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March 30, 2009

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Konchog -- I love hearing the story of how you came to the place you are in Buddhism. It's very interesting and I actually find it difficult to believe you were a "punk rock" cynic type... but stranger things have happened.
And this is great because through your retelling I get to learn so much about KPC, the Migyur Dorje Stupa (where my wife and I go every Lunar New year to make a small offering and circumambulate) and about Jetsunma.
It's so funny what you've said about her accent and everything.
I remember one time I was at KPC with my wife and I sat down with some people in the kitchen for coffee and looked over to see they had just started a DVD with one of Jetsunma's teachings. And I was so drawn in without having realized it that I didn't hear my wife calling me until she started shaking my shoulder... she's pretty amazing!

I think it's clear Penor Rinpoche endowed KPC with profound blessings!

Thanks Konchog. That was a beautiful tribute to His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and to Jetsunma Akhon Lhamo.

You put into words would I could not. Thank you for this, Konchog. It's a treasure.

I just wandered in from a random link from my Jonangpa site in Atlanta, I'm also Gelug but with Palyul links and have been so keyed into His Holiness right before and after parinirvana, then discovered yesterday about H.H. Kusum Lingpa's passing as well (spent a week with him at KCP years ago). Anyway, I was so happy to wander here and read such meaningful comments about HHPR as well as Jetsuma, as opposed to the Wiki. entry I read last night. Thank you so much for your story, Kusho-la.....

I just read my comment from several days ago (I clicked here to read the newest comment), and had to giggle at my typo : "would" instead of "what."

Told ya I couldn't put my feelings into words! LOL!

Dear Venerable Konchok,

vajra bro and friend, it's beautiful to read this.. thank you, and you were a impartial and considerate interview coordinator for Holiness and Khenchen Guru last summer 2008. my own 1st time with Holiness began in 1999 Dec when He came to Singapore..then i was 21. summer upstate NY Palyul retreat 2008..Holiness's last one, a commitment he made each year since 1998. it was my 1st one month retreat, and last with Holiness...Such poignancy. i did not cry when i received news sat morning about Holiness's parinirvana..just the day before, i had done the Riwo Sangchod and prayed, hoping that Holiness would stay on, with the appealing prayers of the Nyingma high lamas and sangha at Namdroling..But i guess Holiness felt this time he had to go, and change a new physical body..i prayed, and i believe he will come back soon.

Lots of prayers and dedications to the preservation of the Buddha dharma, all schools, especially Nyingma and Palyul, our nurturing mother home lineage. May Holiness's aspirations and wishes all be fulfilled. May all sentient beings attain to the Dharmakaya, and the enlightened Buddha nature. May all worlds transform into the Buddhas' Pure Realms.

Sarwa Mangalam

Choying Dorje Jax
Singapore and Tianjin, China

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Mongolia Bird List: "L" = Lifer

