That evening, September 7 (Tibetan 10), just after 11 p.m., while the whole
monastery was doing Heruka Lama Chopa, dedicated to Lama Lhundrup, Sangpo and
Geshe Jangchub went to Lama Lhundrup's room to make a money offering from the
puja. When they went in the room it appeared that Lama Lhundrup had passed away,
as he was not breathing. They immediately left to let Rinpoche know. Straight
away Kunkhen went in quietly. On closer investigation, and at that very moment,
he saw Lama Lhundrup take his last breath.
Lama Lhundrup's meditation finished on Friday, September 9, and the next day all
of the Kopan monks and nuns were able to offer khatas to the holy body. After
that the general public came to offer khatas.
On Sunday, September 11, several of the monks prepared the body for the
cremation, and dressed the body in the deity's dress.
For many days prior to Lama Lhundrup's passing away all the Sangha of Kopan
Monastery and Nunnery were doing many prayers, pujas and offering thousands of
light offerings continuously. The Sangha did Yamantaka and Vajrayogini self
initiation many times Immediately after Lama Lhundrup's passing away, the
prayers and pujas have been done continuously, all day and night.
The cremation was today, Monday September 12 at 3.30 p.m.Now, 8 p.m., the
cremation has just finished. The fire is still burning and there will be pujas
going throughout the night The cremation was Monday September 12 at 3.30
p.m.Now, 8 p.m., the cremation has just finished. The fire is still burning and
there was pujas going throughout the night
Monday September 13, according to Rinpoche's advice, the Lama Gyupa monks and
geshes will do Yamantaka self initiation every morning, the nuns will do
Vajrayogini self initiation every day, and the main part of the monastery will
do extensive Medicine Buddha puja. This will happen daily for the next 49 days
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