The Reestablishment of the 16th Century Ma-Gom of Drukpa Kargyu
Last update 28 December 2014

It has been over 14 years since we first started the enormous task of reestablishing this ancient mother monastery (Tib. MaGom) of Drukpa Kargyu way back in year 2000. Let us take you through briefly the long, arduous but fulfilling reestablishment process of  this 16th Century Dechen Choekhor Monastery of Tibet.

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Encouragement Letters from Kyabgon Adeu Rinpoche, HH Gyalwang Karmapa and Gyalwang Drukpa to request devotees to support the rebuilding of this great Ma-gom of Drukpa Kagyu
Year 1999
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The 3D Plan of Dechen Choekhor Monastery first created in Year 1999
Year 2000
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In year 2000, Choegon Rinpoche, Khamtrul Rinpoche and Ven. De Ching perform 'the blessing and groundbreaking ceremony' at the site where rebuilding of Druk Dechen Choekhorling will take place.

 

Year 2004
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Dechen Choekhor's outer structure in mid year 2004
Year 2005
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Dechen Choekhor's outer structure in mid year 2005
Year 2006
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Dechen Choekhor's outer structure in mid year 2006 The initial schematic drawing of the 31ft Buddha Statue The early construction of the 21ft Guru Rinpoche statue
Year 2007
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Dechen Choekhor's outer structure in early 2007 Dechen Choekhor's outer structure in December 2007
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Guru Rinpoche statue in mid 2007 Buddha Statue in December 2007 Green Tara statue in mid 2007
Year 2008
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Dechen Choekhor's outer structure in September 2008
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Buddha Statue in early 2008 Buddha Statue in mid 2008 Green Tara Statue in August 2008
Year 2009
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Puja held in Dechen Choekhor's main shrine hall in August 2009 Dechen Choekhor's main shrine hall is decorated for the puja
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Guru Rinpoche Statue in mid 2009 Buddha Statue in mid 2009 Green Tara Statue in mid 2009
Year 2010
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Dechen Choekhor's outer structure in December 2010
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Buddha Statue in March 2010 Buddha Statue in May 2010
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Guru Rinpcohe Statue in May 2010 Greeen Tara Statue in May 2010
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3 Main Gold-Gilded Giant Statues of Dechen Choekhor Monastery as of September 2010
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Artists working on the giant painting of 'Gedun Du Khor' in March 2010 Completed giant painting of 'Gedun Du Khor' as of May 2010
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Monks and artists are working together to paste the newly completed painting on the ceiling right above the main entrance to the monastery as of May 2010 Monks and artists doing the final touch up on the giant painting, as of May 2010
 
  
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