Friday, April 17, 2009

Wesak 2009 Message

Dear all compassionate, most kind and generous Tsum benefactors and supporters,

Myself, all Tsum Rachen Nunnery and Mu Monastery Sanghas, our most respected Guru Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche and all Guru’s prayers and appreciation are always with all benefactors, supporters and selfless volunteers.

1. The Tsum Project started since 2003 and up to now due to Guru’s blessings and the endless support from all benefactors and selfless volunteers, we have are now able to offer three meals to over 200 over sanghas everyday, free medication to all Tsum villagers, free languages and spiritual education to all sanghas and children.

We have completed building a proper kitchen where we can cook for over 1000 people during our annual Om Mani Padmi Hum and Guru Padmasambhava retreat, public teaching, public retreats and events. Other completed facilities include a health care centre, over 100 sanghas room in Rachen Nunnery for the nuns, guest rooms, rooms for Resident Geshes, Lamas, teachers, doctors and volunteers and all other facilities.

By the end of this year, we hope to complete certain phase in Mu Monastery for the monks and for the purpose of social service to accommodate the local people.

No words can express my joy and happiness. I’m just Happy! Happy! Rejoice! Rejoice! And these accomplishments are all due to every individual’s help and support. Once again, numberless thanks and our prayers are always with all benefactors, supporters and volunteers.

2. At this moment, we have one new phase which is going to kick start soon. It is the building of Chenrezig 100,000 Nyung Nya Temple in Rachen Nunnery where we target to house at least 1000 retreaters.

Once we have sufficient funds we will start this project which I hope will be very soon so that the Nyung Nya retreat can quickly take place. It is in our vision to be able to accumulate 100,000 Nyung Nya in this life time and it will be done in Tsum Himalaya at Rachen Nunnery.

So I like to ask everyone to come together to help actualize this marvelous “One in the world” project. This is for the benefits of world peace and towards happiness of numberless beings and for sure for the benefits of enlightenment of all beings and to serve and please all Gurus and Buddhas, and especially to serve the Compassionate Buddha Chenrezig, our Guru Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khenrinpoche.

3. This year Rachen Nunnery and Mu Monastery is organizing a few months of Nyung Nya retreat for Wesak / Sakadawa Month, then followed by millions and millions of Compassionate Buddha's six syllable mantra and Guru Padmasambhava 's mantras recitation. Our sanghas and retreats will dedicate all these merits accumulated to all Tsum benefactors, supporters, volunteers for their good health, long life, prosperity, most happy and a most meaningful life.

For those who are new to this project and wish to send in list of names for dedication, may forward them to me at Our service is not extended only to benefit the Tsum Villagers but to reach to all the numberless peoples and numberless beings in this world.

If you wish to know more about Tsum project please to go

For those living in Taiwan, you may contact our Tsum project coordinator Mrs Sue Sue Chen at

Happy Wesak Day!!!
Director of Tsum Project Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Friday, March 20, 2009


Some lovely pictures of Tsum Himalaya landscape and it's surroundings taken by Geshe Tenzin Zopa.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tsum Drakar Taco

Pictures taken by Geshe Zopa

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Khen Rinpoche visits Tsum Village in 2006

Pictures taken by Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Sunday, January 25, 2009

2009 Chinese New Year and Losar Greetings

To all my dearest most respected enlightened gurus and sanghas, dharma brothers and sisters, all the compassionate and kind sponsors and supporters of TSUM Himalaya Sangha project,

We all TSUM Sanghas, staff and all the villagers would like to wish everyone all the happiness filled with abundance and prosperity plus an enlightening both Chinese and Tibetan new year.

I have arranged 1 million recitation of the Compassionate Buddha’s mantra practice, millions of recitation of Guru Rinpoche mantra and 8 sets of Nyung Nay retreats by all sanghas and lay people from Tsum Village everyday and in each session these prayers are dedicated to all the sponsors and supporter’s good health, long life, prosperity and enlightenment. This is our way of showing appreciation for your kind support all these years.

For your information, I have done an observation and the above practice comes out most beneficial to benefactors and supporter of TSUM. All past years, we continue to do pujas and prayers for all.

If you have any one you like to include in our daily prayers and dedication, please email me at

In the meantime, I like to inform everyone that the past 6 years of TSUM Project have been very successful, well managed and has brought great benefit to the TSUM villagers in particularly over 100 sanghas is equipped with proper education with qualified teachers, better living conditions, food, medication and qualified doctors.

Spiritual Gurus like Geshe Tenzin Chogley came along the way we all wished and I can say that we have saved the pure dharma practice in that village. We have restored and establish unbelievable education practices and living conditions which were very much needed by the sanghas and villagers. All these can only happen because of you benefactors and supporters who have been so kind, compassionate and generous.

I have many visions and with the blessings of my Gurus Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup to actualize new gompas (prayer halls), many holy object shrines, proper facilities for Nyung Nay retreats and other retreats where millions of various mantras are recited and dedicated for world peace, long life of gurus and especially for benefactors and supporters.

My vision is to build a gompa where we can host at least one thousand people. We are in the process of architectural drawing, marking the land and sourcing suppliers. My other visions are to actualize a huge image of 1,000 arm Compassionate Buddha, build 100 huge stupas and restoring one amazing unique prayer wheel which has the history of self turning by the dakini angels when there are no human beings. All these wonderful meritorious projects are benefiting to world project and these visions can only be actualized by the kindness and generosity of benefactors coming together.

I pray that every single moment karma ripens and every single moment we come together to actualize this vision which has the great power to bring peace and happiness in the world and all being.

Anybody who is also inspired with this vision and would like to participate in this meritorious charity project to email me at

Thank you.

Geshe Zopa, Tsum Sanghas and Staffs.