Rinpoche arrived in New York on the 4th august. He had been invited by Nyingma Buddhist association USA for the annual Tredha Tsechu puja. During his one week stay there, Rinpoche attended the 25th anniversary of Palyul Retreat Centre in upstate, New York, blessed the new center of Palyul Namdrolling and was also invited by United Sherpa Association (USA) to their temple for blessing and teaching.
After Rinpoche’s program ended in New York, He travelled to Tokyo, Japan. There in Sawara, Chiba, Rinpoche inaugurated the Samye Chokhorling, New Nyingma monastery. He gave teachings and Rigzin Thugthig wang in Tokyo where many people attended.