Mindrolling Retreat 2012 with
HE Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
A Glimpse of Ritual
The tour coincided with the conclusion of the Eight Heruka Drubchö performed each year by the monks of the monastery and the retreatants were able to witness the cham (ritual dance) and the ritual burning of the Zor (torma) as part of the dispelling all obstacles ritual.
All the participants gather in the field to watch the burning of the torma.
Cham or ritual dance outside the main shinreroom of the monastery on the last day of the Eight Heruka drubchö
The monks gather with all the ritual instruments before the start of the fire and the burning of the torma.
The monks lighting the fire.
The fire and the lighting of the fire-crackers.
The fire well under way.
Rinpoche, Jetsünla, the nuns and some of the younger monks watch the fire ceremony from the monastery rooftop.
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