The Great Drikung Kagyu Monkey year teachings 2016 was conducted in Jangchubling, Dehradun, India from February 16, to February 19, 2016.
On the first day, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang blissfully gave a teachings on the generation of the Arising of Bodhichitta starting from morning at 9 am, until 5 pm in the evening. His Holiness emphasise on the importance of generating our heart, by introducing and practical application of the loving kindness and compassion. He also said that the supreme protection in our life is the cultivation of Bodhichitta.
Next day, H.E. Thritsab Rinpoche gave teaching on the distinction between the Sutra and Tantra Vehicles in the morning. After lunch His Holiness gave initiation of the Preparatory stages of Great Empowerment of Hey-Vajra teachings according to the Marpa's tradition.
On 18th, His Holiness bestowed the main part of the Great Empowerment of Hey-Vajra, and practical instructions and reading transmission to all the people who gathered from all over the world.
On the last day, the grand long life ceremonial Mandala-Offering was offered to His Holiness for kindly bestowing the teachings and empowerment. H.E. Thritsab Rinpoche conducted the ceremonial procession of grand offerings along with members of the International Drikung Kagyu Council, the organiser of the Great Drikung Monkey year Teaching 2016.
Thereafter HH. offered the Great Drikung Phowa teachings and transmission. In the end H.H. bestowed the Long Life empowerment according to the transmission of the Sole Mother, Queen of the Siddhas. There were also thousands of local people gathered for this grand empowerment.
The Monkey Year Teaching 2016, was successfully accomplished.