Day and stars were in perfect harmony for the Ceremony of consecration of the Temple, Stupas and Statues of Jangchub Jong – Dorzong Monastic Institute - , ceremony known as RABNE in Tibetan.
Kyabje the Ninth Khamtrul Rinpoche Shedrub Nyima from Khampagar Monastery at Tashi Jong, together with other Rinpoches, Togdens, Khenpos, Monks of both Khampagar and DMI, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo with the Nuns of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, and over 342 followers, came to Jangchub Jong – Dorzong Monastic Institute, for the Rabne ceremony at the invitation of Kyabje the Eighth Dorzong Rinpoche.
This Rabne ceremony is sometimes also known as “Opening the eyes”. This is a very special ceremony meaning “firmly sealing”, thus the objects are consecrated by wisdom energy invited by High Enlightened Ones and absorbed into the objects, such as the Temple, Stupas and/or Statues. This wisdom energy is sealed with prayers and meditations and the energy will be alive and active until or unless requested to be devoid. Through this process, the thangkas, statues and Stupas are considered very effective and they will grant blessings and protection, filling the wishes of many devotees.
The consecration of Jangchub Jong – Dorzong Monastic Institute was done during three days, corresponding to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd days of the Fifth Tibetan Month of the Iron Tiger Year 2137 (June 13, 14 and 15th, 2010).
Whole male and female Sanghas did meditation and practice of Vajrasattva, reading of Buddha’s Tripitaka Canon as well as Mother Tare’s prayers.
As mentioned in the Rabne text, the third day of the consecration ceremony is the moment when actual blessings take place and signs of effectiveness of the blessings appear. At that moment, a clear rainbow manifested in the clear sky over Jangchub Jong. This appearance gave the assurance that the consecration was completed.
The second ceremony was held on September 12th and 13th, 2010, corresponding to the 4th and 6th days of the Eighth Tibetan month of the Iron Tiger Year 2137.
His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, His Holiness the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje, Kyabje Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Kyabje Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje the Ninth Khamtrul Rinpoche Shedrub Nyima, Representatives of the Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyud, Gelug and Bonpo Lineages, together with several other Rinpoches, Togdens, Khenpos, Monks, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Nuns as well as the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile Ven. Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, Members of the Tibetan Kashag - Cabinet and Tibetan Parliament, representatives of Local Authorities and several other Special Guests both from India and abroad, at the invitation of Kyabje the Eighth Dorzong Rinpoche, came to Jangchub Jong – Dorzong Monastic Institute- for the ceremony.
Many thousand devotees stand along the road side to welcome His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, holding Buddhist flags, Tibetan National flags, scarves and flowers. The students from the Tibetan Children Villages of Gopalpur (TCV) in traditional Tibetan special welcoming dresses were singing songs, playing music and making offerings at the side path of His Holiness.
During the morning of the first day, after the main ceremony, His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama gave teachings on the Lojong Don Dun Ma (bLo-sbjong-don-bdun-ma), The Seven Points of Mind Training from Gueshe Chekawa (1102-1176).
At lunch time, a gathering of more than seven thousand persons shared lunch in the premises and all around the gardens and Stupas of Jangchub Jong.
In the afternoon, lectures were given by some of the Honorable Guests, including Kyabje the Eighth Dorzong Rinpoche, Mr. Pempa Tsering, Chairman of the Tibetan Parliament, Ven. Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile, His Holiness the XVIIth Karmapa, and ending by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama with congratulations and best wishes for the new Dorzong Monastic Institute.
Also, several greeting letters from Special Guests who could not assist were read. Between them, it can be mentioned those in Tibetan languages as from His Holiness the Sakya Trinzin - Head of the Sakya lineage -, His Holiness the XIIth Gyalwang Drukchen Rinpoche - Head of the Drukpa Kagyud lineage-, His Holiness Drikung Rinpoche - Head of the Drikung Kagyud lineage-, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche –Head of the Nyingma lineage, and Kyabje Menri Trizen Rinpoche – Head of the Bönpo. Between those in English language it can be mentioned the one from The Queen Mother of Bhutan, from the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, from the Steel Minister of the Central Government Mr. Vir Bardar Singh, member of Ragya Sabha Dr. Karan Singh, ex-Member of Ragya Sabha Dr. Lokesh Chandra, and Shri Shanta Kumar.