News from Tenga Rinpoche (Nov. 6, 2011)
I am happy to share some very good news with all of you. Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche is doing very well from the surgeries to both his right middle finger and his left leg. Rinpoche is on the road to recovery and has even started physiotherapy on his leg today! He is also able to move the fingers on his right hand too. Rinpoche's lung condition continues to improve by the day and he is regaining his strength and energy. His appetite is also improving.
Yesterday, 5th November, Rinpoche had a surprise visitor. As soon as Kyabje Yongzin Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche heard that Rinpoche was unwell, he flew in directly from Kuching in Malaysia to Singapore to see Rinpoche at the hospital. This meant a lot to Rinpoche because he always considers Kyabje Yongzin Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche as one of his spiritual guides. It was heart-warming to see these two masters greet each other with mutual care and respect.
Kyabje Yongzin Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche recited the Eight Auspicious Wishing Prayers and then offered a Medicine Buddha statue to Rinpoche. After repeating a number of Medicine Buddha mantras, Kyabje Yongzin Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche said that Rinpoche should live long. Both masters sat in conversation for about half an hour before Kyabje Yongzin Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche bade farewell and left again for Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Rinpoche is resting well. I will update you on Rinpoche’s progress from time to time.
Sherab Wangchuk, 6th November 2011http://www.benchen.org/en/home.html
* There's some lovely photo's on Benchens website. The photo's are of Thrangu Rinpoche and Tenga Rinpoche