Mask Dances of the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche

Mask Dances of the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche

On 22th February 2010, the Eight day of the First Month of the Tibetan calendar, Drubchen (Great Accomplishment Practice) based on Palchen Dupa deity was started. On Tsechu, the tenth day of the same month, Cham or mask dances of the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche were performed before the giant thangka (scroll painting) of Guru Rinpoche, displayed to devotees in the morning. HE Gyangkhang Tulku Rinpoche and HE Muksang Kuchen Rinpoche presided over the Cham ceremony.

Amitayuus Long Life Thankga

Amitayuus Long Life Thankga

During the Drubchen, Khenchen Pema Sherab and Khenpos as well as Tulkus gave teachings based on the various aspects of Buddhist practice to lay people who assembled to recite vajra guru mantras.

At 3 am on the 16th day, the siddhi or the spiritual attainment of the Drubchen was taken by all the drupchen practitioners after which a giant thangka of Amitayuus was displayed followed by mask dances. A large crowd of people both ordained and lay gathered for this auspicious occasion. Drubwang or the empowerment of the drupchen was conferred to all the laypeople that were present. HE Gyangkhang Tulku Rinpoche and Khenchen Pema Sherab presided over the ceremony.

In the evening, the monks conducted the Butter Lamp Offering Prayer and made auspicious prayers thus concluding the drupchen.

Cham (Lama Dance) for Losar 2010

Cham (Lama Dance)

Lay Audience for Holy Lama Dance

Lay Audience for Holy Lama Dance