Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Keeping the Spirit of Spiritualism Alive



Zangtopelri model

On 7th October, 2012, 180 student teachers from Paro College of Education (PCE) joined the big group of volunteers in the day-long volunteerism work for the ongoing construction of Zangtopelri Lhakhang around the Kudung Chorten of His Holiness late Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche at Dagophu, under Lango Gewog, Paro. The other volunteers were from Royal Thimphu College, Drugyel Lower Secondary School, Armed force from Shaba, residents of Paro and Thimphu, adding to a total of 400 eager volunteers. 
Volunteers at work, photo by Rinchen Dorji
The volunteer work was organized by Tshampa Mahakala, Mr. Rinchen Dorji, Dean of Research and Industrial linkage and two other lecturers, Mr. Tandin Khorlo Wangchuk and Mr. Karma Dorji from PCE.   
Photo by Rinchen Dorji
One of the coordinators, Mr. Rinchen Dorji, said, “With the spirit of volunteerism and hard work that each student has displayed, we have managed to win the admiration and appreciation of the other volunteers at the worksite thereby creating a positive image of the Paro College.” It was a real pleasure coordinating this voluntary service for such a good cause, he added.
Late Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, a great teacher of Buddhism and a primary holder of the D├╝djom Tersar lineage was the son of Dudjom Rinpoche and the father of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Garab Rinpoche.
His Holiness was considered to be an emanation of the fourteenth-century Nyingma master Longchempa. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche passed away at the age of eighty on December 27th, 2011 in California, United States and the final rites were conducted on 3rdMarch, 2012 by the reincarnation of late Dudjom Jigdrel Yeshe Dorji, Tulku Sangye Pema at Dagophu, Paro.
Photo by RinchenDorji
Similar volunteerism work would be carried out hereafter and you may contact lopean Tshampa Mahakala (at 17110231), or Mr. Tandin Khorlo Wangchuk (at 17617689) for any information.

Dawa
Paro College of Education

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