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Pangi Other Monasteries

His Eminence Sey Rinpoche discussing with local Drukpa communities about the renovation and enlargement of the various Pangi monasteries. (summer 2008)
His Eminence Sey Rinpoche discussing with local Drukpa communities about the renovation and enlargement of the various Pangi monasteries. (summer 2008)

Hilu Towal Monastery

The small monastery was founded by HE Apho Rinpoche in the 60’s. The local community, together with Sey Rinpoche, wishes to renovate and enlarge the present monastery.

2005 :
Creation of the Pangi Buddhist Drukpa Association

2006-8 :
Preliminary discussions, preparatory procedures, fund raising. His Eminence went every summer to Hilu Towal to encourage and support the people through teachings and all sorts of practical advices.

2009:
Beginning of the renovation work by the local people.
Application to the government for subsidies for the Drukpa community. (50 000 IRs/ 1000 US$)

The completion of the project depends on the available resources.

 

Hundan (Hunar) Monastery

Hunar Gompa
Hunar Gompa to be renovated

The small temple was founded by HE Apho Rinpoche in the 60’s.

The local community, together with Sey Rinpoche, wishes to renovate and enlarge the present monastery.

2005:
Joining in the creation of the Pangi Buddhist Drukpa Association

2006 - 8:
Preliminary discussions, preparatory procedures, fund raising.

His Eminence went every summer to Hunar to encourage and support the people through teachings and all sorts of practical advices.

 

Sey Rinpoche
Sacred substances, holy relics and medicinal herbs are used for the very special rituals of Mendrub preparation that goes along with intensive Drubchen practices. Here, in Pangi, Sey Rinpoche (standing on the right), assisted by Imi Drubten from Manali Monastery (standing on the left), is guiding the elaborated preparation of Mendrub as a sort of preliminary action to the renovation and the construction of these sacred buildings. This is like laying an auspicious spiritual foundation for the new monasteries.

2009:

Beginning of the renovation work by the local people with local means.

HE Sey Rinpoche stayed longer time in Hunar this year, bringing with him several Lamas from Manali to perform extensive, elaborated ritual ceremonies including sacred medicinal Mendrub preparation.

Under the guidance of Sey Rinpoche, the local Drukpa community has been successfully

- Applying for government subsidies for the community. (50 000 IRs/ 1000 US$)

- fund rising among the local villagers for building, in the new temple (still under construction) a big central statue of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni as well as smaller side statues. The villagers have been able to collect about 130 000 IR. Sey Rinpoche was amazed to see how even the poorest people (which means very, very poor people) could manage to give a little something. He said “I am supposed to be their Master, but they are so devoted and selflessly generous that somehow I am almost getting myself a teaching from them!”

 

Gyinar Monastery

Gyinar Gompa
The Gyinar Gompa under construction: exterior walls and roof have been freshly completed (June 2009)

 

Gyinar Gompa
The Gyinar new temple (completed in July 2009) still needs shrine, altar, statues and wall paintings

The small monastery was founded by HE Apho Rinpoche in the 60’s.

About 10 years ago, the old monastery was very damaged by a severe avalanche which also killed several monks. Sey Rinpoche later advised the community no to try to rebuild the old monastery but rather try to start the construction of a completely new building.

2005 :
Joining in the creation of the Pangi Buddhist Drukpa Association

2006- 7:
Preliminary discussions, preparatory procedures, fund rising. His Eminence went every summer to Gyinar to encourage and support the people through teachings and all sorts of practical advices for the new project.

2007-9:
Building the new Monastery.

Most of the gross exterior works have been completed. External paintings and finishing works are yet to be done.

 

Parmar Monastery

The renovation of the Monastery in the Parmar Valley has been successfully completed in 2004. Now the next step is building the monks’ quarter, a work presently under process.

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