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July 31, 2019


H.E. Ling Rinpoche’s 2019 USA tour commenced at the end June and continued through the month of July. In July, Rinpoche then visited Wisconsin and gave a week of teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Foundation of All Good Qualities” and the White Tara Long Life Initiation, at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Oregon. Rinpoche was the Guest of Honor at the Midwest Tibetans’ three-day celebration of H.H. Dalai Lama’s Birthday, where everyone enjoyed Rinpoche’s presence at the opening ceremony of the sporting events.

Moving on to Michigan, Rinpoche gave two days of teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Three Principle Aspects of the Path”, followed by a public talk and the Orange Manjushri Initiation at Jewel Heart Center. The visit included a sightseeing tour of the Ford Car Factory in Detroit.

In mid-July H.E. Ling Rinpoche traveled to Toronto in Canada, where he was warmly welcomed by the Presidents of the Tibetan Community, the Tibetan Youth Congress in Toronto and representatives of local Dharma Centers. Rinpoche spoke at the opening session of a two-day workshop for Tibetan youth about “Buddhism, Tibetan Culture and Secular Ethics,” organized by TCCC. Rinpoche gave teachings on the “Eight Verses of Thought Transformation” at Sera Jey Dharma Center and the “Three Principle Aspects of the Path” at Khunpen Ling Dharma Center, in Toronto. The Canada visit concluded with Rinpoche bestowing the White Tara Long Life Initiation and the Medicine Buddha Initiation, organized by TCCC, Ganjong Chodenling & Regional Tibetan Youth Congress.

On 23rd July H.E. Ling Rinpoche arrived in Texas USA, where he was warmly greeted by hosts from Drepung Loseling Institute Texas. Rinpoche was requested to give TV interviews by TV Khou 11 (Great Day Houston) and VIETV Network Houston. Rinpoche gave a talk on “Compassion & Mindfulness as a Tool for Law Enforcement” at the Houston Metropolitan Police Department, and at the Texas Children’s Hospital Rinpoche spoke about “Compassion & Nurturing the Future Generation,” blessing some critical care patients along the way. Rinpoche gave a public talk at Unity of Houston on “How to Contribute to Healing the World” and he gave Buddhist teachings, the Medicine Buddha Initiation and the oral transmission for the Yamantaka Sadhana at Drepung Loseling Institute of Texas. Rinpoche then gave “Introduction to Buddhism” teachings at Truc Lam Meditation Center. The Texas visit culminated with a VIP tour at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in Houston, where Rinpoche spoke about “Diversity & Inclusion.”

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