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མི་འདོད་སྤྲིན་ནག་འཐུག་པོ་རབ་བཅིལ་ནས། མངོན་འདོད་ལྷག་བསམ་བཟང་པོའི་པད་རྫིང་ལས།
Having driven away the unfavorable thick storm of obstacles, The lotus ponds shine with admirably superior aspirations,

རབ་འཁྲུངས་ཀུ་མུད་ལྟར་བཞད་ཀརྨ་པ། མཐའ་ཡས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཨོ་རྒྱན་འཕྲིན་ལས་བསྔགས།
Karmapas blooming like beautiful lily, I praise with respect Thaye Dorje and Ogyen Trinley.


རབ་འབྱམས་ཞིང་གི་རྒྱལ་བའི་ཡུམ་གཅིག་མ། བརྒྱད་གཉིས་ལང་ཚོའི་དཔལ་མངའ་ཐུགས་རྗེའི་གཏེར།
The only mother of infinite land of all glorious Buddha, Possessing treasure of compassion and double eight youthful mien,

བཅོམ་ལྡན་འདས་མ་འགྲོ་བའི་སྐྱབས་དང་མགོན། ཨརྱ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཁྱེད་ལ་སྙིང་ནས་གུས།
Bhagawat, You are the lord and refuge to all living beings, Heartiest respect to you Noble Tara.


ཆོས་ནོར་འདོད་རྒུའི་གཏེར་འཆང་རྨུག་འཛིན་དབང་། འགྲོ་བའི་དབུལ་བ་སེལ་བའི་ཡིད་བཞིན་ནོར།
Lord of Wealth who holds the treasure of dharma and riches, Wish Fulfilling Gem that eliminates poverty of sentient beings,

གང་ཞིག་འདུན་པ་བཟང་པོའི་མཚམས་སྦྱར་ནས། ཁྱོད་ཉིད་བརྟེན་པས་དོན་ཀུན་ལྷུན་གྱིས་འགྲུབ།།
Whoever engages the Sovereign with proper motivation and intention, Fulfills all wishes by relying on him.

སྙིང་རྗེས་དང་དུ་བླང་པའི་ཟང་ཟིང་སྦྱིན། གཞན་དོན་གཙོ་བོར་འཛིན་པའི་སྐྱབས་ཀྱི་སྦྱིན།
Generosity developed via giving materials with love and compassion, Generosity developed via giving protection is of great importance of others,

སྡུག་བསྔལ་དྲུང་ནས་འབྱིན་བྱེད་ཆོས་ཀྱི་སྦྱིན། འཁོར་གསུམ་ལས་འདས་སྦྱིན་པའི་ཕར་ཕྱིན་མཆོག
Generosity developed via giving dharma to cut the root of samsaric sufferings, And the supreme generosity of knowing the three seals (subject, object and action) of emptiness that becomes perfection of generosity (dana paramita).

གཞན་སེམས་དཀྲུགས་པར་བྱེད་པའི་ཆགས་སྡང་དང་། གཞན་མགོ་བསྐོར་བའི་ཚུལ་འཆོས་སྣ་ཚོགས་དང་།
Disturbing the minds of others with attachment and aversion, Fooling others with pretence of virtue,

གཞན་ནོར་བསླུ་བའི་ཁ་གསག་གཏམ་སྙན་རྣམས། གཞན་དོན་ཐར་པའི་བགེགས་ལས་མཐུན་རྐྱེན་མིན།
Getting wealth of others through flatteries, These are not favorable for liberation to benefit others but obstacles to oneself.

དགའ་བ་སྟོང་གི་འབྱུང་གནས་ས་གསུམ་མགོན། ཡུད་ཙམ་མཇལ་བས་དལ་འབྱོར་དོན་ཡོད་བྱེད།
The lord of three realms and the source of immeasurable joy, Become meaningful by the mere glimpse of you,

མཐའ་ཡས་འགྲོ་བའི་མར་གྱུར་ཀརྨ་པ། མི་ཤིགས་རྡོ་རྗེའི་ངོ་བོར་འཚོ་བཞེས་གསོལ།
Karmapa who is the mother of infinite sentient beings, May you remain like a indestructible vajra.


