27 April 2015

Kangyur Recitation at the Gompa from May, 3rd to May 13th, 2015

Dear Friends,

After the tragedy which has hit people in Nepal and some parts of India and China Tulku Ugen has the wish to organize the recitation of the 108 texts of the Kangyur for the first time at Khordong Byangter Gompa.

If we can do it now then these prayers can be dedicated for all the victims of the earthquake and also for pacifying  mother earth from farther damages for lives and property in particular.

Both the days that is 3rd May and 13th May are very very auspicious.
May 3rd is the 15th, Full Moon & Vesak Day ( of fire_wind combination) and May 13th is the 25th, Dakinis Day (of earth_water combination).

In general participating in the recitation of Lord Buddha's full cycle of teachings is very auspicious and strengthens the karmic link between the place where those teachings are recited, the people who support  the recitation, those who actually do the recitation and the teachings of Lord Buddha.

So this will also be good for the gompa itself, our sangha and Rinpoche's lineage.

We are sending you a cost estimate for the entire Kangyur recitation to be held from 3rd May till 13th May by 25 monks with the understanding that one text would take two days to read by a trained monk .
We shall work on gathering monks once we know we can get the necessary financial support.

As per today a few people got together already and proposed to sponsor approximately Half of the cost.
So we open and call now for your generosity to find the missing 50% before May 10th.
If you wish to support the Kanguyr recitation please contact us at chhimedrigdzinsociety@gmail.com  and we will send you the necessary details.

We only have few days to make it happen so please answer swiftly.

Here is the cost breakdown in Indian rupees:

25 monks x 12 days @rs.600= 1,80,000/
2 helper monks × 500 × 12 days= 12,000/
Transport 3 vehicles×3000×2 times (to and fro Sikkim and Darjeeling) 18,000/
Food for 12 days for total 55 heads (includes our monks, workers, etc)
@rs200 per day is Rs.1,32,000/
Snacks, chogs, Butterlamps, prayer flags, etc 60,000/
Plus miscellaneous expenses (petrol fr the car, extra drivers ect...) 15,000/
One cook and one helper for 12 days (1000+500) 1500×12 days is 18.000/
Sang, incense, champa butter etc 10,000/
The total estimate as mentioned above comes to a total of Rs. 4,45,000.
Total in Euro = 6,500/
Total in SGD = 9,500/

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Good night.

NB: The Gompa and the monks are fine. They have been strongly shaken by the earthquake but no one
is injured. Some cracks are visible on the Gompa walls as well as the marble inside.
Same with the monks quarter few cracks are visible. But nothing major so far.
Nevertheless we expect more quakes in the days to come.
We shall keep you updated.

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