Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rabjung Vows

Sitting outside the Great Stupa in Kathmandu.
Through the kindness of my teachers and the lineage masters,
I received Rabjung vows yesterday at the White Gompa.
My new name is Thupten Tsondru Palden.
My new clothes are blessed robes.
My new job is turning the mind towards enlightenment
for the benefit of all beings.

May I fulfill the aspirations of the vows and realize
the union of emptiness and compassion.
May all beings be happy!

Now, off to India and Thosamling Nunnery.
Please join me in this journey of devotion and renunciation.