Akshobya Buddha retreat with HH Karmapa, 2013/2014
My visit lasting over two months in this most special place for Buddhist practitioners, where a thousand Buddhas of our kalpa achieve enlightenment, is coming to an end. I remember when our beloved Kyabye Tenga Rinpoche, after taking part for the first time in the Kagyu Monlam led by His Holiness Karmapa, said that He had never before done anything more profound. Rinpoche encouraged everyone to participate in the Monlam with Buddha Karmapa. Today, looking back over the last two months, I can only say a similar thing: these have been the most important and the most meaningful months of my life.