Monday, November 15, 2010

November Course Kopan Monastery

The course has started and it is busy.  I am leading the morning and afternoon meditations and have interviews with the students during the lunch break.  Somehow I thought that would leave me lots of free of time for my own practice, but this is reality, ha ha!  The course seems to be going well.  Venerable Steve is a knowledgeable teacher with training in Tibetan monasteries but also with experience of teaching in the west.  We are very fortunate to have such a qualified teacher.  He also has a good sense of humour and I very much enjoy talking to him.

Unfortunately, I received very sad news yesterday that Alejandra Sarmiento from Guadalajra is in hospital very sick, paralyzed down one side, and her son, Osel is of course, terribly upset.  I would request you to include them in your prayers and pujas.  Thanks so much.

That's all my news for now.  I probably won't write again until the end of the course.  I will be attending His Holiness's teachings in Sarnath and then teaching in Root Institute, Bodh Gaya, from end of January to the end of February.  Take care and remember to put the teachings into practice.