His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Thinly Lhundup, shared the following message to all the monasteries of the glorious Drikung Kagyu.
All the monasteries of the glorious Drikung Kagyu
For many years in recent times, in order to preserve the teaching of the Lord Buddha you all have tirelessly strived in hearing, contemplation, and meditation through successfully completing the monastery and sacred objects for which I offer a word of rejoice and it is indeed an object of joy.
At present, there are crucial points that need to be pointed out. Long ago in Tibet, there were about 70 monks who entered into the door of dharma which I myself witnessed. Of them, many passed away and now only a few senior monks are left before us. At present, the most crucial subject in regards to the ritual practices is the traditional monastic ritual science practices¬¬ on which the ritual practices are based on. It has come to my notice that even in the old written tradition of ritual practices there are big differences in the way of chanting it between those chanting in inside and outside of Tibet. Therefore, now onwards it is an extremely crucial subject matter to receive the entire ritualistic procedure of the traditional monastic ritual science practices¬¬ from the living senior and experienced monks within the period of three years. Long ago, an extensive ritual practices on the tradition of ritual practices of Drigung Yangrigar were made in Auru and the details hand written edited notes were also made by Nono Tsetan. So, I pray and hope that all the concerned monastery community will be able to revive the traditional monastic ritual science practices¬¬ based on the details edited notes of ritual practices made by Nono Tsetan.
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Thinley Lhundup, the one blessed with the name of Gyalwa Drigungpa
16 December 2022.