In this blog series, Geshe Tashi gives us regular updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic amongst the Tibetan diaspora in India through the lens of Sera Mey Monastery, home to 6,000 monks. In response to emails asking after his welfare and requesting advice in these difficult times, he generously shares his observations, thoughts and advice in his usual warm-hearted and accessible style.
In this update Geshe Tashi tells us about the closing of the local Tuesday market, and his attempts to secure fresh food for the monks. A visit to those who are quarantined in the building he lived in during his student years brings back vivid memories of the great kindness of an elder monk, and the lasting good that can follow from small but regular acts of kindness. It should be clear now, Geshe-la states, from the images we see and the reports we read, that we are by nature loving and kind. This is the best time, he says, to strengthen these natural tendencies and to put them into practice. Once again, this is an inspiring and uplifting teaching.
Here are the photos from Geshe-la’s rooms. What an amazing view. It really does look like a holiday resort!