by Lizzy Grindey
“Rinpoche traveled to the Far East in October 2013 to teach for the first time in Hong Kong. Stepping in for his younger brother, Tsoknyi Rinpoche gave four days of teachings on the Bardos to Mingyur Rinpoche’s close-knit and dedicated sangha at Tergar Asia. It was a pleasure to see the local audience responding to Rinpoche’s blend of warmth, wit and wisdom—as they openly received his teachings on juicy love, chicken heart and happy without reason, delivered with all the ease of a polished stand up routine. Rinpoche also had specific advice to share on parenting healthy kids and coping with the stresses of Hong Kong’s speedy and competitive consumer culture.
“During his brief visit, Rinpoche launched the Chinese publication of Open Heart, Open Mind and sat down to a hearty Chinese banquet with the Tergar Community. By the time he left, he’d embraced several hundred more members into the family and given promises, amidst cheers of applause, to soon return.”
A condensed written version of Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s teaching on the first night of this retreat is reproduced in the retreat organizer’s magazine (Joy of Living) in an article called, “The Gap of Experience,” pp. 28-31. Please note: Following is the link to the article, but we’re having a difficult time making the connection with our western computers: http://hk.tergarasia.org/ebook/JOL2013Q4/
The South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper, also published a favorable article on Rinpoche’s retreat, which ran on Monday, November 25. Again, please note: Following is the link to the article, but we’re having a difficult time making the connection with our western computers: http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1362920/visiting-tibetan-buddhist-master-explains-benefits-meditation