Monday, March 27

HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche inaugurates Drikung Kagyu Samtenling


Leh: A spiritual and cultural space, Drikung Kagyu Samtenling was officially inaugurated by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche in Dalat, Vietnam, in the presence of H.E Drubwang Sonam Jorfel Rinpoche who is the founder of Drikung Kagyu Samtenling Vietnam Wednesday.


Chairman/CEC, LAHDC Leh, Adv. Tashi Gyalson attended the event as the guest of honor. Besides, Member NCM GoI, Rinchen Lhamo; President LBA, Thupstan Chhewang, and various other delegates/guests from India and Vietnam attended the opening ceremony.


All the dignitaries including H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche addressed the gathering during the inaugural session.


In his address, CEC Tashi Gyalson congratulated the audience on the inauguration of Drikung Kagyu Samtenling at Dalat and lauded the efforts of H.E Drubwang Sonam Jorfel Rinpoche in working tirelessly in the development of spiritual, cultural, and moral values, thus dedicating his life for the benefit of entire sentient beings through the teachings of Buddha Dharma. 


The CEC further highlighted the major contribution of H.E Drubwang Rinpoche in Ladakh and extended his heartfelt gratitude to Rinpoche. 

He added that establishing a spiritual and cultural space in Vietnam would further boost the age-old friendly ties between India and Vietnam by facilitating cultural engagements, and would play a significant role in connecting people, and exchanging knowledge, tradition, and research.  


The CEC also mentioned that history would be created on 11th March as the “Great Prayer Wheel” Origung Kagyu Rinchen Khorchen Khorwe Go Gek would be inaugurated and that would be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

 In the end, CEC Gyalson prayed for a long and healthy life of H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and H.E Drubwang Sonam Jorfel Rinpoche.

The event concluded with monastic mask dances, and vibrant Indian (Ladakhi) and Vietnamese cultural performances. 

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