This past December the Zangdokpalri Temple in Arunachal Pradesh was consecrated after many years of dedication and hard work.
During the entire month of December, an elaborate array of rituals, dances and meditations (drupchen) was performed to consecrate the sacred structure, culminating on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, with the Aspirational Prayer Ceremony.
During the December ceremonies, Kyapje Terton Kunzang Dechen Lingpa’s kudung (precious body) was brought from the Tashi Choling Nunnery in the flatlands of Assam up to the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh to finally rest at the Zangdokpalri Temple, high atop the hill that had appeared to Rinpoche in his dream. Over the following two days, thousands of monks and lay Buddhists lined the road as the sacred parade transported the precious cairn that was to be installed at the temple. Prayers flags sponsored by friends in the West and the local community provided an escort of wind-borne prayers.
To read the entire story and learn more about the activities of Kunzang Dechen Lingpa and his son Dungse Rigdzin Dorje Rinpoche visit the Zangdokpalri website by clicking here.