Extensive Ceremonies at Bokar Monastery
At the main gate of the Monastery, His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche received His Holiness with a huge procession of Sangha Monks including monks from both old and new Rumtek Monastery, Lava Monastery, Ralang Palchen Choling Monastery, Ralang Karma Rabten Ling (old) Monastery, Sang Monastery, Phodong Monastery, Druk Sa-ngak Choling Monastery, Samdrup Darjay Ling Monastery Sonada, Dortsik Gumpa Darjeeling and Salugara Monastery.
The Double Tenth of the year 2005 is an unforgettable day for the Bokar Ngedhon Choekhor Ling Monastery as His Holiness performed the opening ceremony of their new Monastery at 9 am and consecrated all the fillings of all the shrine halls along with His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Ven. Khenpo Dhonyo Rinpoche and great many Sanghas. There were nearly one thousand sangha monks and nuns and the huge temple hall was completely packed by monks and nuns and devotees from within and outside countries. Again the weather was excellent and the ceremonies went on very peacefully.
In order to fulfill the wishes of all devotees certain additions to the main Monlam Program of Activities were made which mainly included provisions for private and public audiences. - Ven. Drupon Dilyak Rinpoche
- An extensive slideshow (5 galleries and 90 photos) of the Karmapa at Bokar Monastery is available here