Thrangu Rinpoche Appoints Four New Khenpos

Khenpo Enthronment

On November 25, 2021 the Lord of Refuge, Yongzin Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, appointed four new Khenpos at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, Namo Buddha, and the enthronement ceremony was held on that very day during the 15th annual Thrangu Tsedrup Puja. The newly appointed Khenpos are: Khenpo Tashi Phuntsok, Khenpo Tenzin Dorje, Khenpo Norbu Rabgye and Khenpo Pema Dhondup.

Rinpoche presented a set of monk robes, and pandita hats to the Khenpos at his residence. Other sangha members and lay devotees offered khatas, a traditional white scarf to show appreciation and to rejoice. At that time the new Khenpos made mandala, body, speech, and mind offering to Rinpoche.

Mandala Offering to Rinpoche

Khenpo Tashi Phuntsok, was born in Nar village in Manang and was ordained as a monk at the age of eight. He completed Shedra (the monastic college for higher Buddhist studies) in 2008, and has taught in Shedra for 4 years since graduating. In 2011, Rinpoche appointed him to be in charge of library of the Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath, India. Since then he has been publishing many books every year. To date he has published more than 30 books.

Khenpo Tenzin Dorje was born in the Tsum Valley in Gorkha district. He became a monk in Thrangu monastery at the age of thirteen and completed Shedra in 2013. Since then he has been teaching at Thrangu Vajra Vidya Institute Shedra.

Khenpo Norbu Rabgye became a monk at a Nyingma monastery in Bhutan at the age of five. Later at thirteen he entered Thrangu Monastery and continued his studies. After completing Shedra studies in 2012, he became teacher in Shedra for four years. He then went for Three Years Retreat at Sekhar Retreat Center and completed his retreat in 2020. After receiving his title of Khenpo, he will be going to Sangye Mingyur Ling Monastery, known as Sekhar Guthok, in Bhutan as the abbot of that monastery.

Khenpo Pema Dhondup from Mustang became monk at the age of thirteen. After completing Shedra studies in 2014, he was appointed as a Shedra teacher by the Rinpoche and he has been teaching in Shedra since then.

Offering Khatas to the Khenpos

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