Today, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche began a three-day Tara’s Triple Excellence seminar especially for our Himalayan Sangha by bestowing the outer Tara Empowerment on more than a thousand gathered disciples. The shrine hall was filled to the brim and a large crowd received the empowerment and teachings outside, in front of the shrine hall. Hundreds of students took formal Refuge vows. The Monastery offered lunch to all participants. Over the next two days Rinpoche will offer teachings based on the Triple Excellence Terma of Chokgyur Lingpa.