Place:Namdroling Monastery, India


NNI had its 6th commencement held in Namdroling Monastery on 3rd September, 2010. After paying his respects to the holy remains of the late H. H. Pema Norbu Rinpoche, H. H. the Dalai Lama was escorted to the hall, where he initiated the ceremony with Mandala offering. H.H. the Dalai Lama then conferred upon the 421 graduates the Masters degree of Buddhist Philosophy and led the oath-taking ceremony, which was followed by the speeches given by the IAS Principal Secretary of Karnataka Government and the Prime Minister of Tibetan Government.

After that, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave oral transmission on the prayer for the swift reincarnation of H.H. Pema Norbu Rinpoche. He then addressed the assembly: I felt both sad and pleased to be here, when thinking of H.H. Pema Norbu Rinpoche who was still here with us on my last visit, yet has entered the state of nirvana now. Nevertheless I am pleased to know that although H.H. Pema Norbu Rinpoce has already passed into parinirvana, all of you still abide by the regulations of the monastery as usual.

Id like to say thank you to all of you for your dedication to the monastery. Besides, I also want to mention that the priority for the monastery now is setting up principles for handling both the internal and external affairs of the monastery. The monastery should not leave its decision making and future direction to the future Pema Norbu Rinpoche, whose rebirth and restoration shall take as long as a couple of decades; instead, its the future H. H. Pema Norbu Rinpoche that should follow the regulations of the monastery. Thank you all for your cooperation and efforts.

Glittering with many distinguished guests, the commencement ended with the thank speech of Gyang Khang Khentrul Rinpoche, the Head Abbot of Namdroling Monastery. His Holiness the Dalai Lama took his leave after lunch.

Evening Session
471 bachelors and 578 graduates from Higher Secondary received their diplomas from the Head Abbot Gyang Khang Khentrul Rinpoche. Then the distinguished guests delivered their speeches. Finally, the evening session concluded with the speech of Khenpo Jamyang Tshering, the President of NNI and NNNI.






























































































































































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