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Dental Camp at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling

From Fionnuala Shenpen, Director of Tsoknyi Gechak School “Sunday, October 27th, we had our first Dental Camp at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling.  Nurse Bobby Steel, an ongoing member of our health team, connected us with Carol Vernal (CEO of  Children’s Medical Aid Foundation, a charitable organisation that runs health and dental camps throughout Nepal).  Carol, assisted …

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Pema Chödrön Drubde Progress

We’ve just received five new photos of the construction progress on the 3-year retreat center sponsored by the Pema Chodron Foundation at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling. For more information on this project, please visit:  www.tsoknyinepalnuns.org/capital-campaign

Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Picnic Days

October 2013 by Fionnuala Shenpen (Director/Tsoknyi Gechak School) “To mark the end of the traditional rain retreats, Tsoknyi Rinpoche joined us at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling for two picnic days. Rinpoche’s maternal grandfather, Lama Tashi Dorje, his mother Mayum la, wife Chime la and two daughters, Kunchok la, on a short trip home from her studies …

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Winter in Nepal (2012/2013)

by Tenzin Namsel After a long international flight to Kathmandu, I was looking forward to receiving teachings and studying two ngondro texts. One was the Short Barchey Kunsel Ngondro, and the other was the main ngondro for the Tsoknyi Lineage called the Ladrub Kunzang Tuktik Ngondro. It was very exciting to have the chance to …

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2012 annual letter from tsoknyi rinpoche

Dear Friends, As 2012 draws to a close, I would like to let you know about some of the work that Pundarika Foundation and the new International Friends of the Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns have achieved over the past year. Someone recently asked me if any of my teachers ever thought about retirement or at least …

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Pilgrimage 2011 Travelog and Interview with Tsoknyi Rinpoche

This interview with Tsoknyi Rinpoche took place on November 10, 2011, in Paro, Bhutan on the last evening of the pilgrimage. A message from Tsoknyi Rinpoche to students who could not attend this pilgrimage ~ “Many times during the pilgrimage, I have thought and prayed for all my students, whether on this particular journey or …

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Rinpoche’s Opening and Closing Speeches at the Gargon Ling Consecration

OPENING WELCOME SPEECH ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche (Please note: Below are the actual speeches delivered by Rinpoche at the consecration and replace the previously posted speech of October 8, 2011.) It is a great honor to warmly welcome Your Holiness Gyalwa Dokhampa Khamtrul Shedrub Nyima, Your Eminence Choling Rinpoche, Your Eminence Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Your Majesties …

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