Representative Ngodup Tsering addressing the gathering at Gyuto Monastery in Minnesota
Minnesota: Representative Ngodup Tsering attended the 25th Anniversary celebration of Gyuto Monastery in Minnesota. Ling Chog-trul Rinpoche was the chief spiritual guest, and the event was well attended by Gyuto students of American origin and local Tibetan community members. Tibetan community performed Gyal-shey (Royal Dance) to welcome Ling Rinpoche while some former TIPA artists performed melodious Nangma songs and dance in celebration of the occasion.
The representative spoke to facilitate the founder and the Gyuto monks who have served the spiritual needs of Tibetan and American dharma followers for the last two and half days of its existence. Representative Tsering formally welcomed Ling Rinpoche to North America as the Rinpoche is embarking on a two-month tour of North American cities.
Thupten Dadak, who started the Gyuto Monastery, recalled how His Holiness ‘s advice inspired him to start this center, which is now fully governed and run by Gyuto Monastery in Dharamsala.
Ling Rinpoche stressed on the importance of learning and practicing the dharma teachings for the well-being of humanity. He reasoned the need to feel gratitude towards His Holiness for his steadfast guidance and hard work for the Tibetan people.
Ling Rinpoche in conversation with Representative Ngodup Tsering and the members.
Kusho Donyo la, the director of the Gyuto Monasteries in Minnesota and Bay Area, expressed gratitude to all who have contributed to the successful running and growth of the Monastery. Rinpoche gave away the mementos to the sponsors and helpers who made the celebration a success. Among all, Gyen Gedhun, who is nearing 100 years, for his self less service and commitment to the center.
On the morning of June 29th, the representative visited the Tibetan cultural school of Minnesota and spoke about the importance of preserving Tibetan language and culture. There was also a prize distribution function at the school and representative Ngodup gave away prizes to the students. Ling Rinpoche graced the school with his presence.
-Filed by Office of Tibet, U.S
A group picture of Ling Rinpoche and Representative Ngodup Tsering with the students of Tibetan cultural school of Minnesota