How are you today?
I am Marci’s old, childhood friend who helped set up the Tibetan Buddhist monks and Lama’s to pray for you. I thought it might inspire you to hear a bit about them since they continue to pray for you everyday.
As soon as Marci told me about you and urged me to request prayers I immediately called my boyfriend David, who was in Hong Kong at the time, traveling with his teacher, a very highly revered 85 year old Tibetan Buddhist master, we call Rinpoche (precious one), who was on his way to Tibet and resting for a week in between traveling. Rinpoche is so sought after for his amazing spiritual power that he often has to go into retreat and restore his energy. When he is in his monastery in Tibet there are lines of hundreds and hundreds of people a day to see him. So this time was one of the hard to see times, as Rinpoche was resting, so I felt extremely lucky that David was with him. His prayers are so uniquely amazing that it is always worth every ounce of effort to contact him.
Rinpoche is very renowned amongst serious Buddhists for being an authentically enlightened master. One of the last of the great one’s who were born and trained in Tibet before the Chinese occupation. I urged David to find a way to get a message to Rinpoche with a request to please pray for you. David was not sure he would be able to ask, but he said he would try his best.
Within a few hours he called me and said he was able to see Rinpoche in person and give him the message directly. He said Rinpoche, who is usually poker faced, smiled warmly when he heard your name and David was surprised because he thought that your situation was very dire and not something to smile about. Later David reflected and said that Rinpoche probably saw that you would improve, (slowly but surely) and felt confidence in your ability to heal. David also asked Rinpoche to recommend additional prayers that the monks in his monastery could do. So Rinpoche recommended Medicine Buddha prayers for you. So Marci and I arranged for many monks to pray along with Rinpoche for your healing.
Then I also contacted Lama Tharchin, a very dear Lama who is lives in CA, speaks English, and also knows Marci. Lama Tharchin prayed for Marci’s step father, Bob when he was in the hospital in a coma. We have had a lot of great healing experiences with Lama Tharchin. I requested to light several hundred “butter lamps” (like candles) at a great shrine at Lama Tharchin’s temple. All these butter lamps were dedicated to your best health and recovery and spiritual enlightenment. Also a group of Lama Tharchin’s students who are in retreat along with Lama Tharchin all started praying for you every day.
I got an email from Lama Tharchin last week asking about you. He is sure to keep in touch about you for a long time. When ever he makes a connection to pray for someone, he takes such good care to keep in touch and see how they are mending. So please know you have a big, loving support system at least in CA, Tibet and NY, and probably many other places as well. I keep you in my prayers and I hope you let all this healing light into your entire body and mind and slowly learn to mediate and heal with the infinite blessings that surround you.
Also if you want to go to a website connected to Lama Tharchin, http://www.vajrayana.org/. And here are some very helpful audio books to learn how to meditate, by another really great teacher, Tulku Thondup Rinpoche: Boundless Healing- http://www.tulkuthondup.com/cd_boundless_healing_guided_practice.htm or Healing Power of Loving Kindness- this is a book that comes with an audio CD: http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Power-Loving-Kindness-Book-Audio-CD/dp/1590306678
Sorry for the long email, but I hope this makes you happy. Please keep in touch, I am rooting for you with all my heart. Get well soon.
All the best healing wishes,
Susie (Susanna) Green