Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu’s Monastery, Gorgoen Paljor Choling Lhakhang at Gogona

The Gorgoen Paljor Choling Lhakhang is situated at an altitude of 3000 meters above Phojikha village. To reach this sacred monastery one has to reach Gangteng monastery and than passing through Phojikha village and driving around 19 km through rough rattling road, you are there up in the mountain. Nevertheless the place is so beautiful that you immediately forget how you got it there.

This monastery is a special monastery built by Zhabdrung Jigme Chogyal, the fifth mind incarnation of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in the 15th Rabjung as commemoration offering for the death of his father and mother.
(The Fourth Mind incarnation of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu)
It is said that after completing the monastery, a statue of Guru Rinpoche was brought from Talo monastery as the main relic of the temple.  On the way while reaching Bardong, the people carrying the statue could not lift it from the place they have kept while they took some rest after a long tiring journey.
(The sacred Guru Rinpoche Statue)

When they reported the matter to Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu, who acknowledged that he has to send the Talo Gaylpo to escort the Guru Rinpoche Statue and immediately commanded the Gyalpo to go. After that the statue could be lifted without any problems and was brought to this new temple.
(The shrine that house Talo Gyap)

This sacred Guru Rinpoche statue is the main object of veneration at the lhakhang and its protecting deity is Talo Gyalpo Kuntu Zangpo.

(Recitation of Kanjur and self receiving Ngor)
This year our company’s annual Kanjur recitation was done in this sacred monastery, the place selected by Dasho Passang Dorji. I have gone there to represent our CEO at the Kanjur recitation. 

I got immense opportunity to get the blessing from the sacred Guru Rinpoche and Talo Gyalpo.

Please do visit this sacred Zhabdrung monastery at Sha Gogona.