Last night past midnight I received the sad news from Kopan Monastery that Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup (one of my gurus) is now in an advanced stage of cancer. My dearest guru, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, has given advice yesterday that it would be very beneficial for Khen Rinpoche that those who have karmic connections with him, for example, those who have received advice from him, taken oral transmission from him, other teachings, or taken refuge with Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup, should do the Ksithigarbha (地藏王菩萨) practice as many times as possible.
|Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, July 2011|
Venerable Roger, Lama Zopa Rinpoche's attendant, also reported in his blog last night.....
"Lama Zopa Rinpoche was doing a lot of prayers, slowly as his mouth has difficulty pronouncing the words. Rinpoche wanted to go down to spend some time with Lama Lhundrup to do prayers together and give a lung. Lama Lhundrup does not move much these days and is very quiet. I asked Kunkyen if Lama Lhundrup was OK as Rinpoche wanted to come down.
Kunkyen checked and said, “OK”. I went up and explained to Rinpoche, “OK.”
Rinpoche started to do some preparation and then in the next minute Lama Lhundrup had come upstairs and was waiting outside, respectfully saying, “Rinpoche can’t come down, I must come up.” (Keep in mind that Lama Lhundrup’s cancer is quite advanced.)
Then proceeded a beautiful dance – the movement between two gracious lamas: one having advanced cancer, the other having had a stroke not long ago, the right side still not working. They both acted humbly, graciously and quietly; the feeling was very calm and peaceful. Awkwardly, Rinpoche tried moving his text and with slurred speech gave the lung with Lama Lhundrup sitting opposite slightly bent over, very still and quiet. It didn’t take long. And then they both parted."
It is really touching and heartening to see how deep Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup's guru devotion is for his guru, that even though he is very sick himself, he still made his way to see Lama Zopa Rinpoche, full of respect.
If you have the karmic affinity with Khen Rinpoche and/or is his student, please urgently offer your prayers and do the Ksithigarbha practice as many times as possible for his immediate recovery and long life. Click here for the Ksithigarbha practice.
May Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup recover immediately from cancer and may we be able to meet him again the soonest possible. We miss you, Khen Rinpoche. _/|\_