The Parinirvana of
Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche

Wondrous and Awe-inspiring Signs

Full moon with halo as seen on the 7th night

At Mindrolling, on the 7th night, after the Kudung had been carried to the main shrine hall, the moon displayed a distinct halo. Photo credit: Michael Hruska ©2008

Kyabje Rinpoche remained in samadhi for three days. The Kudung was in meditation in perfect peace and radiant brilliance for those three days. For a period of one week, in order to tame the minds of beings, many miraculous signs appeared. These wondrous signs awed and inspired all those who witnessed them thus strengthening their devotion and inspiring ever-increasing efforts to truly practice the dharma.

As Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche had led an exemplary life, completely devoted to the authentic buddhadharma without any bias, he was loved and respected by all the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Immediately after his passing, teachers and students from all the four schools began arriving at the Mindrolling Monastery to offer their respects and devotions to the Kudung of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche.

The moon with rainbows and wondrous signs

Throughout India and the world, reports came of displays of rainbow lights and other signs around the moon. This photo was taken at Mindrolling. Photo credit: Michael Hruska ©2008

On the third day of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche's samadhi, Kyabje Sakya Trizin, head of the Glorious Sakya Order, arrived to offer his respects to the Kudung. At the request of Sangyum Kushog, Kyabje Sakya Trizin performed the ritual requesting Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen to dissolve the samadhi of dharmadhatu. Kyabje Sakya Trizin then adjourned to the Shakyamuni shrineroom of the Great Stupa where he lead an assembly of monks from the Glorious Sakya Monastery in an extensive session of the ritual sadhana of Khacödma (Vajrayogini).

Rainbow around the sun

Rainbow around the sun. Photo credit: Sophie Perks ©2008