Oct 25, 2012

2012 Third Jang Gunchoe (Winter Debate Session) in Gosok Phuntsok Choeling Monastery.

Since 26th Sebtember 2012 for the next fifteen days,the annual Educational debate program on logical texts (Tib.Jang Gubchoe) was conducted at Gosok Phuntsok Choeling Monastery,at Swoyambhu. On the first day, the program began with recitation of prayers such as Praise to Lord Buddha and praises to Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda and etc. In the courtyard of Phuntsok Choeling Monastery which presided Ven.Sermey Kyabje Khen Rinpoche Geshe Ngawang Jorden and chief guest was Khenpo Nyima Dorjee, President of Gumba development of Nepal Government,also presided Acharya Norbu Sherpa, president of Gumba Vihar committee of Nepal Government, Ven.Thupten Jigdol, Vice President of Nepal Buddhist Federation and representative of Tibetan office. Following this was the picture of procession of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and offering of scarf to His Holiness's throne by the distinguished members of various associations and short debate was performed for auspiciousness.
Geshe Gyalten Kunkhyab, vice president of Nepal Buddhist Gelug Association read details of program and Geshe Ngawang Kalsang,president of Nepal Buddhist Gelugnepal Association expressed details on importance ofJang Gunche program and activities of association. Acharya Norbu Sherpa,president of Gumba vihar Committee and Khenpo Nyima Dorjee President of Gumba development expressed their good views on Jang Gunchoe and appreciate for Jang Gunchoe.Special Guest Khyabje Khen Rinpoche expressed details of establishment and development of Jang Gunchoe in India.Later Acharya Tenzin, Secretary of Nepal Buddhist Gelug Nepal Association expressed thanks speech to all participants.During the Jang Gunchoe ,ten headmasters and thirteen philosophy teachers undertook the responsibility of supervising the event.
More than eight hundred attend during the program and more than five hundred students took part in the great debate gathering,and it was very successful in every aspects.Due to this kind of debate gathering, students are able to bring greater enthusiasm and improvement in this skill of debating and understanding of the great philosophy. beside that it was also a great opportunity for the sponsor to delight the holy heart of Victors by making extensive offerings during the events. During seven day of Jang Gunchoe monks from Bonpo and students from Namgya high school participated and took great oppertunity.

Following are name of monastery which took part during Third Jang Gunchoe at Phuntsok Choeling Monastery.
Samtenling Monastery
Kopan Monastery
Shelkar Monastery
Shree Chusang Monastery
Chuvar Dophenling Monastery
Dupgon Thukche Choeling Monastery
Serkong Monastery
Gosok Phuntsok Choeling Monastery
Porong Palmo Choedeng Monastery
Drikung Kagyu Rinchenling Monastery