December 7, 2019 A Remembrance Ceremony for Chögyal Namkhai Norbu at Dorzong Institute, India

Dear Vajra Brothers & Sisters,

On December 7th 2019 there will be remembrance ceremony for Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

It will take place in Jangchub Jong, DORZONG INSTITUTE, near Gopal Pur, in northern India (around two hours drive from Dharamsala). It will start at 10 am followed by a lunch offered by the Institute to all visitors.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu at the Namgyalgar Retreat
Photo by: Tsering Dolkar

This is a kind initiative of Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche and the Jangchub Jong Institute, a day to honor our dear Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

This will be followed by one week of Vajrasattva Pujas sponsored by International Dzogchen Community disciples and Tibetan devotees who greatly admire Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. The event will start on December 8th and will take place over three days at Jangchub Jong, then two days in Tashi Jong Monastery and finally two days in Tashi Jong Institute. These Vajrasattva pujas are to be held for the benefit of all beings, to fulfill the noble wishes of our great Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

The first three days of the Vajrasattva puja program will start from December 8th at 10am, in the Main Hall of Jangchub Jong, with senior and middle age monks and nuns lead by a Tokden. Another young monks group led by a Khenpo will recite the Hundred Syllables mantra. Lunch break from 12 until 1. Then we continue puja with a Ganapuja and Dharmapala invocations and offerings from 1 pm to 3 pm.

After three days following the same program, there will be two days with a daily session of Vajrasattva Puja at Tashi Jong Monastery and the last two days will be at Khampagar Institute, near Tashi Jong.

Disciples of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu are welcome to attend any of these events.

You are welcome to start arriving on December 6th, to be present at the ceremony on the morning of December 7th.

Arrangements for accommodation can be made in the guest houses at Jangchub Jong by booking in advance. In respect of the Memorial Ceremony, rooms will be free of charge. For those who feel these rooms may be too basic, there are hotels available nearby, with different rates depending on your budget. Jangchub Jong will provide the contact for hotels and taxis in the local village, in case any assistance is needed.

If you are planning to attend any of these functions or if you have any questions please write to:

For those who are not able to attend the event but who would like to offer butter lamp candles to be lit during the puja it is possible to offer butter lamps here:

Hoping to see many of you in India next month.

Jamyang Oliphant (On behalf of Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche and Jangchub Jong Institute)

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