Featured Stories - 2016-12-04 - 3 comments
As Buddhists, should we avoid the aggression and confusion of politics, becoming islands of peace? by Daniel Phillips At my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, ... continue
The Sakyong Wangmo hosts a birthday tenshuk for the Kongma Sakyong
by Sarah Sutherland
More than 80 people joined the Sakyong Wangmo, Jetsunma Princesses, Lady Konchok Palden, Lama Pema Gyaltsen and Lama Gyurme Dorje to practice and supplicate Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to live long and for his enlightened compassionate activity to be unhindered.
The tenshuk ceremony is an extended long-life offering and request to the teacher. Ten means secure, stable, or firm, and shuk means to remain or live. This birthday tenshuk, or request for longevity, was a special opportunity for students to demonstrate their love and loyalty and thereby gain merit and lungta. Continue…
Ron Renz and Janet Whelan at Taktsang, BhutanOn behalf of the Kongma Sakyong and the Kalapa Council, the Office of the Sakyong is delighted to announce the appointment of Ron Renz and Janet Whelan as Co-Directors of Gampo Abbey. They are succeeding Director Richard Haspray, who along with Shastri-in-Residence Alice Haspray, served in their positions for more than three years. Ron, a Scorpion Seal practitioner, was the director of Dorje Denma Ling from 2002 – 2005. He is trained as a ... continue