It was a pleasure and deep honour to welcome 10th. Geshe Ahbay Tulku Tendar Rinpoche, back to Glastonbury from the 10th-12th. July last week in order for us to receive high Tibetan Teachings and Blessings once again and to help him to prepare this altar and personal precious spiritual things for his very interesting lectures. I have experienced the resonance of these Teachings and Blessings through Rinpoche’s presence on several occasions now since 2018 and always find them amusingly taught and spiritually powerful.
was born in Darjeeling/India.. In the Tibetan calendar, the day of his birth is known as ‘The Auspicious Day with Ten Good Omens’.
When Abhay was 6 years old the venerable Geshe Khenrab Choedak of Hardong Khamtsen became Abhay’s religious master and he began to learn to write and read Tibetan and to study Buddhist metaphysics according to the tradition.
When he was nine years old he was fully initiated into monkhood and the tutor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khabche Ling Rinpoche gave him the name Thupten Tendar. When he was twelve, His Holiness the Dalai Lama identified him as the reincarnation of the hermit Lama Lobsang Tenzin.
Abhay Rinpoche is now Professor of Tibetan Philosophy and brings us the essence of the very highest of Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and Blessings.
He taught on the subjects of ‘The Peaceful Mind and the Healing Medicine Buddha’, performed ‘The Green and White Tara Ceremonies’, spoke about ‘The Tibetan View of Dying’, the ’21 Tara Puja Blessing Ceremony’, and ‘How to Reduce Anger and Hatred’, with a Heart Sutra Puja. It was a very pleasant surprise to see Lord Gautama Buddha walk into the room followed by about 30 Buddhist Monks in the Spirit World to gift the healing blessings that Lama Abhay had invoked during his prayers and mantras on everybody’s behalf, myself included. He also gifted me a spiritual protection prayer blessing necklace as a gift that he had been wearing himself as a lovely surprise personal gift.
I have already arranged to meet up with him again to help him next year on his next World Tour and he has invited my friends Samhi and David that run the Positive Living group in town and I out to Southern India in 2121 to celebrate with him the opening of his new monastery. He is now on his way to San Francisco for the next stage of his tour.
It was lovely catching up with him again.