Zasep Tulku Rinpoche Announces the Consecration of a Choetan Dedicated to Master Robert Caputo and a Celebration for Master Dieter Spielkamp
Dear Gaden for the West Dharma Community and Friends,
I would like to share with you some excellent and inspiring news. While I was in Australia recently, Master Anthony Brown, the members of the Tang Soo Tao Federation, and myself celebrated the special occasion of the completion of the memorial choetan (stupa) dedicated to the founder of the Tang Soo Tao Federation, Master Robert Caputo, on the 19th of February 2015.
We also celebrated Master Dieter Spielkamp who entered a three year and three month retreat on Yamantaka on the same day. Master Dieter Spielkamp has been a practitioner of the Gelug Tibetan Buddhist lineage since 1978. Master Anthony Brown and Master Dieter Spielkamp received the initiation of Yamantaka from Kaybje Ling Rinpoche and Dieter, Vajrayogini from Kaybje Trijang Rinpoche in 1989.
It is wonderful that the building of Master Caputo’s memorial choetan has been completed. I am very proud of Master Dieter Spielkamp for starting his three year and three month retreat. It is very inspiring for all members of the Tang Soo Tao Martial Arts Federation and our spiritual communities around the world. I am rejoicing in Master Dieter’s commitment and determination to go into three year retreat. I will be visiting him from time to time to give my support for the completion of his retreat in year 2018. It is my most sincere wish that he will have a wonderful retreat and lots of realizations.
Zasep Tulku Rinpoche
Anthony Brown is the most senior master and head of the Tang Soo Tao Martial Arts Federation of Australia. Dieter Spielkamp is a fifth Dan rank and one of the senior masters of Tang Soo Tao Federation. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is the spiritual adviser of the Tang Soo Tao Federation.