Major Yearly Events at the Monastery
Mar: Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebration
Mar: Day of offerings for 5 days (Molam chemo)
June: The annual grand Guyasamaja Sand Mandala Rituals
July: Celebration of H.H the Dalai Lama’s birthday
July: One month vacation
Aug: Summer Retreat
Aug: The annual grand reading of Kagyur Rinpoche 108 volumes
Sept: Annual examination session of all the monks
Nov: The annual grand Yamantaka’s Sand Mandala Rituals for more than two weeks
Dec: Yangdhub pray for 3days
Jan: Making of butter sculpture for Tibetan New Year
In addition to all the above programs, Sojong (Healing and Purification’ — the bimonthly practice of confession observed by members of the monastic community. )is performed twice every month.
Here are some recent photos of the monks; in the process of making the butter sculptures for the coming 2016 Tibetan new year in February.
“Carving butter into butter sculptures is an ancient Tibetan Craft which has been passed on from generation to generation. The sculptures are made entirely of butter from Yak’s or Cow’s milk and are displayed during a monastery’s special religious events.
Below is a video of a Puja at our Monastery attended and shot by Barbara Weibel