Giant Thankga; Guru Tsengyed Lama Dance

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....

Gutor

29-12-2134 (5 February, 2008) Namdroling Monastery. At the conclusion of the Drupchen, the torma is brought out to the field behind the Hospital and set afire. These photos show the ceremony.

Drupchen

25-12-2134 (1 February, 2008) Namdroling Monastery. As part of the year-end purification rituals and practice, the monks in Namdroling Monastery have started the 24-hour-a-day Gutor Purification puja. The practice will end on February 5 at which time the monks pass...