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28May2017

2nd ADC - Countdown to the 2nd ADC


Preparation under way

Druk Amitabha Mountain rustles and bustles the day before the second Annual Drukpa Council. Despite the local forest fire, meetings from all the committees continue, decorations are finalized, participants arrive, Drukpa monastic leaders convene and Live to Love regional and district delegates gather. Druk Amitabha Mountain also welcomes members of the international press whom toured the premises.


Live to Love Meeting


His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa meeting some of the volunteers


His Holiness greeted by YDA members from Garsha

In the evening, each of the centers rehearses in Naro Assembly Hall for the cultural show. Meanwhile, nuns, monks and volunteers plan an impromptu surprise birthday celebration to celebrate Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche Jigme Pema Nyinjadh’s birthday. Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche and the volunteers pause to celebrate Annual Drukpa Council ’s Chairman’s birthday. Notwithstanding everyone’s fatigue, spirits soar high for tomorrow’s opening ceremonies.


A surprise birthday party for Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche organized by the lay volunteers


Rehearsal of cultural show by Drukpa Europe


Rehearsal of cultural show by Bhutanese volunteers

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