International Mahamudra Seminar Reflection

December 14, 2023

Returning to India after a 15 year hiatus was heartwarming. Experienced travelers from KCC
facilitated the application process with valuable information, supported travel arrangements,
and eased the transition from Delhi to Mirik with companionship.

Mirik is still a small hill-town, easy to navigate, within walking distance of the Bokar Ngedon
Chokor Ling monastery. The monastery and grounds are colorful and beautiful; the views
superb. The atmosphere was welcoming, friendly, comfortable.

The seminar schedule was intense, the teachings rich and well-paced. Most of all, having full
days focused on meditation and teachings in such a setting made it easy to be absorbed in
practice. It was like coming home.

The presence of Khenchen Lodroe Dhonyo Rinpoche, with his joyful demeanor, was a source of delight. Rinpoche gave generously of his time, wisdom and empowerments. And the blessing of connecting with Yangsi Bokar Rinpoche was poignant, as we met the future of the lineage mingling with traditions of the past.

Being immersed in the Dharma in such company is a well-spring of inspiration and gratitude.

– Cynthia Knox