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Saturday, May 27th, marks the one year anniversary of the passing of Rinpoche’s precious son and baby fawn, Karma Shawa. Immediately following Saturday morning meditation, we will move to the MDC backyard where Rinpoche will conduct a short ceremony and prayers in his memory. You can bring flowers if you would like

For those who are not familiar with Karma Sharwa’s story here is the link to my blog that I wrote one year ago and also an article written by Christopher Neely on Monterey County Weekly.



Do pray for Karma Sharwa on his anniversary day 🙏 Tashi delek

Here is a prayer that Rinpoche wrote for his friend:

Prayer for Karma Shawa

Protector Amitabha of Sukhavati,
Supreme Deity of Infinite Light, closest to our lives,
As you hear my bereaved, yearning request,
Quickly come, unimpeded, to the space before me!
During this time when images of Dharma can still be seen,
Though our bodies were different, me, a human being,
And you, a dear little animal, we came together
In this place, here, like a father and his son.
Separated in the briefest moment, the nature of impermanent things,
Yet, by power of our profound connection during this short time,
And the positive potential of your good instincts for compassion,
Through forceful methods, may you take birth in Sukhavati!
Even if you are not reborn in Sukhavati,
May you take ordination, meet a Virtuous Spiritual Guide,
Train your mind in successive hearing, contemplation, and meditation,
And finally become irreversible on the path.
Supreme Deity, Amitabha, Lord of hundreds of Buddha families,
Through blessings of your compassion, coming close from afar,
Please calm all frightening visions of the fawn’s intermediate state
and swiftly guide the departed Karma Shawa to Sukhavati!
For your parents who are left behind
May our sorrow for you be consoled
May we enjoy health, peace and happiness,
And never part from Dharma for a moment of the day or night.


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