Four days of special events at Menri Monastery in Dolanji: the Parinirvana Anniversary of the late H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin and the Grand Enthronement Ceremony of H.H. the 34th Menri Trizin.
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Event details: The Parinirvana Anniversary of the late H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin
September 3rd, Day One:
The monks will perform the ritual of the meditational deity Rigzin Düpa. The new main white marble stupa of His Holiness, and related other stupas and statues, will be consecrated. In the evening, butter-lamps will be lit in the main courtyard, H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin's Parinirvana Invocation prayer and lamp offering prayers will be chanted and the five objects will be offered, followed by circumambulation of the main temple and the stupa hall.
September 4th, Day Two:
Following a procession from the main temple to the main courtyard, a mandala offering and other prayers will be offered in front of the thangka and statue of the late H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin. Representing the offerings of body, statues of Tonpa Shenrab, Je Nyamay Chenpo, Kyabgon Dawa Gyaltsen and Drogon Sherab Yungdrung will be offered, representing the offering of speech, the collection of the Bonpo Canon will be offered, and representing the offering of mind, four different sizes of Yungdrung Köleg stupas, eight auspicious symbols and seven precious jewels will be offered. Following this, the Abbot and the Lopon will inaugurate the statue of H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin (the Thongdrol Kündu) and H.H. the 34th Menri Trizin will bestow upon H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin the title of ‘The Great father who preserved the ancient treasures of Zhang Zhung and Tibet’ and a banner will be exhibited in honour of H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin. In the evening, H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin will be honored by offering the five objects and then the five musical offerings (Shenrab Chönga) will be performed in the main temple, the protector temple and in the private residence, respectively.
The Grand Enthronement Ceremony of H.H. the 34th Menri Trizin
September 6th, Day One:
The day will begin with a incense-smoke offering and the erection of prayer flags on Lhagyal hill, after which H.H. the 34th Menri Trizin will rise to the Lion Throne and mandala offerings for his long life will begin. H.E. Menri Lopon Rinpoche will read the explanation of the mandala offering and then the offerings of body, speech and mind, the five offerings, monk’s robes, seven precious jewels, and eight auspicious symbols will be carried out consecutively. In the afternoon, the empowerment of the wisdom deity Mawei Senge will begin, H.H. the 34th Menri Trizin will give a public address, and the traditional ceremony will be concluded with the blessings of the empowerment.
September 7th, Day Two:
Welcoming of special guests and speeches by H. E. Menri Lopon Rinpoche, Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel (Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile), Dr Lobsang Sangay, (Sikyong of Central Tibetan Administration), and H.H. the 34th Menri Trizin, together with auspicious songs and cultural performances and the closing ceremony.
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