The first weeks of the new year already brought a nice surprise-surprise visitor: Acharya Tenzing Wangpo, nephew of the late Shamar Rinpoche and of Jigme Rinpoche, came to visit the Europe Center, teaching on two consecutive evenings about Shantideva’s “Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”, one of the most important Buddhist texts.
Born in Tibet, Tenzing Wangpo resides and studies at the Diwakar Buddhist Academy in Kalimpong, India, and has been traveling Europe several times, accompanying his uncle and teacher Shamar Rinpoche and teaching at the Bodhipath and Diamond Way Buddhist centers in Germany. To show him also a bit of Bavarian culture and history, we went on an excursion to Neuschwanstein castle, also known as cinderella castle, which is only an hour’s drive away from the EC.
The next day, we visited our neighboring retreat center in Schwarzenberg. After a delicious lunch, we meditated together, took a walk through the snowy garden, circumambulated the Stupa of Reconciliation and made wishes for the Sangha to live in harmony for the benefit of all beings.
We would like to thank Tenzing Wangpo very much for taking the time with us and wish him all the best for his activity. Hopefully, we will see him again soon!