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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Letter from Ari Goldfield on November 28, 2009

Greetings from San Francisco, and I hope you are well. With Khenpo Rinpoche now residing full-time in Asia, these past few months have been a time of transition. But even in these changing times, Marpa Foundation has the unchanging commitment to support Khenpo Rinpoche, his Dharma activity, and legacy in both East and West.

I write to you now to ask for your continuing help with this. If Marpa Foundation is to succeed in ensuring that Rinpoche’s Dharma activity and legacy flourish, your generous contributions are essential.

How is Khenpo Rinpoche?

I am happy to be able to tell you that Rinpoche is doing fine. He is still residing at Tek Chok Ling nunnery in Nepal, though he may leave soon for Drubdey Gompa nunnery in Bhutan. There does not appear to be much change in Rinpoche’s health since I last wrote to you, which is good. He is eating and sleeping well, and regularly gives short audiences to the students who come to see him. When a group of his Taiwanese students visited him in October, he met with them twice in the nunnery’s main shrine hall and composed verses for them to sing, including:

Realizing mind’s true nature is the view,
Resting in this true nature is meditation,
Letting thoughts of hope and fear dissolve is the fruition,
So know the true nature of your mind well.

Phenomena are appearance-emptiness, like rainbows,
When you are not attached to them, they are self-liberated.

Whatever of samsara’s happiness or suffering may arise,
When you are not attached to it, samsara is self-liberated.

Of all things to seek, self-liberated openness is supreme,
So within self-liberated openness, let go and relax,
Find your rest in self-liberated openness.

As I wrote to you in August, it is possible to visit Rinpoche for short audiences and request his blessings, either in person or via email. Rinpoche’s attendant, Tsepak Dorje, relates: “Whatever Rinpoche does each day is totally up to him, and so there is no way to predict things or arrange things in advance.” If you wish to write to or visit Rinpoche…

Visit www.ktgrinpoche.org to read more.

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