The Parinirvana of
Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche

More Teachers Journey to Mindrolling

His Eminence Master Ti Ching with Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche, His Eminence Khochhen Rinpoche, and Ms. Aiwen Shih (front)

From left to right: Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Ms. Aiwen Shih (front), HE Khochhen Rinpoche,and HE Master Ti Ching. Photo credit: Lama Riga ©2008

HE Master Ti Ching arrived on the 3rd of March to pay respects to the Kudung of Kyabje Rinpoche. Master Ti Ching, a great supporter to the Mindrolling Monastery over the past many years and sponsor of the Great Stupa, made vast offerings to the Mindrolling sangha and joined in the Kudung Chöpa on the 4th of March.

On the 8th of March, the senior monks of Mindrolling Monastery got together to make vast offerings to the Kudung. The senior monks made great offerings of butterlamps, flowers and a very extensive feast offering, which was distributed to the entire monastic and lay sangha and the local community.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Khandro Tseyang with Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Khandro Tseyang with Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche during their visit to Mindrolling. Photo credit: Lama Riga ©2008

On the 10th of March, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Khandro Tseyang came to pay their respects to the Kudung. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the head of Shambhala International and a renowned teacher of Buddhadharma, spoke at length with Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche about Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's deep respect for Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen and the profound connection shared between Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's father.

HE Khochhen Rinpoche with the visiting delegation from Sikkim.

HE Khochhen Rinpoche with the visiting delegation from Sikkim. Photo credit: Lama Riga ©2008

On the 14th of March a delegation from Sikkim headed by Shri D.N. Takarpa, Hon'ble Speaker of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly visited Mindrolling Monastery to pay their respects to the kudung of His Holiness Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen on behalf of the Government of Sikkim. Shri D.N. Takarpa was accompanied by the representatives of ten major monasteries of Sikkim— Ven Lachen Gomchen Rinpoche, Ven. Lachung Rinpoche, Ven. Gonjang Rinpoche, Serdup Dunzing Rinpoche, Shri N. Dorjee IAS (Rtd. Secretary) Chief Coordinator of All Sikkim Buddhist Duechen organization and Shri T. Norbu (Sr. Gondrung) Eccl. Affairs.

HE Lhatrul Rinpoche, one of the eminent tulkus of the Palyul lineage and one who shares a deep bond with Mindrolling, also arrived on the 14th of March to pay respects to the Kudung. Rinpoche was accompanied by several of his students from Taiwan. HE Lhatrul Rinpoche made vast offerings to the Kudung and the sangha of Mindrolling and joined in the Kudung Chöpa on the 15th of March.

Kyabje Yongdzin Ling Rinpoche

Kyabje Yongdzin Ling Rinpoche in the Shakyamuni Shrineroom. Photo credit: Lama Riga ©2008

On the 16th of March, one of the foremost teachers of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, Kyabje Yongdzin Ling Rinpoche arrived in Mindrolling to pay respects to the Kudung. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche performed the Lama Chöpa ritual with 25 monks from the Tashi Gomang monastery as an offering to Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen in the Shakyamuni shrineroom of the Great Stupa. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche then joined the Kudung Chöpa in the main shrineroom with the rest of the Mindrolling sangha. HE Dzatrul Rinpoche and HE Datrul Rinpoche also joined in the Kudung Chöpa on the same day.

HE Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche, one of the preeminent Nyingma teachers, arrived on in Mindrolling on the fourth day of April. HE Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche paid his respects to the Kudung on the 5th of April and made vast offerings to the Kudung.