Thursday, April 6, 2017

A brief account of Tsakaling Lineage: A pull-out from Drukgi Nyorab by Zhingsheg Aku Lama

In hope to benefit kens in understanding their blood and bone…

Pic Curtsy: Acho Dasho Sherab Gyeltshen's Facebook
Tsakaling Chojee was established by Lama Tenzin, a spiritual figure of the Yonphu Chojee started by Lama Jampel Norbu.  While Lama Jampel was said to have practiced Peling tradition, it was not clearly known of his blood lineage according to Dasho Lama Sangnga. While it is said that the Kurtoed Lugchu Chojee's hand written Kathang's catalog has stated as Lineage of Pema Lingpa,  Chabje Dudjom Jigdrel Yeshey Dorji was said to have stated that Younphula Choejee is the lineage of Terton Ratna Lingpa. But there area slo some who would say it was the Lineage of Dorling (I do not know what is the account of Yonphu's own). However, the oral accounts tell of a story where a Lama who came from Tibet practicing Chod established the lineage in Yonphula, which was the Lama Jampel Norbu.

The next Yonphula chojee was Choewang Lhendup, followed by his son Yeshey Gyalpo who had two sons, Gawa and Tenzin. Younger Tenzin a highly realized spiritual figure established Taskaling as requested by two local rulers. As Lama Tenzin was looking for a place to establish his seat, his hat stuck on a thorn of a plant around this area which he took as an indication to establish his seat in the same area. The place gradually came to be known as Tsakaling, meaning the hat and the Taskaling Chojee was started through this establishment.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Democracy and the leaders, what can go wrong when power is vested in blind...

The already bad english with many messes in few lines can tell
how much the writer was mentally disturbed at that moment.
How much do we count on democracy? As much as we may expect, I fear so much of abuses. Do we make an effort to elect a leader and end up being targeted? Or do we make so much of effort in the name of tsawa-sum by voting a government to give its members the power rather than for their leadership?

People might be wondering why this is held without posting so far and why only today it is being brought forward. I didn’t think of the importance that has in making public until I realized that this has many to tell about our kinder democracy in growing and the votes we waste to put corruption to  power.

Today I take a chance to post this story having gained confidence from honorable PM’s facebook (31/01/2017) post that called to expose any corrupt practices. I would also like to remind the readers that this story does not at all imply the current government, which I am always proud of although it is a story of an action of a member of the government in his own personal capacity.

This is my testimonial experience of the democracy in power, a strong case that put me in dilemma whether to respect democracy or avoid. This is a small story how there is so many in the democracy we think is the best solution.

Friday, November 18, 2016

From Sumthrang to Bemji (Bonbi), Trakhar & Ugyenchoeling, a Genealogical Journey


  Sumthrang, I have now known that it has spread its kinship into many other religious nobilities in Bhutan. Every time I am in conversation with my father, any one we talked about as we engage into genealogical history, it ends up being one or the another our ‘Ngew’ or the relative.

Of many families that have a kinship relation to sumthrang, Bemji and Ugyenchoeling are among those families and Trakhar often comes up in relation to the family line of Terton Pama Lingpa. I heard of the relation we share several years ago but I never understood how?  I did not know much of Bonbi Chojey but I knew this much that it may have its own history of origin different to Sumthrang and Ugyen Choling we know is the decedents of Terton Dorji Lingpa. The question was then, how did these families inter-relate?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Here comes the Sun

Nyilo the Solstices: Some parts of Bhutan will celebrate winter solstice (guen nyilo) today, to mark Nyilo, the return of the sun.
Nyilo, according to the Bhutanese lunar calendar based on Buddhist astrology, is the first day of winter and the shortest day, after which the days start getting longer until the summer solstice.
“It’s celebrated as New Year, since this is the day when a new season begins,” lecturer for astrology with the Institute of Language and Culture Studies in Taktse, Trongsa, lopen Samten, said.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Smartphone Buying Guide

From big, chunky cellphones to ultra-chic mini computers that will not only let you make and receive calls but take photos and videos as well, surf the web, play games and music, manage your schedule and emails, and many other functions you may not believe possible - the mobile phone industry has indeed made some great progress throughout the years.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Open Complain

Calling upon media and other authorities for a serious look into this  issue in deep....

Why was this drain, what was the reason?
Did it in any way harm any one to do this? 




It was a great news and a welcoming one as I read this story ‘Preserving social, spiritual and agricultural landscape,” in a kuensel issue this week. 

But what is reality in Ura under the very watchful eyes of Thrumsingla park manager is something different.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Is entry to Goenkhag, gender bias?

I was watching the BBS Dzongkha programme known asLegshed-Lamzang where Venerable Khenpo Tandin Sithup was speaking to a folk of youths.

If you have watched and listened to the programme, a big question has been answered where many think a tradition where females are restricted the entry in Goenkhangs- the room reserved as the place for deities is gender bias.

He was speaking about the four immeasurable, 1. The immeasurable love and kindness, 2. Immeasurable compassion, 3.immeasurable joy and 4. immeasurable equanimity, to the young youths.