Rinpoche’s trip with a small group of students to the Padma Retreat Centre in Bhanodi, India was a great success on many counts. Generous donations were made to support the Centre, restore the century-old gompa and support the local families. Rinpoche bestowed a Padmasambhava empowerment and tsok on Padmasambhava’s day and led pujas and practices for his students including an elaborate Green Tara Puja over two days and outdoor meditations. With adventurous walks to caves in between, some students chose their own meditation caves for this life or another. The hospitality of the local committee was next to none and the two centres established a close bond that will foster ongoing involvement and opportunities for Rinpoche’s students at both locations.