Kathmandu, Nepal – May 31, 2010
From Ven. Roger Kunsang:
Today the long life puja for Rinpoche started. Khadro-la said this puja was important to do for Rinpoche. It is done over three days. Dagri Rinpoche and Khadro-la are doing it with the senior monks and nuns of Kopan.
Rinpoche, Khadro-la and Dagri Rinpoche went to see Tulshig Rinpoche (head of Nyingma school) this afternoon. Tulshig Rinpoche has been ill and in the last two years has not been seeing anyone – the three received special permission to visit.
We were going to Lawudo but suddenly changed plans and now are going to Maratika, a cave where Guru Rinpoche is said to have attained immortality. It takes quite a bit to organize in the middle of everything else going on. We have to go for three days and are leaving in two days. We need to find a helicopter and all the food, etc. because there is nothing there!
Also, there are changes in the Asia tour plans. We need to sort out another ticket and make changes, but it shouldn’t effect the Malaysia or Hong Kong visit.
Rinpoche is now circumambulating Swayambunath Stupa … the big korwa.