Thanking Benefactors

Thanking Benefactors

Date Posted:
April 2011

Rinpoche sent the following letter thanking all the benefactors from Malaysia and Singapore who contributed to rebuilding Domo Geshe Rinpoche's labrang.

My very dear wish-fulfilling jewels,
I want to thank you a zillion, billion times for your sincere heart offerings for rebuilding Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s labrang, especially for His Holiness the Dalai Lama to stay there. The incarnation of the past yogi completed his studies, became a geshe, and returned to his monastery when mainland China took over Tibet. He was put into prison but he was released because he was from Sikkim. He brought trucks of philosophy texts for the Sera Je monastery monks to learn in Buxa. That yogi passed away in America.

But the khangtshen’s elder monk, Gelong-la, asked His Holiness the Dalai Lama whether the incarnation would be beneficial to sentient beings, and if so to please check where he was. If not, then not to check his whereabouts.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama checked and said he would definitely be beneficial to sentient beings. His Holiness checked and found him in Bylakuppe, South India. This reincarnation’s actions are like the elderly Lama’s qualities. Even though he was very small, when the villagers came to see him, by blowing on them they would be healed. A monk with painful knees was healed by the reincarnation beating the knee.

I became a monk at Domo Geshe’s monastery in Tibet. That great yogi founded this monastery, and Lama Govinda, the German professor and author of The Way of the White Clouds, met Domo Geshe Rinpoche in Tibet.  Our very first Western student, Princess Zina Rachevsky, read this book and , went to look for Domo Geshe Rinpoche in Darjeeling, but met us at Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s monastery in Darjeeling.

I think it will be very beneficial to be able to continue the tradition. I think your help for him will be very beneficial. In the future, when His Holiness the Dalai Lama comes, you could visit.

With so much love, my prayers for your long life, and for success according to the Dharma.