Sunday, February 13, 2011

When You Drink the Water

When you drink the water, be sure to thank the one who dug the well. The Twenty-Second Annual Nyingma Monlam Chenmo has now concluded, amidst an unprecedented display of generosity on the part of Kyabje Tarthang Rinpoche. As Nyoshul Khenpo once wrote, "Tarthang Tulku instituted the annual Monlam Chenmo at Bodh Gaya, India, and continues to sponsor it. He is still living, his lotus feet standing firmly, renowned throughtout the world as one whose noble activities are a unique source of nourishment for the precious teachings."

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6 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, particularly respect and love him for having sponsored the only public toilet and bathhouse in all of Bodhgya...more are necessary but he made a start and I truly appreciate this gesture more than all the prayer wheels ,and copper plaques and countless volumes of kanjur and tanjur he has offered and is offering nowadays....if you know Bodhgaya you will understand.
He really is a totally wonderful Teacher and may he live long!

Editor said...

LOL!

paula devi said...

So happy to have found your site. I was looking for the Tibetan date of Feb. 21, 1999 when I found it. This was the date our Rinpoches, Khenchen Palden Sherab & Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoches picked for our wedding in our old shrine room at Pema Samye Ling. (The photo you have of them is wonderful.) All of our older PBC calendars are packed away in storage, so I have no way to look up the Tibetan date.
We hope to have a blessing, recommitment ceremony during Losar and would be grateful to have it on the corresponding Tibetan date from Feb. 21, 1999. Can you help?

Editor said...

That was the 6th day of the 1st month, so the date you want is March 11, 2011

Carol McKusick said...

Dear Tenpa Rinpoche,
Your Blog is a treasure chest. Thank you endlessly for creating and maintaining it.

A serious resource for the Dharma practitioner,on their behalf I also thank you. Bravo! Kudos!
Carol McKusick
New York City

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely hilarious. I can't find a single picture of the way I recall him from my year at TNMC - he always looked like Padmasambhava to me. A bit of of "Looks Like Me" rupa and the ubiquitous Padma Jungne he publishes. Now I finally understand the power of the blessing back then. Now, seeing him as an ordinary person I understand the brutality of time.