半。
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薩迦法王長子寶金剛仁波切造訪印度宗薩佛學院 / Ratna Vajra Rinpoche visiting Dzongsar Institute in India

Just posted these for those who cannot access Facebook  (i.e. including myself from now on for a week in the almighty motherland. Hence, sorry for not being able to provide the link to the original source @ FB)
宗薩欽哲仁波切和寶金剛仁波切兩人一路講…一路講…後面還有一位白裙的是達欽法王的孫子阿畢克利塔(Avikrita)仁波切。
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