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2nd ADC -

With the face painted, the Buddha Amitabha statue had come to life. It definitely looks very different from 2 days ago. Today, the statue, sponsored by His Holiness's mother, got a nice gold paint over the face and body. Mayumla's wish is finally fulfilled. As all of us could remember, Druk Amitabha Mountain was established mainly due to Mayumla's wish to help deceased beings through the practice of Buddha Amitabha.

Amitabha... almost completed

The nuns spent today rehearsing and practicing, amidst strong winds and drizzles. Well, everyone was extremely excited, since rains and winds and all the wild weather conditions are often considered to be the flying mood of the local deities or sometimes auspicious signs of dragons. Dragons are especially precious to the Drukpa or Dragon Lineage, quite obviously and they bring rain, thunder and lightning... great weather!

Serious business started...

Gen Tsering Phuntsok, Disciplinary Master of the monks, guided throughout the rehearsal

A long way to the Monument Site and Naro Assembly Hall

Seymo, Rupa, Pem Deki (2nd ADC International Coordinator), Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, our Ama Zangmo and Tenzin

Strong wind blowing... the Dragons roaring

More wind coming...

Little Kyabje Sengdrak Rinpoche enjoying himself

Rehearsal continued

The nuns leading the way...

Young nuns having fun!