News from Tenga Rinpoche (Mar. 19, 2012)

During the Kagyu Monlam in March 2012 those of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's students and followers from Holland, Germany, Poland, Denmark and Italy and so on who attended the Monlam requested His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa what best they could do for Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's health. His Holiness suggested they could do the Namgyalma practice 1000 times and that this would be very beneficial for Rinpoche's health.

Namgyalma is one of the three long-life deities (White Tara, Buddha Amitayus, and Namgyalma). So this Namgyalma practice puja was performed at our Benchen Monastery in Swayambhu by 25 monks together with those of Rinpoche's students who currently are in Nepal including Harri-ji. Sangye Nyinpa Rinpoche also supported this practice that was performed for three days and was finished yesterday March 18, 2012.
About Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's health, it is still remaining as before. This means Rinpoche is very weak and cannot eat much. On good days that is 22-23 spoons of food. Sometimes only few spoons when Rinpoche does not have so much appetite. Luckily it's not worsening. Sometimes in the morning it is a little better and in the afternoon same again. Sometimes it is better in the afternoon or evening and next morning it is same again. Nowadays the blood pressure is quite low. Now we can see what Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's real health problem is: weak heart, too much liquid causes problem with the lungs and too little liquids is bad for the kidney. These three are the main problem.
Now the amazing part: Rinpoche is still very clear concerning all his activities. Secondly, every 3-4 hours he does not look sick at all. This means that Rinpoche is laughing, joking, doing short exercise, and is talking. For me it is confusing sometimes whether this person is sick or not.
Sangye Nyenpa arrived to Kathmandu on Friday and is regularly seeing and continuously supporting Tenga Rinpoche.

So that is all the news for now.

Namaste and Tashi Delek from Tempa

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