A Piece of the Pure Land

A Piece of the Pure Land

Date of Advice:
September 2017
Date Posted:
February 2018

A student was planning a trip to Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre, in Solu Khumbu, Nepal and wrote to Rinpoche for advice.

Mani stones on the way to Lawudo Retreat Centre, Solu Khumbu, Nepal.

My most dear, most precious, most kind, wish-fulfilling one,
Thank you very much for your kind letter. 

You mentioned in your letter that you want to go to Lawudo. Going to Solu Khumbu for trekking is normally in autumn and spring. These are generally good times, so it depends on what is convenient for you.

Spring is good because the flowers are starting to grow and it’s the beginning of summer. Near the end of spring is also good because the flowers grow at different heights on the mountains, and there are different flowers. Summer is very beautiful because the rhododendrons are in different colors, white, pink, yellow and red. It’s as if a piece of the pure land has come down.

Regarding practices while there, you can do Lama Chöpa in the morning and do more meditation on emptiness. It might be good if you discuss going to Lawudo with Katy, as she is a very close friend of Ngawang Samden, my sister, and goes there quite often.

I am not a qualified guru, but as you have met me, through this connection you want to rescue numberless sentient beings from the oceans of samsaric suffering, as you mentioned in your letter. That is your job and that is very good, I am very happy to hear that. That is very, very good.

I am sending you a picture. I hope you enjoy Lawudo.

With much love and prayers ...