19 September 2016

Overview and summary of Tulku Ugen visit in Europe

Hello everyone....

You will find below a brief and incomplete summary in images of Tulku Ugen's successful visit to Europe.

It was a great pleasure for Tulku Ugen to finally be able to honor those various invitations received in the past few years and to meet with all of you once again.

The journey started in Darnkov for a few days just before the start of the Vajrakilaya Drubchen.
First Tulku Ugen could meet in a private meeting together with Tulku Choekyi Gyaltsen to discuss about the future of the Khordong Byangter lineage.

Then the next days it was followed by a happy family gathering. An occasion for Tulku Migmed, Tulku Ugen, Nise and Norzin to meet together for the first time in Darnkov and celebrate. A time also for Tulku Ugen to meet the people of Darnkov and those visiting from Germany and elsewhere.

From Darnkov came the time to travel to Szczecin to lead a retreat with a rather intense program including the Dorje Drollo initiation as well as the Dharma protectors initiation. It was a nice occasion for Tulku Ugen to spend some time with the people of Szczecin together with John Myrdhin Reynolds. Unfortunately during this time Tulku Ugen's health was not good. No specific sickness but numerous body pains arised. Thanks to the treatment of traditional doctor Shirmenbaatar Shiinen from Mongolia Tulku Ugen's health got better and allowed him to go visit Poznan.

In Poznan the group of dharma practitioners were awaiting Tulku Ugen with an equally challenging program for their retreat. It all went fine and Tulku Ugen even had some time to go around and make some visit to the city.

From Poznan it was time to return to Warsaw over night to catch a flight to Estonia the next morning in order to reach the Khordong Dharma center of Ubumsi on time to celebrate and lead its inauguration after 14 years of long and dedicated work from the team in Estonia. A celebration which had to be postponed numerous times and which could take place this year on the auspicious 10th day of the 8th lunar month, being the 11th September on the western calendar.

This was a great day, establishing the blessing of the Khordong Byangter lineage on Estonian ground.
After much preparations the consecration happened, the Big Rigdzin was performed together with a group of 15 new people showing interest in the teachings and finally Tulku Ugen gave Padmasambhava initiation. 

This establishes a new center from which with all the good wishes and blessings of this memorable day the teachings and the lineage of Terchen Tulku Nuden Dorje Drophan Lingpa shall flourish.

After few days it was already time to fly back to Warsaw, where Tulku Ugen could meet with Julita Oginsky whose health deteriorated gravely recently as most of you know already.

From Warsaw, a few days in Vienna and off again to fly back to India. 

During all this time the life at Khordong Byangter Gompa continued thanks to the care of Shashila and Lopon Gonpo Tsering. Everyone is now eagerly waiting Tulku Ugen's return.

Many many thanks to all of you who could make this visit possible. Thank you to all the organisers and coordinators for all your efforts and dedication. Thank you to all of you who made the time to gather around Tulku Ugen. It is the association of all this goodwill which makes a tradition strive and flourish. 

May your wishes of seeing Tulku Ugen again soon to practice together with him and receive initiations and blessings be fulfilled!!!

Sarwa Mangalam,

NB: If you have more photos of Tulku Ugen's visit this year, please share with us at chhimedrigdzinsociety@gmail.com and we will be delighted to update the slide show with more.

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