Monk to make rare West Coast visit

The Venerable Khenpo Umbar is visiting North America for the first time and he’s coming to Ucluelet.

Umbar is the Abbot of Longen Monastery, Golok, Tibet where he resides over 2,000 monks and nuns. He has never before stepped out of Asia.

A clairvoyant and energy reader, he’s a master of Dzogpa Chenpo and a practitioner of Chod and Tsa Lung.

“He is a very pure and powerful spiritual master and psychic,” said Ucluelet local Trevor Jones. “He is also able to provide insights into obstacles you are currently facing or will face in your life.”

Umbar is being brought in by the Kathok Meditation Centre-founded in Qualicum in 1995.

Jones said locals have been working with Chinese and Canadian authorities to arrange Umbar’s visit for the past five months.

Tulku Karzang Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist teacher will join Umbar, who will give a public talk at the Ucluelet Community Centre Thurs., Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. reporter@westerlynews.