November 19, 2012
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.
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.