From the 18th to 20th of July 2014 the 5th Kagyu Monlam Poland took place in the Centre in Grabnik. The head leading Lama was Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche. Apart from Lamas who were invited to lead the prayers and prepare the shrine (Umdze Gyurme, Choyok Namgyal and Choyok Tsering), Lamas from the Benchen monastery in Kathmandu and our Polish Lamas, who finished the three-year retreat under the guidance of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche in the retreat Centre Benchen Drubde Ösal Ling in Grabnik, also took part in the ceremony.
Attention: there might be few changes in the programme.
21st of July – travel to Lodz
22nd – 24th of July – Lodz
24th – 25th of July – Radom
25th – 31st of July – Krakow
1st – 8th of August – Regulice
8th – 14th of August – Wroclaw / Walbrzych
15th – 21st of August – Poznan
22nd – 28th of August – Torun / Bydgoszcz
29th of August – 6th of September – Gdansk / Wejherowo
7th – 11th of September – Krakow / Regulice / Bielsko Biala
12th – 15th of September Rzeszow
16th – 17th of September – Krakow (resting time)
18th of September – travel to Hamburg
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On each morning of the Kagyu Monlam we will have the possibility to take the Mahayana sojong vows. Taking these 24h vows is not necessary, however following the precepts has an effect of intensifying all recited prayers which will be fulfilled sooner and the merit accumulated from spiritual practice on that day is multiplied.
The natural elements and our relationship with the natural elements definitively seem to have become a little bit more fragile lately. Preparing for my coming to Poland this time, I thought I would have to take a boat, but it was not that bad. Such indications—not only in Poland, but also all around the world—definitively point to a very strong indication from nature itself that perhaps human beings today need to rethink a little bit the relationship that they have developed with other people and with the environment...
When we intend to listen to the teachings, we should generate the proper motivation, the altruistic mind of bodhichitta.
All the buddhas of the past, entering the path, expressed their motivation. Likewise, the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, when he entered the path, he uttered five hundred aspiration prayers. Thanks to the power of his prayers he was able to, in the times of Kali-Yuga, turn the Wheel of Dharma and manifest the Twelve Great Deeds. Similarly, all the buddhas manifest their activities as a result of the power of their previous prayers.