Sometimes go outside and sit
In the evening at sunset,
When there’s a slight breeze that touches your body,
And makes the leaves and trees move gently.
You’re not trying to do anything really.
You’re simply allowing yourself to be,
Very open from deep within,
Without holding onto anything whatsoever.
Don’t bring something back from the past, from a memory.
Don’t plan that something should happen.
Don’t hold onto anything in the present.
Nothing you perceive needs to be nailed down.
Simply let your experience take place, very freely,
So that your empty, open heart
Is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Carefree Dignity
I took a look around and discovered Tsoknyi Rinpoche is instrumental in the support, education and training of nuns in Nepal, now numbering 60 with a waiting list of 100. Imagine! Here is a case of such engagement with a group of nuns from Tsoknyi Gorgon Ling.
…….Tsoknyi Gargon Ling nunnery high in the Himalayas at Muktinath. From a desperate situation in 1991, hearing of a great Tibetan lama of their own lineage, three senior nuns walked hundreds of miles over mountainous terrain to Kathmandu to request the spiritual and material help of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Twenty years later, housing, a kitchen, dining hall and a beautiful new Shrine Hall have been constructed. The October 2011 Consecration of Tsoknyi Gargon Ling was a joyous occasion attended by thousands of villagers, renowned teachers and students of Tsoknyi Rinpoche from around the world.
From a Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery in Nepal.
Thank you to Jim for sending in this poem. I love it. The growing of Buddhist nuns, so many, is most uplifting and I’m glad and grateful to know of them.
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thank you for the wonderful photographs and posts. I needed this one today.
Glad it helped Gay.