Religion: The Rinchen Terzoe wang, lung, and thri that was presided over by Dzongsar Jamyang Khentse Rinpcche at Takila in Lhuentse ended on June 13.

His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyeltsuen, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey graced the event along with more than 5,000 devotees.

The four-month Rinchen Terzoe wang, lung and thri concluded with long life blessing of Terton Ratna Lingpa.

Upon the completion of the four-month event, organisers from Druk Odiyana Foundation, lams, khenpos, monks and devotees offered Tenzhu or long life prayer for Dzongsar Jamyang Khentse Rinpoche.

On the closing day, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche said the devotees who received the treasure blessings were very lucky and that they should keep up the practice.

Bhutanese should promote the tradition and culture, and look after the environment, he added.

Rinpoche said that the teachings of Buddha are deteriorating and that the devotees, even if they are not able to promote the teachings, should at least be able to practice Guru’s teachings.

The collection of terma (hidden treasures) teachings revealled by 108 tertoens were compiled by Khenkong Chogsum, Jamyang Khentse Wangpo, Kongtrul Yonten Jamtsho and Chogyur Dechen Lingpa in the 1850s.

Kinzang Tobgay, an organiser, said people were lucky to have received Rinchen Terzoe wang, lung and thri. “Receivers of wang, lung and thri should practice from now on.”

Devotees expressed their happiness and gratitude to the organisers and Rinpoche for the blessings.

One of the devotees, Sangay, said that such blessings and oral transmission is necessary. “When we receive such blessings, our sins get purified,” he said.

A laymonk, Phuntsho Tshering, said that the blessings and oral transmissions were more fulfilling than his three-year solitary retreat.

In four months, Dzongsar Jamyang Khentse Rinpoche completed 70 Rinchen Terzoe texts, 830 blessings, and 58,068 pages of oral transmissions and commentaries.

More than 300 temporary rooms were constructed in the area of the Guru statue and remained packed.

Tashi Phuntsho | Lhuentse