The Great Buddhist holiday meet in the central khurul of Kalmykia


Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni 15 lunar day of the holy month Uryus Sar became a real holiday in Kalmykia. In Elista, the celebration began at sunrise.

In the central khurul Republic of Kalmykia “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni” back in the early hours came laity to take a one-day vow of Mahayana. His doctor has given to Buddhist philosophy, Professor Venerable Geshe Tenzin lharamba Dugda.

He talked about how the great sage of the Shakya kind, Siddhartha Gautama, came into this world to tell people the way to liberation. Prince taught that all acquired their spiritual perfection inherent in every living being and every person has tremendous potential to improve.

The uniqueness of the Buddha’s teaching is that it is based entirely on his own experience. Prince spiritual quest began with the realization that life is full of sorrow and suffering, and leads inexorably to an old age, sickness and death.

True maturity comes from understanding the inevitability of suffering and use it to comprehend spiritual change. Enlightenment – is a perfectly natural state for man, and it can be experienced by anyone seeking the truth.

Lay people, remembering that the Buddha Sakyamuni in the day made three great acts, they develop the aspiration to reach a state of enlightenment, as he did. What do I need? Accumulate good merit.

This day is very suitable for the accumulation of merit and to keep in your mind the good prints. Today they are growing in an incredible amount of time. It is no accident prayer hall in this pre-dawn morning was full.

Every year more and more people are coming here to take a one-day vow of Mahayana. This year, come here and those who wanted to take a vow of sobriety.

At a solemn prayer service at 9:00 am, shadzhin Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche, his congratulations on the great Buddhist holiday. He said that to achieve happiness is there are many different ways and roads. And any of the inhabitants of Kalmykia, can accumulate good merits, can change himself into a more positive side in different ways.

– For example, the adoption of the vow of renunciation of alcohol, – said Telo Tulku Rinpoche – will benefit not only human health but also to others. If you try to make as many good deeds, it is very good

For the first time this year we staged a “take the vows of abstinence.” From this year we will hold it annually. Pre-warn you that you are ready to take part in it.

Drinking alcohol – a negative act, destroys health, contributes to mental illness, there are family conflicts and various problems. There are many reasons, including in terms of spiritual and physical, to take a vow of sobriety.

During the holy month of Urs cap, many residents have taken a vow of abstinence, made a vow not to consume alcohol. And today, I welcome those who are in this special day also decided to take a vow of sobriety. I congratulate all those who decided to make their lives better and more safely.

Three groups of lay people in the face of those present, the monastic community, shadzhin Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche, surrounded by Buddhas and bodhisattvas of the Buddhist temple, took a vow of sobriety. It was not easy to get to the middle of the hall and take part in the ritual. But the hall was a great support and warmth that vow out of alcohol was amazingly beautiful and solemn.

Terms of denial of alcohol are different – from two weeks to a year, a few years. Telo Tulku Rinpoche, highlighted the group has taken a vow not to take alcohol for life. 40 people of different nationalities Telo Tulku Rinpoche called heroes, and each gave Hudack – a sign of respect.

Teachings of the Buddha is not a comforting doctrine, promising heavenly life in heaven after death, and the unique psychological system, frees man from the bondage and passionate desires, greed, egoism, attachment. They plunge us into samsara – an endless cycle of birth and death. If dispel ignorance, fear and attachment to your ego, it will manifest peacefulness, compassion, love and equanimity.

Before the service was made by the Head of Administration and Head of the Republic of Kalmykia Basil Byurchiev, read a welcome address of the Head of Kalmykia Alexei Orlov, in which, inter alia, stated: “The festival not only brings together all Buddhists, but also helps to further realize the value of life, the joy of life, provides an opportunity to accumulate good deeds, be cleansed of negative karma and attain spiritual peace.

I wish you all in this bright and joyful day of peace, kindness, happiness and prosperity! “.

At the prayer service the monks read the sacred texts in praise of the Buddha, and telling about his life.

– Today’s holiday above all – religious, said the prayer at the end of shadzhin Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche – It’s filled with great spiritual meaning. Thank you for your support, because you not only revives the tradition of the witnesses, but active participants in this process.

He wished everyone health, happiness and success in all your good deeds.

Throughout the day, central khurul ” Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni, “was full of people. Take part in the festival came from the Buddhists over the republic and neighboring towns.

After a celebratory feast, many stayed in the temple to hear in 15 hours of lecture shadzhin Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche, venerable of Bodhicitta – the highest state of mind. It was a great doctrine that there are not only remembered, but will help on the way to perfection.

thanka of Buddha Shakyamuni

Immediately after the lecture, they all went into the yard at the ritual consecration of the tanks of Shakyamuni Buddha. Contemplation of the sacred faces – an ancient Buddhist tradition of not only blesses the man, but also helps him. Here the people gathered to take part in the ritual of consecration, the great bow to the Buddha, to make together with the monks going around the beautiful Buddhist temple.

thanka of Buddha Shakyamuni

It was surprisingly bright, cheerful, festive day. Many spent the whole day in the temple and went peaceful and cheerful.

Nina Shaldunova, photo by Sandji Buvaev
Central khurul “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni”
Elista, Kalmykia, Europe

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