We are all together again in Bodhgaya, the deeply inspiring site of Buddha's enlightenment. Our days are spent practicing intensely at the bodhi tree, translating and receiving a weeklong series of teachings from HH Gyalwang Karmapa on the three types of vows available for the most serious practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism to take. These vows form the basis of Buddhist ethical discipline, and, as His Holiness commented on the first day of teachings, this discipline is the foundation of all of our spiritual practice.
To read more about what we are up to, a daily summary of these teachings may be found at this link. The photo above, taken by our friend Tashi Paljor, appears on this website, and in it we are seated at the front pillar, to the left. Can you recognize us??