  • Amur Falcon -- L
  • Arctic (Hoary) Redpoll -- L
  • Arctic Warbler -- L
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher -- L
  • Asian Dowitcher -- L
  • Asian Short-toed Lark -- L
  • Azure Tit -- L
  • Bank Swallow
  • Bar-headed Goose -- L
  • Barn Swallow
  • Bean Goose -- L
  • Black Grouse -- L
  • Black Stork -- L
  • Black Woodpecker -- L
  • Black-billed Magpie
  • Black-eared Kite -- L
  • Black-headed Gull -- L
  • Black-tailed Godwit -- L
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Blyth's Pipit -- L
  • Bohemian Waxwing -- L
  • Booted Eagle -- L
  • Brown Shrike -- L
  • Carrion Crow
  • Chinese Penduline Tit -- L
  • Chukar -- L
  • Cinereous Vulture
  • Citrine Wagtail -- L
  • Coal Tit
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Common Greenshank -- L
  • Common Kestrel
  • Common Merganser
  • Common Pochard -- L
  • Common Raven
  • Common Redpoll
  • Common Redshank -- L
  • Common Rosefinch -- L
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Common Shelduck -- L
  • Common Snipe -- L
  • Common Starling
  • Common Swift
  • Common Tern
  • Crested Lark -- L
  • Curlew Sandpiper -- L
  • Dark-throated Thrush -- L
  • Daurian Jackdaw -- L
  • Daurian Partridge -- L
  • Daurian Redstart -- L
  • Demoiselle Crane -- L
  • Desert Warbler -- L
  • Desert Wheatear -- L
  • Dusky Thrush -- L
  • Dusky Warbler -- L
  • Eared Grebe
  • Eurasian Bullfinch -- L
  • Eurasian Coot -- L
  • Eurasian Curlew -- L
  • Eurasian Griffon
  • Eurasian Hobby
  • Eurasian Jay
  • Eurasian Nutcracker -- L
  • Eurasian Nuthatch -- L
  • Eurasian Skylark
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  • Eurasian Spoonbill -- L
  • Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker -- L
  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow
  • Eurasian Treecreeper -- L
  • Eurasian Wigeon -- L
  • Eurasian Wryneck -- L
  • Eyebrowed Thrush -- L
  • Falcated Duck -- L
  • Fork-tailed Swift -- L
  • Gadwall
  • Garganey -- L
  • Godlewski's Bunting -- L
  • Goldcrest -- L
  • Golden Eagle
  • Gray Heron
  • Gray Wagtail -- L
  • Great Cormorant
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Great Gray Shrike -- L
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Great Tit
  • Greater Short-toed Lark -- L
  • Greater Spotted Eagle -- L
  • Green Sandpiper -- L
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Greenish Warbler -- L
  • Hawfinch -- L
  • Hazel Grouse -- L
  • Hen/Northern Harrier
  • Herring Gull
  • Hill Pigeon -- L
  • Hoopoe
  • Horned Grebe
  • Horned Lark
  • House Sparrow
  • Isabelline Shrike -- L
  • Isabelline Wheatear -- L
  • Kentish (Snowy) Plover -- L
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker -- L
  • Lesser Whitethroat -- L
  • Little Bunting -- L
  • Little Owl -- L
  • Little Ringed Plover
  • Long-tailed Rosefinch
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Long-toed Stint -- L
  • Mallard
  • Marsh Sandpiper
  • Meadow Bunting -- L
  • Mew Gull -- L
  • Mongolian Finch -- L
  • Mongolian Ground-jay -- L
  • Mongolian Lark -- L
  • Northern Lapwing -- L
  • Northern Pintail
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Northern Wheatear
  • Olive-backed Pipit -- L
  • Oriental Plover -- L
  • Oriental Reed Warbler -- L
  • Oriental Turtle Dove
  • Pacific Golden-plover -- L
  • Paddyfield Warbler -- L
  • Pallas' Reed Bunting -- L
  • Pallas's Leaf Warbler -- L
  • Pallas's Sandgrouse -- L
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Pied Avocet -- L
  • Pied Wheatear -- L
  • Pine Bunting -- L
  • Pine Grosbeak -- L
  • Pintail Snipe -- L
  • Red (Common) Crossbill
  • Red-billed Chough -- L
  • Red-crested Pochard -- L
  • Red-flanked Bluetail -- L
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Red-throated Flycatcher -- L
  • Richard's Pipit -- L
  • Rock Dove
  • Rock Sparrow -- L
  • Rook -- L
  • Ruddy Shelduck -- L
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Ruff -- L
  • Rufous-tailed Robin -- L
  • Saker Falcon -- L
  • Scaly Thrush -- L
  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper -- L
  • Siberian Accentor -- L
  • Siberian Rubythroat -- L
  • Smew -- L
  • Spotted Flycatcher -- L
  • Spotted Redshank -- L
  • Steppe Eagle -- L
  • Swan Goose -- L
  • Temminck's Stint -- L
  • Thick-billed Warbler -- L
  • Tree Pipit -- L
  • Tufted Duck -- L
  • Twite -- L
  • Upland Buzzard -- L
  • Ural Owl -- L
  • Water Pipit -- L
  • White Wagtail
  • White-cheeked Starling -- L
  • White-naped Crane -- L
  • White-winged (Two-barred) Crossbill -- L
  • White-winged Scoter
  • White-winged Tern -- L
  • Whooper Swan -- L
  • Willow Tit -- L
  • Wood Sandpiper -- L
  • Yellow-billed Grosbeak -- L
  • Yellow-browed (Inornate) Warbler -- L