The 8th lunar day of the 6th month is the anniversary of the parinirvana of the founder and first abbot of Menri Monastery, His Holiness Nyammé Sherap Gyaltsen Rinpoche, the one known as The Second Buddha. In 2022, this date coincides with August 5th. He was born in 1356 in the Gyalrong region of Tibet into the esteemed Dru family lineage. He passed into Nirvana in 1415 at the age of 60. (For more information about Nyammé Sherap Gyaltsen Rinpoche, see previous article: https://ravencypresswood.com/2022/03/06/666th-birth-celebration-of-the-second-buddha-h-h-the-1st-menri-trizin-nyamme-sherap-gyaltsen-rinpoche/ )
On this auspicious day, it is appropriate to make offerings the root lama in the form of Nyammé Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, recite prayers of aspiration, and/or to perform any kind of spiritual practice and acts of virtue. It is an especially auspicious time to recite the Tséwang Mönlam, Tsewang’s Precious Mala of Beneficial Aspiration Prayers. The English language translation of this prayer is freely available for personal use on the Publication page of this website. Simply click the Publications tab at the top of the page and scroll down to the download link.
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