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The Cremation of Jetsün Dechen Wangmo

Written by: Mindrolling International News Staff
Published on: 3 November 2011

Jetsun Dechen Wangmo

Jetsün Dechen Wangmo

The cremation of Jetsün Dechen Wangmo took place on the 24th of October at the Mindrolling Monastery. The kudung of Jetsün Kushog was taken ceremoniously in procession to the Great Peace Stupa grounds. There, in the presence of Their Eminences Khenchen Rinpoche, Penam Rinpoche and Khochhen Rinpoche and other eminent tulkus and monks of the Mindrolling Monastery, Jetsün Kushog was cremated in accordance with all the ritualistic traditions. The sangha of Mindrolling offered prayers and offerings to Jetsün Kushog and spent the day in contemplation and practice.

Jetsün Dechen Wangmo, who passed away at the age of 86, on the 17th of October at Mindrolling, was the aunt of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen, the 11th throne holder of Mindrolling, and the mother of His Eminence the 9th Minling Khenchen Rinpoche.

Monks carry the Kudung of Jetsün Dechen Wangmo for cremation.


Their Eminences Khochen Rinpoche, Khenchen Rinpoche, Penam Rinpoche and Venerable Tulku Lhundrub Tengay offering prayers during the traditional cremation.


The Purkhang.


Penam Rinpoche leading the prayer offering from the first direction.


Khochhen Rinpoche leading the prayer offering from the second direction.

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