November 19, 2012

Tricycle's Pilgrimage to Nepal & Bhutan

Tricycle began its first pilgrimage to Nepal & Bhutan on Sunday in Kathmandu, where 25 of us gathered at the Tibet International hotel, within viewing distance of the Great Stupa at Boudhanath. After settling in and getting to know one another, we spent part of the following day at Shedrub Ling monastery, where the Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche offered teachings. Rinpoche sat before some 300 mostly Western students, some permanent residents, and others hearing teachings for perhaps the first time.

Chokyi Nyima

Throughout our journey, we'll be posting quotes from the teachers we visit, accompanied by photos taken by fellow pilgrim Risto Kuulasmaa, who has joined us from Helsinki. The following quote and the above picture were taken from yesterday's teaching:

The definition of a true dharma practitioner is someone who brings to mind many times throughout the day that death is certain, and as important, that the time of death is not certain.


Image: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche teaching in Boudha. © Risto Kuulasmaa. 

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aewhitehouse's picture

Ah yes...I remember this monastery quite well. Took refuge and received a pre-trek Buddhist blessing there.

sciencepulse's picture

Hello from Alaska, My wife is on your journey and I know she is enjoying it and learning so much. It is a lifetime wish for her to be on this trip. I will start to watch for the updates on the blog and I do appreciate the information about what is happening on your magical trip. Safe travels to all, Allen

idaleung1's picture

Thank you for sharing this journey with us.