800 paranirvana




Dear Sangha,

We have received this information from the” International Drikung Kagyu Council”, regarding the invitation of H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Thinle Lhundup to travel to Dehra-Dun in order to celebrate the 800th commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumgön’s Maha Parinirvana:


A video message from His Holiness The 37th Drikung Kyabgon Thinle Lhundup


This year marks a special year, we will be celebrating the 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumgon’s Maha Parinirvana. This commemoration is of utmost importance to the followers in order to establish a firm inspiration and strengthen faith in following the steps on the path of liberation.

It is His Holiness The 37th Drikung Kyabgon Trinley Lhundrup's strong wish that at least 75%-80% of worldwide Drikung Kagyu followers participate this grand, once in a life time, the 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumgon's Maha Parinirvana.

In order to fulfil His Holiness’ wish, the 800th Commemoration Organising Team (part of International Drikung Kagyu Council) would like to sincerely request every Drikung Kagyu monasteries, Centers, Dharma Groups and individuals to assist us to reach this news in every corner of the world.

Your Support
In order to commemorate the inexhaustible Body, Speech, Mind, Qualities and Activities of Lord Jigten Sumgon, hundreds of 30cm tall gilded copper statues of Lord Jigten Sumgon is being prepared, thousands copies of complete collection of works of Lord Jigten Sumgon is being printed, food and medicine will be collected and given freely to the poverty-stricken and so forth. You will find the full details on the homepage of www.jigtensumgon800th.com
In order to achieve these goals, we would like to request and encourage each and every monasteries, Dharma Centers, Dharma groups and individuals to take part in this very wholesome deed and make your contribution towards a grand and a memorable 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumgon. A budget has been set for this event and every little contribution counts!

The main event of commemorating Lord Jigten Sumgon’s Body, Speech, Mind, Qualities and Activities will take place at Drikung Kagyu Institute (Jangchubling) in Dehradun, India on 19th October 2017 which is the 30th day of the 8th month according to the Tibetan lunar calendar.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would like to thank you in advance for your generous support and we are looking forward to heartily welcome you in India.

Yours in the Dharma,

800 paranirvana pur




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