The venerable Drubpön Ngawang Tenzin
As we now enter the year of the fi re bird, I would like to convey my best wishes to you all.
For years now, I have been striving to off er a program both rich and diverse, and it has given me great satisfaction to see so many people follow these activities, accumulating merit and progressing on the spiritual path.
Last September saw the “Ceremonies of Naropa” held in Ladakh for the fourth time, a fl awlessly conducted event which was attended by more than 150 000 people. Personally, I am delighted to have been able to attend all four ceremonies.
At the new year, we were extremely fortunate to receive His Eminence Kyabje Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche who visited the European centres, benefitting all those present through his presence and teachings.
Next August, our good fortune will continue as we celebrate the thousand-year legacy of Naropa in the presence of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa who will also inaugurate the Lama Lhakang which hosts more than 300 statues of masters of the Drukpa lineage.
This year, Plouray centre will continue to off er a program of activities and I greatly encourage you to do your utmost to attend the retreats. As the Buddha said, it is essential “to listen, refl ect then practice.” Furthermore, the benefits of practicing in a group in a monastic location are greater than practicing on one’s
Those who practice Dharma are preparing for the next life which is more important than this present one. Experience has taught me that the most important thing is not to become discouraged and to persevere in one’s practice
With my prayers.
Drubpön Ngawang Tenzin Pagsam Yongdu
Representative of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa in Europe