H.H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa - Performs Consecration, Puja & Empowerment at Dechen Choekhor in Oct 2007
Last update 22nd December 2010

In October 2007, at the invitation of Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche, H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa consecrated the giant Buddha statue of Dechen Choekhorling and performed series of pujas and empowerments together with the prominent masters of Drukpa Kagyu: H.E. Khamtrul Rinpoche, H.E. Dorzong Rinpoche and H.E. Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche.


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From Left: Somang Rinpoche, Togden Achoe Yogi, Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche, Dorzong Rinpoche, Khamtrul Rinpoche & Choegon Rinpoche welcoming the arrival of HH Karmapa The welcome troops lining up along the way to Dechen Choekhor to receive the arrival of HH Karmapa
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Choegon Rinpoche, HH Karmapa, Khamtrul Rinpoche walking toward Dechen Choekhor Choegon Rinpoche, HH Karmapa, Khamtrul Rinpoche walking toward Dechen Choekhor
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HH Karmapa gazes at the newly built Dechen Choekhorling HH Karmapa arriving at the main entrance of Dechen Cheokhorling
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HH Karmapa performing puja and empowerment HH Karmapa performing puja and empowerment
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Nearly  800 sanghas attending the ceremonies HH Karmapa performing puja and empowerment
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The sanghas came from all regions - near and far The sanghas came from all regions - near and far
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Thousands of disciples participate in the puja and empowerment Hundreds of students from the Himalayan regions attending the puja
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Thousands of disciples queuing up to receive blessings

There are more than 10,000 peoples coming  from all over the Himalayan regions to attend the ceremonies
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Khamtrul Rinpoche consecrated the giant Guru Rinpoche statue HH Karmapa posted in front of the wall plan of Dechen Choekhor giant Buddha statue HH Karmapa performs the consecration of Dechen Choekhor giant Buddha statue
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HH Karmapa posted with Choegon Rinpoche and the monks of Dechen Choekhorling
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