In 1995 Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche visited Mongolia with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. At the end of the visit the Dalai Lama asked Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche to stay, teach and help the Mongolian people. Since then Rinpoche, has visited nearly every summer for a period of two months .

Rinpoche’s charitable projects benefit hundreds of people now suffering as a result of ever increasing poverty since the collapse of the Soviet Union. He visits the prisons, orphanages and schools. In 2001 Rinpoche formed Asral NGO to help both individuals and communities. If you would like todonate to support this work or get more information please visit the Asral website.

This year, we are pleased to present the latest news from Rinpoche’s visit to Mongolia–complete with pictures from the trip.

Please click on individual links below to see a day-by-day update of the visit:

UPDATE 1: Sunday August 9

UPDATE 2: Monday August 10

UPDATE 3: Thursday August 13

UPDATE 4: Friday August 14

UPDATE 5: Sunday & Monday Aug 16-17