Monday, January 7, 2013

Choeding Rinpoche, Pokhara

I am very sorry to inform you that Rinpoche passed away at 5pm on Sunday the 6th January 2013.  Prayers for Rinpoche's quick return would be appreciated.  We will have to build a stupa for Rinpoche, to ensure His return and it is important to fulfil Rinpoche's final wishes, the main one being to build a school for the young children and give them a good education.  Thank you very very much.   Venerable Namgyel.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Rishikesh and the roof!

The last roof went on at the end of December, we had 35 people working all day and more dust and dirt!  After the roof was on, an Australian group from Buddha House came to visit, before they left on a train from Haridwar to Bodh Gaya.  It was wonderful to see them.  Next visitor was Kiko from Tushita and we spent a really nice time catching up on all the news from Tushita and Kiko's travels with his parents around India.  Tomorrow I leave for Kathmandu for a week and then return to Rishikesh for a month until I travel to Moscow.  Oh, by the way, I attended H.H.'s teachings in Delhi along with 800 Russians.  The ethnic costumes some of the participants wore were very beautiful.  That's it.  Happy new year everybody.  Ven Namgyel.