His Holiness Sakya Trizin returned in mid-December from the annual Sakya Monlam in Lumbini, Nepal. The Monlam was a great success, with around 4000 people in attendance.
At the moment His Holiness is in Rajpur, India. In March, shortly after the Tibetan New Year, His Holiness will travel to Pokhara, Nepal, where will bless a new Tibetan monastery. His Holiness's main foreign activities in the Summer will be giving teachings in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Today, 2 January is the birthday of Jetsunma Kunga Thinley Palter, the daughter of His Holiness's son, His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche. Lama Jampa conveyed his best wishes for Jetsunma's birthday on the phone to His Holiness and Gyal Yum Kushog-la. We pray for her long life and wish her all success in her dharma activities.