March 18, 2010

March 15, 2010

Rinpoche's Birthday Celebration

On March 1, the nuns from Tek Chok Ling and some westerners celebrated Khenpo Rinpoche's 76. birthday.

 When the celebration began, it started to hail.

Then the nuns made offerings to Rinpoche.

Rinpoche cutting his birthday cake

The nuns and westerners offering presents to Rinpoche

The nuns performed a Tara dance...


...and some westerners sang songs while Rinpoche was watching.

March 6, 2010

Losar Celebrations at Tek Chok Ling

Below you will find a few pictures from the Losar celebrations at Tek Chok Ling nunnery.
The celebrations started in the early morning with a puja followed by offerings to Rinpoche.

Nuns making offerings to Rinpoche

After the morning ceremonies everybody gathered for a group picture

On the second day of Losar, students sang and danced in front of the shrine hall