Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Lati Rinpoche's second year anniversary passing into parinirvana

This coming Thursday, 12 April, is the second anniversary of HH Kyabje Lati Rinpoche's parinirvana.  Lati Rinpoche was one of my foremost and venerated gurus who left us in 2010, at the age of 88.  
Photo copyright of Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling, Singapore.

Last year on the first anniversary of Lati Rinpoche's passing, Gaden Shartse Monastery has built a holy stupa of Rinpoche which contained his holy relics and adorned with numerous beautiful jewels. 
Statues of Lati Rinpoche were also constructed. Above photos copyright of Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling, Singapore.

Below is a touching video clip of Lati Rinpoche's last visit to Singapore in 2008 for the Grand Puja. During that Grand Puja, Lati Rinpoche gave the initiation of Maitreya Buddha, the Future Buddha. My only memory of his teachings was recorded here. 

I remember clearly every time when Lati Rinpoche walked slowly up the stage, did prostrations, and climbed up onto the throne seat, he would be panting and breathing hard as he spoke. 
How I miss hearing his firm and thunderous voice.  I remember fondly of Lati Rinpoche who always visited us in Singapore despite his old age in order to give us teachings, initiations and blessings. Despite the pain of losing my guru, I also realised how very fortunate we were to have met Lati Rinpoche. 

Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling, Singapore, will be organising a Guru Puja & Tsog Offering at 7:30pm on 12th April (Thursday) for Lati Rinpoche's quick return. All of Rinpoche's students are welcome to attend. Just as we had planted the seed of affinity to meet Maitreya Buddha in the future, we have also planted the seed of affinity to meet with Lati Rinpoche again and again in all our lifetimes. And for those who have not met Lati Rinpoche in this lifetime, you can also participate in this puja in order to make a connection with Rinpoche when he comes back.  May his reincarnation return swiftly. 

Lati Rinpoche in Suntec conducting the Grand Puja, 2008.

Lati Rinpoche giving advice to a student at the airport in 2008, his final trip to Singapore. 

Lati Rinpoche's room in Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling, Singapore
 In loving memory of my guru Kyabje Lati Rinpoche

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