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Enthronement Ceremony of 80th Abbot/Khen Rinpoche of Drepung Gomang Monastery

On 25th October, the new abbot H. E. Geshe Lobsang Gyaltsen took charge of the monastery after the grand enthronement ceremony. As tradition followed, former Abbot handed over the seal to the new abbot, followed by the offering of khatak at Drepung Gomang Prayer Hall temple by the monks of the monastery.

Offering of Mendel by Representative, member of Assembly, monastery's administrator, khangtsen representatives, representative from Abbot's native village, representative from other monasteries, village/camps as well as Tahsildar also took part in the next day i.e. 26th Enthronement ceremony followed by luncheon ceremony.

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80th Abbot of Drepung Gomang Monastery: Geshe Lharampa Lobsang Gyaltsen


The Abbot (Khen Rinpoche) holds the highest rank in the monastery officially appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama after the final selection of prospective candidates by the prominent election committee members is submitted. He maintains the overall responsibilities of the monastic welfare both spiritually and internal issues.

Geshe Lharampa Lobsang Gyaltsan, born in Wakha, Ladakh in 1966 was appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 80th Abbot of Great Monastery, Drepung Gomang Monastery. At age of 11, He joined Likir Monastery, Ladakh and studied there for three years. In 1978, he also received his Getsul vows (novice ordination vows) from Kushok Bakula Rinpoche. In order to study further in Buddhist Philosophy, he joined Drepung Gomang Monastery in south India in 1979 and pursue traditional monastic studies of Five Major Treatise of Buddhist Philosophy under Venerable Khensur Geshe Lobsang Samten and Venerable Khensur Geshe Tsultrim Phuntsok, since 1992, he has been sincerely providing teachings to young monks and is one of the reputed Buddhist teacher of this monastery. In 1999, he was awarded with Geshe Lharampa Title after achieving first rank and passing the six year Gelug Board Examination conducted by the Gelug University Board. In 2002, he was elected as the Head Discipline Master (Gegu) of this monastery. In 2003, he studied at Gyumed Tantric College to complete one year mandatory course in Tantric. In 2004, for three years, he served as the Supervisor of Gelug University Examination Board.

The official Enthronement ceremony will be held on the auspicious day of 25th October 2015 (13th day of Ninth month of Tibetan Lunar Year 2142) as per the traditional monastic customs practiced in Tibet.


Foundation laying ceremony of Debate Hall Project

On morning of 28th Sept, foundation laying ceremony for Debate hall project was held at Drepung Gomang monastery. The ceremony was attended by Abbots, discipline master, chant masters, elders/ Senior monks/buxa monks, lamas/tulkus, administrative staff, Geshes, representatives of 16 khangtsens and construction contractor Mr. Ngodup Tsering la,

Consecration ceremony was conducted with hymns led by Chant Masters, followed by putting the foundation stones/boulder in the open pit by H.E. Khen Rinpoche, all the monks offering khataks to the holy photo of Buddha Shakyamuni.

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Gonpo Bumtsog: One hundred thousand offerings to Six Armed Mahakala on 25th and 26th Sept 2015

The six Armed Mahakala-Gonpo Chagdug is the official deity of Drepung Gomang Monastery. On 25th and 26th September 2015, monks of the monastery gathers at Prayer Hall Temple to offer special Guru Puja (bhumtsok) dedicating it to all the Buddhas, invoking for their blessings to usher - peace and harmony in the world.

The Grand prayer ceremony was generously funded by our dharma friends in England and China (through Mr. Kevin). Monastery on behalf of all the monks sincerely conveys its thank you to Mr. Kevin and all dharma friends for continuous patronage and support to this monastery.


Inaugural ceremony of New Community Kitchen of Drepung Gomang Monastery

Inaugural of new community kitchen of Drepung Gomang Monastery on 21st September 2015. When His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited our Center (Tashi Gomang Dharma Center and Drepung Gomang Institute, USA) in May 2013. The center donated the surplus funds received from His Holiness teachings to the monastery for the construction of new community kitchen.

This inaugural ceremony was attended by His Eminence Khen Rinpoche Yonten Dhamchoe, Gegu la, Chenmo las and the administrative staff of administration and planning commission.

The monastery sincerely thank our center in United States for the continuous support and generosity.

Grand Interfaith ceremony on HH 80th Birthday celebration/Graditude ceremony orgnized by Drepung Gomang Monastery

Drepung Gomang Monastery organized an Interfaith ceremony on 5th of July at the ground floor of Prayer Hall temple in the event of His Holiness the Great 80th Dalai Lama and gratitude ceremony to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Beside the distinguished guests, Swami ji from Hubbali, Rev. Father from Corana,Goa and Dr. Abdul Kareem from Dharwar attended this interfaith ceremony.

His Eminence Kyabje Sharpa Cheoje Rinpoche, Drepung Tripa Khensur Rinpoche, Drepung Gomang 's Khen Rinpoche and various other Rinpoche, Representative from Settlement office also attended the ceremony.

Memento was presented to special invitees, lunch for guests and public in general was arranged by Drepung Gomang Monastery on occasion of this auspicious ceremony.

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Sacred Art Tour in USA

Drepung Gomang Sacred Art Tour in US- 2015/16

With kind invitation from our sister organization Tashi Gomang Dharma Center of Drepung Gomang Institute/Center, located in Louisville, Kentucky. Tour itinerary started from our Center in Louisville, then it will visit Miller Beach, IN and then Chicago.

For more information on traveling monks, please click Sacred Art Tour 2015-2016,

For itinerary, please visit SAT Schedule 2015-2016-USA.



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