22. august 2011

Garchen Rinpoche would like to come to Gomde Denmark

In August 18-21, 2011, Garchen Rinpoche visited Stockholm, invited by the Swedish Drikung Meditation Center.

When Rinpoche visited Sweden three years ago, we invited him to Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Denmark, but then the time didn't seem to be right, and Rinpoche didn't come in person. Although we have a bag of grains at Gomde blessed by Rinpoche to be spread out on the land of Gomde.

This summer Rangjung Yeshe Sangha Sweden was asked by Erik to again request Garchen Rinpoche to come an turn the wheel of dharma at Gomde in Denmark.

A small delegation consisting of Lama Olav, Maie, Lionel, Stig, Kenan and Peter was granted an audience with Rinpoche and asked him to come.

Rinpoche mentioned his good connection and pure samaya with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and that he has not yet visited Denmark. He said that he would very much like to come. His schedule being quite full, as many lamas', he doesn't control his schedule in detail. But he said that we should invite him via the Garchen Institute in Germany, and that usually they manage to accomodate visits to the countries that Rinpoche has accepted invitations to.

With Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Denmarks schedule for 2012 being quite full with many lama visits - it is probably more suitable with a visit in 2013.

If there is anyone in the sangha who has a close connection with Garchen Rinpoche and would like to help out by organizing the visit, please get in touch (peter.olin@gmail.com).

Photo: Olav Nyhus