Review of Activities
The Saya Kunsal Kassapa visit the Foundation Sakya at Pedreguer (Alicante), Spain.
With the visit of His Holiness Sakya Trinzin to the Internacional Center of Buddhist Teachings, from which is the seat of His Holiness in Spain.
The Saya Kunsal Kassapa visited last 26 of March 2013 the Sakya Foundation at the locality of Pedreguer (Alicante), Spain with the arrival of His Holiness Sakya Trinzin who imparted a Cicle of Teachings and Initiations from the 27 of March to the 3 of Abril. The teachings: To Separate from the four Attachments and the Initations: Great Initation of Avalokiteshvara, the four cardinals deities of the Kadampa, Sakyamuni, Avalokiteshvara, Achala and Tara.
The occasion brinded to give three relics of Ven. Sariputta and three relics of Ven. Mogallana by the Saya Kunsal Kassapa for the coming construction of a Pagoda “Project Stupa” of three metres of hight at the precints of the Foundation. The Stupa o Pagoda is the symbol by excellence of the Spiritual Awakening of Buda.
Values Conference for Children in Zarzalejo, Madrid
Exposición Reliquias en Valdepuertas, Molinos - Teruel(Aragón)
Exposición Reliquias en Zarzalejo-Madrid
Conference on Values for children at Zarzalejo, Madrid
On the 10th of February of 2013, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, founder and president of the Trikaya association, imparted at the space known as De Shang Gong, located at Zarzalejo, Madrid, a conference on Values addressed to children of various ages.
Accompanied by their mothers, the kids had the chance of listen a pleasant introduction to the Buddhist philosophy, offered from the perspective of the values by the president of Trikaya. In the same way, during his exposition, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa told to the boys and girls different episodes from the life of Buddha and taught to the children how to prepare an altar with the correspondent objects.
At the end of the session, each one of the small boys and girls drew a picture of a Buddha.
Teachings on “The Four Contemplations” at Galapagar, Madrid
On the month of February of 2013, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, president of the Trikaya Association, imparted at the Espacio Abierto center, located at Galapagar, Madrid, the valuable teachings of “The Four Contemplations”, mentioned in the text of “La Antorcha de la Verdad” of the great Jagmong Kongtrul.
Along two sessions, those present, many of them therapists, had the chance of receive from the founder of Trikaya the outlines for the contemplation on “The Valuable Human Existence”, “The Impermanence”, “The Karma, Cause and Effect” and “The Suffering of Samsara” (the Cycle of the Existence). As the Saya explained during his exposition, various masters have said that these teachings are even more relevant than the spiritual practices themselves.
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Visit of the Saya Kunsal Kassapa to Madrid and recitation of Green Tara
After his stay for three months at Cataluña (Spain), on November of 2012, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, founder and president of the Trikaya Association, went to Madrid, where he visited the place where, with the collaboration of friends and familiars, some of the best street artists of Madrid painted a mural in memory of the four mortal victims of the Macro concert of the Arenas compound.
Together with this, the Saya visited the garden where it was consecrated a small altar honouring the five deceased youth, where the president of Trikaya recited the sadhana of Green Tara for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Conference by the Saya Kunsal Kassapa at the Camp del Remei, la Bisbal (Gerona)
On the month of November of 2012, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, founder and `president of the Trikaya Association, imparted a conference at the Camp del Remei, la Bisbal (Gerona), in which he referred to the various practices carried on by the alchemist Siddhas of Myanmar, as well as about the inner attainments through them acquired. Likewise, the president of Trikaya presented the books recently published by him, considering them as a valuable didactic material, either for any reader in general, either for the practitioner immerses in the compromise of the inner purification and the merit accumulation for the knowledge of the inner Self.
In the same way, during the conference, those interested had the chance to put questions about the different tools to be used along the process of formation of teachers.
The meeting ended with the signing by the Saya Kunsal Kassapa of some of his books to some of the ones present at the event.
First alchemy workshop at the Camp del Remei, La Bisbal (Gerona)
The days 6th, 7th, and 8th of December of 2012, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, president of the Trikaya Association, imparted the first alchemy workshop at the locality of La Bisbal (Gerona), worldly known because its large pottery tradition and because the castle which the celebrated Catalan painter Salvador Dali wanted to buy there.
In a retreat atmosphere and in a peaceful environment of introspection, those who, by their accumulation of merit, had the chance to participate in the event could practice and acquire the millenarian knowledge of the Alchemy, inherited from the Siddha masters of Burma.
