Tsoknyi Gechak Ling

Nuns Complete Three-Year Retreat


Rinpoche (back) flanked by togdens, with the retreat nuns.

Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns

From Julie Green

It is with great pleasure that I am forwarding photos of the ceremony for five Tsoknyi Lineage nuns coming out of three-year retreat from Tsoknyi Thongdroling.  This wonderful day happened on January 19th 2016

 On January 23rd, these same nuns received empowerments from Tsoknyi Rinpoche to begin a six month long Dzogchen retreat starting later this spring.  In the interim, Rinpoche is very happy to announce that these nuns along with other nuns from the Tsoknyi lineage in Nepal will travel to Tashi Jong in India to receive high Mahamudra teachings from Khamtrul Rinpoche and from Togden Achu.

Two other nuns who recently completed the three-year retreat have already arrived at Tashi Jong  for the teachings. They will be joining a further retreat at Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s  Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery.
There is a lot of joyful excitement at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling!  The nuns who came out of Three Year Retreat had not seen the new buildings at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling on Chobar Hill, which have now been blessed by Rinpoche.  Five hundred people attended the ceremonies for the nuns coming out of Three Year Retreat!
Thank you all for your contributions on so many levels to support these precious beings.
Love and peace to all,
Julie Green

Tsoknyi Nepal Nuns

Below: Finishing touches to the beautiful Pema Chödron Drubde

Consecration of the Pema Chödron drubde

Blessing of the Pema Chödron drubde

The completed practice room.

The completed practice room.