Guru bumtsog at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Nepal, December 2017. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.

A new 15-minute video captures the sounds and scenes of a beautiful and auspicious 100,000 tsog offerings event for Guru Rinpoche done at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, also called Kopan Nunnery, in December 2017. The Guru bumtsog took place in conjunction with the display of an enormous Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) thangka. The new video shares detailed images of the thangka, extensive offerings, and puja.

This was the third year that the very large thangka was displayed at the nunnery with a Guru bumstog. The thangka, which is 75 feet (23 meters) high and 87 feet (27 meters) wide, hung from a large scaffolding and depicts in stitched appliqué the Padmasambhava merit field in the center.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche attended the event with Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi, who is the current abbot of the nunnery, and the reincarnation of Trulshik Rinpoche. Losang Namgyal Rinpoche and Thubten Rigsel Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the former abbot Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel, were also in attendance along with more than a thousand Kopan Sangha, local Tibetans and Sherpas, and foreign students.

Watch “Guru Bumtsog at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling” on YouTube:

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