GREETINGS and LOSAR TASHI DELEG TO YOU ALL !!!
This past year has been wonderful with accomplishments for the Dharma. We now have our new center in Denver, Colorado, which is in the process of renovation, as I’m sure you all know. I’m personally very happy, because I see how the Dharma can take root in North America so that a lot of people will benefit from this Dharma seat and center. Having our center will enable me to give ongoing teachings and retreats. I also intend to invite other great Lamas of our lineage and also, in the long run, to have a Khenpo/Abbot in residence in Denver so that the Sangha can receive continuous and regular teachings and guidance, whether I am in Denver or travelling. I’m also very happy to have recently seen the Sangha in California. Their dedication and devotion inspired me a lot. I intend to give teachings wherever the Dharma is needed.
In this past year, we have launched our new website for the Padmasambhava Meditation Center. Many people have donated tremendous effort to make our new website a reality. Carole Wilson and many others have worked very hard to make this happen so beautifully. Additionally, I would like to thank my wonderful dakini Yola, whose help has enabled me to accomplish and bring this to fruition. I would also like to thank Genevieve and Jim and all the others who gave so much time and energy to create our Padmasambhava Meditation Center.
I hold you all in my heart and I thank you for all the support that many of you have continuously given me. I would like to suggest that since the first two weeks of Losar (until the full moon) is a time when everything you do – good or bad – is multiplied 100,000 times, that you should focus your mind in accordance with the Bodhisattva way of life and the practice of the Six Paramitas: number one – Generosity; two – Ethics; three – Diligence; fourth – Patience; fifth – One Pointed Concentration and sixth, the most important of all is Wisdom. So, please focus deeply to your practice. This is my advice. My prayers are with you all.
Keep good samaya! Develop your devotion to the Buddha, Dharma and sangha. Have compassion for all beings and diligence in your practice. Particularly within our sangha, everyone should have patience and love for one another. This will bring happiness to you and to others ! Again, I wish you all a very Happy New Year: joy, prosperity, excellent health, well-being and long life !
With love and blessings,