Ling Rinpoche's Geshe Celebration...

 We leave Rato to attend the celebrations at Drepung Loseling Monastic University

We leave Rato to attend the celebrations at Drepung Loseling Monastic University

 Ling Rinpoche, the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Senior Tutor, is offered a Long Life Ceremony by the Abbot and monks of Loseling Monastery

Ling Rinpoche, the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Senior Tutor, is offered a Long Life Ceremony by the Abbot and monks of Loseling Monastery

 Followed by a sumptuous luncheon offered to all by Ling Rinpoche

Followed by a sumptuous luncheon offered to all by Ling Rinpoche

 Friends and guests from all parts have come: Venerable Abbot Jung Woo from Korea

Friends and guests from all parts have come: Venerable Abbot Jung Woo from Korea

 Tiny Thapar

Tiny Thapar

 and Jigme Lingtsang from New Delhi

and Jigme Lingtsang from New Delhi

 Our monks prepare our campus for Ling Rinpoche’s visit to Rato Monastery

Our monks prepare our campus for Ling Rinpoche’s visit to Rato Monastery

 all hands on deck

all hands on deck

 even the little hands

even the little hands

 The Disciplinarian, ex-Abbot and I hold incense sticks as we lead Rinpoche into our temple

The Disciplinarian, ex-Abbot and I hold incense sticks as we lead Rinpoche into our temple

 Under the Buddha’s omnipresent gaze Rinpoche presides over our Rato monks

Under the Buddha’s omnipresent gaze Rinpoche presides over our Rato monks

 and as we pray, tea is served

and as we pray, tea is served

 Rinpoche made generous offerings to each monk

Rinpoche made generous offerings to each monk

 The monks bow as we lead Rinpoche out

The monks bow as we lead Rinpoche out

 We thank and bid farewell, receiving a blessed forehead touch

We thank and bid farewell, receiving a blessed forehead touch

The photographs I am in were taken by the Venerable Norbu Tsering