India Trip for Lord Jigten Sumgon's 800th Maha Parinirvana with HH Chetsang


Dear everyone,

I hope this short note finds everyone well and happy.  I want to express my thanks to all of you.  His Holiness told me many times to bring all the sangha for the teachings and pilgrimage.  It was wonderful to be in Dehra Dun and receive the teachings from His Holiness and everyone can see how hard His Holiness works for the precious Dharma and to preserve the ancient traditional teachings and meditation.  I hope you had a good experience and found the trip beneficial for your meditation and practice. It was a little difficult and some challenges, but I’m looking at the trip as very positive and was the result of our fortuitous karma from past lives that allowed us to gather together.  This will be a lifelong memory in this life and the next life.  Although I visited many of these holy places, some of these were new places for me to visit and brought me a deep understanding and appreciation for the great masters of the past.  It is amazing how they traveled and the effort and hardships that they went through to preserves the teachings of the Buddha for the benefit all sentient beings.

I would also like to express my heartfelt appreciation Fanny, Alex and Ani Chodron for all their help in organizing the trip with many emails and phone calls to India to make it a successful trip.  I know it is not easy to arrange a large group, but I’m very happy that we were able to complete the trip with everyone.

I send my best wishes to everyone.  May the great Masters’ blessings always be with you.

Your Drupon Samten