Religion and Culture Department distributes statues of Buddha and Bon Tonpa Shenrab to Tibetan Monasteries and Nunneries in Exile

President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok, Department of Religion and Culture present statue of Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche, founder of Bon religion, to representatives of Bon monasteries and nunneries in exile.

-Filed by Department of  Religion and Culture

Dharamshala: Department of Religion and Culture of Central Tibetan Administration successfully completed the distribution of Lord Buddha and Tonpa Shenrab statues to Tibetan monasteries and nunneries in India, Nepal and Bhutan.

Following the offering of Long Life Prayers to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Central Tibetan Administration on December 31, President Dr Lobsang Sangay along with members of Kashag distributed the statues to the representatives of the monasteries and nunneries.

The statues were blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and consecrated by monks of Namgyal Monastery at Gaden Phelgyeling, Bodhgaya.

Since this year is considered as the portentous critical year ༼དགུང་ཀེག༽ of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Department of Religion and Culture has been undertaking various activities such as accumulating prayers in accordance with advice from spiritual heads of Tibetan Buddhism and state oracle, providing special salary to temple caretakers for a year and distributing Buddha statues to monastic institutions in order to remove all kind of obstacles during the portentous critical year.

Detail list of monasteries and nunneries are available here.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay and members of Kashag present statues of Buddha to representatives of Tibetan monasteries and nunneries in India, Nepal and Bhutan.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay speaking to the representatives of Tibetan monasteries and nunneries at the distribution ceremony of the Buddha statues.

24-inch statues of Buddha distributed to 276 registered Tibetan monasteries and nunneries across India, Bhutan and Nepal.