conebeckham wrote:That slide show is spectacular, as was the Gutor Puja, no doubt! Thanks for sharing this....wonderful to see!
Losar Tashi Delek!
I just looked at the updated slideshow. Because there was a lot happening concurrently, there were things that happened that I wasn't even aware of--for example, there is a picture of Minling Khenpo Tsewang Rigdzin making kapse (traditional Tibetan fried dough) in the kitchen. He did not come to puja, so it's nice to know we were eating his kapse.
There are not any pics up there yet of the most moving part of the event for me. On Losar day, Dudjom Lingpa's great grandson, Tulku Jigme Wangdrak of Larung Gar, giving a long teaching on Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's qualities and offering him representations of enlightened body, speech and mind, and a Shabten (long life prayer) he composed for Rinpoche. The representation of enlightened body was a statue of Dudjom Lingpa that came from the same mold as a statue that the terton himself saw and said it "looks like me." It is very detailed and unusual.
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche has had a number of masters of various schools who come through and offer him shabtens... generally he takes them and hides them, and they are never seen again. This is in keeping with his strong value on humility.
I am not saying my teacher or center is better than other people's teacher's and centers, but sharing my joy at being part of our little piece of the matrix of excellent expressions of the Dharma around the world.