The workshop, which took place at the Camp del Remei, started with the offering of prayers flags for the auspicious of its development and, during the three days that it lasted, the altar installed for the occasion, where were held meditations and prayers for the benefice of all sentient beings, was uninterruptedly paid attention.
In the same way, the practitioners had the chance to create and develop their own Dhatlon (philosopher stone), which they could work on the sacred fire (grail) in three occasions. The last day of the event, they received theoretical teachings at the propitious hall of Can Toronja, which along the year will shelter the relics of the Buddha and some of his disciples which are in possession of the Saya Kunsal Kassapa.
Each participant took with him the created Dhatlon and the book “Wonders of Mebegon Village”, written by the founder of Trikaya.
First alchemy workshop at the Nagama Centre Murcia
Following the invitation of Ramón Argudo, organizer of the event, from the 15th up to the 18th of November of 2012, the president of Trikaya, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, imparted the first alchemy workshop at the Spanish city of Murcia, specifically in the known as Garden of Murcia. During the workshop, those present created and developed their own Dhatlon, literally translated as round stone, and received from the Saya the theoretical teachings on the alchemist tradition of Myanmar.
Among the many particularities of this workshop, was remarkable the fact that, despite the large quantity of charcoal used in it, at the end of the sessions there were few ashes left. In the other hand, due to the deep practice there developed, the site where the workshop was held become a sacred place, where all beings, regardless their faith, social condition or sex, can go for praying or meditating, as well as for leaving a piece of cloth besides the tree where the participants worked with the below, looking for auspiciousness for their aspirations.
Conference by the Saya Kunsal Kassapa at Murcia (Spain)
On the 14th of November of 2012, the founder of Trikaya, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, imparted at Murcia (Spain) the first conference on the Alchemy tradition of the Siddha masters of Myanmar. The event took place at the home of Dr. Fabio, born in Mexico, and Dr. Rosalina, of Spanish nationality, whose ancestors were settled in this Spanish city.
During the two hours which lasted the conference, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa could present the linage of the alchemist Siddhas of Burma, relating their inner attainments and their extraordinary practices, mentioned in various books, as the one of “Wonders of Mebegon Village”, wrote by the founder of Trikaya himself. At the end of the speech, those present had the chance to participate in a round of questions and answers, in which they could clarify their doubts.
Coinciding with this first meeting, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa accepted the invitation from Dr. Fabio to organize an Alchemy workshop at Mexico at the end of 2013.
Visit of the Saya Kunsal Kassapa to the exposition “Tour of Relics of the Maitreya Project” at Barcelona
On November of 2012, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, founder of the Trikaya Association, who is in possession of numerous relics some of them belonging to the Gotama Buda Himself, five thousand of which he distributed across Europe, South Africa and Russia in the year 2000, visited the “Tour of Relics of the Maitreya Project”, celebrated at Barcelona from the 2nd up to the 4th of that same month, an event that has been presented in different countries for the promotion of the world peace.
These relics (crystalline formations with pearl shape found among the ashes left after the cremation of enlightened beings) were deliberately produced by various masters as part of their spiritual realizations, showing in them the essence and compassion that they themselves developed. The opportunity of admiring the relics is a fact of great relevance, as, commonly, they are permanently enshrined inside temples, statues or stupas (also known as Pagodas).
In fact, those who had the fortune of enjoying such kind of expositions have received great inspiration and have been witness of extraordinary healing experiences.
The event gave to those present the chance of personally meeting the president of the Maitreya Project, who came from Australia accompanied by a nun, as well as the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, who is settled in Spain since the year 2010.
Conference at Barcelona by Leonard Orr and tha Saya Kunsal Kassapa
On the month of September of 2012, the founder of the Rebirthing organization, Leonard Ord (www.leonarorr.com), and the founder of the Trikaya Association, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa (www.trikaya.es), gave both of them a conference at Barcelona, in which they exposed their works and their continuity in the inner self development through the elements and the alchemy.
During the conference, Leonard Ord expressed his will to remain in retreat at the United States, while the Saya Kunsal Kassapa announced the promotion of his activities in the different localities mentioned in the Web page of Trikaya.
