Grand Enthronement Ceremony for His Holiness the 34th Menri Trizin Rinpoche
On the auspicious day of January 1, 2018, Geshe Dawa Dhargye was chosen as the 34th Menri Trizin: the throne holder of Menri Monastery, and the spiritual leader of the Bon religious tradition.
The Menri Trizin was chosen in our ceremony called Tagdril (rtags sgril), which relies on the wisdom of the chief protector deities of Yungdrung Bon in making the proper selection. When the selection was completed, all the members of the Bon community around the world welcomed the new Abbot with flowers, and celebrated the fortunate occasion.
Then on February 20, 2018, the anniversary of the birth of the founder of Menri Monastery, Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen, we held a brief enthronement ceremony in which His Holiness the 34th Menri Trizin Lungtok Dawa Dhargye Rinpoche was officially enthroned on Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen’s throne, a golden throne supported by images of five fearless lions.
Because that ceremony was only a basic enthronement, we are now preparing to hold a more extensive enthronement ceremony at Menri Monastery. This grand enthronement will take place following our commemoration of the passing of a year since the departure of the 33rd Menri Trizin, who completed his intentions and passed to bliss last year.
The grand enthronement ceremony will take place at Menri Monastery on the days of September 6th and 7th, 2018 (the 26th and 27th of the 7th month on the Tibetan calendar). We warmly invite and welcome all of you to come and participate in this celebration.
Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center Society