The Kangyur is the full collection of the words and teachings spoken by the Buddha translated into the Tibetan language mainly from Sanskrit but also from Chinese and Pali. It is made up of 105 volumes which are printed in the traditional loose leaf pecha style of book. Each year at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, starting on the 8th day of the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar, about 100 monks gather to read the Kangyur. Each monk will read a different volume which makes it possible for the entire collection to be read in a few days.
H. E. Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche has said that reciting the Kangyur periodically helps to continue the Buddha’s influence in this world as there can be no influence without the words. Rinpoche also says, “It is necessary to practice what Buddha has stated, yet it is difficult to practice if one is not able to even read it. So, first read, then study, practice, and ultimately implement.”
The Kangyur is divided into Sutrayana and Tantrayana and the Sutrayana is further divided into 3 sections:
Tantrayana is further divided into 2 sections:
When the monks recite the Kangyur, it helps all sentient beings benefit from the Buddha’s teachings and is also an excellent way to accumulate a lot of merit. All of the Buddha’s statements are the truth and reciting the truth purifies negative thoughts and emotions and increases knowledge and merit. This ultimately helps sentient beings overcome all obstacles and achieve all aspirations.
May the virtue of anyone who rejoices in this auspicious activity be dedicated to the Enlightenment of all sentient beings.
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