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The weekend before Thanksgiving 2014, was bright and crisp in Saugerties, NY, where Blazing Wisdom Institute opened its new center to friends, supporters, and its new neighbors.


Joined by Khenpo Sonam Topgyal Rinpoche of the Riwoche Society and Temple in Toronto, Canada; the Third Bardor Tulku Rinpoche and Lama Tratop of Kunzang Palchen Ling in nearby Red Hook, NY; and longtime friends Lama Surya Das and Krishna Das, Tulku Sherdor opened the gathering with the question:

What are we really doing here? For the answer to that question, please watch this video:

Watch Bardor Tulku Rinpoche present a gift to Tulku Sherdor in this video

Watch Khenpo Sonam Topgyal Rinpoche teach on the motivation for practicing dharma in this video:

And view a beautiful gallery of photos by John Dean here.