More than 2500 devotees comprising Paro College faculties and students, Khangku Middle Secondary School students and teachers, and residents of Paro received Tshewang (blessing for long life) on October, 25th 2012, at Paro College ground from His Eminence Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche.
The devotees also received an oral transmission of various mantras, beginning from taking refuge (Chapdro), Baza Guru (Padmasambhava), six syllables (Mani) and other more.
“The blessing for life long (Tshewang) was an extraordinary, because it was directly received by Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo from Guru Rinpoche” said culture secretary Mr. Jigme Tandin Peljor. He added “the benefits was equivalent to that of blessing received from Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo or Ugyen Guru Rinpoche”
Many people with a smile on their face came to receive blessing and to have a glimpse of Rinpoche. One of them was an old woman from Khangkhu vicinity, who after hearing about Rinpochee’s visits to the College she decided come for the blessing.
Tshering Wangchuk, a fourth year student said “It was really a joyous occasion for us to have His Holiness in our College and blessed hundreds of devotees”.
“I made a sincere prayer for the benefit of all sentient beings, who had been our parents once” He supplemented.
Another student from first year said “The day was golden opportunities to meet with a Rinpochee and received important blessing from His Holiness”
The program was conducted by the management of Paro College of Education with the initiatives from culture committee.The similar kind of blessing ritual would be carried out in the coming years.