Long Life Prayer for HH, wrote Alan on his diary...
What a special day! H.H. the Dalai Lama was giving a teaching to Tibetans only at the Nechung Monastery (Deyang Deprung Monastery), which had just been completed.
Tenzin Legden, a young monk from Tsethang Khangtsen sponsored by Lam Rim Wilts and Glos, invited me for a guided tour of the settlement after lunch.
First visit to Monastery's Kitchen
Afterwards, Tenzin Legden took me on a tour to the Monastery's kitchen.
Meeting Ven. Gyalrong Khentrul Rinpoche
Ven. Gyalrong Khentrul Rinpoche, the deputy spiritual director of the Lam Rim Centres, joined us for the evening meal. Born in 1978 not far from Dharamsala, he was recognised as a reincarnation of an ex-abbot of Drepung Loseling monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was 8 years old when he joined Drepung monastery.