October 26th, 2016 | Published in NEWS
New York Parinirvana Ceremonies for Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
On October 19 the Shechen Dharma Friends of NYC hosted an all-day ceremony honoring the 25th anniversary of the parinirvana of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Over 150 people attended the annual ceremony that was held at the Sherpa Temple in Queens, New York. The guru yoga from the terma (treasure teachings) of Khyentse Rinpoche, Rangjung Pema Nyingtik was performed, led by the chant master, Gyurmed Wangchuk.
The elaborate ceremony included beautiful hand-made tormas (offering cakes), a large tsok offering, and sacred music and tunes exactly as it is done in Shechen Monastery, Nepal. At the end of the ceremony, the whole assembly offered katahs (white scarves) to the shrine. Lunch and dinner were also served.
This ceremony was also performed throughout the world in the Shechen monasteries, nunnery, and centers to honor Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.