A kilogramme of gold, five kg silver and Nu 68.6M was offered to the Je Khenpo.

Sponsors and organising committee on Saturday offered gold, silver, cash, and other items to His Holiness the Je Khenpo in gratitude for administering Kangyur Oral Transmission at Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu.

The offerings were made at the end of Khandro Tenzhu or  a prayer requesting long life for His Holiness the Je Khenpo. The team offered one kg gold, five kg silver, and Nu 50 million.

As kuten or offering representing body, they offered gold plated mendrel tsombu (replica of Mount Meru), gold plated statues of Tsepamey (Buddha Amitayus), Drolma (tara), Namgyalma (Ushnisha Vijaya), Guru Rinpoche, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, and 25 clay statues of the 25 disciples of Guru Rinpoche, which are called Jebang Nyernga.

A procession is enacted of His Holiness being escorted by the five dakinis

A procession is enacted of His Holiness being escorted by the five dakinis

As offerings representing speech, 52 volumes of Nyingma Gyudbum, 33 volumes of Terton Dorji Lingpa’s dharma treasures, 25 volumes of Terton Pema Lingpa’s treasures, eight volumes of Phamo Druba’s treasures, and one volume of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel’s treasure were offered. The volumes are writings and commentaries of the tertons and great masters.

As offerings representing mind, a gold plated Kadam Choeten and a Jangchub Choeten were offered. A pair of silver bumpa (pitcher) and a big phurpa (vajra) that represented activity were also offered.

On November 5, during the kadrin tangra tshokhor for Yeshey Gonpo Chamdrel or a grand feast offering to the three Dharmapalas, Mahakala, Palden Lhamo and Jaro Dongchen, Nu 10 million was offered as changyeb and another Nu 8.6 million was offered when the committee presented the accounts to His Holiness the Je Khenpo.

Uzha Pema Thongdrel or Ugyen Pedzha (Five-petalled lotus hat of Guru Rinpoche), three dharma robes, sets of clothes, traditional boot (Tshoglam), 13 rolls of carpets (Dramtsu den), and 25 verities of grains (Druna) were also offered.

The sponsors of the Kangjur Oral Transmission were Zhun dratshang, His Eminence Pedtseling Trulku, His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa, Trulku Dorji Thogmey, Lam Tshering Wangdi, Khenpo Garab Dorji, Khenpo Karma Jigme,  Aja Lam Kunga Gyaltshen, Lam Kezang Tshultrim, Kadam Khenpo Tashi Chophel, Khenpo Sangye Chhoedak and 17 rabdeys.

Initially when the oral transmission was started, the17 rabdeys combined, Zhung dratsang, and each of the individuals contributed Nu 2.5 million each. The sponsors and originasing committee were purely responsible for meeting the expenses related to oral transmission and organising other related ceremonies and activities.

The heads of Nyingma Choedeys or religious and monastic institutes of Nyingma tradition and the Zhung dratshang jointly organised the Kangjur Oral Transmission that began on August 2 and ended on November 3.

It was the fourth time His Holiness the Je Khenpo administered the kanjyur transmission in the country. His Holiness received the oral transmission of kanjyur from His Holiness Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje.

Tenzin Namgyel


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