I am privileged to design the book a project on H.E. The Chogye Trichen Rinpoche's " Holy Relics & Bones" The book contains 47 pages with a DVD( Documentary film about H.E.) His Eminence passed from this world into Nirvana, at the age of 87,on 22nd January,corresponding to the 4th of the Twelfth Tibetan month at 6.30am at his retreat house,Narayanthan,Kathmandu,Nepal.
On the day His Eminence's Kudung was brought to the Monastery in Boudha, the sky was crystal clear,and the moment the Kudung entered into the circle of Boudhanath stupa, a rainbow parasol appeared in the ky.Witnessing this directly,devotees were moved and shaken by faith,and erupted into joyful comments.
Until the cremation, Rinpoche's Kudung was enshrined in a beautifully decorated prayer hall where thousands of devotees come from far and wide to receive the blessings of his Holy body.
During that period there occured a surprising snowfall in Kathmandu, the first in 62 years, in the form of a shower of flowers. As such, the after-death events of His Eminence have put the disciples in a state of great joy mixed with sorrow,which has prompted them to eulogize His Eminence.
On the auspicious occassion of the cremation of His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, the day Buddha displaayed miracles,the sacred rites of the cremation began early in the morning. The cremation was held in the garden of Jamchen Lhakhang Monastery, with simultaneous rituals of four dieties in the four directions,presided over by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and His Eminence Luding Khen Rinpoche along with many high lamas. A crowd of faithful devotees watched with tearful eyes and folded hands as Rinpoche's Kudung was offered to the flames in the elaborate ritual. A stunning array of beautiful flowers decorated the cremation stupa, which was the focus of attention and prayer for the huge assembly gathered to pay their last respects.
During the ritual,many people reported seeing five colored flames,and other auspicious signs.
This auspicious day was the clearest of blue sunny days. It is rare in Kathmandu Valley to see such a clear day without even the finest wisp of cloud or dust,it has been said that this is a sign of clarity of His Eminence's realization. This unusual sky remained until the completion of the rituals and the sealing of the cremation stupa. During the following week,many interesting cloud patterns formed above the stupa and rainbows were visible around the sun and in the clouds on several occassions.
After ten days, the cremation stupa was opened by H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche. Holy relics,bones and ashes were collected carefully,and placed in to containers for the necessary rituals.Again on that day arainbow appeared encircling the sun.
To be interested to read more about the life of Rinpoche visit www.chogyetrichen.org
Om Mani Padme Hun!!!
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