On Saturday 13, Rinpoche gave ? Hayagriva empowerment ? to the community at Lake Street Church in Evanston between 1pm to 3pm. From 4pm *4.30pm Rinpoche talked about his experience in Tibet especially about his 20 years imprisonment. Actually Rinpoche has written a book about his experience in Tibet and it is translated into English.
On Sunday the 14, (10am-12pm) Rinpoche was invited by TibetCenter run by Mr. Tsering Tashi, a former official of Tibetan Govt. in exile. Program was exclusively for non-Tibetans. Between 1.30pm-3.30pm Rinpoche had prayer with the Tibetan community at our own community center.
After the prayer Rinpoche gave advice especially directed to the children and ended the gathering with Q&A session from religion to diaspora of Tibetans. Mr. Gawa la and Mr. Sonam la assisted Rinpoche during all the religious ceremonies. Numerous families invited Rinpoche to their new homes for blessing and good luck.
Mr. Kelsang Draggo and family hosted and chaperoned Rinpoche during his entire stay in Chicago.