Thursday, November 8, 2007
Ritrit with Lopon Tenzin Namdak
I said you, befor I went to my trip, that the first part of it has to be very pleasant, because I had to go to ritrit with Lopon Tenzin Namdak and Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche.
Once I told you about the lineage I try to follow and those are the most important Teachers in Europe, I think. And Lopon -in general. He has 82 years and it's a great fortune, that he has a wish to continue his work and to help us, westerners.
First of all this ritrit was in a splendid place near the lake of Mergozzo (maybe you heared about Lago Maggiore in Italy)
Our hotel was near the lake and it was an incredible place.
To the place of the ritrit there were about 2 km and we went with a car there. In that hotel we were 6 persons and it was only one car. The owners of that car were so nice to put us all in their car to go to the ritrit, so some of us had to sit there in this way. Sincerely it was the first time for me I used a car so. We laught about it very much.
And here you can see me when I was so courageous to ask the permission to make photo near the Teacher. Unfortunately somebody called him in this moment...
On this photo is Khenpo Tenpa Rinpoche. You know, he is incredibly open for the persons that have questions. He even gave us transmission of the book "Heart drops of Dharmakaya". Imagin how big is the book, but he said "yes" to us...
It is the great fortune for us that we can enjoy teachings of these two Teachers. Specially of Lopon Rinpoche. It was great joy to see him so happy and laughing all these days. I saw him moving as a young man, without "Ahhh!" and "Ohhh!" by every movement as do I and many persons of my age... He was as a ray of sun all these days. We all hope he can continue to teach us and will come next year too.