སྨྲ་བརྗོད་དབང་ཤེས་མཆོག་ལྡན་མི་ལུས་འདིས། ལོག་རྟོག་ལས་བསྐྱེད་ཕུངས་ཁྲོལ་འབྱུང་བ་མང་།
The human body possessing perfect senses with the ability to communicate, Also has the ability to create many misunderstandings and troubles ensue,

གླེན་ལྐུག་དུད་འགྲོ་སྨྲ་བརྗོད་ཀྱིས་ཕོངས་ཀྱང་། རང་རིག་ཕན་ཚུན་གོ་ནོར་ཆུང་ཞིང་མཐུན།
Yet animals lacking in proper human speech and understanding, Get along splendidly with their own communities with little conflicts.

དགེ་བར་གོམ་པའི་བག་ཆགས་མཐུ་ཞན་ཅིང་། ལྟར་སྣང་ཙམ་ལས་མ་བཅོས་དག་སྣང་ཆུང་།
Weak habitual tendency of virtuous thoughts and actions, Lesser pure perceptions albeit superficially,

གནས་སྐབས་རྐྱེན་གྱིས་འགྱུར་བ་མཇའ་ཚོན་བཞིན། མིན་པར་བློ་སྣ་ཆོས་སུ་ཕྱོགས་པར་ཤོག།
Like a rainbow when conditions changes, May we completely turn our minds towards dharma without such defects.


Ngedon Palbar Ling Retreat Centre

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 Fig 1. Karma Ngedon Palbar Ling Retreat Center

In view of the essential need to uphold the teachings of lineage and dharma, Shangpa Rinpoche established Karma Ngedon Palbar Ling Retreat Centre in 2008. It is set amidst the tranquil and serene environment at Sarangkot in Pokhara, Nepal.

"The Karma Kagyu retreat is renowned for its strict discipline and profound practice under the guidance of qualified masters. This tradition has ongoing for more than a thousand years. Until today the transmission of teaching and methods of practice are still very alive and thus the blessings are transmitted to those who sincerely engage themselves in the practice."


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 Fig 2. Shangpa Rinpoche with the first batch of monks who finished their retreat in year 2011

In the summer of 2011, two Rinpoches and sixteen Lamas completed the three years and three months traditional retreat under the blessings of lineage masters as well as the careful instructions and transmissions of the retreat master Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche. They were not only well trained in the meditation of Mahamudra at every stage of their practice but also the most important Karma Kagyu teachings that include The Six Yogas of Naropa along with many high tantric deity yoga practices. The second group of Lamas had also entered the retreat in the summer of 2011.

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Retreatants usually require financial sponsorship to cover the costs of food, electricity, gas, practice necessities such as Tsog offering and offering to visiting high Lamas who provide them with instructions. Most monks who wish to join the retreat have limited, if any, financial support from their own families. Shangpa Rinpoche thus plays a critical role in helping them look for sponsors so that they can concentrate on their retreats without having to worry over financial support.

It is said that,"Supporting a person in retreat is considered as meritorious as if you yourself are doing the retreat." Sponsoring a retreat lama is a meaningful way to practice generosity. It would help the retreatants in their practices, benefit the Sangha at large and ensures that the glorious and pure teachings of the Buddha and the unbroken lineage will continue to flourish in this degenerate time. Through it may all sentient beings be liberated. If you cannot go into retreat yourself, why not consider helping by:

1) Donating any amount towards supporting all the retreatants

2) Sponsoring the expenses of a particular monk in retreat for the period of 1 year or throughout the 3 years

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 Fig 3. Ribbon-cutting during the opening ceremony, performed by Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche and Venerable Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche

The first batch of 16 monks including 2 Tulkus entered into their 3 years 3 months retreat on 26 May 2008.

In the 3 days from 22 May to 24 May 2008, both Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche and the retreat master, Venerable Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche led the monks who were entering into the retreat to conduct prayers for the purpose of dispelling obstacles for the retreat. On 26 May 2008 there was a ceremony which marked the beginning of the 3 years 3 months retreat for the 16 monks. This moment marked the start of a rare, meaningful and important event in their lives, which should be rejoiced by all.

To those who have supported towards the building of the retreat centre as well as providing financial support to the retreatant monks, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks and rejoice.

With this merit, may the glorious and pure teachings of the Buddha and the unbroken lineage continue to flourish in these degenerate times. Through this, may all sentient beings be liberated and attain everlasting happiness.