We have two important messages for you from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche:
~ While walking to Lapchi, Ven. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche fell through a decaying wooden bridge and badly injured his hips and legs. He was initially in a hospital in Kathmandu and is now being cared for at Rinchen Ling Monastery. As an offering to Khenchen Rinpoche, Garchen Rinpoche requests that each of us accumulate 10,000 White Tara mantras and dedicate them for him.
Rinpoche would like everyone to know that Khenchen is one of our most precious Drikung lamas. He studied for many years at a university in Varanasi, India, and His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche enthroned him as a Khenchen, a high scholar, at Jangchubling in Dehradun. Presently, Khenchen is Retreat Master at His Holiness’s new Milarepa Retreat Center in Germany.
~ This Sunday, December 8, at 2:00 pm at the Garchen Institute temple, Rinpoche will come out of retreat for the afternoon to lead White Tara practice followed by a special Prayer Dedication Puja in remembrance of Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday. Everyone is welcome to attend.
May the blessings be without end
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....
In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….