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Letter from Mingyur Rinpoche after Nepal Earthquake

To my beloved siblings and family, as well as to the monastic community, students, and all those with whom I share a connection,
Though a major earthquake has struck the Himalayan region, I myself and Lama Tashi were not injured in any way and are now perfectly fine, so please do not worry about us.

When we first heard about the earthquake, Lama Tashi and I were extremely worried. Once we searched for information about the situation via the internet and learned that our siblings, families, and the members of the monastic communities are well and unharmed, this put our minds at ease. Yet we were extremely saddened to hear that many others in both Nepal and Tibet were either killed or injured.

I wanted to send a letter as soon as the earthquake struck to let all of you know that I am fine, but I was unable to do so until now because I did not have access to the internet, so please pardon my delayed message.

I am offering dedications and all the aspiration prayers that I know for the benefit of those who have passed away. I encourage all my students as well to see this present situation as a lesson of impermanence (literally, “as the guru of impermanence”) and to offer dedication and aspiration prayers and to help in whatever ways they are able.

We will all meet soon, in the near future.

Yours in the Dharma,

Mingyur Dorje


Mingyur Rinpoche hand-written letter sent by Lama Tashi on May 2nd, 2015

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Translated by Cortland Dahl and reviewed by Khenpo Kunga and Lama Trinley. Source: Tergar International