The Rinchen Terdzod Empowerments

Gratitude to the Chöpöns

The two senior Chöpöns of Mindrolling, Chöpön Namdak Chöying and Chöpön Yeshe Gyatso, whose patient exertion and absolute unflagging dedication to the maintenance of traditional ritual has inspired many people. They work tirelessly with gentle humor and mindful exertion.

Chöpön Namdak Chöying and Chöpön Yeshe Gyatso

Photo credit: Chöpön Namdak Chöying and Chöpön Yeshe Gyatso
©2009 Mindrolling International

Chöpöns arranging the mandala

Photo credit: Chöpöns arranging the mandala ©2009 Mindrolling International

They are supported by a wonderful team of talented assistants who prepare the ritual tormas and other necessary articles for the hundreds of empowerments and ceremonies. The second group of monks assist in distribution, ensuring that no one among the thousands who are receiving the various implements of the empowerments is left out. This entire group works tirelessly during the empowerments and long into the night with great harmony and humor.

Preparing tormas for the next day's empowerments

Photo credit: Preparing tormas for the next day's empowerments
©2009 Mindrolling International

The  core coordinators, chöpöns, gekö and senior Samten Tse nun confer about upcoming empowerments

Photo credit: The core coordinators, chöpöns, gekö and senior Samten Tse nun confer about upcoming empowerments ©2009 Mindrolling International

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