Rinpoche on Rebuilding the Trungram Monastery

Dear friends and students,

Much to my delight, I have found that the time for rebuilding the Trungram Monastery is ripe now.

For the purpose of preserving the teachings, providing traditional monastic training for the monks, and continuing spiritual benefits for all believers, venerable reincarnate tulkus, monks, and the lay followers of the Trungram Monastery in Eastern Tibet unanimously agreed on the importance of rebuilding the monastery.

The need of the rebuilding became even more obvious after the recent devastating earthquake of the nearby town of Yushu. After years of good wishes, commitments, and preparations, including obtaining permit, designs, and other logistic considerations, the members of the Trungram Monastery of Tibet, along with many devotees and supporters of the Buddha Dharma in general and of this teaching lineage in particular are putting their single pointed efforts into rebuilding it at the earliest possible time.

I am very glad to share the news with all of you that the Trungram Monastery in Eastern Tibet is starting its rebuilding this May. As it is an important place which fulfills religious, cultural, and spiritual needs for many, it is a meaningful project. It provides a great merit-field now for all of you and a great wisdom light in the future.

I send my prayers and wishes that the project be successful, be completed in a short time, and remain for a long time for the benefit of all sentient beings.

With my love and prayers,

Trungram Gyaltrul,
The World Center for Peace and Unity,
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lumbini, Nepal

Meaning of Abbreviations

* The following day is a missing or a double date accroding to Tibetan calendar.
BA Amitabha Buddha Day
BD Baden: unfavourable for putting up flags
BM Medicine Buddha Day
BS Shakyamuni Buddha Day
DP Dharmapala Day
LD Ludok: unfavourable for Naga Offering
LT Luthep: favourable for Naga Offering
ME Moon Eclipse: great day for accumulation of merit
NG Ngenpa Guzom: unfavourable for new project, e.g. gathering, inauguration
NN Nyinag: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
SE Sun Eclipse: a greater day for accumulation of merit
SN Shakngen: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
TN Tashi Nyima: auspicious day in a general sense
YK Yenkong: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
ZC Zangpo Chuzom: auspicious day, good for gathering

Duchen great anniversaries, special days of Buddha Shakyamuni, etc., good for accumulating merits.
Tsezang good days for accumulating merits
Naga Powerful long-lived serpent-like beings who inhabit in water, guard great treasure. Some great protectors of the Dharma are nagas such as Eight Major Nagas.