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11December2017

2nd ADC - The First Day


The gate at the entrance to Druk Amitabha Mountain from the ring road

On the eve of the second Annual Drukpa Council, Drukpa volunteers transform Druk Amitabha Mountain into a first-class convention center complete with a monumental statute of Buddha Amitabha and the 4th Gyalwang Drukpa Kunkhyen Pema Karpo towering over 3 stories high. Now that the Naro Assembly Hall is complete, offices on all 4 levels are buzzing with volunteers polishing the final program: the director of the Cultural Show facilitates rehearsals, the media team prepares to host an unprecedented number of members of the international press and the audio-visual team tests the state of the art technology.

While 800 nuns perform the Avalokiteshvara Drubchen, the protocol committee and the remainder of the nuns and monks receive the VIP guests which include the great masters of the Drukpa Lineage. All were pleased with the reception and excited to see old and new friends.


Nuns in the Drubchen


Kyabje Sengdrak Rinpoche in the puja


Nuns performing dance


Nuns performing dance

The Naro Assembly Hall hosts two major meetings. Over 50 Drukpa Rinpoches, Khenpos and Abbots convene to discuss the accomplishments and future direction of the Drukpa Lineage. In the evening, these distinguished Drukpa monastic leaders met with representatives of over 25 Drukpa centers to discuss local projects and successes. Drukpa Plouray and Drukpa Hamburg shared with the group the history of both its grassroots work which began over 25 years ago and its impressive growth over the years.


Gen Pemba Tsering, General Secretary and Drubpon Ngawang, His Holiness's representative in Europe

The air of Druk Amitabha Mountain is filled with enthusiasm and anticipation for the opening ceremonies.


Nuns receiving arriving Rinpoches


Kyabje Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso leading all the Rinpoches


Kyabje Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche being welcome by a senior monk


Masters of the lineage going up the central stairway


Part of the welcoming procession


Kyabje Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche being received by devotees from Garsha


His Holiness greeting a student from Hong Kong


Monks getting the hall ready for the public opening of the 2nd ADC


His Holiness having a relaxed moment


His Holiness personally checking all the decorations on Druk Amitabha Mountain


His Holiness greeting all the lineage masters, one by one


His Holiness hosting lunch


The meeting among all the masters


Volunteers busy making tea

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