In the evening of the 2nd January, 2018, His Eminence Drupwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche returned to Benchen Monastery in Kathmandu Nepal following a very successful visit to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim-- the main seat of His Holiness The Gyalwa Karmapa. Rinpoche fulfilled the Dharma wishes of the thousands who had gathered there over two months in order to receive the oral transmission of the Kangyur. In addition, Rinpoche fulfilled every request for many other transmissions of various texts by the gathered Nobel Sanga from all schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Geluk and Jonang.

On the 3rd January at 9am the Benchen Monastery Community gathered together to welcome Rinpoche back. In order to rejoice and thank him for turning the wheel of Dharma, they conducted a welcoming ceremony. Khenpo Woesung gave a wonderful address mainly focusing on a short biography of Nyenpa Rinpoche's activities. Then The Sixteen Arhats Puja and individual khatak offerings were performed. Before the conclusion, Rinpoche gave a brief account of his time at Rumtek and gave us all some essential Dharma advice.

Chagdzo Lama Tenam was presented with khataks from those present, as a mark of our gratitude and appreciation for his lifelong sincere service to Rinpoche. 


Chagdzo Lama Tenam


We were very fortunate to enjoy the presence of Rinpoche's father and mother, who were offered khatak form the gathering in order to honour, thank and show our appreciation to them.

Rinpoche will remain in Nepal for some time. 


Rinpoche's parents


See movie from the welcoming ceremony (including Rinpoche's essential advice in Tibetan)



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