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Visit to Tergar Osel Ling

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.

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