Dear Friends,

I’m sorry for creating a situation that made people worry.

For many years I have had a little bit of a problem with the prostate, for which I have now had surgery and am recovering very well.

I so appreciate all your concern and am grateful for all your continuous good wishes.

Due to the surgery, I have to postpone major teaching events just for the time being. So please don’t worry.

Meanwhile, pray to Sakyamuni Buddha, Guru Rinpoche, and Arya Tara for the longevity of the Buddhadharma.

And if someone like me being alive can contribute to the continued existence of the Buddha’s teachings on this earth for even one day, then it’s worthwhile living that extra healthy day.