by Tenzin Namsel After a long international flight to Kathmandu, I was looking forward to receiving teachings and studying two ngondro texts. One was the Short Barchey Kunsel Ngondro, and the other was the main ngondro for the Tsoknyi Lineage called the Ladrub Kunzang Tuktik Ngondro. It was very exciting to have the chance to … READ MORE
Dear Friends, As 2012 draws to a close, I would like to let you know about some of the work that Pundarika Foundation and the new International Friends of the Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns have achieved over the past year. Someone recently asked me if any of my teachers ever thought about retirement … READ MORE
From Brady Hogan in Nepal: The Muktinath anis just returned from Tashi Jong, India, the seat of Khamtrul Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s main teacher. They are full of enthusiasm and praise for the kindness, the excellent care and incredible teachings they were so very fortunate to receive. How is it possible that nuns receive such treatment? … READ MORE
This interview with Tsoknyi Rinpoche took place on November 10, 2011, in Paro, Bhutan on the last evening of the pilgrimage. A message from Tsoknyi Rinpoche to students who could not attend this pilgrimage ~ “Many times during the pilgrimage, I have thought and prayed for all my students, whether on this particular journey or … READ MORE
To all of our brothers and sisters of the Dharma, we would like to invite each of you to join us for the opening ceremony of our new nunnery, Tsoknyi Gargon Dechen Choeling. Even though you cannot come in person, please come in your heart and rejoice with us. We include you on this most … READ MORE
OPENING WELCOME SPEECH ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche (Please note: Below are the actual speeches delivered by Rinpoche at the consecration and replace the previously posted speech of October 8, 2011.) It is a great honor to warmly welcome Your Holiness Gyalwa Dokhampa Khamtrul Shedrub Nyima, Your Eminence Choling Rinpoche, Your Eminence Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Your Majesties … READ MORE
This sublime ani who lives near Chobar is 100 years old. Tashi, responsible for her caretaking, says her mind is very lucid and clear. She has said the mantra to Avalokiteshvara over one million times. Truly an inspiration!
Recent photo of the Chobar anis’ doctor (right), Dr. Rita Thapa, who attends to the medical needs of 80 or so little nuns (Tressa-left).
Translator in training Adam Kane with Tsoknyi Rinpoche at Chobar before translating a Q&A session.
Tsoknyi Gargon Ling is the name of Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s nunnery at the sacred site of Muktinath, northwest of Pokhara in central Nepal. Over the last three years, a new temple was built at the nunnery, and it will be inaugurated in November 2011 with a pilgrimage. Immediately after the inauguration, 12 nuns from Muktinath will … READ MORE