On July 28th, 2023, the Mindrolling Sangha joyfully celebrated the 9th birthday of Minling Dungse Jigdral Garwang Dhondrub Wangyal Rinpoche.
The Mindrolling monastery, various branch monasteries of Mindrolling and the Sanghas around the world offered prayers and good wishes for the continued presence and long lives of Dungse Rinpoche and his elder sister, Jetsün Thinley Paldon Rinpoche, on this auspicious day.
Mindrolling Monastery and Samten Tse Retreat Center in India, Minling Lotus Garden in the United States, and the Mindrolling sangha groups across Europe, Asia, and North America made vast mandala offerings and offered prayers and aspirations for the two Rinpoches.
It has been a yearly tradition for the Mindrolling sanghas to gather to celebrate this auspicious day by making monetary offerings to charities in their local areas. Keeping to this tradition, this year too, Sangha members around the world made donations to organizations that focus on providing food and other support to local community members in need. These practices of generosity have been a wonderful way to honor Minling Dungse Rinpoche and Jetsün Rinpoche and to accumulate merit dedicated to their long life and the flourishing of their future activities.
It has been wonderful to receive the reports from sangha groups and individual sangha members around the world of the prayers and generous activities that everyone has done and dedicated to the continued flourishing of the Mindrolling lineage. May Minling Dungse Rinpoche and Minling Jetsün Rinpoche continue to inspire all to accumulate great merit and wisdom on the path of dharma for the genuine benefit of others.