Lama Norlha Rinpoche to perform blessing ceremony for OM Sanctuary next week

From the press release from OM Sanctuary:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 2012) — While touring Tennessee and North Carolina, the Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche will bring his teachings and perform a Blessing Ceremony for OM Sanctuary on Monday, May 14 starting at 5:00 p.m. On May 15, he will offer additional teachings beginning at 9:00 a.m. The events are free to the public ($35 donation suggested to help fund Lama Norlha’s travels). 

Lama Norhla Rinpoche, an accomplished meditation and retreat master, is the abbot of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery and director of Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Dharma centers in the eastern United States.

Born in 1938, in eastern Tibet he entered Korche Monastery at the age of five, receiving monastic ordination at fourteen. By the age of twenty-one, Lama Norlha had completed two three-year retreats. After the communist takeover of Tibet, he escaped on foot to India where he met Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. Following the sacred example of his own masters, Lama Norlha has dedicated his life to teaching the practices that provide students with the means of studying and practicing at a more profound level of commitment.

For more information write to or visit the website at

. OM Sanctuary is located off Riverside Drive, across the Pearson Bridge. Follow Richmond Hill Inn signs to 87 Richmond Hill Drive.


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