I just returned from Khadiravana. As soon as I opened my mailbox, I received a message from one of our great masters Lhatri Khenpo Geshe Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche. It’s such a joy to welcome Rinpoche back to Thailand again. He came here the first time in December 2006 as a speaker in the international conference on Body and Mind. At that time Rinpoche also gave a talk on Bon and Dzogchen. It was one of the best talks I have ever heard.
The talk was translated into Thai and published in a series of Pandara Stream of Dharma. The booklet with Thai and English texts was distributed as a dharma gift at our love & compassion conference and phapa event. A PDF version of this talk will be available for download soon.
Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master from the Yungdrung Bon tradition and is Lhatri lineage holder. He was educated at Menri Monastery. His biography is available at http://www.thousand-stars.org (please click at “teachers”) as well as at the Yeru Bon Center and Olmo Ling websites.
Over the past ten years Rinpoche has traveled extensively in the west. He set up many spiritual centers to promote Bon Buddhist teaching and to help relieve suffering of sentient beings. Among the topics he has taught include: healing with meditation, living well in difficult times, changing the energies, and Dzogchen.
It’s a great joy to hear that Rinpoche would be coming with another geshe and will stay many days after the stupa event. Apart from blessing the stupa construction and perform a “bumpa” offering for land and water abundance, Rinpoche will lead us on meditation, conduct activities on love and mindfulness and give teaching on karma and healing.
We are planning his program and hope to arrange many more teaching sessions for him.