There are a number of reasons why I thought it would be a good idea to start my own website.
As you may know, I have been appointed Abbot of Sera Mey Monastery by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. While I am away I would like a way to keep connected with all those of you who have told me you want to stay in touch. So this is my first reason.
In addition, I have a plan to record podcasts once or twice a month. Firstly I need to get settled, but from about September or October I will pick a topic and talk for about fifteen or twenty minutes. I won’t use texts, but this will be my way of keeping up our good connection.
At the same time I will write a short monthly column here on this site. I don’t know exactly what I will write, but it will be a way to share some of my experiences, and give you an update on how things are going. I have already written the first one (see my blog).
Then gradually, if there are signs that people are reading and listening to these things and if interest continues, I will use this website to host some kind of a short, structured course to test things out. To begin with, this could be three or six twenty minute classes on a particular topic.
This website will help me do all these things. In this way I will keep in touch with those of you I’ve had a connection with for all these years.
With best wishes,