Lama Tom Broadwater: Dedication of the New Thrangu Monastery in Qinghai, China
Lama Kathy Wesley writes: People from around the world are rejoicing at the dedication of the new Thrangu Monastery in Qinghai. Pilgrims, including Athens KTC‘s Lama Tom Broadwater from Ohio, sent back stunning pictures from this remote Himalayan region. These photos by Lama Tom came through via WeChat. Our beloved teacher Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche attended the events and appeared relaxed and happy. May all beings benefit!
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and Traleg Khandro greet guests at the Monastery. (Lama Tsultrim Yeshe is seated at the far right.)
The Mani wall – full of stones marked with the compassion mantra OM MANI PEME HUNG.
The shedra (monastic college) at Thrangu Monastery in Qinghai was ceremonially opened in China August 16. Lama Tom Broadwater sent these incredible photos of the opening ceremonies, which included a folk dance created by the 8th Traleg Rinpoche. Thank you for taking us along on the trip through your photos, Lama!
August 20, an excursion into the Qinghai countryside for Lama Tom Broadwater and the pilgrims in China took them to the site of the former Thrangu Monastery, located near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake in 2010. Lama Karma Drodhul pointed out ruins of Buddhist monuments (or Stupa) toppled by the quake, then noted that only one stupa in a group of 10 built by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche nearby was damaged.
The group visit included prayer and meditation at the site of Khenpo Rinpoche’s Three-Year Retreat; Lama Tom called it the high point of his visit. May all beings connect to (and be held in the compassion of) great wisdom masters!