Special announcement and request for Long-Life Activities during the 28th Kagyu Monlam on behalf of the Three Rinpoches - Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche, Vajra Master Tenga Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.

All those connected to these three Rinpoches all over the world, from east to west - including monasteries, Dharma centers and disciples who have relationships of Dharma and of samaya - are requested to participate in Long-Life practices at the auspicious time of December 22nd, 2010 at 6:00-8:30 AM India time.

You will find more information on the Kagyu Monlam website including links to download relevant practice texts and prayers for this occasion.

Many people sent a donation for this event. A group of Rinpoche's students together with Martin Boldt as the representative of Benchen Phuntsok Ling presented the offering after the ceremony to Tenga Rinpoche when he was back in his private room.

Rinpoche was very happy and he will send a small gift to everybody who contributed to the donations :)

On Monday, the 18th of October, Ven. Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche returned from our three-year-retreat centre in Pharping to the monastery in Kathmandu. Rinpoche stayed there for about one month. He  continued to instruct the present group of retreatants and also continued his own retreat which he began in the monastery, before going to Pharping. I'm happy to report that Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche is presently in very good health and the best of spirits!

H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche is presently in Dharamsala, where he gives the oral transmission of the Collected Words of the Buddha, the Kangyur, to H.H. the Karmapa and other masters. This will continue until approximately November 4.

Greetings from Nepal,

Sherab Drime (Thomas)

The annual Mahakala rituals for the coming Tibetan New Year (Iron Tiger) started at Benchen Gompa in Kathmandu on 3 February. Ven. Tenga Rinpoche is participating in all afternoon sessions sitting in his wheel chair. Of course he would like to join the morning pujas too.

Rinpoche is performing the remaining pujas in his room. After finishing the rituals he is doing exercises to gain physical health and strength. He is sending his heartily “Losar Tashi Deleks” (lucky new Year) to everybody.

This year H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche cannot attend the Losar festival. He is in Bhutan staying with his parents. After then he will visit Hongkong, Singapure, Indonesia and Malaysia.