Official Statement of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on the 26th Birth Anniversary of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama
this year also marks 20 years since the young Panchen Lama went missing after the Chinese authorities abducted him. While the world remains in the dark about his whereabouts and even of his existence, we continue to earnestly hope and pray for his well-being and safety.
Official Statement of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on the 24th Birth Anniversary of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama
Today, on this auspicious and joyous occasion of the 24th birthday of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama, Jetsun Tenzin Gedhun Yeshe Trinley Phuntsok Pal Sangpo, we, at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, on behalf of sentient beings everywhere, offer our most humble and innumerous good wishes and prayers for His well-being.
At the tender age of six, His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, was arrested by the Chinese government, shortly after He was recognized as the rightful reincarnation of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama. Since His abduction, there has been no word of the well-being of the young Panchen Lama, with the Chinese government maintaining a stony silence over the whereabouts and well-being of the Buddhist leader.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE TASHI LHUNP MONASTERY, BYLAKUPPE ON THE 23RD BIRTHDAY OF HIS HOLINESS THE 11TH PANCHEN LAMA
Bylakuppe, April 25, 2012: On this auspicious occasion of the 23rd birth anniversary of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama, Jetsun Tenzin Gedhun Yeshi Trinley Phuntsok Pal Sangpo, the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, on behalf of all our monks and the Tibetan people in Tibet and in exile, with great reverence extend innumerous good wishes and prayers for His well-being and sound health.
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery with Gaden Phachoe Bhuchoe Dharma centre offered long life prayers to H. E. Gaden Tri Rinpoche on 23rd Oct 2011. Ceremony was attended by Abbot of Sera Jhe and Mey Monastery with 2 Representatives of the Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement.
Ceremony started at 8.30 am by offering tea and ceremonial rice from administration of the monastery. Then, Kyabje Gaden Tri Rinpoche started giving power of length of one's own life..
H. E. Gaden Tri Rinpoche Rizong Se Tenzin Norbu Rinpoche has arrived here on 13th Oct 2011 for ten days for oral discourse on Panchen Wensapa Lobsang Dhondup. Rinpoche will be here at Tashi Lhunpo monastery till 25th Oct 2011.
This teaching is jointly organized by Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and Phachoe Bhuchoe Dharma Center. Abbot of the Sera Jhe and Sera Mey, Lelung Rinpoche and Representaive of Lugsam and Dickyi Larsoe settlements jointed the reception ceremony. Teachings was start on 16th and there were Rinpoche's and monks also from other monasteries. There will be Long life initiation on 22nd Oct and local public will join on that day.
Internal seminar on LAMRIM and DRANG NYE is presently underway in main prayer hall of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. This seminar was started on 16th September and it will last till 19th of same month. All the monks interesting took part, this type of seminar will definitely improve the understandings of Buddhist philosophy. Acting abbot of the monastery Kachen Lobsang Sherab la and of course the most respected Gen. Thupten Rinchen la are among dignitaries who inspect the proceedings. Some photos are attached for your glimpse.
The celebration started with the offering of special long life prayer at main temple at 5.30 am. Acting abbot of the monastery Kachen Lobsang Sherab la offered Mendrel Tensum to the portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Monks performed prayers for two hours and offered breakfast during the prayer session. At 7.30 am entire monks gathered to plant 3500 no's of silver trees in monastery premises. After planting trees, monks left to join public celebration of His Holiness Birthday at settlements palace. The day was celebrated with great joy.
With support from Tashi Lhunpo UK Trust, New Choera or debate hall building is under construction. Construction is taking place at very adjacent of the on going NEW TEMPLE construction. It will take one full year for its completion. This Choera construction will relieve us from monsoon season as we could not held debate session during monsoon. Philosophical debate is one of the key factor for monks to develop their inner knowledge.