Dear Dharma brothers and sisters,
Tashi Delek from all of us at Kagyu College. Here, I would like to share some news about Kagyu College. All the staff and students have returned safely from their two months summer vacation. This year we admitted around twenty students, most of them coming from Jangchubling Monastery, having completed their school and monastic education.
We are very proud to announce, that this year six students graduated from Kagyu College. As requested, Lobpon Ngawang Chodak has been appointed to Drikung Kagyu Zatpa Ling Nunnery, Ladakh, and Lobpon Konchok Tender has been appointed to Drikung Kagyu Lama Yuru Monastery, Ladakh, to teach Buddhist philosophy.
At Kagyu College, Lobpon Tundup Namgyal is working as a teacher, Lobpon Konchok Tseten is working as an editor, and Lobpon Konchok Tenzin holds the post of disciplinarian. Lobpon Konchok Gyalpo has been appointed to Goldam village to give teachings and to perform ritual pujas for the lay community.
As usual, our College has begun with three days pujas for the benefit of all mothers sentient beings.
Recently, His Eminence Nubpa Rinpoche visited Dehradun and we were so fortunate to receive a very profound speech by him. He talked about the importance of Dharma practice, just as Mahasiddhi Milarepa did. Also he mentioned that each and every monk and nun has to feel that their monastery is like their real home and they need to serve their monastery with pure motivation. His Eminence thanked all those who have studied and graduated from Drikung Kagyu Institute in the past, and have given continuous, devoted service to the DK Institute and its branches for many years.
Acharya Shanta Kumar who works at H. H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang’s private office is so kind to teach Yoga class to the monks of Kagyu College. Every day from 5 am to 6 am many monks are taking part in the Yoga class. On behalf of the students I would like to thank him for his kindness in offering these yoga classes free of cost.
To benefit the environment all the students of Kagyu College have planted many trees around the College campus, all the trees were sponsored by a Dharma group from Singapore. On behalf of all the members of Kagyu College, I would like to convey our great gratitude for sponsoring these trees.
It is with immense gratitude, appreciation and prayers of thanksgiving that I wish to thank all of you who have helped and are helping to support the monks and nuns spiritually, practically and financially with their education, welfare, food and lodging here at Kagyu College.
We are very happy to announce that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting our College next month, now we are preparing for this very auspicious occasion.
With lots of prayers
Khenpo K. Rangdol
Principal of Kagyu College