10-1-2135 (16 February, 2008) Namdroling Monastery. The giant thankga of Guru Rinpoche and cham (lama dance) of the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche took place today, as is the yearly tradition. A giant statue of Guru Rinpoche is rolled out for the public to see. The eight manifestations and Guru Tsengyed (eight manifestations) are held by the monastery entrance. Participants are allowed to offer katag at the conclusion of the dance. Click to see more pictures.

Giant Guru Rinpoche, surrounded by his dakas and dakinis

Giant Guru Rinpoche, surrounded by his dakas and dakinis