Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thinley Norbu Rinpoche Tour Continues

His Holiness Thinley Norbu Rinpoche has left Bhutan (above) and traveled to Nepal, where he continues to draw massive crowds. There is an amusing eye-witness account of his visit to the stupa at B'nath this past Friday that you really must read.

While in Bhutan, His Holiness visited with His Majesty the King. It is inspiring to consider that Thinley Norbu Rinpoche is 79 years old at present, yet despite some reported health issues, still manages to keep a schedule that would tire someone half his age.

We hope His Holiness will quickly return to the United States, where it is anticipated he will spend some time in Southern California's desert region, before traveling on to his home in New York.

Sometimes, we make the mistake of remembering people as they appear in photographs, frozen in time. We forget that they age, and the precious opportunity they represent is slipping away like sand through an hour-glass. Indeed, we forget that we are aging the same way.

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2 reader comments:

Cliff said...

Thanks for the link to the "eye-witness account." Just lovely!

We really do tend to forget the truth of "here today, gone tomorrow." Best to visit with these great masters when and while we can.

Thanks again!

OBF said...

May the life of Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche be firm and secure for hundred of kalpas.
Yours in Wisdom without borders :)
Buddha Dharma-OBF International Heritage of mankind
Jan 10, 2010