Mundgod: Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tseten attended the Dharma Entrance Ceremony of Choktrul Tenzin Yonten Gyatso Rinpoche on 18th November 2022 at the invitation of Drepung Gomang Taktser Ladang based at Mundgod in Karnataka, South India.
Choktrul Tenzin Yonten Gyatso Rinpoche is recognized as the reincarnation of the late Taktser Rinpoche, the eldest brother of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who was the reincarnated lama of Kumbum monastery.
The Ceremony was attended by Drepung Tripa Geshe Kunchok Paksam, Secretary of Gaden Phodrang Tenzin Taklha, Drepung Gomang Abbot Jigme Gyatso, Drepung Loseling Abbot Lobsang Samten, Additional Secretary of Department of Religion & Culture of CTA Dudul Dorjee, Mundgod Tibetan Settlement Officer Lhakpa Dolma, Disciplinarians & lead chanters of the monastery and the attendants of Taktser Ladang.
On 19th November 2022, the Felicitation ceremony of Choktrul Rinpoche was held, and it was attended by Tibetan Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tseten, Gaden Phodrang Secretary, Drepung Tripa, Additional Secretary of Deptt. of Religion & Culture, Former Abbots of Drepung Gomang & Loseling Monastery, Gaden Shartse & Jangtse Monastery, Ratoe Monastery, Former Gaden Triden, Shartse & Jangtse Monastery Choejey, Representatives of Sera Jhe, Sera Mey, Tashi Lungpo, Gyuto, Gyudmey Monasteries.
The Geshes and representatives of different houses of the monasteries, representatives of Tibetan Non-Governmental Organisations and residents of the Mundgod settlement offered their traditional scarves.
-Reported by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretary