Emilie’s Photos of the Drupchen

Emilie (the beauty in a gorgeous green sari in the final photo) very kindly sent me some of her photos of the drupchen, some of which I’ve posted here. Phil also took some great snaps but I didn’t manage to grab them from him before he left on pilgrimage to Bhutan. For once, I wasn’t quite quick enough.Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Chokling Rinpoche just before the now traditional flower petal and rice war that breaks out during the prayers for auspiciousness at the end of the ceremony. Khyentse Rinpoche’s Chinese students have developed particularly lethal methods for launching handsful of petals and rice aimed exclusively at Rinpoche, who retaliated on this occasion by shaking up a bottle of orange Fanta, aiming it into the crowd, and opening the lid…Khyentse Rinpoche, obviously.Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche making aspiration prayers. Lama Godi and friends.This monk, who is probably about twelve years old, served us tea and refreshments during the drupchen several times each day.Les Français (plus a Swiss and a German).

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