Serpom Monastery (Annual Medicine Buddha Festival)

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The video shows the annual sacred festival of the Buddha of Medicine performed at Serpom Monastery. At 0:21 – 0:24 a picture of the Venerable Abbot of Serpom Monastery Kyabjye Yongyal Rinpoche is clearly displayed. He is the holder of the Gaden Oral tradition.

Born in Tibet in 1948, Kyabje Yongyal Dorjechang was recognized as the fourth reincarnation of his line by H.H. Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang. At the age of six he was enthroned at Sera-Mey Monastery. In 1959 he left Tibet and settled in India.

He studied the five major texts for more than twenty years and thereby received his Geshe Lharampa degree in the year 1980. Kyabje Dorjechang then completed all his Tantric studies at Gyurmey Tantric University. He has, meanwhile, received numerous Dharma transmissions and initiations from H.H. Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and so on.

Kyabje Dorjechang has taught extensively in the monastery for about fourteen years. He also gave teachings and empowerment in Tibet. To fulfil spiritual wishes and aspiration of number of people, he paid visit to many countries including Australia, Singapore, and Taiwan. However, he has made great contribution to the preservation of Buddhism and the world peace. And Kyabje Dorjechang also leads Lamrim International Dharma Center in USA.

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