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On July 22, Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) in Singapore offered a long life puja based on the deity Amitayus for their resident teacher Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi in honor of his 50th birthday. Khen Rinpoche also serves as abbot of Kopan Monastery. During the puja, center members meditated on Amitayus, recited mantras, made a mandala offering and prayed for the long lives of Khen Rinpoche, all their other gurus and for all the students in attendance. ABC has shared photos of the festivities on their Facebook page.
Amitabha Buddhist Centre was founded in 1989 in Singapore, but the center’s origins go back to Lama Yeshe’s 1984 visit to the country. Today, ABC is a thriving center with a rich educational program including the FPMT Basic Program, led by Khen Rinpoche. In addition, the center has a busy calendar offering regular pujas, classes and animal liberation practices.
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