The funeral went very well today. We were worried about the weather as the monsoon has not yet left and it is all the time cloudy and rainy. Bu this morning the Kanchenjunga was fully visible. The sky was completely clear and blue.
The cremation was done at Taktse were you could directly see the Kanchenjunga mountains. The fire offering was done by two group of 10 Lamas each. Nyingma group performed with Chenrezik sadhana and The Kagyu group performed with Amitabha sadhana. There appeared all different forms of clouds in the sky and when the fire was lit a group of eagles circled in the sky above for about 3 or 4 times and then disappeared. The smoke only blew towards the west all through the hours and the body also fell its head towards the west.
Many well wishers from Sikkim as well as from outside Sikkim came and gave us support. I have received sympathy and good wishes from all over the world and I would like to thank all of them on this occasion.
Today the Sakya and Ngorpa Monastery in Gangtok also performed the name burning practice through the sadhana of Vairochana where about 70 monks were in Summer Retreat. We offered lunch and distributed donations.