Today (July 23) is the 50th day since the parinirvana of the Venerable Kyabje Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. At Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery’s main shrine hall, from 5.30am to 5pm, the Venerable Choje Lama, along with the Venerable Tulku Damcho, led more than 800 monastics to recite the “The Ocean of the Yogic Songs of the Kagyu Lineage” (Kagyu Gurtso), including all the monastics of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, monastics of Boudha Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery, monastics and lay practioners of Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre, and the nuns of Thrangu Tara Abbey.
At 8am, monastics and lay devotees came to pay respects to the Kudung of Kyabje Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and the newly sculpted statue of Kyabje Rinpoche.
This afternoon, the resident lamas of overseas Thrangu dharma centers led a group of monastics to conduct the Marpa guru yoga practice before the Kudung, and this practice will continue for 10 days.
At 5pm before the Namo Buddha stupa, the Venerable Choje Lama, the Venerable Tulku Damcho, and the Venerable Tulku Rabsang led all the monastics to perform the guru yoga practice for Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche written by His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa, recite the “Calling the Guru From Afar“ by the 5th Sharmapa and swift rebirth prayers, and offer a thousand butter lamps.