The Cremation Puja and Ceremony of Rinpoche's Beloved Mother
17th February 2014

Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche and all the high lamas of Drukpa Kargyu gathered at Dechen Choekhor to perform the cremation puja and ceremony for his beloved mother who passed away in year 2011, after a short bout of illness.The cremation was performed after 49 days of her passing away. Khenpo Jangchub Choedar recalled that her heart area remains warmth even after the third day of her death.

Among the prominent lamas present, includes H.E. Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Drubwang Dorzong Rinpoche, H.E. Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche along with their entourages. Thousands of people come from far and wide to pay their last respect and to witness this exceptional occasion.

Both Rinpoche's parents are among the many faithful and devoted disciples of previous Choegon Rinpoche. His father is a remarkable yogi who had completed more than 20 years of retreat in Dechen Choekhor Tibet under the guidance of the 8th Kyabgon Choegon Rinpoche. His mother too, in her early life, had also spent years studied and practiced the Dharma in Dechen Cheokhor Tibet. She is sincerely and dearly remembered for her many excellence qualities - her unshakeable faith and unwavering diligent in the practice of Buddhadharma, the deep-rooted devotion to her root guru, her inner strength, the unconditional love and care she had for those near and far. 

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At the special request of the faithful monks of Nangchen Garh, Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche conducted the traditional rituals and puja to bless the unique memorial stupa (Tib: Kudung Chorten - the stupa of the holy body) of the late Adeu Rinpoche. After that, Rinpoche proceeds to bless every floor and every single temple in the Tsechu Monastery (Nangchen Garh). 
The next day, Choegon Rinpoche led the Guru Offering (Lama Chopa) and conferred a full-day  empowerment of Chakrasamvara, Vajravarahi and Mahakala to all Rinpoches, Tulkus, monks and nuns in Tsechu Monastery of Adeu Rinpoche. It's a truly blessed, auspicious and heart-warming to see the joy on every face when their quest and longing for the return of their guru finally were answered.
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