On March 21, the final exam result of the academic year 2013-14 were announced at VVI shrine, where our beloved root guru, the very venerable ninth Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, khenpos, and lamas were also present on the very day.
Meanwhile, Rinpoche gave advice to all the teacher and students, regarding importance of their motivation and dedication.
On the very day, graduation day was also held to honor seven students, who has completed Acharya Degree from VVI, M.A. in Buddhist Philosophy, in 2013. The graduates will be giving their services at the monastery.
As request of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s sister, Chamsing laa, “The Longevity Prayer, Tsedrup” is being performed at Vajra Vidya Insitute from March 16 for the long life and good health of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.
To perform the prayers, the very venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche invited all the Thrangu lamas, khenpos who have completed three-year retreat.Around five hundred monks and nuns and lay students, where 70 students along with their professors from the Kagyu Sect of The Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS),
participated the Tsedrup puja,
On March 2, Losar, Tibetan New Year 2141 is celebrated at Vajra Vidya Institute along with His Holiness 17th the Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, monks, and many lay disciples.
VVI welcomed the losar with sixteen Elders prayer, long life prayers, and auspicious prayers in the morning.
Before Losar, five day long, the Great Mahaala Puja was performed from February 5 to March 1.
- Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche's Teachings & Traveling Schedule.
- VVI Schedule 2013-14 (also see brochure)
- List of offerings and Request prayers at VVI.
Located behind Deer Park in Sarnath, India, where Shakyamuni Buddha gave his first teaching, Vajra Vidya Institute is a monastic college offering training in higher Buddhist philosophy. It was established by the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche to preserve the Karma Kagyu lineage of scripture and realization.