13th Annual Summer Retreat began on August 1, 2015 at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery, Namo Buddha. There are 49 Gelong and 69 Getsul, who are staying 45-day long retreat.
During the retreat, the Sanghas extensively involve in Dharma activities, recite prayers, take sojong vows every day in the morning. They also skip dinner, and only take water, or juice, or tea, after lunch till next morning. This period is the best time for accumulating virtues.
Yarney, the summer retreat is held for several reasons. One of them is, that during rainy season many insects, bugs etc. come out so there are lot of change to step on it and kill them. Therefore, the sangha community stay in certain place to avoid such thing.
Unlike past years, where sangha of Namo Buddha take 90-day long summer retreat vows, this year, there will be only 45-day long retreat, due to unfortunate and devastating earth quake in Nepal.
During the retreat, anyone can visit and also make offering to the retreatants. For this, you can contact the managers. Visit the <<link>> to see retreat notice.
A ten-day long, Mani Drupchen, prayer of world peace successfully completed on April 18. It was held at Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding High school, Rinpoche’s school for Himalayan Children, at Tinchuli, Boudha.
About 450 monks and nuns from Thrangu Monasteries, Dharma centres, and more than a thousand lay disciples gathered to perform Mani Puja and recite Mani Mantra.
On the last day, Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche bestowed Chenrezsig empowerment to the public, where more four thousand followers were present to receive the empowerment.
The Annual Thrangu Tsedrup Puja, the Long Life Puja of the Union of Means and Wisdom, which began on October 28, at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, Namo Buddha, completed today on November 6.
All the lamas, khenpos, monks, and nuns of Thrangu Monasteries and Dharma centres overseas, along with Rinpoche’s lay disciples and followers attended the Puja.
On November 4, the sacred Lama dancing of the Union of Means and Wisdom Puja were performed in the morning, and the Lord of Refuge Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche kindly bestowed the empowerment of this very Puja, in the afternoon.