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October Visit to Bokar Monastery in Darjeeling

On October 4, His Holiness presided over the concluding funerary ceremonies for the Very Venerable Bokar Rinpoche at Bokar Monastery in Mirik, Darjeeling, India. His Holiness left Gyuto for Delhi, where he flew to the Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, arriving at 1:35 PM. He was welcomed at the airport by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Gyaton Tulku Rinpoche, Khenpo Donyo Lodro Rinpoche, Drikung Gyalse Tulku, the Speaker of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly, members of the Sikkim Ecclesiastical Department and numerous other government representatives, Tibetan organization leaders from Sikkim, Darjeeling and other community leaders, and devotees from places such as Bhutan, totalling nearly 6,000 welcomers. (A more complete listof dignitaries meeting with His Holiness during his visit is at the end of this report). His Holiness was also welcomed by Adzin Choktrul Rinpoche, who offered him a ceremonial scarf. Very Ven. Bokar Rinpoche passed into parinirvana on 17.8.2004 outside Mirik, …