September 11: The new Zangdopelri Lhakhang at Kurjey in Bumthang was consecrated yesterday. The consecration ceremony was presided over by His Holiness the Je Khenpo.
Her Majesty the Queen mother Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck graced the consecration ceremony.
The Zangdopelri Lhakhang was built over a period of seven years with financial support from Her Majesty the Queen mother Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck.
It was built in memory of Her Majesty the Queen mother’s Grandfather Gongzim Ugyen Dorji, grand aunt Ane Thukten Wangmo and parents Gongzim Sonam Tobgye Dorji and Choying Wangmo Dorji.
It is also for the well being of the nation and all sentient beings.
The consecration ceremony was also attended by the venerable Dorji Lopon and Tshengye Lopon of the Zhung Dratshang and Dzongkhag officials from Trongsa and Bumthang.
The first consecration ceremony of the Lhakhang was carried out in June this year. It was conducted by the Yangse of His Eminence the Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche, His Eminence Rabjam Rinpoche, and His Eminence Namkhai Ningpo Rinpoche.