The highest governing body of Namdroling Monastery, made up of HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, HE Gyangkhang Tulku Rinpoche, HE Muksang Kuchen Rinpoche, Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche, Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, recently announced the dates for its prayer ceremony, to be held during the second anniversary of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s parinirvana. Like last year it will be held from April 3-5, 2011 (Tibetan Date: Full moon day of the First Month and 1st and 2nd day of the Second Month according to Tibetan Lunar Calendar).
The monks of Namdroling will gather at the Padmasambhava Buddhist Vihara and perform the Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities) ritual, and nuns will assemble at the ground floor of Zangdog Palri Temple to carry out Vajrasattva sadhana, according to Mindroling tradition. In addition, lay practitioners will recite Vajrasattva mantra and the prayer for the swift rebirth of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s incarnation. HE Gyangkhang Tulku Rinpoche, HE Muksang Kuchen Rinpoche, Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche, Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso will preside over the grand puja. Grand offerings of flowers and lights will beautify the temples of Namdroling Monastery, and food and tea will be served to all who will participate in the ceremony.
(Note on 4/3: To conform with cultural conventions for those speaking English, we have shifted this to “second” versus “third” anniversary.)