India and Nepal

India and Nepal trip in 2011

November 21, 2011 - Gelek Rimpoche was greeted by many monks and resounding trumpets before giving teachings and the oral transmission of Ganden Lhagyema at Dupthop Rinpoche's Monastery.
November 21, 2011 - Gelek Rimpoche paused before the image of Amitabha Buddha at the pilgrimage's first stop following his morning teaching
November 21, 2011 - Kathmandu, Nepal. At the Boudhanath Stupa, the group circumabulated the stupa and enjoyed the many surrounding shops.
November 22, 2011 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Vajrayogini Temple - Gelek Rimpoche waves to the group following the Vajrayogini self-initiation they did together.
November 22, 2011 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Tara image continually emerging from solid rock.
November 23, 2011 - Lumbini, Nepal - Buddha's Birthplace - Gelek Rimpoche and the group gathered for an evening puja organized by the International Conference for Himalayan Buddhism at Buddha's birthplace.
November 23, 2011 - Lumbini, Nepal - Buddha's Birthplace - Gelek Rimpoche and the group gathered for an evening puja organized by the International Conference for Himalayan Buddhism at Buddha's birthplace
November 24, 2011 - Lumbini, Nepal - Buddha's Birthplace - Gelek Rimpoche gave teachings on Morality, seated next to one of Ashoka's Pillars just outside of building housing the location of Buddha's birth.
November 24, 2011 - Lumbini, Nepal - International Conference on Himalayan Buddhism - Gelek Rimpoche spoke on the first day of this two day conference in Lumbini.
November 24, 2011 - Lumbini, Nepal - A most remarkable setting for the International Conference on Himalayan Buddhism.
November 24, 2011 - Lumbini, Nepal - Guest speakers Tashi Densapa Rinpoche and Nangzey Dorjee spoke to the Jewel Heart group in the evening after the International Conference of Himalayan Buddhism.
November 25, 2011 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Ven. Tsewang Dhondup joined the group and visited Patan's Durbar Square and the Krishna Temples.
November 25, 2011 - Kathmandu, Nepal - A corner piece at the Temple of the Thousand Buddhas
November 27, 2011 - New Delhi, India - Opening ceremonies for the Global Buddhist Congregation 2011
November 27, 2011 - India International Centre, New Delhi - Joined by Demo Rinpoche, Gelek Rimpoche continued his teachings on the Three Baskets, focusing on Concentration.
November 28, 2011 - New Delhi, India - Many high Rinpoches held an early morning meeting before the Global Buddhist Congregation 2011 session.
November 28, 2011 - India International Centre, New Delhi, India - His Holiness Ganden Tri Rinpoche taught the Eight Verses of Mind Training, translated by Geshe Lozang Tenzin Negi.
November 29, 2011 - New Delhi, India - Global Buddhist Congregation - Gelek Rimpoche introduces His Holiness Denma Locho Rinpoche.
November 29, 2011 - New Delhi, India - His Holiness Denma Locho Rinpoche gave teachings and the oral transmission on the Song of the View Prayer to See the Face of the Mother.
November 29, 2011 - New Delhi, India - Global Buddhist Congregation - Gelek Rimpoche spoke on the Women and Buddhism panel.
November 29, 2011 - New Delhi, India - Samdhong Rinpoche gave a thought provoking talk with three questions, who am I, why do I exist, and do I have responsibility or not. (c) Brenda Rosen
November 30, 2011 -New Delhi, India - Global Buddhist Congregation 2011 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the closing speaker for the conference (c) Brenda Rosen
November 30, 2011 - New Delhi, India - Global Buddhist Congregation 2011 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the closing speaker of the GBC.
November 30, 2011 - India International Centre, New Delhi, India - Lodi Gyari Rinpoche shared the story of Gelek Rimpoche miraculously leading he and his mother, among many others, out of Tibet.
December 2, 2011 - Varanasi, India - The Ganges River - The group took an evening boat cruise on the Ganges River where many diverse events were taking place along the river.
December 3, 2011 - Sarnath, India - Dharmapala Temple - Gelek Rimpoche watches as the Buddha's relics are brought out for viewing and blessings.
December 3, 2011 - Sarnath, India - Dharmapala Temple at Deer Park was the site of Gelek Rimpoche and Geshe Yeshe Thapkhe's teachings on the Four Noble Truths.
December 3, 2011 - Sarnath, India - Gelek Rimpoche and Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe enjoy a few moments together under the Bodhi Tree outside of the Dharmapala Temple.
December 3, 2011 - Sarnath, India - The Dhamekh Stupa houses Buddha's relics and is surrounded by many ancient ruins.
December 3, 2011 - Varanasi, India - Tibetan Institute - Gelek Rimpoche and the group arrive for a visit to the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies.
December 3, 2011 - Varanasi, India - Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies - Colorful relief work on the buildings welcome visitors as they enter the campus.
December 3, 2011 - Varanasi, India - Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies - Professor Geshe Ngawang Samten - 4 Noble Truths as the Big Bang causing a paradigm shift in Indian culture.
December 4, 2011 - Bodhgaya, India - Mahabodhi Mahavihara Temple Complex - Entering the Temple Complex in Bodhgaya.
December 5, 2011 - Bodhgaya - Bodhgaya Stupa - Distributing the tsoh following the Lama Chopa.
December 5, 2011 - Bodhgaya - The Tara Atisha spoke with when deciding to travel to Tibet.
December 5, 2011 - Bodhgaya, India - Gelek Rimpoche gave teachings and the oral transmission of Je Tsong Khapa's Life Story of the Buddha.
December 5, 2011 - Bodhgaya, India - The Bodhi Tree where Buddha attained enlightenment.
December 6, 2011 - Ananda's cave, Vulture's Peak
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