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Do Ngak Sung Juk is the FPMT center in Tokyo, Japan. Center director Doc O’Connor shares news of hosting two esteemed teachers:
Do Ngak Sung Juk in Tokyo had their annual nyung nä with FPMT Taiwan’s Ven. Thubten Dechen September 20-23, 2013. The weekend retreat took place at a traditional Japanese inn on Mt. Mitake. Located in a vast national park, Mitake has a mountain shrine that has existed for almost 2,000 years. The inn has catered to pilgrims for decades.
It was good to read Rinpoche’s comments about serving delicious food in the recent FPMT newsletter. The inn is known for their exquisite meals and even with the nyung nä meal requirements, they were able to maintain their high standard. So not only during the nyung nä did we experience the suffering of beings in the lower realms, but the limited meals gave us a god realm experience, enabling us to generate compassion and make offerings to beings in all realms.
Do Ngak Sung Juk is grateful to Taiwan’s Heruka Center for sharing their invaluable translator with us.
After two years and three postponements, Do Ngak Sung Juk members were happy to have Ven. Tenzin Pemba, co-director of Mahayana Buddhist Association (Cham Tse Ling) in Hong Kong, visit us the weekend of October 19-20, 2013. Ven. Pemba finished teaching the 17-verse The Courageous Hero Gaining Liberation by Overcoming the Fears of the Hazardous Passage of the Intermediate State. At the conclusion of his teachings, we had mixed feelings – happy because we had finished the text, but on the other hand, sad because it is said that an unfinished text creates the cause for the teacher to return.
We hope to purify obstacles and create the karma for more frequent visits by Ven. Pemba to Tokyo. Much, much gratitude to Hong Kong’s Mahayana Buddhist Association for sharing their wonderful teacher with Do Ngak Sung Juk.
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