from Benchen Monastery, February 21, 2018
Black Hat Drum Dance (Shanag Ngacham) choreographed by the Sixth Karmapa Thongwa Donden was performed on the 13th of February 2018 at Benchen Monastery as a part of the annual Mahakala Puja at the end of every year on (28.12.2144) according to Tibetan calendar presided over by H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. For the first time Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche took part and eagerly observed the Lama Dance.
Please watch the Black Hat Lama Dance on youtube here
These pictures were taken before the departure to India in Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche's room at the Benchen Monastery. You can see Tenga Rinpoche Yangsi holding his mala as if he were making a mo. That is amazing. Nobody has ever showed him how to do so.