Friday, October 10, 2008

Pilgrimage of Hope visits RYI

On October 4 a large group of Australian high school students visited Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. Led by Brother James, an Anglican Solitary, the students had come to Nepal on "A Pilgrimage of Hope" during which time they volunteer at social work projects, such a caring for the sick, elderly and dying.

The students, who all have an interest in inter-religious dialogue had come to the monastery to meet Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and to listen to his famous Saturday Talk in the temple. Rinpoche spoke to the group about ways to increase our potential as humans through contentment in our daily lives and acts of kindness and benevolence towards others. Afterwards, several of the students mentioned that the meeting with Rinpoche had been the highlight of their time in Nepal. Both Rinpoche and the participants on the pilgrimage enjoyed the meeting greatly and expressed the wish that in the future further exchanges can be organized. The meeting was facilitated by Dr. Gregory Sharkey, SJ, who is a regular instructor at Rangjung Yeshe Institute.

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