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Inaugural of New E-Portal of Drepung Gomang Library and 'Kunkhyen Sungbum' text book release

 

On 10th Jan, 2016 morning, His Eminence Drepung Tripa Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tenpa released sacred 'Kunkhyen Sungbum' text book which was printed by Drepung Gomang Library with generous donation from Ama Sandra la.

Also at this auspicious occasion, new E-Portal of Drepung Gomang Library was inaugurated by His Eminence Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Gyaltsen at big congregation held at Drepung Gomang Prayer Hall temple in the presence of His Eminence Drepung Tripa Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tenpa, His Eminence Khensur Geshe Yonten Dhamchoe and Ama Sandra la. This E-portal is free and accessible to everyone who is interested. Please visit website www.gomanglibrary.com

‘Kunkhyen Sungbum’ texts in book format, i.e., commentaries of great Scholar Kunkhyen Jamyang Sheypa which is one of the main core syllabus of this monastery’s curriculum.

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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Yangjang for three day (special monastic hymns and chanting practice)

From 24th -26th April, 2015, three day practice of unique Drepung Gomang Monastery’s religious hymns and chantings of monastery prayer was held at old Prayer hall. Tsokchen Chenmo la Geshe Tashi (Suprreme chant master of whole Drepung University), Dratsang Chenmo la Ven. Ngawang Lobsang and senior monk and master in chants Geshe Gelek (Gen Gelek) taught the young monks the unique hymns and chants of Drepung Gomang Monastery, which was passed down from generation to generation.

HEP B PROJECT


First shot of Hepatitis vaccination for Drepung Gomang monks was administered today on 19th April, 2015. The monastery sincerely extends advance thank you to Kevin Liu and all donors, Dr. Subhuti for the support on this project. Funds or donation are still needed for the continuity of this project. So Kindly donate to this project. You can find wire transfer details by clicking this link

Hep B screening was organized here for the monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery from 8th-10th April with help from Settlement Hospital. About 1095 monks came forward to screen for Hep B. In coming week, first immunization shots will be given to monks whose result has come out negative after screening. Any funds/donations for this Hep B immunization program is very much welcome. Please contact us directly for any contribution or donations. Thank You so much for the kind donation.

 

H.E. Kyabje Sharpa Choje Rinpoche visited Drepung Gomang Center, Taiwan.

On 10th Feb, H.E. Kyabje Sharpa Choje Rinpoche graced Drepung Gomang Center, based in Taipei, Taiwan. The founding members present at the center offered 'Mendel offering' to His Eminence. This auspicious occasion was marked by short teaching by His Eminence Kyabje Sharpa Choje Rinpoche. This special visit by His Eminence was attended by more than 100 members and Buddhist practitioners.

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Long Term Payday Loans – Are these Better than Short-Term Loans?

The demand for payday loans is still on rise and thousands of applications reach the lending companies for sanctioning of the loans every week. People are looking for the short-term loans as an alternative to the credit cards and conventional bank loans. However, there are still millions of individuals looking for long-term credit methods.