July 15: Coinciding with the first sermon of Lord Buddha, the purjang ceremony or cremation of His Eminence Lhalung Thuksey Rimpoche was held today.
The ceremony was held at Kenchosum Lhakhang in Bumthang. Thuksey Rimpoche passed away in Thimphu on April 18th.
The purjang ceremony was presided over by His Eminence Chabjey Dujom Yangsey, Sungtruel Rimpoche, Gangtey Trulku and Tseyen Lopen of the Zhungdratshang.
During the purjang ceremony devotees from across the country gathered at the Kenchosum Lhakhang to pay homage and pray for the early rebirth of the late Thuksey Rimpoche.
His eminence was 59 years old. His eminence died from complications of chronic renal failure due to prolonged diabetes.
His eminence was the 10th reincarnation of Terton Pema Lingpa’s son, Thuksey Dawa. He was born in a central Tibetan region, Dranang Tsayul in 1951.
Thuksey Rimpoche was enthroned as the 10th Thuksey of Lhalung Thegcholing monastery in Tibet at the age of six.
Rimpoche fled to Bhutan from Tibet in 1960 at the age of nine.
Thuksey Rimpoche has conducted numerous religious ceremonies in the country, including oral transmission of Peling Choekhor and oral transmission of Kangyur.