The Enthronement Ceremony of the 2nd Jonang Gyaltsab Ngawang Choekyi Nangwa
Dharamsala: Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok and members of the Tibetan Parliament attended the enthronement ceremony of the 2nd Jonang Gyaltsab Ngawang Choekyi Nangwa as a special guest and guest of honors respectively on 9 October 2019 at Jonang Kalachakra Meditation Institute, Norbulingka.
Chief guest Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, special guest Kasur Kirti Rinpoche, special guest Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok and members of Tibetan Parliament made mandala offering to the new Jonang head, a symbolic offering in Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Which was followed by mandala offering by heads of monasteries and institutes and blessing from 2nd Jonang Gyaltsab Ngawang Choekyi Nangwa.
Tulku Kaybjey Kunga Choephel Rinpoche, Khenpo (abbot) of Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Monastery read the statement from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The ceremony proceeded with addresses from 2nd Jonang Gyaltsab Ngawang Choekyi Nangwa, Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, Ven. Kasur Kirti Rinpoche, representatives from the four Buddhist Schools and Bon tradition. Followed by vote of thanks from enthronement-organizing committee’s adviser Khensur Kunga Tsamchung.
The enthronement ceremony celebrated with vibrant cultural performances from Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and songs from exile singers.