Despite his tight schedule of meditation and teaching sessions every day, Rinpoche took the time to go for an early morning walk down to the Great Alpsee lake with some of his students.
On the way down from the Europe Center, the summer course guests just driving up in the shuttle bus could hardly believe their eyes and jumped out of the bus to greet Rinpoche, who happily blessed all of them. Down at the lake, he took the time to answer his students’ questions.
Rinpoche, a highly respected lama of the Kagyu lineage, is a “Maniwa’, a title given to masters of the Chenrezig practice who have accomplished at least a billion Om Mani Peme Hung mantras. Whereever he goes, his mantra wheel is with him to bless his surroundings. On the walk, he also took the time to bless all living beings in and around the lake.
The first day of Rinpoche’s stay at the Europe Center, he was greeted by an extraordinary double rainbow around the sun. Welcome home, Rinpoche!