27th March, 2010 marked the very auspicious occasion of a Tenzhug (longevity ceremony) being offered to His Eminence D.G. Khochhen Rinpoche in the Guru Lhakhang of the Great Stupa of Mindrolling Monastery. The practice was performed in the presence of a large congregation of dignitaries such as Ogyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Lodrö Gyari Rinpoche, as well as the representatives of the Nyingma School in the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and representatives of various monasteries. All the monks of Mindrolling Monastery, the nuns of Samten Tse, and a great number of members of the lay community attended the ceremony to pay their respects and be a part of the beautiful and moving ceremony. The Tenzhug was offered at the inspiration of Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche and it was a particularly joyous occasion since the entire sangha came together to offer it collectively to H.E. Khochhen Rinpoche.
The sangha of Mindrolling has been truly blessed to have the guidance of His Eminence D.G. Khochhen Rinpoche since the re-establishment of the Mindrolling Monastery in India. His Eminence D.G. Kochhen Rinpoche's loving patience and strength in maintaining the golden lineage of Mindrolling is an example that is rare and truly inspiring in these time. We pray that His Eminence D.G. Khochhen Rinpoche has a long life and continuous vast activities.