Revisiting Shravasti: A Travelogue on the Consecration of His Holiness’s Temple

During the journey from October 29th to November 4th, 2018, the Glorious Jewel disciples had the good fortune of being able to listen to the Dharma from both His Holiness and H.E. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, as well as to accompany these two master practitioners to the Buddha’s former residence in Jetavana to recite the Aspiration Prayer for Rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land. Furthermore, inside the newly-built main hall of the temple, Rinpoche led his disciples in a chanting of the Great Six-Syllable Mantra while circling the Buddha statue, and beneath Jetavana’s great Bodhi tree, he guided them in meditation, just as the Buddha had liberated sentient beings by expounding the Dharma so many years ago. All of the attendees followed Rinpoche closely as he retraced the Buddha’s steps, gaining an appreciation of his earnest and ever-present, compassionate blessings.

Updated on December 8, 2018