Parinirvana Ceremonies at Namdroling Monastery

Above are recent photos from the ceremonies now ongoing at Namdroling Monastery. We thought to share these and the following notice, posted inside of Namdroling Monastery, in order to aid our students who are now carrying through practice and maintaining their connection with Holiness in this way.

“This is to inform all that the First Parinirvana Anniversary Puja of our Beloved Guru, the late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche will be carried out for five days with effect from 14th March 2010. The timings of the sessions will be as follows:

Morning  session: 7 am to 9 am and 9.30 am to 11 am

Afternoon session: 1 pm to 3 pm.     Evening session: 3.30 pm to 5 pm

All the monks will gather at the Golden Temple, Padmasambhava Buddhist Vihara, to perform Shitro (100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) sadhana. All the monks are requested to wear Choego (Yellow Ceremonial Robe).

All the nuns will gather at Zangdog Palri Temple to carry out the Vajrasattva Sadhana according to Minling Tradition. (Minling Dorsame).

Students of the His Holiness who are lay practitioners can assemble for the ceremony at the Golden Temple. They can do Vajrasttva practice. Guru Yoga and recite the prayers for the swift rebirth of His Holiness.

All the retreatants of Ngondro, Tsalung and Dzogchen should also participate in this prayer ceremony and they should gather at their respective locations for retreat session at night from 7 pm.”

YouTube Video of ZangdokPelri:

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4 Responses to “Parinirvana Ceremonies at Namdroling Monastery”

  1. admin says:

    Thank you for your questions.

    Both Shitro (100 Deities) and Dorsem (Vajrasattva) are the appropriate practices for this sort of occasion and so one practice was assigned to the monk’s group and one to the nun’s group since they were practicing in different temples. Both monks and nuns were carrying through both Shitro and Dorsem at this time last year.

    As for it being from the Mindroling tradition, it just means that it comes from there originally. It is a common Namdroling practice which originated from Mindroling mother monastery in Tibet.

    • admin says:

      Erratum:
      Please note that photos 2 of 13 and 11 of 13 are actually Nuns in Zangdokpelri temple; not monks in the Golden Temple.
      Apologies for the error.

  2. wangtul says:

    is there any problem to chant mindrolling texts by nun?

  3. Sussan says:

    Just curious – why do the nuns chant Mindroling texts? If anyone knows?