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Je Khenpo donates offerings

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Chakrasamvara: His Holiness the Je Khenpo donated more than Nu 14M to different agencies and organisations, after the grand tshokhor ceremony or fest offering for the conclusion of Pel Dechhog Khorlo Dompai wangchen (Chakrasamvara) in Punakha yesterday.

Of the total, Nu10M was donated to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national referral hospital, Thimphu to procure an echo-graphic machine, and another Nu 3M to buy a dialysis machine for kidney patients.

Nu 500,000 was donated for poor patient’s welfare fund in Mongar regional referral hospital.

The fund would help address shortage of machines and equipment in the hospital, dratsang lhentshog secretary Karma Penjor said. “The donation is entirely for the needy in the country,” he said.

His Holiness offered Nu 1.33M to Machhen lhakhang, a temple inside the Punakha dzong, where Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal’s embalmed body is kept.  The fund was the first sacred offering from those made to His Holiness by patrons and public at the wangchen.

His Holiness also gave Nu 1,000 each to more than 1,000 volunteers and people involved in the wangchhen from various agencies and organisations.

Donations were made from the millions offered to His Holiness  for empowering the Chakrasamvara blessing.

The Wangchhen committee, whose members were also the patrons, offered Nu 3.5M, two gold-plated statues (choeten) as ku (body offering), 112 volumes of kangur (Buddhist canon) as sungten (speech offering), a gold-plated stupa as

thugten (mind offering), a pair of gold-plated pitchers (bumpa), two tolas (one tola is 11.66g) of gold, two kilos of silver and brocades and silk.

“Offerings in cash could come to around Nu 10M,” the committee’s secretary general Thinley Thogmaith said.

By Tenzin Namgyel, Punakha

6 Comments to “Je Khenpo donates offerings”
  1. Phurbu | January 12th, 2013 at 02:41:46

    སྦྱིན་པའི་སྟོབས་ཀྱི་སངས་རྒྱས་ཡང་དག་འཕགས།
    མིའི་སེང་གེ་སྦྱིན་པའི་སྟོབས་རྟོགས་ཏེ།
    སྙིང་རྗེ་ཅན་གྱི་གྲོང་མཁྱེར་འཇུག་པ་ན།
    སྦྱིན་པའི་སྟོབས་ཀྱི་སྒྲ་ནི་གྲགས་པར་འགྱུར།
    མི་རྗེ་༧ སྐྱབས་རྗེ་མཁན་མཆོག་གང་གི་སྐུ་ཚེ་ཞབས་པད་ཡུན་དུ་བསྟན་པ་དང་
    མཛད་འཕྲིན་མཁའ་མཉམ་བཞིན་དུ་ཁྱབ་པས་རྗེ་གང་གི་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་དགོངས་པ་
    ཐམས་ཅད་འབད་མེད་ལྷུན་གྱི་གྲུབ་པར་འགྱུར་ཅིག། །།
    We need this kind of warm full heart extraordinary person in our country
    Who can provide wisdom compassion knowledge and help where it needed,
    My homage and pray for you and your kindness,
    And that’s what I called realization of realistic GNH

  2. ngoema | January 12th, 2013 at 00:27:12

    A role model for all Budhists. A true Trulku and Rimpoche; may he live long.

  3. XXX | January 11th, 2013 at 19:53:38

    We know Jekhenpo always does that. We never found taking the offering for his personal usage.

    other so called trulkus and Lams also follow that if they are really “Jangchubsempas”

    We know “chops” in urban now started to bargain how much are we going to pay for the rituals if they want them to perform .

    Long life Kjaybjee Jekhempo; that’s what we called Jangchub sempa disguise in human flesh. We will hard to find such living beings in this entire universe.

  4. Kevinlama23 | January 11th, 2013 at 16:04:05

    We all are very fortunate to get birth in Bhutan…. Long life His Holiness the Je Khenpo…

  5. Bangchung | January 11th, 2013 at 14:07:56

    JANG CHUB SEM CHOG RINPOCHE
    The Bodhicittas The precious Lamas

    MA KYE PA NAM KYE GYUR CHIG
    May the ones not yet born be born

    KYE PA NYAM PA MEY PAR YANG
    May the ones who born do not degenerate

    GONG NE GONG DU PEL BAR SHOG
    But arise and grow forever

    I take refuge in His Holiness the Je Khenpo

  6. jigme999 | January 11th, 2013 at 13:45:10

    tThe Benevolent activities of the Buddhist Master’s are infinitive and Amazing. For the Benefit of the people they are ever ready to sacrifice ones precious life…… We the Bhutanese people are very much happy to be born in Bhutan under the Unique Golden Under Umbrella of Spiritual Buddhist Religion….. We promise that to sustain the Buddhist Religion for Millions of Centuries we will safeguard our Unique Religion, Culture and Traditions. Long Live His Holiness Je Khenpo, Five Eminent Lopens, Your Majesty, Their Majesties Prime Minister and the People of the Kingdom Of Bhutan..

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