Archive of 2016 News & Events
Lama Chopa & Tsok Offering with Arjia Rinpoche
Friday, November 25, 10:00 am — 3:00 pm
Please join us for the visit of Arjia Rinpoche on the day after Thanksgiving. Arjia Rinpoche, former abbot of Kumbum Monastery, Eastern Tibet, is the Director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington and the former Abbot of Kumbum Monastery in Eastern Tibet. Lama Chopa is a Guru Yoga practice with evocative verses of offering and devotion chanted to beautiful melodies.
Please bring offerings for the Tsok and a dish for the potluck lunch. Donations requested to support the temple.
Tibetan New Year
A Three–Day Weekend Wtih Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. In the summer of 2015, a well-known lama in Kham, Tenchen Sangngag Lingpa, recognized him as one the owners of the Terton’s treasure Dharma, or Choe-Dag. He received Buddhist teachings from 45 masters representing all 5 schools of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as Tibetan Medicine. Rinpoche has written 14 books in Tibetan on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism, meditation, healing and poetry. He has published 3 books in English & recorded 5 CD’s. He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, and bestows empowerments. Currently he has built a small Dharma Center and gives Vajrayana, especially Dzogchen teachings & Tantra Yoga classes across North America.
Saturday, May 28
Rinpoche will give an explanation on the principles of Refuge, and how to cultivate the Altruistic Mind of Enlightenment (Bodhicitta), plus contemplation of the 4 Thoughts that Turn the Mind towards the spiritual path (1. Leisure & Endowment of a Precious Human Birth, 2, Transitory Nature of Life, 3. Shortcomings of Cycle Existence, 4. Karma—Cause & Effect.
Sunday, May 29 & Monday, May 30
Rinpoche will bestow a Guru Padmasambhava initiation, and give a commentary on the practice of Guru Yoga, as outlined in "Words of My Perfect Teacher", the classic text on the Preliminary Practices to Dzogchen. We will have the opportunity to do the Guru Yoga practice with him.
In addition, he will teach the practice of the Speech Blessing utilizing 9 breaths, and visualization of the vowel, consonant & interdependence mantras.
Registration &Payment: (includes lunch)
Before May 1st: $85/day After May 1st: $100/day
Please contact the temple at 808-928-8539 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14
10 am – 4 pm each day
Tibetan New Year (Losar) is on Tuesday, February 9th. It is the year of the Fire Monkey. This year, we have scheduled the 2nd annual Losar prayer weekend on Temple grounds. Dedicated to compassion and peace in the world, and happiness and well being for Tibet in particular, we will do the practice of Avalokitesvara (tib: Chenrezig), and recite the six syllable mantra (OM MANI PADME HUNG).
Our intention is to accumulate 1,000,000 mantras. We will begin over the Valentine’s Day weekend with whomever joins us at the temple. Then, individually, we each can continue to do the practice on our own until we collectively reach the million goal. The symbolic nature of the practice and its profound meaning, along with the method to keep track of our collective accumulation, will be explained.
Please bring a dish for a vegetarian potluck lunch
Donations requested. The Temple needs your monetary support!
We still have beautiful jewelry and a few hand–painted thangkas from the Temple Sacred Art Fundraiser. If you are interested, please visit our fundraising page.
New Year's Day Party
Friday, January 1, 2016
Please bring offerings for Tsok and dishes for the potluck.
Every Sunday 10 am - 11:30 am
Four Mandala Tara Practice
This practice is cancelled when there is a teaching program.
Events are located at the Wood Valley Temple.
Donations are greatly appreciated. May the merit of giving and receiving benefit all Beings!
Kitchen Roof & Renovation Fundraiser
The main temple kitchen has served tens of thousands of meals over the past four decades since we have been here. It was originally built in 1933 and though some minor improvements were made in 1979, nothing has been done since. While everyone who visits feels comfortable and at home in the kitchen, it is in need of a major renovation. We need to replace the roof, stabilize the foundation, modernize the interior and enlarge the space to meet current needs. The first step will be to draw up the plans and get help with the design without changing the historical appearance of the basic structure. The scope of the work to be done is listed below:
We will post progress on remodel on our Facebook album.
The temple has much of the wood necessary for the renovation and expansion. We also have marble for the floor in the work area, as well as granite for the counters. Furnishings such as dining tables, some cabinets and couches have already been donated.
We are requesting your financial assistance with this necessary project. Funds will be directed towards roofing and construction. Contributions of any amount will be very much appreciated.
Please send your donation to:
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You may also telephone: 808-928-8539 or email: email@example.com. Credit cards accepted. All donations are tax-deductible. Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling is a 501 (c) 3 religious organization.
Thank you for your support.
Temple Sacred Art
An extraordinary work of sacred art created by monks at Nechung Monastery in Dharamsala, India, this silk brocade appliqué technique is a specialty of Nechung since Tibet. In recent years the monastery has directed its focus on philosophical studies and discontinued crafting these intricate masterpieces. As a fundraising effort to support Nechung Drayang Ling in Wood Valley, Hawai’i we made this thangka into a giclée to share with Temple friends. You will receive one of these exquisite images (18”x24”) as a gift for a donation of $500. Thank you for your support and generosity!
We also have ten beautiful, hand–painted thangkas as gifts at the following donation levels:
Please support Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling in Wood Valley. Since our establishment in 1973 we have been welcoming visitors from the islands and all over the world to our programs, sanctuary, guest house and temple store. With your support, we have hosted over fifty Lamas of Major Lineages including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We are honored to be affiliated with Nechung Monastery, the home of the Chief State Oracle of Tibet.
Please contact the temple at 808-928-8539 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, or wish to arrange a time to see this collection.
You may also make a tax–deductible contribution directly to Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling, a 501 (c) 3 religious organization. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Thank you for your kind support of Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling in Wood Valley, Ka’u on the Big Island of Hawai’i.
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