49ª Edition of the International Rally of Rafting and kayak at the Pallars Sobira (Spain)
Among the days 20 and 29 of July of 2012, the Catalan region of Pallars Sobira welcomed the 49ª edition of the International Rally of Rafting and Kayak, held at the Noguera Pallaresa River, which flow near the locality of Sort, located in the province of Lerida. In the event was present the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, founder of the Trikaya Association, who years ago was a remarked member of the canoeing Club.
In such occasion, the rally, which started at the town of Llavorsi, was held at the boat-race field of Aigurola. Sponsored by the City Council of Sort and the Canoeing Federation of Cataluña, the event took place with the participation of more than 200 canoeists, who showed their qualities in different modalities as descent of rapids, rafting and night rafting, activity in which took part the veteran canoeists of the Noguera Pallaresa, who honoring the celebration descending the river at night.
First Art-Natura-Spirituality (Art-Natura-Espiritualidad) Days at the Pallars Sobira
The days 14 and 15 of July of 2012 were hold at the township of Vall Farrera the first days on Art-Natura-Spirituality, promoted by Josep María Marachall, teacher of the reputed “Masana” school of art of Barcelona. The event took place between the gastronomic center of “Pa Amb Tomaque” (www.laccb.cat), the Zero Point of the Natural Park of the High Pyrenees located at Burg, and the Center of Art and Natura of Farrera (www.farreracan.cat).
At these first days, in which participated José María Marachall, Jose Maria and Anna, of art-Natura-Spirituality, the speakers exposed their different works before the more than 20 people present there, among which was the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, founder of the Trikaya Association, who clarify the peculiarity of that in Spain Buddhism is registered as a religion deep-rooted, while in Brussels is recognized as philosophy.
At the end of the first day, the Saya offered to the promoter of the event one of the relics of the Venerable Sariputa, one of the most relevant disciples of Buddha, in order for it to receive homage in this environment, propitiating the next Days on Art-Natura-Spirituallity.
First Alchemy Workshop at the Pallars Sobira (Spain)
In the month of June of 2012, the Saya Kunsal kassapa, founder of the Trikaya Association, held in the region of Pallars Sobira (Spain) the first Alchemy Workshop imparted at Cataluña. Among the participants at the workshop was the reputed Taichi and Chi Kung Italian master Enrico Mori.
Along the workshop, which lasted for three days, those present created a Dhatlon (philosopher stone) working with the bellow during different occasions, and received the correspondent meditative teachings. In the same way, the participants had the chance to know the region of the Pallars Sobira, the biggest of Cataluña and the one with lesser population per km2, known because its gastronomic richness and for the extended practice of the natural medicine in its territory.
A day before this first alchemist meeting at the Pallars Sobira, the earth crushed when the Saya Kunsal Kassapa was in meditation at the Treso’s Bordas (a typical kind of Spanish construction). In the same way, at the conclusion of the Alchemy Workshop, those presents were surprised by the earthquake of 3rd degree in the Ritcher’ Scale registered at Sort, the capital of the region.
Visit to Madrid of the Venerable Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche
On May and June of 2012, in his visit to the Samye Dzong centers established at Spain, the Venerable Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche travelled to Madrid, where in January of 2010 opened its doors the Madrid Samye Dzong Buddhist Center, belonging to the Kamtsang Kagyu linage of the Buddhism Vajrayana, headed by His Holiness the XVII Karmapa Ogyen trinley Dorje.
On the 1st of June, during this third visit to the capital and first one to the new center, the Venerable Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche gave the Guru Rinpoche initiation to those present, act which had the participation of the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, founder of the Trikaya Association and of the Nagama centers. Along the act, the Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche expressed his joy before the establishment and expansion of the Buddhist practice in Spain.
Likewise, on the morning of the Saturday 2ndof June, the Ven. Dr. Akong Rinpoche gave to the participants the Green Tara initiation, as well as the Taking of Refuge to those who asked for it.
Visit of the Saya Kunsal Kassapa to his master Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche
On the Friday 25th of May of 2012, coinciding with the opening of the Nagma Centre at Cataluña, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, founder of the Trikaya Association, met at the Barcelona Samye Dzong Centre the Venerable Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche, who was visiting Spain for giving the Medicine Buddha Initiation (Sangye Menla).
On the next day, 26th of May, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa and the Ven. Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche visited the premises of Casa Toni of La Mola, at Santa Coloma of Ferners. The Ven. Dr. Akuong Tulku Rinpoche also celebrated the first ceremony of the ritual fire of purification of the place, accompanied by the Ordination Sangha of monks and nuns, as well as by laic practitioners.
