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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.


Appreciation Lunch Speech by Shangpa Rinpoche


This speech was delivered in Suntec, Singapore on September 27, 2014

HH the Gyalwa Karmapa supreme head of Karma Kagyu lineage, HE Beru Khyentse Rinpoche, HE Jamgon Rinpoche, all Rinpoches, Sangha members, distinguished guests and members of Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre. Good afternoon to all of you. It is my great honour to be here with you and to express my thoughts.

The Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre in Singapore is an important mission of HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa who had the great vision to establish and propagate the Dharma, especially the profound teachings of Karma Kagyud to the world. The golden rosary lineage of Karma Kagyud is the cause of happiness and peace for everyone who live on this earth or beyond.

His Holiness the 16th Karmapa had visited Singapore many years ago before his parinirvana. He had established this Singapore centre with the promise that he would send one Rinpoche to be in charge of the centre and to teach the dharma. Shortly after he passed away, HH Shamar Rinpoche carried on with his mission and sent me here. HH Shamar Rinpoche also visited our Singapore centre many times, especially when we really needed him.

With collective efforts, Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre developed gradually over a period of 30 years. From the initial rented place to purchased premises to the now building under construction to cater all the need of its activities, we have certainly progressed slowly but steadliy. Ocassionally, we have experiences of hardships though we never really feel like giving up. The people of Singapore and especially the communities within the circle of Buddhism are very generous and are always accommodative whenever we are in need of assistance. The credit of Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre’s survival and progression go to the people of Singapore, particularly the Buddhist community. It is needless for me to mention how wonderful our committee and members are, as it is obvious from activities for this week’s long programme and the entire project of building a new Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre. Surrounded by all wonderful people, I am inspired to continue working for the flourishment of Singapore Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre.

Today, in the presence of HH Karmapa and many high Rinpoches as well as important people, I wish to share my very first discussion with HH Karmapa during his maiden visit to Singapore. I was quite nervous to meet HH, let alone talk with him. Sensing my nervousness, HH started the conversation to make it easier for me to communicate. The first thing he said was that Singapore is very big country. I tried to explain to HH that Singapore is actually a very small country. HH nonetheless kept stating that Singapore is a big country and I harped on the fact that it is not. This went on for a while. Finally, I told HH that Singapore is small and our centre is very small. Then HH looked at me straight in the eye and said “The centre can be very big”. Dumbfounded by HH’s statement, I questioned him if the centre could really grow big. HH replied “I can feel it will become a big centre”. I was overjoyed when I heard this and thanked HH for sharing this wonderful prediction with me.

We have initiated the rebuilding project for the past 10 years but there were obstacles here and there so the project did not take off. Many diverse views and reasons as to why the project could not commence until now were given. I am very firm with the project and I know it will definitely be a resounding success. I am certain all our devotees and Karma Kagyud members will support constantly. I have utmost confidence with HH Karmapa’s blessings along with all our precious lineage gurus’ blessings.

Now, I can truly say The Time Is Ripe so surely and all our obstacles are cleared. At this stage, the project has commenced. The old building has been demolished and the construction for the new building is about to start. Within two years, we will definitely see the new building of Karma Kagyud in Singapore. To achieve this goal, we need your strong support and encouragement urgently. I know everyone will join forces to make this mission of HH 16th Karmapa a reality.

HH 17th Karmapa is very supportive of this milestone project and we are very blessed and grateful that today he is here physically with us to give his blessings too. Singapore is an ideal place for Karma Kagyud in terms superb infrastructure, modern facilities and technologies and efficient manpower. There are many supporters and well wishers who are always willing to assist all the needs of KKBC’s activities. There are also many Buddhist centres and Sangha communities who are always very supportive to our centre’s activities. With all these factors, I am earnestly requesting everyone to come forward to support and be a part of this glorious Karma Kagyud’s development. His Holiness presence itself is KKBC’s great merits and achievement and we all are very encouraged and assured that this project will definitely be a resounding success. Thank you very much.