法王新闻 | 2018年03月

法王噶玛巴主持清明弥陀超荐和关公法会

时间:2018年03月25日
地点:美国三乘法轮寺

美国时间上午9:30,法王带领大家修持弥陀天法祈福超荐法会,下午2:00带领大家一起唱诵由法王撰写并谱曲的关公仪轨,并逐一给大众做了加持。其中有两百多华人弟子到场参与了法会。

以下为官网消息: 这项活动由卡塔仁波切指导下的福德海主办。许多法友不畏冰雪严寒,从大纽约地区开车,或从各地搭机前来参加法会。在清晨阵阵冷风的吹拂下,噶玛三乘法轮寺的中庭漫天飞雪,然而就在法会即将展开之际,云雾渐渐散去,露出晴朗天空。

上午的阿彌陀佛法會中,法王端坐在佛陀聖像前的法座上,全程主持兩個半小時的修法,眾人事先提交的超薦祈福名單,便在冰雪圍繞的中庭內火化。

午餐後,下午接著進行伽藍菩薩關公儀軌《神州鐘鳴》修法。在伽藍菩薩關公的佛龕前,法王以新譜的曲調和渾厚的嗓音,帶領大眾祈請伽藍菩薩護持佛教、風調雨順、國泰民安。

To benefit both the living and those who have passed away, the Ocean of Merit Society organized a special Amitabha practice at the Gyalwang Karmapa’s North American Seat, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, and invited His Holiness to preside. The Ocean of Merit was started by disciples of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, who is its guide and advisor. Rinpoche gave the organization its name with the hope that through its various activities, an “ocean of merit” would be accumulated.

For the occasion today, many disciples drove north from the New York area to join together with numerous others who had come from near and far. Early in the morning gusts of wind blew large snowflakes around the courtyard, but the skies cleared as the time for the ceremony neared. During the two and a half hours it was performed, His Holiness sat on his throne in front of a Golden Buddha, the focus of practice in the KTD shrine hall. Before the practice began, people had written the names of those they wished to help on a sheet of paper, and during the practice, they were offered outside to the ritual hearth in the center of the snowy courtyard.

Karmapa and Sangharāma’s connection to Tsurphu

At the time of the lunch break, a separate shrine was arranged in front of the Karmapa to honor Guan Gong, known later as Sangharāma, who is a special protector of Tsurphu Monastery, the Karmapa’s main seat in Tibet.

相關資訊:
《神州鐘鳴》儀軌和緣起
https://www.kagyuoffice.org.tw/images/PDF/GuanGong_prayer.pdf
伽藍菩薩關公與噶瑪巴的法源
https://www.kagyuoffice.org.tw/news/20160211-1