Borobudur – the Temple of Heaven on Earth: International Inauguration and ‘the Rain of Blessings’ Festival Opening of the great prayer festival to be held from July 21 to September
Borobudur – the Temple of Heaven on Earth: International Inauguration and ‘the Rain of Blessings’ Festival
Opening of the great prayer festival to be held from July 21 to September 18, featuring Tibetan lamas and monks from different monasteries in our tradition.
Over 50 Tibetan Lamas and monks, from important monasteries in India, Nepal and Europe, will be guests of the Centre to officiate at various traditional ceremonies and to reinvigorate the blessing of the Temple so that it can be for us and for all, as taught by Lama Gangchen Rinpoche, a place of pilgrimage, healing and prayer, a place where, with every comfort, we can study, meditate and practise the Dharma now and for a long time to come. The event is dedicated to inner, world and environmental peace, and in particular to the swift return of Drubwang Gangchen Rinpoche.
9 am: Offerings at the Sacred Stupa
10.00 am: Ribbon cutting and entrance to the Temple
Opening prayers – Theravada, Vajrayana, Zen
Offering of the Mandala to Lama Gangchen Rinpoche
History of the Temple and projection of the video ‘Homage to Lama Gangchen Rinpoche’.
12.45 pm: Acknowledgements and presentation of tributes for the Temple’s benefactors
Conclusion and dedications for peace
2.00 pm Lunch
4.00 pm Dragon Dance.
4.30 Fudendaiko The Japanese drums of Fudenji Temple
Screening of the documentary ‘Temple of Heaven on Earth
Good omen ceremony (in the garden)
20.00 Aperitif and concert United Peace Voices
Geshe Lobsang Phuntsok, was born in 1969 in Darjeeling, India from tibetan parents. Following the direct advice of H.H Trijang Dorje Chan he was sent to the monastery in 1979. From 1982 to 1995 he studied the five major topics of Buddhist philosophy and he competed all the Buddhist studies getting the Geshe degree in the 2001.
In 2002 Ven. Gonsar Rinpoche invited him to help the young Yangzie Trijang Rinpoche and other students in Tashi Rabten, Austria.
He followed Kyabe Trijang Chocktrul Rinponche to USA and supported him from 2004 to 2016 in his own center the Trijang Buddhist Institute in Vermont,USA, where he has been also giving teachings to other students.
In 2020, he completed a 4 years meditation retreat in Italy and since then, he is a resident Geshe at Albagnano Healing Meditation Center.
(Friday) 09:30 - 19:00(GMT+02:00)