ANNOUNCING the inauguration of the new monastic college at Osel Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal!
Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche recently announced that Mingyur Rinpoche will be taking responsibility for Osel Ling Monastery beginning in early 2010. Osel Ling was originally given to both brothers by their late father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. In recent years, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has overseen the activities of the monastery and guided its community of monks, in addition to creating space for his non-Tibetan students to stay and practice. Under Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s guidance, the monastic community has thrived and grown into a mature sangha of dedicated practitioners.
In planning for the future development of the monastery, both Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinoche agreed that it would be beneficial to the monastery’s monastic population to have a fully ordained monk as abbot. Therefore, they agreed that it would be appropriate for Mingyur Rinpoche to take responsibility for the monastery’s operations. While Mingyur Rinpoche will oversee the activities of the monastery from this point on, Tsoknyi Rinpoche will remain intimately involved and retain his spiritual link to the community.
Mingyur Rinpoche plans to establish a monastic college at Osel Ling and make its programs the focal point of the monastery’s activities. In addition, he also plans to have courses available for Westerners to study Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy. The monastic college will be inaugurated on February 17th, 2010. All are invited to attend. To celebrate the opening of the college, Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche will also offer a two-day seminar entitled Cultivating Joyful Wisdom & Compassion on February 18th-20th.
On behalf of the Pundarika and Tergar communities, we would like to express our support for the community of Osel Ling Monastery and the vision of Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche. May the monastery continue to grow and thrive, bringing benefit to countless beings!
Esteban Hollander (Director/Pundarika Foundation)
Cortland Dahl & Edwin Kelley (Directors/Tergar International)