On 8th September, India’s Ambassador to Nepal, H.E. Ranjit Rae, visited Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Boudhanath. Over a two hour period the Ambassador toured the monastery inspecting damage caused by the 2015 earthquakes and met with Rinpoche to discuss matters of common concern including Buddhism in India and the spread of Dharma around the world. Ambassador Rai showed a sincere interest in Buddhism and received teachings from Rinpoche.
The Ambassador also observed classes being taught in both the monks’ shedra (college) and at Rangjung Yeshe Institute where the treatises of great Indian philosophers, such as Shantideva and Nagarjuna, are taught on a daily basis. He further inspected some of the magnificent Buddha statues that will soon adorn the monastery’s new 1000 Buddha Temple in Lumbini.