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The Buddha of Compassion (Chenrezi) - Blessing

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His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama will give the Chenrezi initiation which is for advanced Buddhists.

Chenrezi is the bodhisattva of compassion, who embodies and gives life to the selfless helpfulness, and to the undiscriminating love that is genuinely in us.

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Chenrezi (in Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) is the bodhisattva of compassion, who embodies and gives life to the selfless helpfulness, and to the caring and undiscriminating love that is genuinely in us. To the ordinary mind he is a god, whom the Tibetan people have worshipped for centuries. For advanced Buddhist practitioners Chenrezig is the ability to selflessly help others that is an eternal part of the pure nature of our mind. The strength of his compassion comes from the realization of the interdependence of all beings. According to the Buddhist tradition we can attain this state of mind only through long practice and for this practice we need initiation and blessing from an authorized master. According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition the Dalai Lamas, including His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the XIV Dalai Lama, are manifestations of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva of Compassion.

Chenrezi initiation and blessing

In the course of his visit to Budapest His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama will give the Chenrezi initiation which is for advanced Buddhists not only a blessing, but also incorporates teaching, guidance and initiation. For those who are not familiar with Buddhism this is an occasion to develop a compassionate and peaceful mind.

His Holiness is not only revered as the spiritual leader of Tibet, the manifestation of the compassion of all Buddhas, but also as a simple Buddhist monk, the greatest spiritual master of our age and as such he embodies the values of the Buddhist teachings with his life and practice.

Participation in the ritual

According to the Buddhist view the motivation of our acts is highly important. For the sake of the purity of this, we ask every participant to have the correct motivation during the ritual. For non-Buddhist participants it is not necessary to take any vows nor to pledge themselves to Buddhism in any way. A respectful attitude guided by a sincere desire to become familiar with Buddhist values, teachings and rituals is sufficient.

ENERATING THE MIND FOR ENLIGHTEMENT

With the a Wish to free all beings

I shall always go for refuge

To the Buddha, Drahma and Sangha,

Until I reach full enlightenment.

 

Filled with wisdom and compassion,

Today in the Buddha's presence

I generate the Mind for Full Awakening

For the benefit of all sentient beings.

 

As long as space remains,

As long as sentient beings remain,

Until then, may I too remain,

And dispe the miseries of the world.

BRIEF LONG-LIFE PRAYER FOR HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA

You make the path that combine emptiness

and compassion grow clearer and Crearer;

lord of the teachings and beings in the

snowy land of Tibet,



to you, the lotus holder Tenzin Gyatso, I

pray:

may all your wishes be spontaneously fulfilled!

In the land encircled by snow mountains

You are the source of all happiness and good;

All-powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso,

Please remain until samara ends

All teachings are available on CD and DVD at www.auditorium-netzwerk.de

 
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Dalai LamaDalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born on July 6th 1935 to a peasant family in the Tibetan village of Takster. His given name was Lhamo Dhondrup. At the age of two, on the basis of prophecies, he was recognised as the 14th reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and was brought to Lhasa.

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