From Tempa Lama, November 20, 2016
Last saturday was Drubwang Sangyes Nyienpa Rinpoche's 53rd birthday. We were having a nice celebration here in Benchen Parphing as well as receiving teachings.
Rinpoche advised that we should not mindlessly eat cake and have a good time. Having a proper motivation a birthday is a sign of getting older. We are one more year nearer to death. It is useful to think about impermanence, we should offer the cake and drinks, and dedicate the merit. We had a nice and wonderful time.