Tuesday, 16 March 2010

The ordination ceremony with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tenpa, fourth on the left, who received gelong ordination

On 1st of march 2010, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave to around 30 getsuls full ordination in his private residence in Dharamsala. Eight getsuls from the pre-ordination course were ordained as gelong on this most joyful and special day.

Francois who became Tenzin Jigme (on the 4th of the left)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave the getsul and getsulma ordination in the morning on the same day, at his private residence.

Marion who became Tenzin Dhasel (3rd on the left)

Words fall too short to express in any way what this ordination has meant to us. We show you these photos to convey some of that most special moment in our lives.

We want to remember all the kind teachers, especially Sogyal Rinpoche, whom without we would still be lost in samsara, all our dharma brothers and sisters who gave us the strength and inspiration to grow, our beloved parents who in all their kindness provided us with this precious human body, and all our benefactors who generously supported us with their belief in our intention.
Thank you all!!!

May this ordination truly bring about the enlightenment
of self and countless others and cause the long life of
all the masters and the flourishing of their teachings.
that the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha may last for eons in this world.


  1. Dear Tenpa,
    Congretulations with the ordination by His Holiness, and what a promise and great joy,
    also my love and very very best wishes for succes for Marion-Tenzin Dhasel and Francois,Tenzin Jigme! You all look so 'sincere and very motivated'
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures and sharing all this happy news, really

  2. Dear Tenpa, congratulations again,
    thank you very much for sharing the joyfull news, wishing you and Tenzin Dhasel and Tenzin Jigme all the best,
    love and yours in the Dharma...Lama...sangha, marlou

  3. Thank you so much for sharing! You all look so very beautiful!
    May you have a very wonderful monastic life! May you be always joyfully true to your vows and bring benefit to all beings!

  4. I'm so proud of you guys!!