Shimla School for Tibetans Golden Jubilee

Dear Friends,

Just want to share with you the enclosed write ups from two former students of Khen Rinpoche's from Shimla Central School for Tibetans. (Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh, the state where Dharamsala is located.) The school celebrated its 50th Anniversary this spring with a big celebration. For that purpose they put together a souvenir book containing articles (some in Tibetan, Hindi and English) written by former students about their memorable experiences, teachers, etc.

I hope these warm your heart as they did mine.

With great rejoicing,

Ani Chudrun

His Holiness’ First Trip to the United States

In September of 1979, during His Holiness’ first trip to the United States, Sermey Kensur Rinpoche and the Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Center of Washington DC were asked to host a public talk for His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama . With the help of some other local spiritual communities and donors, Sermey Kensur Rinpoche rented DAR Constitution Hall and invited local dignitaries along with the public to hear His Holiness’ first talk in the nation’s capital. Rincpoche arranged a back-stage audience for his students to meet with His Holiness before the talk began in which he offered a statue of Green Tara to His Holiness. His Holiness blessed the statue and offered it back to Rinpoche, who left it with MSTC DC where it remains to this day.

Meeting between Yangsi Rinpoche and HH the Dalai Lama

Posted on Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 10:09 AM by Dieter and Lolly

Dear Students of Khen Rinpoche,

Yesterday, at Sera Mey Monastery, Yangsi Rinpoche Tenzin Namdrol, the reincarnation of beloved Lama Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the hair-cutting ceremony to become a new bhikshu (monk). Please see the attached link for photos of this most auspicious event. This morning Geshe Lothar and Jampa called from India to relate the details of this event. His Holiness gave advice to Geshe Lothar that the young Rinpoche, born January 12, 2008, should come to Sera Mey at age 5 and begin his studies at age 6. According to Geshe Lothar and Jampa, the young Rinpoche likes playing with his puppy, eating momos and apples and making jokes from time to time. More information will be sent soon.


Dieter and Lolly

Finding Khen Rinpoche's Rebirth

Posted on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 8:45 PM by Geshe Lothar

Dear students of Sera Mey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche:

The following is a brief description of the manner in which the reincarnation of our precious teacher, Khensur Rinpoche, was discovered.

About three years after the passing of holy Khensur Rinpoche, when I was visiting the United States, many of his students approached me with questions about how to go about finding his reincarnation. At that time, there was also some speculation that several young children in the United States might be his reincarnation. I explained what I knew about reincarnations, including past accounts of the discovery of different Lamas and some of the general instructions that are known about the process. Nevertheless, a number of individuals continued to express a variety of personal views.

Offering Robes and Performing Sixteen Arahat Puga

Reincarnation recognized

The following letter was posted on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 3:04 PM by Deiter Gewissler

Dear Students of Khen Rinpoche,

Last night I received the wonderful message from Jampa-la that His Holiness recognized the reincarnation of our beloved Lama, Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin. The boy, almost 4 years old, lives in Mungod, South India.

Geshe Lothar is in the process of writing a detailed report which I will forward upon its arrival.

With great rejoicing,

Sixteen Arhats’ Puja blog

The following letter was posted Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 9:12 PM by Art Engle:

Dear Dharma friends,
As most of you will recall, in past years it was a custom to celebrate Khen Rinpoche’s birthday every summer in the beginning of July. At that time, we would recite a short version of the Sixteen Arhats’ Puja, followed by a birthday celebration. The ritual has a special connection with Sera Monastery and it is typically performed to promote both the longevity of one’s Lamas and the flourishing of the Holy Dharma.

Geshe Lothar and Jampa-lha Request HH the Dalai Lama for Help

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