Here are a few photos taken during His Holiness’s visit to DKNL in Redding, CT. All the monks at DNKL and a group of devoted volunteers worked very hard to spruce up the Center, and it gleamed! About 35 people lined up to greet His Holiness on Thursday morning. Once inside the temple, His Holiness gave a short talk about Buddhism and Geshe Jinpa translated.
Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche mentioned that DNKL does the sojong ceremony (monastic confession) as often as possible and listed the wide variety of classes being taught by Geshe Dhargye. His Holiness emphasized the importance of balancing a solid understanding of the Dharma with faith, and that faith should spring from a grounding in reason. His Holiness’s informal talk was followed by a relaxing outdoor reception.