Kathmandu New Year 2021 Offerings – Part 2

After our offerings at the Swayambhu Stupa we returned to the monastery to  finish the Lhapsang puja… 

I was given a special wand to invoke the deities and send positive energy in all directions,making prayers for the sake of all beings in this world. Punya Tara was given the tormas to hold. At the end of these prayers the tormas were taken outside to appease all the local spirits. 

I waved the wand in all directions invoking the dieties to oversee every being in this world. May all obstacles from the previous year be removed and may the new year flow in with auspiciousness… May Guru Rinpoche and all the Enlightened Ones look upon us with great love!

 
We gave offerings to all the lamas and monks. Then we went outside to light 540 butter lamps…

May the warmth of the lights fill one’s heart with boundless compassion…May we send that compassion to every being!
The lights free the mind of all fears…

As Sunchari lit the lamps…she read a prayer for the sake of all…

May our family, friends and all beings in the world receive the warmth of the lights and boundless compassion from all of us here in Swayambhu…

By the power of all of our offerings, may every being be happy, healthy and have a wonderful New Year!

Om Ah Hung!  May all be purified!
Om purifies the offerings…

Ah multiplies the offerings, making them as vast as the whole universe…
Hung transmutes the offerings into the nectar and ambrosia of wisdom!
Om Ah Hung! Om Ah Hung! Om Ah Hung!  

From the monastery we went to Manjushri Hill to hang our prayer flags for the benefit of all…all the names I had of those who are sick, the sponsors, family members and friends I wrote on the prayer flags… On this side of the courtyard a young man climbed up the tree to attach the flags…

across the courtyard the flags were taken…

then up the tree on the other side of the courtyard another young boy climbed…
May the Wind Horses increase the Good Fortune for all!

May all the prayers written on the flags bring good fortune, health and happiness to all…
May the wind spread the prayers and auspiciousness throughout the world!
We gathered to bless the flags…
May the divine and all the gods be pleased by our offerings! 
May auspiciousness pervade in all the realms! May everyone’s wish be fulfilled!

Throwing the tsampa flour into the air, may all receive the blessings!!!
We chanted…
Khi Khi Tso Tso! Lha Gyalo!Khi khi tso tso!
May all the gods be happy! Khi khi tso tso!  
May auspiciousness pervade in all the realms! Lha Gyalo!
May the blessings be received by all!

Now we’re making our final offering of the traditional lamps around Manjushri, the Lord of Wisdom, Temple…
May the pure wisdom of the lights radiate to all!
May the warmth fill everyone’s heart with boundless compassion…

May the brilliant light from these lamps and the prayers we made radiate out to all…and continue to illuminate the darkness…
May the pure wisdom of the lights fill everyone’s heart with great joy!
May these brilliant lights show the positive path to follow…May this NewYear 2021 be a wonderful year bringing happiness to all!

May all the prayers and offerings we made for the New Year bring happiness, joy, success and excellent health to all!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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