Khyentse Rinpoche and Chokling Rinpoche

In OT Rinpoche’s new gompa (Philip calls it the ‘drupchen factory’ because the upper section has been built solely to accomodate drupchens), the mandala house alone is at least 8 metres high. It takes up almost all the room in the upper part of the gompa, it’s huge. Two very high thrones are set up beside it, one for Dzongsar Khyentse, who is the ‘Vajra King’, and the other for Chöling Rinpoche. In the second snap below, Chöling Rinpoche is standing on his throne for a few minutes during one of the rituals—it was the only opportunity I’ve had to capture an image of him in the shrine room. The other picture is of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche as he gave a spontaneous fifteen minute teaching one evening at the end of the practice. 

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