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Nepal Epilogue: The Shambhala Lineage Thangka - 1 comment

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Presentation of the Shambhala Lineage Thangka auspiciously follows the Gesar of Ling empowerment ceremonies in Pharpeng, Nepal

by Walker Blaine

The Sakyong with Mr. RongaeLast October was the joyous occasion of the Sakyong and his family receiving the complete transmission of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche’s mind-treasure, or gongter, in Pharpeng, Nepal. This two-week ritual event was filled with empowerments, teachings, and a myriad of blessings. 2,000 people attended the Gongter at its peak. The ceremonies concluded with a wondrous feast for the eyes and heart—the dances of Gesar of Ling performed by the Sakyong Wangmo, her sisters, and a large troupe of Namkha Drimed Rinpoche’s disciples in the grand monastery courtyard at His Eminence’s seat in Nepal, Rigon Tashi Choeling Monastery. Continue…

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