The program also had some 'special guests' during some of the group sessions in the Stupa. The participants were joined in their morning session by many of the youngest monks of Mindrolling. They recited the prayers with all the participants and even joined in the meditation session.
The retreat was made possible through the hard work and diligence of many people, especially the monks of Mindrolling, nuns of Samten Tse and the western staff. Everyone attending the retreat program were greatly overjoyed to be in Mindrolling and grateful to be a part of something so inspiring and invaluable. Every participant returned to his or her home with renewed joy and enthusiasm in practicing the precious Buddhadharma and made many aspirations to return again and again within the sacred environment of Og Min Ogyen Mindrolling.