Dear Sangha and Friends,
I am very happy as I make this first blog entry for everyone.
Today I am going to explain briefly the commemoratiion, or remembering, of Guru Padmasambhava on the tenth day of each lunar month.
As you all know Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhva, is the second buddha, essence of all past, present and future buddhas. He took birth on a lotus on the tenth lunar day. Also, on the tenth lunar day, Guru Rinpoche traveled to the eight famouse charnel grounds, to have an audience with the eight great vidyadharas, who were living at this time. All of Guru Rinpoche's most important activities took place on the 10th day of the lunar month; there are many more examples.
Of immediate interest for us, this coming Sunday, December 4 in the lunar month of the ox, is the date when Guru Rinpoche manifested as Dorji Dorlo, the Wrathful Guru among his Eight Manifestations. In this form he hid many Ter treasures in the mountains, rocks, lakes, and other solitary places in Tibet, Bhutan, and Sikkim.