Friday, August 7, 2009

Ngakso Puja

Some photos from the beautiful Ngakso Puja on July 27, 2009.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Links to Yangsi Rinpoche's Enthronement/Video

For those of us who could not make it to Nepal, the links below contain some wonderful descriptions and images of the celebrations and ceremonies for Rinpoche.   The video is a must see.  One striking fact mentioned here is that this 7 year old tulku personally received katas from and blessed an estimated 15,000 people over a four day period.  PG

Description of day one of enthronement:

Description of day two of enthronement:

Video of Rinpoche receiving blessings and empowerment from Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche:

Sunday, November 30, 2008

News of Yangsi Tulku Urgyen's Enthronement?

Dear Sangha Friends in Kathmandu--

I'm sure most of you are busy attending the Seminar, but for the benefit of those of us who are in America, it would be wonderful if folks would post on the blog about your impressions of Urgyen Rinpoche's enthronement ceremony.  

What was the feeling of the event?  Did you see anything or hear anything that inspired you?  Do you have any videos or pictures that you could upload to the blog?  

I watched some of the video feed from Nagi Gompa and I was struck by the kind-hearted and affectionate attitude the lamas expressed for each other as they came into the shrine hall.  I was also amazed to see the Yangsi.  We are so fortunate that Rinpoche has come back to teach us.  Did he address the sangha or did any of the other lamas make any statements on this auspicious occasion?


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Buddhist - Beyond Boundaries and Time
Dzongzar Khyentse Rinpoche speaks at Rangjung Yeshe institute, Kathmandu.

Friday, November 21, 2008

From the Enthronement Day

Mike Eisenbach has sent the first four pictures: greeted Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, coferring with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Yangsi Rinpoche looking up at him, and he receives the flower garland while held up by Phakchok Rinpoche.

Thanks for sending them, Mike.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Practice Weekends Continue

Gomde is hosting monthly study and practice weekend retreats which run Friday evenings through Sunday afternoon. The retreats are practice-oriented, but there are free hours for those who wish to contribute volunteer work as well.

The next retreat dates are December 12-14 and January 16-19 (there's an extra day in the schedule because of Martin Luther King Day). If you'd like to join the weekend, please send an email to For more details, visit the Gomde website, or call the office at 707-925-0201.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The auspicious enthronement of Tulku Urgyen Yangsi Rinpoche will be broadcast live

Dear Everyone,

We are pleased to let you know that the auspicious enthronement of Tulku Urgyen Yangsi Rinpoche will be broadcast live on the internet at on November 19 and 20 from 8.00 am to 11.00 am Nepali time. To view the broadcast, simply go to during these times and click on the live transmission link.

For those who are unable to view the ceremony live, an edited summary will also be made available at in the following days. Both the live transmission and the summary is made freely available and no registration is required.

For friends and sangha members around the world who are unable to come to Nepal but would like to make a donation to the enthronement ceremony, a separate donation link has been created at All donations made at will be officially recognized during the enthronement festivities.

With best wishes,

Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery