The Schedule of the Nirvana Ceremonies for H.H. Yangthang Rinpoche
H.H. Yangthang Rinpoche, the regent of Orgyen Maha Guru, the manifestation of Gyalwa Lhatsun, and the reincarnation of Domang Terchen Dorje Dechen Lingpa, passed into nirvana on
October 16, 2016 (the 14th day of the 8th month of Fire Monkey Year in the year 2143, according to Tibetan lunar calendar). By following Yangthang Rinpoche’s own last words, we have requested H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche’s guidance and instruction. And so the schedule of Nirvana Ceremony was decided. In order to complete accumulations and purify obscurations, to have
signs of Yangthang Rinpoche’s obstables of grounds and paths dissolved into basic space, to have the new moon of Rinpoche’s reincarnation arisen swiftly, as well as for all the other virtuous
purposes, we will be offering profound and extensive Nirvana Ceremonies. The schedule is listed as follows,
As advised by H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche, from October 16 to November 4 (the 15th day of the 8th month to the 5th day of the 9th month according to Tibetan calendar), during this period of 'three sevens’, we will be offering the Nirvana Ceremonies
through the sadhana ‘Lama Chodpa (Guru Offering)’ at Dodrup-Choerden Gompa in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.
On November 5 (the 6th day od the 9th month in Tibetan calendar) Yangthang Rinpoche’s sacred body will be invited to Pemayangtse Monastery in West Sikkim. The Nirvana Ceremonies will be held here for three days, through the chanting of ‘The Seven Chapters Supplication Prayers’.
On November 8 (the 9th day of the 9th month in Tibetan calendar), the sacred body will be invited to Yuksom of West Sikkim. Norbu Gang, located in Yuksom, is the holy site where the meeting of the first Sikkim’s dharma king and the three masters took place. The gate to the sublime Dharma was
therefore opened there. Yuksom was also the main seat of Yangthang Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s sacred body will be invited to his own room nearby Norbu Gang. The profound and extensive Nirvana Ceremonies will take place in Yuksom till December 3 (Saturday, the 4th day of the 10th month in Tibetan calendar).
On December 4 (the 5th day of the 10th month in Tibetan calendar), the Cremation Ceremony for Yangthang Rinpoche’s sacred body will take place in Yuksom. Sublime masters from all directions will join and conduct this ceremony. This event will
be the conclusion of the whole Nirvana Ceremonies.
H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche has agreed to take the responsibility of finding the reincarnation of Yangthang Rinpoche. We request and welcome all devotees to participate this event with a joyous