Visit to Tergar Osel Ling
1. Bouddhanath Stupa
2. Butter Lamp Offerings at 10,000 Buddha Stupa
3. Butter Lamp Offerings at Monastery
4. Butter Lamps at Monastery
5. Dinner with Amala and Tsoknyi Rinpoche Family and Friends
6. Dorje Palmo with Lama Lekshey at Bouddhanath Stupa
7. Dorje Palmo with Rinpoche’s Grandfather
8. Group Photo at Tergar Osel Ling
9. Guru Rinpoche Tsok Offering to Lamas
10. Guru Rinpoche Tsok Offering to Tashi Rinpoche
11. Lighting Butter Lamps at 10,000 Buddha Stupa
12. Luncheon in Taipei with Friends (Enroute to Nepal)
13. New Construction at Tergar Osel Ling
14. New Lama Quarters at Tergar Osel Ling
15. Offerings at Guru Rinpoche Tsok
16. Tergar Osel Ling Front Gate
In late January, Dorje Palmo and her husband, Dwayne, journeyed to Nepal to visit Tergar Osel Ling, Mingyur Rinpoche’s monastery in Kathmandu. They were warmly welcomed by General Manager Lama Lekshey and provided accommodations in the new guest rooms at the monastery. Mingyur Rinpoche’s mother, Amala, also greeted them and they were privileged to visit with Rinpoche’s grandfather in his quarters and receive his personal blessings.
During their stay at the monastery, Dorje Palmo and her husband attended a luncheon with Amala and Rinpoche’s older Brother, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and his family in the upper living quarters of the Temple building. Later in the week they were fortunate to attend a Guru Rinpoche Tsok in the main temple where Dorje Palmo presented offerings on behalf of the Yongey Buddhist Center. The offerings were distributed to all the lamas and monks in attendance and others at the Monastery. In addition, one thousand butter lamps were lit for our precious guru’s good health and protection from harm while on retreat. While at the monastery they also toured the new three story extension to the lama living quarters which is under construction. The new wing will have 32 dorm rooms to accommodate an additional 64 lamas, a huge benefit to the monastery.
Another highlight while staying in Kathmandu was a visit to the Ten Thousand Buddha Stupa in Patton where three large (one month) butter lamps were lit to benefit all sentiment beings and for world peace. Before leaving, Dorje Palmo hosted a dinner in Thamel for Amala and Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s family and the monastery staff. In appreciation, Dorje Palmo wants to acknowledge the wonderful care and attentiveness provided by Amala and Lama Lekshey at the monastery and also her friends, Pradip and Surrendra, and their families who made every effort to ensure their visit was most enjoyable.