Minutes of the Society’s Annual GeneralMeetingJune 26
Submitted by Stephen Ayers
Lama Tenzin TsunduCaz FieldPleuke BoyceEd BrooksSteve AyersChris DuckworthDavid AyersJane Ayers Neil FredheimShawn HeslipBeate BeckmannMary Pat ThompsonMelissa WhiteTrevor JonesPenny McGuireJudith CrichtonVlado Silsanoski
A potluck lunch and viewing of videos and pictures from Trevor’s pilgrimage to Tibet. Thisincluded messages from esteemed teachers in our lineage, video of caves where Padmasambhavaand Machig Labdron practiced, and Karzang Rinpoche receiving a terma discovered by a localTerton who had a connection with his previous incarnation, Lama Gugu.
Khenpo Panchen Dawa Rinpoche’s message:
I’d like to say thank you to the students at the centre – I’ve heard about all your hard work.Know how fortunate you are that Lingtrul Rinpoche is there as your guide. I hope you will allstudy under his guidance and help him accomplish his intentions. Work on developing devotionand faith. Come together in prayer to serve the guru. (The second part of Panchen DawaRinpoche’s message was “too profound to translate” but loosely it was as follows) It’s a specialkarmic connection to be reborn in a land with dharma and wonderful teachings – especially Nyingma teachings and most especially those from the Kathok tradition. You’ve had the goodfortune to meet Lingtrul Rinpoche and have Karzang Rinpoche as a tutor. Thank you for all your kind support. Continuously put greater and greater effort into your practice and serve thedharma. Keep your samaya pure and you will have good results. It is my sincere wish for everyone to connect with this lineage.
Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche’s message:
On behalf of Tra Ling Monastery, thank you. The monastery greatly appreciates your hard work and support. We pray for your happiness. Lingtrul Rinpoche is the head of Tra Ling and is thereincarnation of its founder. He chose to head to the west to spread the dharma. Tulku Karzangwas chosen to also go to the west to help spread the dharma. We are too old to go now, but weappreciate all your hard work and contributions to Tra Ling.
Karzang Rinpoche’s message:
Karzang Rinpoche communicated to Trevor that he was happy Trevor could be there to feel theenergy of the lineage (including in the presence of Münsel Rinpoche’s incarnation). He
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