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Dratsang Chenmo la elected (New Chant Master of Drepung Gomang Monastery)

(Left to Right=Geshe Kalsang Sherab (The Chief Administrator), new Chant Master Ven. Ngawang Lobsang (Lobsang Ngawang-Dratsang Chenmo la), His Eminence Khen Rinpoche Geshe Yonten Dhamchoe (Abbot), Geshe Gedun Phuntsok (The Discipline Head) and outgoing Chant Master Geshe Sonam Namgyal)

With Geshe Sonam Namgyal leaving this post of Chant Master, the monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery congregated at Prayer Hall Temple to elect new Chant Master.  Last evening (26th April, 2014), Ven. Ngawang Lobsang was elected as the new chant master of Drepung Gomang Monastery.

Ven. Ngawang Lobsang has visited Russia, France before as the monastery’s over see program as the chant master to led prayer ceremony with his unique multi-phonic chants/ overtone chants.

Ngag-a special curriculum

Monks of this monastery after obtaining Geshe title are required to pursue three year mandatory Ngag class. Drepung Gomang Monastery is the only monastic institution that carries this sort of three year Ngag (Tantra) curriculum. From 21st March-23rd, Ngag doeling, an extensive debate/deliberation on Tantra was conducted at our prayer Hall temple attended by Khen Rinpoche Geshe Yonten Dhamchoe (Abbot), Drepung Tripa Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tenpa (Current throne holder of Drepung Monastic University), the scripture/texts teachers, Geshes of the monastery.

The Annual Ngag Examination is from 2nd April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (Left: Ngag deliberation at Drepung Gomang Prayer Hall temple. Right : Drepung Tripa Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tenpa and Drepung Gomang Dratsang Khen Rinpoche Geshe Yonten Dhamchoe)

 

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GESHE DHAMCHA CEREMONIES

The title ‘Geshe’ began around the time of Great Atisha, and was translated as ‘Master’. The tradition of the Geshe Damcha ceremonies dated back before the time of 5th Dalai Lama. Geshe in Gelug monasteries are mainly categorize into three different title, Lharampa, Khabchu and Dhoram. Geshe Lharampa is the highest level of Geshe, equivalent to Ph.D and is awarded to those who have completed 6 years of Gelug Examination (Gelug Gyuktoe: The highest exam of Gelug ) in addition to the 16 year of monastic course of study. Khabchu and Dhoram are awarded by the Abbot of the monastery after a monk has finished the 16 year monastic curriculum, depending on various things such as how many years the monk has sat for Gelug Exam and also for monastic class that he took. The new Khabchu and Dhoram Geshe names are announced in the debate session or prayer session, followed by monks visiting the new Geshes with ceremonial Khatak (Tibetan Scarves) and small gift as token of congratulation.

These days Geshe Damcha ceremony for Kabchu and Dhoram is going on here at the prayer hall. It is a customary exhibitory debate session at the Prayer Hall temple for the new Khabchu and Dhoram Geshes, symbolically showcasing that the new Geshes has graduated from the curriculum set by the monastery. That will be followed by Geshe Tongor in coming days, the offering of food, tea and little funds to the monks of the monastery and also to khangtsen members thanking all for the continual support for the academic achievement.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits Drepung Gomang Institute and Tashi Gomang Dharma Center, Louisville USA

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits Drepung Gomang Institute and Tashi Gomang Dharma Center, Louisville USA.

Consecration of Drepung Gomang Institute and Engaging Compassion in Louisville
May 20th 2013

Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 19 May 2013 - In the quiet low light of early morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama left New Orleans and flew to Louisville, Kentucky today. He was received at the airport by Mayor Greg Fischer and his wife and the Drepung Throne Holder, Khensur Lobsang Tenpa. He drove directly to the Drepung Gomang Institute, where children offered him a traditional Tibetan welcome. Responding to requests, he proceeded to perform consecration prayers in the temple and then turned to address the assembled people.
 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is offered a traditional Tibetan welcome on his arrival at the Drepung Gomang Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 19 2013. “It’s wonderful that you have been able to establish a Drepung Gomang Institute here. I was invited to visit last year, and now I’ve been able to fulfil the request. It’s also very good that the Drepung Throne Holder, a former Abbot of Gomang, has travelled to be here too.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Louisville 2013

Engaging Compassion

Louisville’s Tibetan Buddhist Center, the Drepung Gomang Institute (sister organization of Drepung Gomang Monastery), and the City of Louisville will host His Holiness the Dalai Lama May 19-21, 2013.

The three-day event, called “Engaging Compassion”, will begin on Sunday, May 19 at the YUM! Center when the Dalai Lama will present a public talk to an expected crowd of 16,000.

The Dalai Lama has been the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal and is known around the world as a spokesman for the non-violent, peaceful and compassionate resolution of human conflict.

The Dalai Lama’s talk will focus on how individuals can engage with compassion from within his or her own religious tradition in order to build world peace from the local level to the world community. The two-hour presentation will include a strong interfaith component followed by interaction with local interfaith religious dignitaries and other leaders......

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The visit of US National Coordinator and President of DGI/TGDC, Louisville January 2013 to Monastery.


Sue Simone, the US National Tour coordinator and Anne Walter, President of Drepung Gomang Institute/Tashi Gomang Dharma Center Louisville, USA visited the monastery in January month where they participated in the grand meeting of 16 khangtsen attended by Khen Rinpoche, Discipline master and Chant master as well as directors from Administrative office and Planning Commission.

Above picture: Anne Walter (left) Sue Simone (right) with Khen Rinpoche (Abbot), Discipline master, Chant Master, directors, Tibetan Secretary and representative of 16 khangtsen after the grand meeting.

Thank you Kind Donors and Sponsors for the Continued Support

This monastery solely survives on the donations, contribution and prayer offering and every single fund helps us a lot in taking care of our monks here.

We conveys our sincere thank you to kind donors, sponsors, well wishers for their continuous support which has made this monastery to survive here in exile.

We sincerely appeal everyone to continue kind support towards this monastery and will understand if you are unable to do so. We thank you all once again and will include you all in our daily prayers.

Please kindly ask receipts for every single donation or contributions.

Gomang News is updated by English secretary as soon as possible. gomangoffice(at)yahoo.com

PROJECTS YOU CAN HELP US ON:

  • DONATION TO HIRE QUALIFIED DOCTOR/NURSE AT DISPENSARY
    DONATION FOR DISPENSARY
    FOOD FOUNDATION DONATION.
    DONATION FOR SCHOOL
    DONATION FOR LIBRARY
    DONATION FOR COMMUNITY KITCHEN
    DONATION FOR PURCHASE OF VIDEO CAMERA AND ITS EQUIPMENTS
    DONATION FOR FENCING PROJECTS
    MONK SPONSORSHIP

for more information, please kindly email us at gomangoffice(at)yahoo.com

THANK YOU SO MUCH

 

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