Earlier in 2016 in Xining, the Lineage Master Rigdzin Nyima Rinpoche was once in sickness. While he saw the video of vajra brothers and sisters releasing deer in Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve Area, he was very delighted and immediately got better. He said occasionally: “Can you release deer in our Zongxi Monastery？”
In 2017, thanks to the persistent endeavor of all, Rigdzin Gawa Rinpoche led vajra brothers and sisters released 70 deer in Zongxi Monastery in Setar, the sacred place where lived the Lineage Master for Dharma teaching. This was the offering to the Lineage Master to pray for his longevity and the vast turning of the Dharma wheel!
On the morning of July 24, Rigdzin Gawa Rinpoche, followed by more than one hundred vajra brothers and sisters, welcomed the arrival of the Lineage Master who came to chant the sutra to bless the herd of deer. The Lineage Master was very happy to see the sika deer and said: “What special conditions for them to come here! It is such a rare thing! I said it unintentionally but now it comes true!”
On that day, the representatives of Nyingma Urgyen Mahayana Blissful Dharma Continent offered the Lineage Master with Three Vajras. The disciples also offered Long Life Buddha, sutras, stupas, treasure, large mandala, Thangkas of Guru Rinpoche, auspicious conch, solemn Dharma wheel, tapestry of treasure king of heaven, Tibetan carpets, pulu and brocade to Rigdzin Nyima Rinpoche. They also prepared offerings to all of the over-one-hundred sangha's at the retreat center of Zongxi Monastery.
The Lineage Master was very glad and bestowed auspicious ritual items on Rigdzin Gawa Rinpoche that represented the Three Vajras, such as Buddha statues, stupas, sutras, Tibetan carpets and the vajra robe with special tantric meanings. He also recited the King Gesar practices of Longevity for everyone and gave reading transmissions of Guru Yoga.
The Lineage Master delightedly praised all and complimented the consistent efforts of group leaders all over the country. He made a total dedication for the activity of “Billions of Life Release”.
The Lineage Master pleasantly taught us:” Do our best endeavor to continue virtuous deeds! Comply strictly to the precepts! Follow Rigdzin Gawa Rinpoche closely in the journey of Dharma practice! Be persistent in the practices of benefiting sentient beings! Commit every effort to Rigdzin Gawa Rinpoche's virtuous deeds and his field of merits, which is the most important thing of all!
May the merits dedicate to all sentient beings! Pray for the long life of all eminent masters and all lineage masters. Wish the flourish of Dharma and the wheel of transmigration turns unceasingly!
May vajra master longevity and fulfills all wishes
May sangha and disciples practice Dharma diligently, and such auspiciousness prevail and flourish
May Dharma practitioners accumulate merits and prosper in perfection
May the Dharma teaching be sustained long into the future.
May all be auspicious