June 18 marks the beginning of the third week after the Parinirvana of the Venerable Kyabje Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. As instructed by H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, monastics of Thrangu Monastery began the practice of Vairochana, which will continue for seven days. The puja began this morning, with the Venerable Kyabje Lodro Nyima Rinpoche leading the Khenpos, senior Lamas, monks and nuns of Thrangu Monastery to practice the Vairochana sadhana.
Tonight was the 15th day of the “Supplicating Our Root Guru Thrangu Rinpoche Puja” which began at 7pm Nepal time. During the puja, H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa gave the monastic and lay disciples of Thrangu Monastery worldwide the online oral transmission of the “Invoking Compassion Swiftly: A Guru Yoga for Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche” and the “Prayer for the Swift Return of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche” which he composed, and gave advice to all the disciples in regards to the Parinirvana of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Afterwards, His Holiness led the audience to practice the newly written Guru Yoga for Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
Thrangu Monastery has also especially requested 5 retreat Lamas from all the various Kagyu monasteries in Nepal to perform pujas here. In the early morning, a total of 75 retreat monks and nuns arrived and performed the Gyalwa Gyatso (Ginasagara) practice for Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche at the Tara shrine hall of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery for the entire day.
In addition, representative of H.H. the Gyalwang Drukpa; Kyabje Khamdrak Rinpoche and senior monks and nuns; Chakzo Tenpa Yarphel, Dorji Lopon, Khenpos, senior monastic staff and 180 monks from Benchen Monastery; Chakzo Tsultrim, Khenpo and senior staff of Pal Dilyak monastery; teachers and 170 students from SMD school, and many other local devotees came to pay respects to the Kudung of Kyabje Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, Namo Buddha.
“Invoking Compassion Swiftly: A Guru Yoga for Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche” by His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa