On January 1, 2022, Lion's Roar sangha will continuously recite from 9 am to 5 pm the "Prayer for Good Conduct," also known as "The King of Prayers" and "The Prayer of Samantabhadra". We will be using a new (2021) translation of the prayer by Peter Alan Roberts under the auspices of "84,000: Translating the Words of the Buddha"
Autumn Payne has created a documentary of the stages of the painting of the Kalachakra for World Peace mural in a 2021 video that she dedicated to Jhado Tuku Rinpoche and revealed publicly in the wake of the conferment of a Kalachakra Jenang by Jhado Tulku Rinpoche.
The Kalachakra Jenang to be bestowed by Jhado Rinpoche at Lion’s Roar Dharma Center is not a full Kalachakra Wangkur or Empowerment. It is a permission blessing that gives people an introduction to Kalachakra.
In Honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Tsewang Dorje and other dedicated members of Ngari Institute are working tirelessly to Preserve and Spread Dharma Teachings Throughout The World for Generations to Come.
Lama Yeshe Jinpa and Lion's Roar Dharma Center of Sacramento, California, received Losar (Tibetan New Year) greetings for the Iron Ox Year 2148 from students of Sera Je Secondary School in Bylakuppe, India. You can visit their website at https://serajeschool.net/Home for more information and to support their objectives.
Jonny has been working on the Kalachakra mural and Autumn Payne captured some of it on video for your viewing pleasure. The lines are done in marker and will be painted over. The technique is an old one -- used for centuries by artists like Michelangelo. He used simple tools: a level and a ladder. Feel free to drive or walk by and see the progress!
Arjia Rinpoche sent a letter of thanks to Lion's Roar Dharma Center for the Center's donation in support of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC). You can visit the TMBCC shop and support their activities on their website: https://www.tmbcc.org/
As part of our Kalachakra Mural project, located on the back wall of Lion’s Roar Dharma Center, the center piece was recently installed: a 5f-oot by 5-foot printed Kalachakra mandala. The image was given to us by Namgyal Monastery. The upper part of the mural is in the works, and we eagerly await its completion! Below is a photo record of the day it was mounted.
Today we were joined by Geshe Damchoe and Lama Jinpa to bless the Kalachakra mural. After a few words about Lion's Roar's mission and history, as well dedication to dharma, Lama Jinpa and Geshe Damchoe tell how the image which is the center piece was found with the help our Geshe Tsewang. The local artist, Jonny Knudson, who will be completing the mural, was on hand to talk about his experiences with dharma.