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July 28, 2008

July 24, 2008

Happy Birthday To Our Most Beloved Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Geshe Zopa turned 33 this July 16 and we at LDC had the collective karma, merits and opportunities to celebrate this special day with him. Due to GZ’s absence, LDC arranged GZ’s birthday to coincide with Kuan Yin’s enlightenment day which falls on July 21. Tenzin Gyurme Rinpoche and 8 other sanghas from Drati Kamtsen who’s here for their fund raising were also present to join in this auspicious celebration. The ambience was comfortable and there were quite a big turnout to celebrate both the event.

The wonderful thing about this type of celebration is the way all members jointly work together to organize the event. Everyone chip in with their contribution of food - pot luck style and arranged many sumptuous and delicious dishes ranging from Indian to Chinese cuisine. We also had a chance to chill out and stay cool with thirst quenching cocktail drinks. And for all the cake lovers, check out all the beautiful, divine and sinful rich cakes offered by members and friends from both Malaysia and Singapore. I bet you will fall in love with the food photos in the blog. It was truly a sign of real abundance of food offering. Rejoice! There were so much food and cakes that we all continue to indulge for the next few days (yummy).

As usual ... our extremely shy Geshe Zopa had to be invited several times to take his stand for the cake cutting. His message was to offer all these beautiful cakes and offerings to all the gurus and buddhas and this birthday is also for everyone. All the beautiful decorations are to be visualised as jewels in the mandala for offering. Om Ah Hum, Om Ah Hum, Om Ah Hum... Rejoice!! After all the satisfying meal we ended the evening with a guided meditation on Om Mani Padme Hum led by GZ followed by extensive light and flower offering.

These pictures were taken during the celebration in LDC.

Some of us have also organised a little outing with GZ in advance to celebrate his birthday last month. Perhaps we can say that we anticipated him to be away to Penang, Singapore and Nepal for quite a while and we surely didn’t want to miss spending this special and wonderful day with him. Kiasu lar! Again due to GZ’s merits, he had 2 great looking (and again sinful) birthday cakes. Infact, we wanted to do it different so we requested Siok Hong of Celicakes to bake us cupcakes with GZ’s name and arranged in heart shape. It was very delicious indeed.

“To the world you might be one person... but to us you are the world. Happy Birthday Dearest Geshe Tenzin Zopa”

May you continue to live a long and healthy life filled with peace, love and harmony and may all your spiritual and mundane wishes be instantly fulfilled.

These are some pictures taken during our wonderful luncheon.

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Mantras For Recitation

32. Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s name mantra

(For accumulation of extensive merits to actualize enlightenment within one life time)

Om Ah Guru Vajradhara Muni Shasana Khasanti Tsawa Siddhi Hung Hung (7x)

33. His Holiness Dalai Lama’s name mantra

(For accumulation of extensive merits to actualize enlightenment within one life time)

Om Ah Guru Vajradhara Vagindra Sumati Shasana Dhara Samudra Shri Bhadra Sarva Siddhi Hum Hum (7x)

34. Lama Tsongkhapa’s name mantra

(For accumulation of extensive merits to actualize enlightenment within one life time)

Om Ah Guru Vajradhara Sumati Kirti Siddhi Hum (7x)

35. Guhyasamaja mantra

Om Ah Vajra Dhrik Hum Hum Phat (7x)

36. Mantra of Buddha Mitrukpa

Namo Ratna Trayaya / Om Kamkani Kamkani Rochani Rochani Trotani Trotani Trasani Trasani Pratihana Pratihana Sarva Karma Param Para Ni Me Sarva Sattva Nanca Svaha (7x)

37. Wish Granting Wheel Mantra

Om Padmo Ushnisha Bimale Hum Phat (7x)

38. Milarepa’s mantra

Om Ah Guru Hasa Vajra Sarva Siddhi Phala Hum (7x)

39. Heruka’s mantra

Om Sri Vajra He He Ru Ru Kam Hum Hum Phat Dakini Zala Shamvaram Svaha (7x)

40. Vajradhara’s mantra

Om Ah Guru Vajradhara Hum (7x)

41. Vajra holy body, speech and mind mantra

Om Ah Hum (7x)

July 07, 2008