Exciting Opportunity This October!

Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche will be holding a retreat in Heathcote, Ontario at Kimbercote Farm October 28-30, 2016. The topic is the Five Elements practice. This teaching is about learning to balance the elemental energies within our inner mind and body as well as in our surrounding environment.

Those interested please get in touch and I will add you to our contact sheet so that you will be the first to know when registration opens for this wonderful opportunity!  

I hope you are well in heart and spirit. πŸ’—πŸŒΊπŸ’—

Devastating Earthquakes in Nepal

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there were two significant earthquakes in Nepal Saturday April 25, 2015. The first was at 06:11:26 (UTC) with a local magnitude of 7.8, 34km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal or 77 km NW of Kathmandu, Nepal and the second was at 06:45:21 (UTC) a local magnitude of 6.6, 49km East of Lamjung, Nepal. If you are located in North America, the earthquake took place very early in the morning or late Friday night, depending on your time zone.

This is not the first time the Himalayan region has had massive earthquakes. While for the last 10 years Nepal has numerous earthquakes each year, they usually range in magnitude for 4.0-6.0. The last time the region suffered from such a massive earthquake was in 1934 where more than 16,000 people lost their lives in both Nepal and India combined (National Seismological Centre).

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How To Write Tibetan

I wanted to learn to write classical Tibetan in order to wish friends, family and of course all of you a Happy New Year in our video

I found the greeting I wanted to use online and then used my Tibetan course book to identify each letter and then looked up how to write on Cornell’s Language Resource page.

Here is the greeting I used:


I know my writing needs more practice and it is great that there are a growing number of resources available online for learning Tibetan. Perhaps you have found some great resources? Please share what has worked for you so that others can give it a try!