Mingyur Rinpoche receiving khatags
from the DGL nuns

In November 2015, Mingyur Rinpoche visited DGL and gave a sparkling talk on meditation to the nuns. Afterwards he went to the long-term retreat centre and gave more meditation instruction and then granted personal interviews to each of the eight nuns in retreat.

Mingyur Rinpoche is now well known for having suddenly left behind everything and gone to stay for 4 years in remote caves in India and Nepal. We met him in Delhi, soon after he emerged from his retreat where he very graciously accepted our request to visit the nunnery and came very soon after.

His warmth and humour was much appreciated by the nuns along with his clear instruction on practice. We are very grateful for his kindness in taking time to visit us.

Some months later, in March 2016, we were honoured with a visit from Mingyur Rinpoche’s brother, Tsoknyi Rinpoche who came to DGL and spent the afternoon speaking on meditation with our retreat nuns and gave them each personal advice and guidance (pictured above with our Retreat nuns).

Tsoknyi Rinpoche recently sent two of his nuns from Nepal to join our long-term retreat nuns and receive instruction here. Our nuns share a long association with Rinpoche’s nuns in Nepal and they hold this connection very dear. We look forward to future visits from them both.

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