(April 20, 2017) Earlier this week, monks and nuns from Kopan Monastery and Khachoe Gyakil Ling Nunnery (Kopan Nunnery) in Nepal joined Yangsi Rinpoche, Jim’s family members, and other students at the Great Stupa at Bouda and at the Stupa at Swayambhu to bless the ashes of our dear departed founder, Professor James Blumenthal, and spread his ashes there according to Jim’s wishes.

Students and friends also gathered in a smaller ceremony in at Maitripa College in honor of Jim. Please click here to view some of this moving ceremony on the Maitripa College facebook page (there are several different video clips so please scroll down to view them all).