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His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche enthrones the 6th batch of Khenpos and Vajracharyas (Dorje Lopon) in Namdroling Monastery

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

On the auspicious day of the 18th March 2011, His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche enthroned the sixth batch of Khenpos and Vajracharyas. There were one hundred and ten graduates from Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (NNI), the prestigious branch University of Namdroling Monastery who were the recipients of the highest degree. Similarly, there were eighteen Lamas who have completed their three-year retreat, as well as service for the monastery, and were worthy recipients of the Vajracharya degree.

The enthronement ceremony started at 9.30 am when all the degree recipients proceeded in a line towards Zangdog Palri Palace. In front of the holy body of the late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche which is preserved at the Nirmanakaya Temple of Zangdog Palri, the recipients took oath in the presence of HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, HE Gyangkhang Tulku Rinpoche, HE Muksang Tulku Rinpoche, Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche, Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche.

At the main temple, Padmasambhava Buddhist Vihara, Kuchen Rinpoche performed the enthronement ritual and then conferred the degree as well the ceremonial hats both of Khenpo and Vajracharya to all the worthy recipients. Kuchen Rinpoche and Khenchen Pema Sherab gave spiritual advice to all the newly enthroned Khenpos and Vajracharyas to preserve their identity and to work hard to fulfill the wishes of the late HH Penor Rinpoche. This was followed by offering of khatas (ceremonial scarves) to the Khenpos and Vajracharyas.

In the afternoon at 1pm, the Khenpos and Vajracharyas made mandala offering to HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche and also offered ceremonial scarves to the three main Khenpos and two main Tulkus as a token of gratitude.

News from Namdroling

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Dear Friends,

Prayers for Japan
We are very sorry to hear and know this most damaging tsunami and fire caused by this earthquake. We the Tulkus, khenpos, and thousands of monks and nuns of Namdroling monastery, are dedicating all our merit and virtue for those who have lost their loved one’s and family during this very scary earthquake.

We are praying and accumulating merits now in our monastery which we started from 12th of March 2011 and we are continuing this prayer and puja till 19th of March 2011.

We send our condolences with our sincere prayers and blessings to all and we are requesting blessings from all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to all peoples of Japan and those who lost their lives.

Summer Retreat
We are conducting our summer retreat starting from 10th of July to 10th of August, 2011 for one month as before. This year we have invited the head of our Palyul lineage HH Kuchen Rinpoche the 12th Palyul Throne holder and two other heart sons, HE Gyangkhang Rinpoche and HE Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche. We hope you all could join this retreat in memory of our Late Holiness and with his blessings.

With blessings and love to you all,
Namdroling Monastery
South India

Parinirvana Ceremonies at Namdroling Monastery

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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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: