Geshe Lhakdor La mesmerized the staff with his intellectual talk: 16th May
We are very happy to have Geshe Lhakdor La visit us to give a very impressive talk to the staff concerning our concept on corporal punishment. His intellectual talk quoting from his deep study of Buddhist philosophy reiterated our belief and practice in maintaining an ideal relationship with our taught. His main theme is on our intellectual conception of teacher taught relationship and true and honest bondage where corporal punishment is not even imagined and thought of. Modern day specialization with legal backing on child’s right has just a temporary solution for abstaining from lethal and harsh corporal punishment. Abstaining from physical violence is done with selfish motive of avoiding legal involvement and not with pure compassionate motives. Geshe La’s logic of basic Buddhist philosophy of inter-dependency and the very concept of all sentient being our mother in one life form or others further laid a very strong foundation on the concept of our inter-personal relationship. He further illustrates the folly of using violence means to find a quick-fix solution which subsides as soon pain is deduced.
2013 Kagyur Recitation: May 22-24
The school organized Kagyur recitation for three days from May 22-23, 2013 during Saka Dawa, the fourth lunar calendar of the Tibetan calendar. The saka Dawa is observed as one of the most important festivals of Tibetan Buddhist as it is very auspicious celebration of three important events in Buddha’s life-Birth, Enlightenment (Nirvana) and Death. It is believed that virtues that are collected during this month will have manifold effects. Keeping this in mind, the school arranged the kagyur recitation program. Before the recitation, as a part of the sacred tradition of Tibetan Buddhist, Class XI boys led by three Religious Instructors of the school and the student council Circumambulated the school campus carrying 101 volume of Kagyur scriptures from school temple to the Senior Section.
Unlike the previous years, this year the recitation was held in school temple and in Senior Classrooms. All students from Class IX –XII and senior staff members including some teachers from other sections took part in Kagyur recitation. Everyone recited the Kagyur with great seriousness that that the recitation was completed in two days. Normal class was held on the third day. The School Cultural Committee headed by Mr. Dhondup Gyalpo, Headmaster of the Junior Section accompanied by two school cooks served the students with salt buttered tea, snacks and juices with great sense of devotion and satisfaction. The students expressed a heightened sense of blessing while reciting the Kaygur and felt it was worth attending and reciting the Holy Scriptures