Sunday, August 13, 2017

I'm Happy To Have The Venerable Lama Konchok Sonam For Our Wedding Ceremony


U.S. Jowo Rinpoche Statue: Drikung Meditation Center at Jokhang Temple, Arlington, Massachusetts
I'm blessed with so much joy and awe after my visit this evening with the Venerable Lama Konchok Sonam at the Drikung Meditation Center at Jokhang Temple., Arlington, Massachusetts.

 I'm very happy that he has agreed to offer us blessings, purification and puja ritual for our wedding. 🕉️.

Lama-la is a lovely and happy, kind human being with a beautiful heart and I'm so excited about the wedding ceremony.  It's going to be beautiful and amazing.

. Venerable Lama Konchok Sonam is the Spiritual Director of the Drikung Meditation Center. Born in Lhasa, Tibet, Lama Sonam began his Buddhist training when young within the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. At the age of 18, Lama Sonam took full ordination and became a monk (Gelong). Lama Sonam then went on to complete a retreat on Ngondro (Common and Extraordinary Preliminaries) and the Five-Fold Path of Mahamudra under H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and Gelong Yeshe. Lama Sonam received teachings and blessings from more than twenty-five great masters, including Nyedak Rinpoche, his beloved main teacher, and the Most Venerable Pachung Rinpoche, the renown scholar and retreat master at Drikung Thil monastery. Lama Sonam served as disciplinarian at Jang Chub Ling monastery, in Dehra Dun, India. This difficult position required an extremely vast knowledge of the Dharma, and inspirational deep inner qualities. Lama Sonam has also served as the personal attendant to H.H. Chungtsang Rinpoche, H.E. Drubwang Rinpoche, Tongkar Tulku, and H.E. Thritsab Rinpoche, and tutored American tulku Thadag Rinpoche (Jack Churchward).

On June 9, 2003, Lama Sonam arrived in Boston to be the Resident Lama at the Drikung Meditation Center. Lama Sonam has shown himself to be expert in both the theoretical and practical aspects of training the mind through meditation and Vajrayana methods for awakening our Buddha Nature. In the fall of 2005, Lama Sonam started the Jowo Rinpoche Statue Project to benefit the Boston area, the United States, and the world. Lama Sonam began to realize his vision of bringing the blessings of Buddhism, from Buddha Shakyamuni and countless other enlightened masters from the East- India, Nepal, and Tibet, to the United States by creating a pilgrimage site. Arriving in May of 2008, the centerpiece of the pilgrimage site is an eight foot tall gilded, jewel-encrusted bronze, the U.S. Jowo Rinpoche Statue. The magnificent U.S. Jowo Rinpoche statue is a replica and spiritual emanation of the most revered Jowo Rinpoche statue that was made at the time of the historical Buddha and brought to Lhasa, Tibet in 641 AD.
https://www.drikungboston.org/


OK, so Lama Sonam isn't a Gelugpa Gesha like we initially originally thought we we're going to have do our wedding, but is of Drikung Kagyu lineage, part of the red hat schools of Tibetan Buddhism, whereas Gelugpa is yellow hat, the lineage of His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV.  I love learning all these new and interesting different things about Tibetan Buddhism, and I'm so blessed for all of the teachings and many things I'm learning along every step of the way.  I love Tibetan Buddhism, It's enrichening my life and teaching me so many wonderful new things.  I love this so much and I am so grateful to Tenzin and Sangpo from Tibet Arts & Healing for putting me in touch with Lama Sonam.  This is very special and I'm so blessed for the all the experiences had thus far, and for those yet to come.

Oṃ muni muni mahāmuni śākyamuni svāhā Om muni muni mahamuni shakyamuni svaha

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