At the present, the place has a residence for ordained nuns and monks, as well as for practitioner with vows. During the next years, it is foreseen there the construction of the Samye Deche Ling Monastery, linked to the Karma Kagyu tradition, for the study and practice of the Buddhist teachings in general and for the Kagyu teachings in particular.
Opening of the Nagama Centre at the Pallars and Alchemy workshop
After more than 25 years, on the month of May of 2012, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, founder of the Trikaya Association, paid a visit to the community established at La Mola de Montardit de Dalt, in Cataluña, where he received the offering of running and coordinating, together with Patxi, a Masía (type of farm typical in Cataluña) of the 12th century known as La Mola, which from now will held the name of Nagama Centre of Pallars Sobira.
The opening of the centre took place on the 19th of May, after the earth trembled on the previous night while the Saya Kunsal Kassapa was practicing meditation at the Bordas of Tresso, located near Ferrera, in the charge of Vilitis, daughter of Barbara. The inauguration of the Nagama Centre of the Pallars counted with the participation of Enrico Mori, a renowned master of Tai chi at Roma, Italia.
The 21st of May, a day before the small earthquake registered at Sort of level 3 in the scale of Ritcher, at the Nagama Centre finished the first Alchemy workshop imparted by the Saya Kunsl Kassapa, in which also Enrico Mori participated.
Throughout the workshop, the participants created a Dhatlon (philosopher stone) working with the bellow in several occasions, and received the knowledge of the millenarian art of Alchemy, as well as the corresponding meditative teachings. They also learned how to use the premises that the Nagama Center offers to its guests.
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Exhibition of photographs (Life an Buddhist Culture in Birmania”) at San Lorenzo de El Escorial
During all the month of December of 2011, the Trikaya Association displayed the first exhibition of photographs in the favor of the Burmese people, called “Life and Buddhist Culture in Birmania”. The collection of founds got with this exhibition, which included 14 photographs, was aim for the assistance to the “Matta Aline” Hospital of Ophtalmology and General Medicine of Pakkokhu (Burma), as well as to the project of construction of six water wells in areas without supply of that country.
In this occasion, the exhibition took place at the Post Office of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, where there could be seen, among others, images from the Shwedagon Pagoda, located at the city of Yangon and which contains the eight hairs that the Buddha Himself gave to two Burmese merchants after attaining the full enlightenment, or from the Abbot of the Aungtawmu Monastery, the Sayadaw (religious master) Sanathar, holder of the Siddha tradition of the Alchemy and Siddha of medicine, cabalistic diagrams and of the Supreme Siddhi of the Enlightenment.
The exhibition was presided over by the directress of the Post Office, Pilar López Núñez, who the 2nd of September of 2011 celebrated in Nepal the attainment of the Paranirvana of His Holisness Trulshik Rinpoche, who was designed head of the Nyigmapa tradition in 2010, whose cremation she attended.
New Year Retreat with the Saya Kunsal Kassapa at the retreat center Dhamma Sati
The Friday 30 of December of 2011, the founder of the Trikaya Association, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, gave beginning to a course-retreat of three days in the Retreat Center Dhamma Sati, located 70 km far from Madrid. During the retreat, he celebrated the new year with practitioners of different Buddhist traditions, all of them committed in the Dharma. With excellent vegetarian meals, the retreat was done in a familiar environment and in an atmosphere of silence during the days 30th and 31th of December of 2011 and 1st of January of 2012. Yet, the practitioners received the verbal teachings imparted by the Saya Kunsal Kassapa.
For all those interesting, the center Dhamma Sati offers the chance of accommodation for those who wants to make use of the premises of the center for practicing and acting as volunteers. For more details, contact with www.dhammasati.org.
Visit of the Saya Kunsal Kassapa at the Sakya Tashi Ling Monastery at Sitjes
The 6th of December of 2011, the “Constitution Day” in Spain, during his visit to Cataluña, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa visits the Sakya Tashi Ling Monastery, placed at the region of Garraf. Although the monastery doesn’t shelter ordained monks, it follows the pure Nagpa tradition of the Sakya School of Buddhism, welcomed to practitioners who however have vows and precepts given by the Abbot of the place, the Ven. Jamyang Tashi Dorje Rinpoche.
