In May 2011, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche visited Ewam and the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas to teach Shinay meditation to 30 devoted students at the new Ewam Buddhist Center in Missoula. A 7-day retreat focusing on teaching calm abiding techniques, the foundational meditation practice for Tibetan Buddhist students taught was translated by visiting Khenpo Sonam of Los Angeles, CA, and attended by novice and expert alike including Rinpoche’s brother and spiritual heir, Khenpo Namchak, and Rinpoche’s long-time student and Ewam/Namchak teacher in MT, Lama Tsomo. The week was filled with special evening practices such as the heart sutra, refuge, and bodhisattva vows, and tsok feasts. Given that Rinpoche visits Montana only 2-3 times per year, it was a special opportunity for long-time and new students of Rinpoche’s to spend valuable moments with him, learning and serving the Dharma. For information on upcoming retreats and related events in Missoula and Arlee, visit the Ewam website for the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism and Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche.