arrived at Lerab Ling on 21 August to conduct the inauguration of the Lerab Ling temple. He was greeted by more than 2000 people who lined the road all the way down from the Lerab Ling gate. His Holiness walked the length of the road, together with Sogyal Rinpoche, greeting people along the way.
Three thousand people attended the inauguration on 22 August, including Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche and many other lamas, 700 guests, including Madame Sarkozy, the First Lady of France, other dignitaries, and senior figures from different religious traditions. 2000 members of the Rigpa sangha also attended."