Today, 25 May, Karma Thinley Rinpoche's seventy ninth birthday will be celebrated in his presence at his nunnery, Tegchen Legshay Ling, in Nepal. Prayers for Rinpoche's long life will be made throughout our dharma community.
In order to mark this auspicious occasion at Kagyu Ling, Rinpoche's long life prayer was recited continuously throughout the day on Sunday, 23 May. Many sangha members came together to recite the long life prayer from 6am to 8pm and concluded the day with the Guru Rinpoche Tsok puja. The long life prayer was recited with great devotion 3033 times in all. The day also included three sessions of the short Guru Rinpoche puja.