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Buddhism and Tibetan Culture: 25th Annual Nyingma Prayers

Kunsang Dolma interviews Khenpo Choewang, one of the organizing committee members on 2014 Annual Nyingma prayers at Bodh Gaya. Khenpo Choewang says that the Great Nyingma Prayer was first started in 1989 by the Venerable Tarthang Trulku Rinpoche, who lives in America. Since then every year Nyingma Monlam Chenmo has been held at Bodhgaya during the first ten days of the twelfth month of the Tibetan Calendar. The 10th day is observed as Guru Padmasambhava’s day and Tsog or (Symbolic Meal) is offered with devotion to Guru Rinpoche. The principal goal of this great prayer gathering is world peace, Khenpo Choewang added.