Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Enthronement Ceremony of Reincarnation of Late Ven Kachen Dugyal

10 years old boy named Ven Tulku Tenzin Leksung was born as a Reincarnated Lama of a great Buddhist Scholar and Practitioner Late Venerable Kachen Dugyal la of Sumling village, Spiti valley. Kachen la joined Chode Chenmo Tashi Lhunpo monastery; one of Tibet's principal Buddhist Learning Centre and earned Kachen Degree (Equivalent to Geshe degree in Sera, Drepung and Gaden Monasteries) after successfully completed the vast and profound courses of major Buddhist philosophical treaties there. He was also honored by His Holiness the Great 9th Pachen Lama, since then he is known as Kachen Dugyal.

Later his return to Spiti village from Tibet, Kachen la devoted the rest of his life in Spiti Keey Monastery, preached extensively the people of Spiti, Lahaul and Kinnaur regions Budhha Shakyamuni's messages of love and compassion, contentment and tolerance, and practice of the essence of Buddha dharma in our everyday life. Then later, Kachen la also dedicated his whole life in the Practice of Meditations as a pious, humble and serious hermit in a solitary mud-room for 20 years in Spiti. Finally at a high age of 98, he passed away on 25th November, 1999, and remained in Samadhi or Thukdam for 7 days in sitting-meditation posture.

The reincarnation of Kachen Dugyal, a little boy Ven Tulku Tenzin Leksung was born on 17th January, 2002 in Choglamsar, Leh Ladakh, to Father Tsewang Norbu and Mother Yangchan Dolma. His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama, Champion of world peace, with his infinite compassion and loving kindness to the sentient being graciously recognized a little Rinchen Namgyal as an unmistaken reincarnation of the late Ven Kachen Dugyal la…

After the Grand Enthronement ceremonies in his Key Monastery, Spiti with an enormous welcome by the people of Spiti and adjoining villages, and Chode Chenmo Tashi Lhunpu monastery in Bylakuppe. The reincarnated boy joined Sera Jey Ngari Khangtsen on 15th March, 2012 at 3:00 pm with warm and hearty welcome by Administrative officials, Discipline master and Geshe Ngawang Sangye la and entire Sangha community of Ngari Khangtsen with flowers ,burning- incenses and scarves (Traditional Katak ) in their hands. The ceremony was begun with the welcome Devotional prayer and Long Life Prayer with traditional Tibetan Tea and Dresil to all the monks and guests there soon after his enthronement to Ngari Khangtsen with offering of Mandal by the heads of Denma and Ngari Khangtsen. His Eminesnce Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Thekchog, Abbot Emeritus of Sera Jey Monastery welcomed the little Rinpoche by offering of Mandal and Traditionl Scarves (Katak ) with lots of devotion for the fact that his spiritual connection as a Dharma friend with his Predecessor Kachen la.

As per His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's precious advice during the Rinpoche's gracious audience with His Holiness, on very auspicious occasion of 16th March, 2012 corresponding to the 24th day of the 1st Tibetan Lunar month, at 8:00 am Tulku Tenzin Leksung had an audience with the Ven Abbot Geshe Lobsang Palden la, Sera Jey Monastery and joined Sera Jey Monastery for his religious studies with the offering of 'Lama Tongo, a special Traditional religious ceremony with feast-offering to the holy Sangha as a gesture of respect and for the collections of merits for one's enlightenment in the future. The actual Enthronement Ceremony to Sera Jey Monastery was commenced with offering of Long Life Mandal by the head of the monastery followed by the Grand Feast-offerings to the Sangha by Rinpoche's Ladrang to the Sera jey Monastery and Ngari Khangtsen.

Currently, Tulku Tenzin Leksung Rinpoche lives in Sera Je Ngari Khangtsen under the Spiritual Care of his 'Yongzen' or Spiritual teacher Geshe Ngawang Sangya, and studies in Sera Jey Secondary School affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi, one the first progressive monastic intuition with a blend of modern education and traditional Buddhist studies in exile.

Ven. Khentrul Rinpoche,

Mrs Lena Liu and the students of Rinpoche visited 2012

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