Lama Yeshe Jamtso’s Buddhism Promotion trip in Nepal

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His Holiness Lama Yeshe Jamtso Rinpoche was invited to Nepal with more than 10 representatives from the UN commission of the Asia-pacific Cooperation and Development, and the Chinese Culture Development committee of the Communist Party of China Foreign Affairs Liaison department. At noon on September 9th 2014,They arrived in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Nepalese government officers and the director of the Chinese embassy in Nepal expressed warm welcome at the airport and arranged the hotel accordingly. In the evening, the leader of Chinese embassy and General Secretary of the communist party of Nepal Mr. Krishna Bahadar Mahara came to sympathy.

On September 9th morning,  H.H. Lama Yeshe Jamtso Rinpoche together with the Chinese official representatives went to the Nepal Prime Minister’s office, met with the Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and discussed cheerfully on the economic, cultural and religious topics of both countries. In the afternoon,with disciples accompanied, Rinpoche went for a pilgrimage to the sacred place of Kathmandu, Boudhannath, praying for the benefits of all  disciples. Boudhannath is the symbol of the Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. It’s also the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal.

On September 11th morning, Lama Yeshe Jamtso Rinpoche was   invited to attend the forum of China, Nepal and India. When the forum finished,recommended by the host, Rinpoche met an offspring of the Shakya tribe, and went with him to visit the Golden Temple of the Shakya tribe. In the evening, for pilgrimage, Rinpoche went to the Asura Cave which lies in the South of Kanthmandu. This is the sacred place where Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava held retreat and attained the accomplishment of Dorje Phurba. Guru Rinpoche attained the unexcelled enlightenment here. In the cave there is a statue of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava, also on the stone wall of the cave there is a supreme imprint left by Guru Rinpoche. In front of the cave, Lama Yeshe Jamtso Rinpoche practiced the Dharma and asked for blessings, many auspicious signs appeared. In the evening, Rinpoche and his followers went to Vajravarahi Cave and Swayambhunath Temple for pilgrimage. Swayambhunath Temple also known as Monkey Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Nepal and it is also one of the oldest sacred buddhist places in Asia. Buddha Sakyamuni himself once came here. Every year in Buddha’s birthday, there will be a great ceremony held here. Rinpoche said there are seven Buddhas’ relics inside the stupa.

On September 12th morning, H.H. Lama Yeshe Jamtso Rinpoche and his followers took the plane to Lumbini, Buddha Sakyamuni’s birthplace, to make prilgrimage. In Lumbini, Rinpoche visited the Indian Temple, Vietnamese Temple, Chinese Temple and many other temples.

On September 13th morning, accompanied by the host, H. H. Lama Yeshe Jamtso Rinpoche went to the hill of Swayambhunath Temple for circumambulation around the stupa . After that he returned back to China by plane with Chinese leaders, ending the journey of Nepal.