Event : Gangteng Drupchhen and Tshechu
Date : September 18-25 (Drupchen) September 26-30
Venue : Gangteng Gompa, Wangdue Phodrang district, Central Bhutan
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Dear Dharma friends, we're dropping all of you an important message on behalf of
Gangteng Rinpoche about Gangteng Drupchhen & Gangteng Tshechu which will be
Gangteng Tshechu & Drupchhen will be as usual doing in the month of September
2012.Sept. 18, Drupchen (Lama Norbu Jatsho) will be starting and it will
conducted for 8 days long and the Drupchhen will be ending on 25th of the same
month.And after completion of Drupchen there will be doing Gangteng Tshechu on
26th of Sept. & this Tshechu will be for 5 days, it will end on 30th of Sept. On
last day of the Tshechu, that is on 30th Sept. monastery will be displaying the
big Thangka commonly known as Thongdrell (liberation by seen) to the public.
Accordingly the monks of the Monastery, they will be performing puja during that
time. so, if you could wish to do your puja for your long life, peaceful life,
for growth of your business, for your personal problems etc... you are most
welcome during that time but the offering should be given before the puja.So, my
dear Sangha members and friends of Yeshe Khorlo, if you wish to come during the
Drupchhen, please contact with White Lotus Travel Agent, Thimphu. probably with
Ngawang Thinley (manager).And if you all want to made a donations for Drupchen
2012, we will be much grateful to you all, remember a small helping hands make a
huge differences to us.
The Gangteng Monastery, also spelt Gantey Gonpa, bounded on the west side by the
Black Mountains of Bhutan (range above 5,000 metres elevation) is located on a
spur amidst the Gantey village, overlooking the vast U shaped glacial Phobjika
Valley, which is at an elevation of about 3,000 metres and which has marshy
land. The Nake Chuu river runs through this valley. The monastery commands
striking views of the Phubjika Valley below. The Black Mountain Region is
inhabited by nomadic shepherds and yak herders.
Wangdue Phodrang, the district headquarters, is 45 kilometres from the Nobding
village in the Phobjika Valley on the Trongsar road from where a short diversion
road leads to the Gonpa. It is 75 kilometres to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
The Gonpa lies on the popular trekking route of the 'Gangte trail' which starts
from the bottom of the Phobjika valley, passes through the Gangteng Valley, then
climbs up to the Gangteng Gonpa, then goes through the Kumbu village on the east
of the Gangteng Gonpa, passes through Gedachen, Khebaythang, the Kilkhorthang
villages and finally touches the Kungathang Lhakhang
Wangdue Phodrang is bordered by Dagana and Tsirang dzongkhags to the south,
Tongsa dzongkhag to the east, Thimphu and Punakha dzongkhag to the west, and
Gasa dzongkhag and a small section of border with Tibet to the north.