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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.


Opening Speech for the Opening Ceremony of Karma Osal Ling Ipoh

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Date: 28 March 2015

Venerable Rinpoches chairman of buddhist association of Perak state, distinguished guests, fellow sangha members, ladies and gentlemen, please allow me to extend my sincerest thanks to Karma Osaling to preside over the opening ceremony of this new Karma Kagyud Buddhist centre in Ipoh.

About 3 years ago, I met a young man named Norsang at Bukit Martajam at Lama Khedup Rinpoche’s centre in Malaysia. During our conversation, I learnt that he is from Ipoh. Casually yet seriously, I asked him if he is able to start a centre here in Ipoh? I shared with him that I would provide full support to have a significant centre here. He took on this daunting task without hesitation. From then on, he conceptualized the plans and reign in support from his family and close friends. Over a period of time, he eventually formed a small yet strong team to work tirelessly over this meaningful project. Today, you bear witness to this beautiful centre in Ipoh.

Why is Ipoh a significant place to develop a Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre? During the 1980s, HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa was invited to Ipoh. HH is omniscient and a great visionary. He agreed to visit Malaysia for the very first time. His very first dharma activity in Malaysia begun in Ipoh. From then on, Karma Kagyud teachings flourished in different parts of Malaysia. Til this day, our glorious lineage continues to propagate.

I believe that with a Karma Kagyud centre in Ipoh, it can be auspicious and play a significant role in reminding us of how Karma Kagud took roots and flourish in Malaysia. This morning, we visited the cave where the 16th Karmapa had visited and where he gave valuable teachings and even performed the precious Black Crown ceremony to all the fortunate people. I could imagine the historical event in the cave. HH must have made strong aspirations for this nation as well.

I am very pleased with Norsang and the team’s efforts. I am very inspired and overjoyed at the establishment of a centre right here. Standing in this place, I wish to share with you a message sent to me by HH the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje:

Dear Rinpoche, I hope that the opening of the centre went well. I am happy that our Dharma accesses are growing for people’s benefit. Take care and see you soon. Long Life.

This simple message showing the care and concern of HH warmed my heart. Even though HH is not with us physically, He is with us spiritually.

Today, I see many Karma Kagyud representatives from many places gather here with all their kindest wishes and hopes. This love and care from our Karma Kagyud fellow vajra brothers and sisters showering upon Karma Osaling give great encouragement. This unifies us and gives strength to all for our dharma practice and development. Together, we will grow our compassionate hearts and stainless wisdom to benefit others and oneself.

My very best wishes to Karma Osaling and to all its members. 
Special thanks to Norsang the chairman of Karma Osal Ling Centre, all his strong team members and supporter for your contribution and support to become this centre reality.

With this new centre, I sincerely believe that it would contribute to a better Ipoh and benefit all who come. It will be able to provide assistance to all its members and be a spiritual development ground for all.

With these few words, may I once again thank you and welcome you to Karma Osaling, Ipoh.