In such occasion, the founder of Trikaya met the Abbot, who recently had finished a retreat of 9 months at Peru traveling to Spain via Nepal, where the Ven. Rinpoche celebrated his anniversary. During their meeting, both of them exchanged the activities linked to Buddhism promoted by their respective entities.
Thangkas Exhibition at Nepal Art & Handicraft, Diagonal, Barcelona
The 1st of December of 2011, the shop Nepal Art & Handicrafts, located at the Diagonal venue in Barcelona, inaugurated a Thangkas exhibition, which was visited by the founder of Trikaya, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa. The exhibition was open during the month of December in this space that the Nepal Art & Handicrafts shares with the seat of the Friends of Nepal Association.
In the inauguration act were present different representatives of the association and sympathizers of Art, as well as people interested in Buddhism. In a distended atmosphere, those present could enjoy an appetizer and converse about the spiritual development at Spain.
Visit to San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid) of the Geshe (Lecturer) of the Ganden Monastery of India
The 9th of September of 2011, the Venerable monks of the Ganden Monastery of India visited the centre Piedra Luna at El Escorial (Madrid), where they carried on the recitation of Tara Verde. At the end of the event, the Geshe Nawang Tsering leader of the group had also the time to visit San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 3 kilometres far from there, and to meet the founder of Trikaya, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, at the Nagama Centre, where both of them treated different aspects related to the Dharma. The occasion was also used to know the development of the Ganden Monastery and of the activities carried out by the Trikaya Association
The 100º Birthday of Uncle Sherap at Samye Ling Monastery
Trikaya shares with joy the 100º anniversary of Palden Beru, also known as Uncle Sherap, who, with his deep wisdom from which many have been benefited, has given his life to the Dharma, being also a tireless promoter of the Tibetan Art and author of traditional paintings and popular narrations. For those who don’t know him yet, Palden Beru is responsible of the architectonic beauty of the Samye Ling Monastery, which he himself built at Scotland together with Akong Rinpoche and whose interior he decorated with exquisite paintings, sculptures and designs. Therefore, whit the occasion of his 100º anniversary, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, in the name of the Trikaya Association which he founded, pays his homage to Uncle Sherap, wishing him a healthy and happy year.
Presentation of the projects of Trikaya to the Rotaract Club Barcelona Diagonal
Last 29th of September, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa presented to the members of the Rotaract Club Barcelona Diagonal some of the projects of the Trikaya Association, such as the one of the “Construction of Water Wells in Burma” or the one related to the “Assistance to the ‘Metta Aline’ Hospital of Ophthalmology and General Medicine” at Pakhokku, in that country, inaugurated in 2010 and that during the next month of December is going to undertake its first surgeries to more than 200 patients. In a familiar environment, during the event, each one of the members of the Rotaract Diagonal received a dossier in which is detailed the present situation of the population of Burma, including a report about the difficulties related to the drinking water supply and about the precarious state of the ophthalmologic assistance in the country, where is registered one of the higher rates of blindness in the world. Likewise, there were shown some of the photographs that Trikaya foresees to exhibit in different halls and auditoriums for collecting funds earmarked for these projects.
Establishment of a replica of the image of Santa Elena in the Cathedral of Barcelona
Last 23rd of September of 2011, the founder of Trikaya, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa, had the chance to meet for the first time the Cardinal of the Cathedral of Barcelona during the auspicious day of the beginning of the Merce feasts, when in the Condal city it was also celebrated the 60º anniversary of the book fair. During the morning of that day took place the event of the establishment in the top of the Cathedral of a replica of the image of Santa Elena, of half ton of weight, meticulously elaborated during two years. The replica, which houses in its interior the same 15 bullets which, since the times of the Spanish Civil War, contained the original image, was elevated to a height of 84 meters and a half, for the joy of all those present.
Course of Introduction to Meditation at Adhara Yoga Barcelona
During the days 3rd and 4th of September of 2011, the Saya Kunsal Kassapa imparted a Course of Introduction to Meditation at the Adhara Centre located in Barcelona. During the course, the participants committed with the development of the inner Self who attended had the chance of expressing their experiences with the theoretic and practical teachings received from the founder of Trikaya.
Along the 12 hours of the course, there were practiced the different techniques of the mental tranquillity meditation to develop during the first year. Likewise, those present received a theoretic dossier, as well as a significant reference on the teachings of Buda, in which content to deeper during the year. At the end of this Course of Introduction to Meditation it was distributed a Certificate to all the participants.