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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of New Compassion Center USA


His Eminence Khen Rinpoche Geshe Yonten Dhamchoe opened the New Compassion Education Center with ‘Ribbon cutting Ceremony’ on 19th May 2015 with Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer as other officiant of the ceremony at Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion. Interfaith leaders shared a blessing from their tradition and over 130 people participated in the event.

Khen Rinpoche also made a visit to Fr. Elias Dietz, Abbot of the Abbey of Gethsemani and met Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Catholic Archbishop of Louisville and President of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (in the Catholic Chancery)


Khen Rinpoche also gave religious teachings at our Louisville Center and also other dharma centers in other neighboring States. Khen Rinpoche is accompanied by Geshe Kunchok Gyatso, Director of Monastery's Planning Commission.

Yangjang for three day (special monastic hymns and chanting practice)

From 24th -26th April, 2015, three day practice of unique Drepung Gomang Monastery’s religious hymns and chantings of monastery prayer was held at old Prayer hall. Tsokchen Chenmo la Geshe Tashi (Suprreme chant master of whole Drepung University), Dratsang Chenmo la Ven. Ngawang Lobsang and senior monk and master in chants Geshe Gelek (Gen Gelek) taught the young monks the unique hymns and chants of Drepung Gomang Monastery, which was passed down from generation to generation.

HEP B PROJECT


First shot of Hepatitis vaccination for Drepung Gomang monks was administered today on 19th April, 2015. The monastery sincerely extends advance thank you to Kevin Liu and all donors, Dr. Subhuti for the support on this project. Funds or donation are still needed for the continuity of this project. So Kindly donate to this project. You can find wire transfer details by clicking this link

Hep B screening was organized here for the monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery from 8th-10th April with help from Settlement Hospital. About 1095 monks came forward to screen for Hep B. In coming week, first immunization shots will be given to monks whose result has come out negative after screening. Any funds/donations for this Hep B immunization program is very much welcome. Please contact us directly for any contribution or donations. Thank You so much for the kind donation.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama participating in a conference on Buddhist studies organised by the Drepung Gomang Academy of Japan in Tokyo, Japan on April 5, 2015.

In the afternoon of 5th April, His Holiness joined 150 other participants attending a conference on Buddhist studies organised by the Drepung Gomang Academy of Japan. Yasahiro Nagano, President of the Japan Association of Tibetan Studies made a few welcoming remarks. Yoichi Fukuda then opened proceedings, which were conducted in a mixture of Tibetan, Japanese and English, with an interesting survey of the ‘Past and Future of Tibetan Studies in Japan’. This was followed by Akira Saito’s presentation ‘Madhyamaka Studies in Present-day Japan and Abroad’.  

http://www.dalailama.com/news/post/1259-a-day-of-fruitful-tibetan-japanese-exchanges

 

H.E. Kyabje Sharpa Choje Rinpoche visited Drepung Gomang Center, Taiwan.

On 10th Feb, H.E. Kyabje Sharpa Choje Rinpoche graced Drepung Gomang Center, based in Taipei, Taiwan. The founding members present at the center offered 'Mendel offering' to His Eminence. This auspicious occasion was marked by short teaching by His Eminence Kyabje Sharpa Choje Rinpoche. This special visit by His Eminence was attended by more than 100 members and Buddhist practitioners.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Drepung Gomang Prayer Hall Temple 29th Dec 2014.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Drepung Gomang Monastery's Prayer Hall Temple on 29th Dec afternoon, blessing the monks, senior monks and benefactors of the monastery who gathered at the Prayer Hall Temple.

At Drepung Gomang His Holiness was presented with a written report that he looked over. He noted that of the 62 original Gomang monks who came down from Buxa, now only 26 remain. He explained:

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during his visit to Drepung Gomang Monastery in Mundgod, Karnataka, India on December 29, 2014.

“Due to the upheaval in Tibet in 1959 many Gomang scholars were imprisoned by the Chinese. Among the refugees who arrived in India, the Indian government was at first only prepared to support 500 monks. We persuaded them to increase that figure to 1500, so the camp that was set up in Buxa, in Assam, came to house 1300 monks, most of them Gelugpas with some Sakyas. At a low point in Gomang’s fortunes the Himalayan people rallied to their support, followed after some time by an influx of monks from Amdo and later still by Mongolians. This is a monastery following the Nalanda tradition based on the use of reason and logic. The main thrust of the texts we study is the investigation of the mind, something that today also attracts the interest of scientists.

“Since last year, I have had discussions with Ganden Tri Rinpoche, Sharpa and Jangtse Chöjeys and the Abbots about what we can do to improve things here. We talked again over lunch today. We need to improve our study and extend ourselves to better serving the people. I’d like to encourage all of you to join in and discuss these things amongst yourselves too.”

Appeal for donation for debate courtyard project

Debate courtyard/hall in a monastery is an important place where monk students study all the five major monastic classes through critical debate. With logical reasoning as the governing rule, students practice the art of debate by questioning one another. This method of monastic debate is considered one of the best means of gaining a profound understanding by establishing the realities of things. As such, debate courtyard/hall is one of the most important places of learning for the monk students of major Tibetan monasteries. It is an integral part of a Tibetan monk’s training, and is an effective means of expanding the mind, increasing mental sharpness, developing analytical capacity, and gaining internal clarity.

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Long Term Payday Loans – Are these Better than Short-Term Loans?

The demand for payday loans is still on rise and thousands of applications reach the lending companies for sanctioning of the loans every week. People are looking for the short-term loans as an alternative to the credit cards and conventional bank loans. However, there are still millions of individuals looking for long-term credit methods.