Mindrolling Appoints Nine New Khenpos
H.E. Khochhen Rinpoche presents the certificate to Gyurme Namdrol Gyatso.
On the auspicious 2nd day of the 1st lunar month of the New Year of the Female Snake, (12th Feb. 2013) nine new khenpos were enthroned at a ceremony held at the Mindrolling Monastery.
The ceremony attended by the entire monastic sangha, representatives of the local community and guests was officiated by Their Eminences, Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, Khochhen Rinpoche, Kathog Ontrol Rinpoche, Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche and numerous tulkus and khenpos of the monastery.
Also sngags Rabjam and mdo Rabjam certificates were bestowed to the monks who have completed these levels.
H.E. Khochhen Rinpoche, H.E. Khenchen Rinpoche, H.E. Kathog Ontrul Rinpoche and H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche during the ceremony.
The nine newly appointed khenpos with the rinpoches.
(from right to left) Khenpo Pema Tashi, Khenpo Karma Thrinley, Khenpo Wangchen Dondub, Khenpo Sangay Gyatso, Khenpo Thupten Tharchin, Khenpo Ogyen Tenzin, Khenpo Tulzhug Phelgye, Khentrul Marpa, Khenpo Sherab Wangchuk with (left to right) H.E. Khenchen Rinpoche, H.E. Khochhen Rinpoche, H.E. Kathog Ontrul Rinpoche and Ven. Tulku Lhundrub Tengay.
Ceremony of enthronement of the new khenpos.
The new khenpos during the ceremony.
The newly appointed khenpos offer Mandala to H.E. Khochhen Rinpoche.
Some of the new khenpos.
The khenpos with other Shedra graduates.
A Shedra graduate with new khenpos Khenpo Karma Thrinley and Khentrul Marpa.
Khentrul Marpa offers mandala to H.E. Khenchen Rinpoche.
Photo Credits: ©2013 Mindrolling International