Here in Kathmandu, Swoyambhu, Benchen many kinds of different people continue to come pay respect to Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's kudung and receive blessings. During the 49 days we invited different monasteries including nunneries to perform different pujas in dedication to Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche.
For the 7th week H.H. Karmapa recommended that the Kalachakra puja shall be performed here at the Benchen monastery.
Furthermore, we started preparing for the cremation ceremony. Jinpa Lodrö is responsible for the construction of the phurkhang, the funeral stupa. Jamyang is responsible for painting and decorating the funeral stupa. Sherab Wangchug is responsible for the construction and decoration of the pavilion around the cremation site. Tempa Yarphel will be responsible for the construction of the tent of the fire puja and so on. Lama Geleg is responsible for the tsok offering of the Kalachamra puja which we have to give to everybody on the cremation day. The fire puja substances will be arranged by Lama Gyurme Tenpel and Lama Jinpa. And Tashi Özer will be responsible to organize the traditional offerings.
H.H. Karmapa kindly recommended which cremation pujas to perform in the four directions during the ceremony. At the cremation day in the East the Mitrugpa (Akshobhyah) fire puja will be performed by our monastery, lead by Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. In the south the Kunrig (Sarvavid-Vairochana) puja will be performed by Thrangu Rinpoche's monastery, lead by Tulku Damchö. In the North the Drolchog (Tara puja) and in the West the Öpame (Amitabha) pujas, both, will be performed by the Ka-Nying monastery, lead by Kyabje Chokling Rinpoche and Kyabje Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche.
That's all news for now.