Ceremonies for Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche's parinirvana

By Matthieu Ricard on September 12, 2011

Offering ceremonies related to the departure of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche from this world are continuing at his residence near Kathmandu in Nepal. Everyday, around 50 Lamas, monks and nuns perform a ceremony (Vajrasatva) in the main room, while hundred of devotees pray in the garden around the house. At night a few monks take turn to practice the Guru Yoga (Union with the Guru's ultimate nature).

On this image, in front of the folded cape of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche placed on his seat, are Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, among others.

The wooden vessel in which lays the body-relic (kudung) of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, in his inner room.

Disciples praying in the garden