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One Hundred Deity Torma, “Lhagya Torchik,” Raffle
Blessed by His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, this is a single Torma which represents all of the 100 Deities. This beautiful Torma symbolizes the blazing precious gem surrounded by lotus petals, encompassing the Guru, Meditational Deities, and Dakini; the protectors, wealth deities, the worldly deities. Its base is stacked like Mount Meru. This Torma was donated by His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche as a fundraiser for our center. A Namdroling student kindly offered $300 for this torma, then gave it back to Namdroling to auction as a fundraiser. The raffle ends on Dakini Day, Yumka, April 21, 2017.
Raffle tickets for this Torma available for $20, and you can buy as many tickets as you like. Four ways to buy tickets are listed below.
Donations for/or purchase of Shakyamuni Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) Thangka
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche donated this beautiful thangka of Shakyamuni Buddha (a hanging painting on textile) as a fundraiser for our Temple. If you would like to purchase the thangka, we ask that you offer $300 or more by Dakini Day, Yumka, April 21, 2017.
As another option, two students have offered $200 toward the thangka so that it might hang in our Temple. If you would like match any amount toward the $300 goal, see the ways of donating below.
You can buy a ticket or make thangka purchase/donation several ways:
- At the Temple—For the raffle, in the community room is a box with raffle tickets to fill out. Put your money in an envelope labelled “Torma tickets” and put envelope in donation box by Temple door. Fill out your raffle tickets and put them in the raffle ticket box. —For the thangka, put your donation in an envelope marked “thangka” and put it in the donation box. If you want to purchase the thangka, write, “thangka purchase” on the envelope.
- At our website www.namdrolingmt.net, on the home page click on “Donate/Become a Sponsor” tab at the top. This will take you to the “Donate to our center” page, then scroll down to the section that reads “Sponsorship Levels,” then click the button that simple says, “DONATE.” You can use PayPal or credit card. Shoot us an email to email@example.com letting us know that your donation is for the torma raffle, for the purchase of the thangka, or toward the thangka in the Temple.
- If you prefer to use credit card directly with us, call Victoria at 406-333-2688 and leave a message that you would like to buy a raffle ticket, purchase the thangka, or donate toward the thangka. Victoria will call you back for your credit information. Call by Friday, April 19, 2017.
- You can mail your check for $20, or multiples of $20. You can mail a check toward the thangka for the Temple, or a check for $300 or more to purchase the thangka. Add a note explaining what the check is for, and mail to Namdroling, PO Box 10807, Bozeman, MT 59719.
Email, write, or call by Friday, April 19, 2017, and we will fill out raffle tickets for you.
Namdroling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported totally by donations and fundraising.
Benefits for these fundraisers go directly toward supporting our Temple.
Chotrul Duchen Candles and Prayers for Family and Friends
For Chotrul Duchen, and any time, you can request that a candle be lit in our Temple and prayers be offered in someone’s name. We will light a candle and announce your loved one’s name as we aspire for Bodhicitta (loving kindness) at the beginning of practice. Your loved one’s name will be read for many months’ of practice.
At Chotrul Duchen practice, you can put your offering in an envelope with the requested name on the outside and add the envelope to the puja table in the Temple dedicated to prayers.
You can also mail in a request with and name and donation to Namdroling, PO Box 10807, Bozeman, MT 59719. Or you can request prayers on our donation page. Scroll down to “Sponsor a Butterlamp.” We request a donation of $20 for prayers for each person.
Donations for Shakyamuni Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) Thangka
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche donated a beautiful thangka of Shakyamuni Buddha as a fundraiser for our Temple. (A thangka is a hanging painting on textile.) We have asked a minimum of $300 for this thangka, and two students have offered a total of $200 toward it so that it might be hung in the Temple. You can mail a donation with a note that the donation is toward the thangka, to Namdroling, PO Box 10807, Bozeman, MT 59719. You can also donate from our donation page. Scroll down to the section that reads “Sponsorship Levels,” then click the button that just says, “DONATE.” Add a note telling us your donation is toward the thangka or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (If you would like to further our fundraiser by purchasing this Shakyamuni Buddha thangka that Khenchen Rinpoche has donated, please offer the full $300 or more.)
Chotrul Duchen, Day of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Great Miracles, March 12. 2017, 9:30 AM:
This day ends the 15 days of miracles and we invite you to join us in celebrating this most auspicious day. We will practice the Bodhisattva Vows, The Treasure of Blessings of the Ritual of the Buddha, and the Shower of Blessings tsog. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us in these traditional practices. Our practices are traditional Buddhist chants/prayers which have been created over time to calm our minds, respect the Buddhas, and bring us closer to our own Buddha Nature.
If you have them, bring your texts, flowers or tea lights (flameless candles are appreciated, too) for the beauty of the Temple, and a finger food for the feast. These are traditional offerings for Buddhist celebrations (along with any monetary donation you care to make). You are, of course, invited without any offerings at all, just come.
Lama Pasang is here!
We will be holding 2 retreats with him:
Vajrakilaya Retreat November 26 and 27.
“The practice of Vajrakilaya blazes at the very heart of the ancient Vajrayana traditions of Tibet. The wrathful heruka Vajrakilaya is a yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas, manifesting in an intensly wrathful yet compassionate form in order to subjugate the delusion and negativity that can arise as obstacles to the practice of Dharma. In fact, the practice of Vajrakilaya is famous in Tibetan Buddhism as an exceptionally powerful method to remove obstacles, destroy the forces hostile to compassion, and purify the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age.” Sogyal Rinpoche
Please visit our calendar for exact times, etc. Everyone should bring their bell and dhamaru to this retreat, if you have them. Also, we will be having Tsok, so please bring a small unopened finger food, delicious drink or other offering for the Tsok.
Lhadrup Tigle Gyachen Retreat – December 3 and 4th
The Sealed Quintessence — the innermost secret lama practice in the Longchen Nyingtik cycle.
This is considered an indispensable preliminary to Dzogchen practice. Namdroling Montana received this empowerment during Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpcohe’s visit over New Year 2011, AND he gave this empowerment again at his most recent visit. He has asked that we maintain our samaya by doing this practice together on the 30th day of the Tibetan calendar. Khenchen has indicated that anyone with good intentions towards Buddhahood can attend this practice, however, if you have not had the empowerment, it is best not to purchase the practice book or practice this on your own.
During this retreat we will be doing intensive practice of Lhadrup Tigle. Once again, please see our calendar for full details.
Need more information? Please call 406-587-2907