I rest in the natural state of being.
Appearances of six senses flow unobstructed.
Peace and joy permeates without seeking.
Life is just a continuous celebration.
~ Ringu Tulku
Rinpoche shared this stanza during his teaching on the topic Facing Difficulties at Bodhicharya Berlin, where he was staying for the week of his 67th birthday celebrations. The verses had spontaneously arisen in his mind at 4 am on July the 20th, 2019.
Wish you Tashi Delek on the auspicious occasion of the Tibetan New Year of Female Earth Pig year and pray that all the obstacles in your life will be cleared and you will play an important role in bringing joy and lasting peace and happiness to all the beings. May all your good wishes be fulfilled effortlessly.
Circumambulating the freshly renovated Boudhanath stupa I observed thousands of people from all over the world walking around it peacefully with their prayers in heart. This world heritage pilgrimage place was not built by a powerful king, a wealthy sponsor or a teacher with many followers. It was built by a poor and ordinary village woman who worked at the kings chicken farm solely with her resolution, resourcefulness and resilience.
I would like to share with you the peace and tranquility of this stupa and wish that you will face 2017 with resolution, resourcefulness and resilience.
On the Fire Monkey New Year
I wish you a heart felt Tashi Delek.
Next year this time may we meet again
With smiles on our face
And hearts full of joy.
May our teachers live long
May the goodness spread wide
May the world be filled with compassion
May the earth revive its vitality
May the beings live in peace.
May all these wishes come true
That I made with a pure heart.
You mastered all the studies at the Monastery of Kathok.
You grounded the Instructions into experience with Khenpo Ngakchung.
You accomplished those at Samye Chimphu and various retreats
The master of Sidhas, Sangye Dorje please take care of us.
You gave up eating meat and saved countless beings
You gave up eight worldly concerns and became a true Chatral.
You showed us what true dharma practice really is.
You shine bright amidst the oceans of Vidyadharas.
These words of devotion escaped me when I heard the sad news that Chatral Rinpoche had passed away in Nepal.