Monday, 25 April 2011

Rinpoche Meets with the Shedra

At the end of April, on his way between Australia and Bhutan, Sogyal Rinpoche made a stop in Kathmandu and the Shedra had the chance to meet with him.

We each received a blessing from Rinpoche and he encouraged us
in our studies.

Rinpoche was well and happy and it was very nice to see him!

Friday, 8 April 2011

An update about our teacher, Khenpo Sonam Tobden

In mid-March, just after Losar, our teacher at the Rigpa Shedra in Pharping, Sonam Tobden, was awarded the Khenpo title at Namdroling monastery in South India.

Khenpo Sonam Tobden completed the 9-year shedra study programme at Namdroling monastery in 2006 and received the title of a lobpön. In order to become a khenpo, a lobpön is required to teach for at least three years. Due to the passing away of Kyabjé Penor Rinpoche in 2009, it was only this year that the khenpo title was bestowed again. Khenpo Sonam Tobden is currently in his fourth year of teaching at the shedra in Pharping.

We are very happy to have him with us!