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NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMASAMBUDDHASSA
JOHN D. HUGHES DHAMMA CETIYA
MEDITATION HALL & LIBRARY
Official Opening - Sunday 9th September 2007
SPEECH BY THE MOST VENERABLE KENTRUL RINPOCHE JAMPHEL LODRO
Miss Julie O'Donnell read the speech on behalf of Kentrul Rinpoche
following which the Venerable performed a tantric ritual, invocation and offerings.
I feel very grateful to be here once again to join in this ceremony.
I was never fortunate enough to
meet John Hughes, however, I developed strong faith
in him as a great being.
I donít make judgments easily, however over
time I slowly realised that John Hughes was
a great Bodhisattva who realised Buddha Dharma without
a human teacher and his students donít just have intellectual
knowledge in the head, my experience has been that they have developed kind heart and genuine devotion.
For this reason, I am more than happy to help this centre
in any way I can and today I will perform a tantric
ritual to transform the environment into a mandala.
Then I invocate the enlightened beings from the ten
directions and I will do many different ways of
offering to accumulate merit for this special opening
of the Hall and remembering John Hughesí birthday.
I will then invite all the protectors of John Hughes and
the local deities who own the land and the surrounding
area. I offer them oceans of precious objects projected by
the power of the Dharma in the secret mantras of this ritual.
I am doing this to remind them of their relationship to
John Hughes and this Centre and introduce any new
deities to create friendship so that we all help each other.
Lastly, I use the power of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,
interdependent cause and effect and the power of my
genuine aspiration and everybodyís loving kindness to fulfill our wishes and aspirations.
May You Be Well and Happy
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