Today, I had a great honor to receive the Orange Manjushri wang from Ling Rinpoche. I’ve received enough jenangs and wangs since May 2019 that today I walked into the Sera Jey Tehor Khangtsen gompa without apprehension or fear.
On Sunday, September 4, Khenchen Rinpoche will continue teaching on the Six Session Guru Yoga, which is among the most important practices of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a primary daily practice. Khenchen Rinpoche is uniquely qualified to teach the Six Session Guru Yoga.
On Saturday, August 20th, Khangser Rinpoche will be teaching on the Six Yogas of Naropa, which are considered to be one of the most important highest yoga practices. On Sunday, August 21, he will initiate attendees into the Six Yogas of Naropa.
There are more than a handful of shops on the Sera ‘campus’ — I say campus to differentiate the Monastery grounds from Tibetan settlements just outside, and from Kushalnagar (which I call the “town” at this point) a bit further away.
It’s hard to summarize what’s happened or to give any sort of coherent glimpse of life since I arrived here. Each time I try, it seems too complicated, too amazing, and so I give up. Then several days later I try again, only to find things are even more complicated and amazing. I guess that’s just how things are in life.
I received several notifications that my visa application and materials have been sent back to me from the Indian Consulate in San Francisco today. None of these communications indicate if my application was approved or denied.
On January 1, 2022, Lion's Roar sangha will continuously recite from 9 am to 5 pm the "Prayer for Good Conduct," also known as "The King of Prayers" and "The Prayer of Samantabhadra". We will be using a new (2021) translation of the prayer by Peter Alan Roberts under the auspices of "84,000: Translating the Words of the Buddha"
Autumn Payne has created a documentary of the stages of the painting of the Kalachakra for World Peace mural in a 2021 video that she dedicated to Jhado Tuku Rinpoche and revealed publicly in the wake of the conferment of a Kalachakra Jenang by Jhado Tulku Rinpoche.