News from Mindrolling Monastery

Prepared by: Mindrolling International News Staff
Published: 12 March 2012


As is tradition at the Mindrolling Monastery, the monks performed the Gutor ceremony or Yamantaka Sadhana 10 days before the end of the lunar year. Venerable Tulku Lhundrub Tengay presided over the entire ceremony as the Dorje Lopön. The sadhana practice was held in the main shrine room of the monastery.

The Dorje Lopön, Umze and monks during the Gutor ceremony.

Venerable Tulku Lhundrub Tengay presiding as dorje lopon.

Losar—Year of the Male Water Dragon

There were no official Losar observances or celebrations in February due to the parinirvana in the previous Tibetan lunar year of the great masters Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche and Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and also in order to commemorate the tragic events in Tibet over the past several months.

Parinirvana Observance of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen

On the third day of Losar, the parinirvana (3rd Losar day, 2010) anniversary of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Kunzang Wangyal, the 11th throne-holder of Mindrolling, was observed with the Dorsem or Vajrasattva Sadhana performed at the Ladrang (residence) of Kyabje Rinpoche.

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche presided as the Vajracarya with Sangyum Kushog, Jetsün Dechen Paldrön, the nuns of Samten Tse Retreat Centre and many practitioners in attendance. Besides vast Tsog offerings, thousands of lamps were offered. Also donations to various charitable projects were made as offering to the great Guru of the lineage.

HE Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Jetsün Dechen Paldrön and Umze Karma Wozer and Samten Tse nuns during the Dorsem sadhana.

The Mindrolling sangha worldwide commemorated this day with intensive practice and offerings. In the evening the monastery offered thousands of lamps around the grounds and gardens of the monastery and all the practitioners gathered for prayers and circumambulations around the great Stupa which liberates upon seeing.

The Great Peace Stupa - on the evening of the Parinirvana
commemoration - adorned with thousands of lamp offerings.

Ani Karmer Wozer la, lighting butter lamps around the Great Stupa.

Samten Tse nuns assisting with the lighting of butter lamps.

The electric lamps offerings surrounding Sarasvati.

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