from Tempa Lama, January 5, 2017
Between the 13th and 28th December the eight-hundred-million Vajra Guru mantra recitation that was advised by HH Karmapa XVII for the benefit of Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's rebirth was held at the Benchen monastery Swoyambhu, Nepal.
Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has lead the mantra chants from beginning to end. Rinpoche has given teachings every day, Tibetan in the morning and English during the afternoon sessions. The people were continuously reciting and counting the Guru Rinpoche mantra. At the end on the last day more than three times the required number has been accumulated. That went very great.
Throughout the Benchen community provided lunch, tea and bread to everybody every day. There were about 1300–1500 participant each day consisting of monks, nuns and lay people. During the initiations more than 20,000 participants gathered to receive blessings. Please enjoy pictures taken at the time.