Shajin Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche bestows instructions and vows online

On 23 May, the first day of the holy Buddhist month Ypc Cap ( Saga Dawa), the Honorary Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Russia, Mongolia and the CIS countries, the Shajin Lama of Kalmykia, Telo Tulku Rinpoche, gives online instructions on the basics of Buddhist practice, as well as vows of refuge, sobriety and other vows.

In the Buddhists’ sacred month of Saga Dawa, any spiritual practice or good action brings spiritual merit.


And their strength is a hundred thousand times greater than in other months of the year.

This month, which accounts for the main events in the life of Buddha Shakyamuni (birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana), is called the “month of a hundred-fold increase.”
You can watch the live broadcast on Zoom or YouTube. It begins at 14:00.
Editors’ note: Ypc Cap falls on 23 May and ends on June 21 this year. Fasting is usually observed in the republic during this period: Kalmyks do not eat meat, fish, and eggs; they do not drink alcohol, and take vows that are closely related to their traditions and culture. If it is not possible to observe vegetarianism, then, as a rule, you should give up meat at least on the 15th day, when Buddha Shakyamuni reached enlightenment and went to parinirvana.
During Ypc Cap, one should visit khuruls and stupas, make offerings to Sangha and recite the mantras, such the Buddha’s love and compassion mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum”.