We are very sorry to inform that venerable Sangter Rinpoche has been in hospital already for one week and will stay there for the next two weeks. Rinpoche suffers from purulent infection caused by problems with two vertebrae in the lower part of the spine.
Initially, Rinpoche asked not to inform anybody about his condition because he didn't want to worry his disciples. Rinpoche hoped that he would leave the hospital after few days and would be able to lead the seminar in Grabnik. The doctors have decided that the further hospitalization is necessary.
Rinpoche as well as the doctors ask not to visit Rinpoche in hospital as the process of treatment requires a lot of rest and peace.
Rinpoche also asks not to resign from coming to the planned seminar in Grabnik and, between the sessions, to involve in preparations of texts and mantras which will be placed in the stupa and the statue. According to Rinpoche this sort of activities are immeasurably important and bring enormous benefits.
As well as Rinpoche we hope that at least a weekend seminar with Rinpoche will take place this summer in Grabnik. Anyway, until the treatment is over we cannot estimate any dates.
We know that many of you have reserved the time and means to meet Rinpoche. We appeal not to resign from coming and taking part in the seminar! In the morning sessions we will perform White Tara practise and recite the mantras in the intention of Rinpoche's quick recovery. The afternoon sessions will be as planned before. After consulting with Rinpoche, the teachings and empowerments will be given by Lama Rinchen.
Many times we have received the teachings on how powerful are prayers recited by a group of people who keep the pure samaya with Lama. Especially now, we apply that teachings by praying for Rinpoche's good health and fulfilling his wish to involve in the works connected with stupa and statue.
- teachings (including continuation of the commentary on Shantideva's Bodhisattvacharyavatara)
- 18 - 20 Sept. - The Sixth Kagyu Monlam Poland
- 19 Sept. on the second session - Black Dzambala empowerment
- 26 Sept. at 10:30 a.m. - 84 Mahasiddhas empowerment
- 27 Sept. at 9:30 a.m. - consecration of the Buddha Statue in our new temple
- 27 Sept. afternoon - celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Grabnik Centre
- 3 October at 10:30 a.m. - Marpa empowerment
- 4 October at 2:30 p.m. - elaborated 21 Taras empowerment (Dolma Jikpa Kunsel)
Please register in advance (see registration form), preferably before the 14th of September 2015.
The works connected with filling the stupa and the statue still take place in Grabnik. Some of them you can view in the pictures below. As you can see in the pictures, the preparation of the materials which will fill the stupa and the statue is a real manufactory which requires huge amount of time and work. Therefore, we appeal one more time of help! There is still an enormous number of merit to be collected! We encourage you for weekend trips to Grabnik. Everybody is welcome! We should remember that the statue must be ready before the visit of His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. Although the dates of the visit have been postponed, it doesn't mean we have much time.
On the morning of the 12th July 2015 Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche arrived at the Benchen Monastery in Batang, Tibet. A long time after Rinpoche's last visit, he managed to now visit the monastery again. There were many very happy devotees and it was very crowded as they were welcoming Rinpoche upon his arrival. Especially many older men and women long wished to see Rinpoche before they pass. Rinpoche will stay in the Benchen Monastery, Tibet for a while.