Danakosha Ling Newsletter

February 2018

Dear Dharma friends,

Welcome to the Danakosha Ling Newsletter for February 2018.

In this issue:

Review of the Passed Winter
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche's Upcoming Schedule
Karma Yoga - Help Needed for Construction Works at Danakosha Ling


Review of the Passed Winter

In September and October the sangha gathered for two concentrated weekends to further the renovations and other works at Danakosha Ling, and prepare the place for winter. While much was accomplished during the year, a lot of work still remains to be continued in 2018. Next in program is to finish the renovation of the old barn to a dormitory, kitchen and dining areas, and build a new shrine and traditional style entrances to the gompa.

In September we had the honor to host a visit of Khunu Rinpoche from Mindrolling Monastery. The sangha did a tsog practice together with him.

The precious kudung, or body, of H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche was cremated in Shimla at Dorje Drak monastery in October. The students of His Holiness from all over the world participated in the cremation, along with representatives of the six mother Nyingma monasteries etc. A group of students from Danakosha's sangha made a pilgrimage to attend the cremation (mechod). After the cremation the group visited Tso Pema, a holy place of Guru Rinpoche, and Mindrolling Monastery. The pilgrimage was kindly led by Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche and organized by Danakosha Sweden.

In December the temple of Danakosha Ling was officially accepted as a public gathering space. We are very grateful to everyone who participated in the renovations of the temple. Inspector Pekka Honkanen approved the building.

A Konchog Chidu Drubchod was held for the second time in Danakosha Ling in the end of the year. The profound group practice was lead by Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche with the assistance of Lama Gomchen from Mindrolling monastry. The retreat was attended by 35 participants from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech and Hungary.

In February Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche visited Tampere to give wonderful dharma teachings in the beautiful old factory building of Finlayson. The subject of the teachings was the Power of Aspiration, and the causes for attaining rebirth in the pure realm of Buddha Amitabha. Many old and new dharma friends attended the teachings.

Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche also visited USA to bestow teachings and transmissions by the invitation of Zangthal Editions and Wisdom Publications. To our joy Wisdom Publications will publish the commentary to Relaxing in the Nature of Mind by Longchenpa given by Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche in the course of the five-year course on the book. Rinpoche also visited Prague to lead a Konchog Chidu Drubchod retreat, which was held in Tibet Open House.


Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche teaching in Tampere


Volunteer workers at Karma Yoga renovations at Danakosha Ling


Fire puja at Danakosha Ling led by Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche


Fire puja at Danakosha Ling led by Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche


Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche's Upcoming Schedule

Danakosha's sangha gathers weekly to Gomde practices on Tuesdays at Vironkatu 7 C 2, Helsinki, at 6 pm. Buddha Shakyamuni's sadhana, Guru Rinpoche tsog and Dakini tsog -practices are practiced on the days designated by the lunar calendar. Please check the dates on Danakosha's internet calendar. Please contact us if you would like to participate in the Buddha Shakyamuni or tsog practices, as the location may vary.

Tibetan New Year Losar Reception
Fri 16th February 2018
Read more here

TDR in India
Thu 15th March 2018 - Sun 15th April 2018

Bardo Teaching in Helsinki
Sat 21st - Sun 22nd April 2018 in Helsinki
More information coming later to Danakosha's web calendar.

TDR in Sweden
Fri 27th - Sun 29th April 2018
For more information please click here.

TDR in Denmark
Fri 4th - Mon 14th May 2018
Conclusion of the teaching on six bardos. For more information please click here.

Karma yoga: Construction works at Danakosha Ling
Tue 15th May 2018 - Fri 15th June 2018 at Danakosha Ling, Forssantie 37, Jokioinen, Finland
Read more below.

Saga Dawa festival
Tue 29th May 2018 at Danakosha Ling, Forssantie 37, Jokioinen, Finland
Read more here

TDR in Slovakia
Fri 15th - Sun 17th June 2018
Teaching on 6 paramitas. For more information please click here.

TDR in Prague
Fri 22nd - Sun 24th June 2018
Teaching on Konchog Chidu. For more information please click here.

Third year of the five-year course: Relaxing in the Nature of Mind of Great Perfection
Sun 1st - Sat 14th July 2018 at Danakosha Ling, Forssantie 37, Jokioinen, Finland
Read more here.

In case of changes and adjustments that may take place, please check the program in our internet calendar before attending.


Karma Yoga - Help Needed for Construction Works at Danakosha Ling

Danakosha has a wonderful new place in the mid-point of the three major cities in south-western Finland. We emphasize being an authenthic Buddhist center for study and practice, for students from all over the world, and particularly in northern Europe. In northern Europe there are very few Tibetan Buddhist centers. In the new center we will offer summer courses and annual retreats, such as traditional drubchens and many other events.

In this year's Karma Yoga we aim to finish the dormitory, kitchen and dining areas, build a new shrine and traditional style entrances to the gompa. We are really looking for volunteers and contributions. You can contribute anything you can give, such as your knowledge, energy, etc. Our karma yoga program will take place between May 15th 2018 to June 15th 2018, and you can come for any time that is suitable for you. We offer accommodation and food for the voluntary workers.

We would be happy to know as soon as you know if you can come to help in the renovations. Please contact us to info@danakosha.org

Sincerely,
Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche and Danakosha Ling development team


Go to Danakosha's webpage

Danakosha Ling
Forssantie 37, 31600 Jokioinen, Finland
Tel. +358 9 5878 046
www.danakosha.org