Beloved teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche attended the 10th anniversary weekend celebration of Maitrivana, Nalandabodhi’s Canadian headquarters. Happily, 2018 was also the 50th anniversary of Rinpoche’s enthronement.
Rinpoche taught on a timely theme, “The Five Poisons Self-Liberated.” His teachings were followed by a lively reception, attended by Rinpoche’s mother and daughter. The following morning Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche led a Longevity Practice for his brother.
That evening we gathered for a vegetarian dinner, silent auction, songs and entertainment at a local seafood restaurant. The occasion included two moving songs by our dear sangha brother, lotswa Christopher Stagg.
We are very fortunate indeed to have a nurturing home like Maitrivana, and to be blessed with a generous and inspiring teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.