Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche finished the Prajnaparamita Lung Friday 13th April. In the afternoon Rinpoche gave the long life initiation. More than 5000 people came, most of them locals. We counted the longlife-substance pills that were given out and were all surprised how these people knew. Anyway it was very nice.

Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche left Kathmandu on 4th December 2010 for Bodhgaya via Varanasi.  When he arrived on 6th December, Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche paid homage to HH Karmapa. Rinpoche was overjoyed to see HH Karmapa again.

Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche was invited to participate in the 900th anniversary of the first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa. The very elaborate 2 days celebration began on 8th December.

A big Buddha Sakyamuni statue was placed on the highest part of the stage. On a lower section in front of this was a wax statue of the first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa. This was specially ordered by HH Karmapa. This life-sized statue was truly life like!

Special announcement and request for Long-Life Activities during the 28th Kagyu Monlam on behalf of the Three Rinpoches - Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche, Vajra Master Tenga Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.

All those connected to these three Rinpoches all over the world, from east to west - including monasteries, Dharma centers and disciples who have relationships of Dharma and of samaya - are requested to participate in Long-Life practices at the auspicious time of December 22nd, 2010 at 6:00-8:30 AM India time.

You will find more information on the Kagyu Monlam website including links to download relevant practice texts and prayers for this occasion.

Many people sent a donation for this event. A group of Rinpoche's students together with Martin Boldt as the representative of Benchen Phuntsok Ling presented the offering after the ceremony to Tenga Rinpoche when he was back in his private room.

Rinpoche was very happy and he will send a small gift to everybody who contributed to the donations :)

On Monday, the 18th of October, Ven. Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche returned from our three-year-retreat centre in Pharping to the monastery in Kathmandu. Rinpoche stayed there for about one month. He  continued to instruct the present group of retreatants and also continued his own retreat which he began in the monastery, before going to Pharping. I'm happy to report that Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche is presently in very good health and the best of spirits!

H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche is presently in Dharamsala, where he gives the oral transmission of the Collected Words of the Buddha, the Kangyur, to H.H. the Karmapa and other masters. This will continue until approximately November 4.

Greetings from Nepal,

Sherab Drime (Thomas)