Today, the 19th November 2014, at the Benchen Monastery we celebrated the 50th birthday of our venerable master Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. In the morning Rinpoche planted a tree in front of the gompa and blessed over 1000 fish that we saved by freeing them into the Manjushri lake on the way to Parphing. The Benchen administrators offered a mandala, ku, sung, thuk, and so on to Rinpoche.

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In the afternoon we offered a beautiful cake to Rinpoche and shared it with everybody. We also offered 35.000 butter lamps on this occasion.
That's all for now.

Namaste, Tempa