Tharpaland, the blessed retreat center in Scotland where Geshe Kelsang did a long retreat, and where many others have had the opportunity to do short or long retreats, just sent out this update:
"Thank you for all your support and offers to help Tharpaland International Retreat Centre with the move. For now we are staying where we are and are running a full retreat programme until June 2012. We have no further news other than that Tharpaland's relocation is taking longer than we expected, please keep us in your prayers and dedications.
For those of you who want to help with the move please keep in touch and we will let you know how you can help and when as soon as we know ourselves. Also keep checking our website: www.tharpaland.org for any further updates and for retreat information. And meanwhile why not come to Tharpaland and enjoy our special retreat conditions?"
In Eight Steps to Happiness Geshe-la says "'Self' and 'other' are relative terms, rather like 'this mountain' and 'that mountain ... 'This' and 'that' therefore depend upon our point of reference. This is also true of self and other. By climbing down the mountain of self, it is possible to ascend the mountain of other, and thereby cherish others as much as we presently cherish ourself."