Dear Dharma Friends,

I have been thinking about all of you and I am wondering how you are doing during this unique and challenging time of ours. As I stated in my previous email, it is very important to continue doing your daily Dharma Practice, in particular reflecting on the suffering of others. In general, the contemplation of others’ suffering is an important component of Vajrayana Buddhism, it is particularly important in this time of Covid-19.

I miss seeing you and doing Pujas together with you at KDC Dharma Center. I am doing extensive Practice in my home at this time for all beings, in particular for those who have died and for those who have been affected in any way due to the Corona virus.
Each evening I do a special Puja for all deceased.

For your benefit and the benefit of others, I would like to request that you please continue to do your daily Dharma Practice at home. In order to dispel obstacles, please recite the mantras of Guru Rinpoche and Tara as much as possible, there is immense benefit in doing so. In addition, to be of benefit to those who have contracted the virus, the mantra of Medicine Buddha is very effective.

At the conclusion of each Practice session, please do a dedication prayer for the dispelling of obstacles for yourself and all beings, in particular making aspiration prayers that those who have died due to Covid-19 will obtain an auspicious rebirth.

Please stay safe and be well. I keep all of you in my daily prayers and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Please check your email and KDC’s website for updated information regarding KDC’s schedule of Pujas and events.

With my prayers and blessings,
Lama Tsang Tsing

A note from Ani Kunzang, Ven. Lama Tsang Tsing’s attendant: Since we have not had an opportunity to be together at Pujas with Lama Tsang Tsing, I thought I would add this special glimpse into life at his house during Covid-19. It is inspiring, touching, and amazing to see and hear the depths of Lama-la’s compassion for all those who have died due to the virus or who have been affected in any way. His eyes are often filled with tears when he speaks of the situation, such as people dying alone in isolation with no family or friends present. He has been doing Practice continually with a special emphasis on the Pujas and Aspiration Prayers for deceased. He often wonders out loud how his students are doing, especially those who are compromised and are at greater risk. He mentions often that he hopes everyone is careful, for both themselves and for all sentient beings.
I feel privileged to witness this, it is inspiring to me, therefore I am sharing it with you.