By Laura Ellis
On January 1, 2012 a ‘tenshu’, or long life ceremony, was held for His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya. The tenshu was sponsored by Venerable Migyur Rinpoche. Migyur Rinpoche attended the prayers along with his family members and disciples from Taiwan.
The Three Long Life Deity puja was performed for H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche followed by recitation of the 12 Deeds of Lord Buddha and 16 Arhat Prayers. Offerings of Tibetan tea and long life rice were made to Lord Buddha, the protector deities, and to His Holiness. Migyur Rinpoche then offered a mandala to Dagchen Rinpoche followed by katag offerings from members of the Sangha.
After the concluding prayers, a manja, sponsored by Migyur Rinpoche, was offered to the Sangha in the Tibetan Cultural Hall. It was an auspicious and wholesome way to begin the new year.
Long live His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya!