29 pilgrims, from various parts of the US and Europe, embarked on the Sacred Journey to India and Nepal with Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche. Each year Rinpoche offers the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of the Buddha. This year’s Journey will include Dehradun and Dharamshala.
The Sacred Journey started off with an auspicious sign — the viewing of the Northern Lights from the plane!
Northern Lights over Greenland
Arrival in India was in Delhi on February 7 early in the morning and wasted no time in immersing the group in the Journey. Within hours we were treated to a special opportunity to meet with Geshe Dorji Domdul, the director of Tibet House in New Delhi and a former translator for His Holiness Dalai Lama. Rinpoche had requested that he speak on the meaning of pilgrimage and the importance of merit.
The teaching helped us all to see the importance of the Journey we were beginning and how it will affect our lives. Afterwards Rinpoche elaborated on the teachings. We forgot all about jet lag and were ready for our Journey.
Geshe Dorji Domdul and Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche at Tibet House
Geshe Dorji Damdul and Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche with the pilgrims