30 Photos - Jun 3, 2014
Photo: In May, 2014, a grandiose, majestic new building--the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute,  becomes a permanent presence at the Menri Monastery of Dolanjii, India.Photo: A side view shows the  newly completed, traditional Tibetan architectural building-- the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.  (Viewed from the Guest House of Menri Monastery).Photo: A partial side view of the newly built Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute  at the Menri Monastery.Photo: The front entrance of the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.  The entire building was constructed in May, 2014 by funding resourced from Yuan Yuan Educational Foundation. Visitors can enter the building from this entry door located at the top ground level.Photo: The debating courtyard frequented by young Bon monks studying at the Dialectic School of Menri Monastery.Photo: Young Bon monks sponsored by YYEF sponsors are engaging in vivid debate practice at the courtyard of the Dialectic School of Menri Monastery.Photo: On behalf of YYEF, Jetsun Ma presented  a gift of undershirt to every young Bon monks studying at the Dialectic School of Menri MonasteryPhoto: Shirley Fu as well as other YYEF traveling companions joined Jetsun Ma in the gift giving act at the Dialectic School of Menri Monastery.Photo: On May 12. 2014, His Holiness Menri Trizen Rinpoche gave Jetsun Ma a personal tour of the Medicine Buddha Shrine located at the 7th floor of  the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute before the grand opening day.Photo: The Medicine Buddha altar as viewed from the entry doorway to the shrine of the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute at Menri Monastery.Photo: The Main statue - Medicine Buddha greets visitors at the Medicine Buddha Shrine of the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.Photo: Detailed wood carving art, calligraphy art and amazing color painting of the interior catch visitors' eyes at the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.Photo: A broader interior view of the Medicine Buddha Shrine located on the top level of of the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.Photo: Jetsun Ma (third from left) and four of Yuan Yuan members stood in front of the Medicine Buddha Shrine with His Holiness  Menri Trizin Rinpoche and his attending monk.Photo: During the Grand Opening ceremony, His Holiness Menri Trizen Rinpoche led others in a ritual to purify and bless the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute with blessed rice and fresh flower petals.Photo: After the five colored ribbons were untied by His Holiness Menri Trizen Rinpoche and Jetsun Ma, blessed rice with flower petals were used to purify the site as participants followed HH, walked through  the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.Photo: An honorable presence on the Grand Opening Day of the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute was His Eminence Ponlob Trinley Nyima Rinpoche, Headmaster of the Dialectic School of Menri Monastery.Photo: During  the Grand Opening Event held for Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute, Jetsun Ma, on behalf of Yuan Yuan Educational Foundation, offered a khadda before the Medicine Buddha altar in respect.Photo: Shirley Fu, Treasurer of Yuan Yuan Educational Foundation Board, offered her khadda during the grand opening ceremony.Photo: Jetsun Ma introduced members of Yuan Yuan to His Holiness Menri Trizin Rinpoche as they paid respect to him.Photo: During the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute,  His Holiness Menri Trizen Rinpoche posed with Yuan Yuan  members.Photo: Bon followers from the village surrounding Menri Monastery came to celebrate Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute's grand opening event on May 13, 2014.Photo: May 13, 2014, kindly holding Jetsun Ma's hand, His Holiness Menri Trizin Rinpoche posed with  Yuan Yuan members and His Eminence Ponolob Rinpoche at the precious Grand Opening day of the newly completed Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.(From left: Angie He, Dr. Miona He, Jetsun Ma, H.H. Menri Trizin, H.E. Menri Lopon, Michael Kuo, and Shirley Fu)Photo: Bon girls from the  surrounding Bon village came to the Grand Opening of the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.  The girls  are the future Tibetan physicians or health care workers of the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.Photo: A  grandiose view of the  entire seven floors high Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute.  Light blue building to its left side is the Guest House of Menri Monastery.
sePhoto: Adorned by the full moon, Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute now stands quietly in elegance against the backdrops of mountains and Yongdrung Bon Monastic Library at Menri Monastery in India.Photo: The entire Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute as it sits on a slope side at Menri Monastery.(Building to the front right)Photo: On behalf of Yuan Yuan, Jetsun Ma sat before Medicine Buddha at the Sowa Rigpa Medical Institute. In deep meditation, she prayed and dedicated all merits to monks, nuns, children of Menri Monastery as well as all sentient beings on earth in May of 2014.Photo: On May 21, 2014,  the day before Yuan Yuan members' leaving for the USA., His Holiness Menri Trizin Rinpoche and His Eminence Menri Ponlob Rinpoche ended a well-wishing parting ceremony given specially for all five YYEF members.Photo: Bidding good-bye to Jetsun Ma, Founder and Chairperson of Yuan Yuan Educational Foundation, His Holiness Menri Trizen Rinpoche presented her the Medicine Buddha statue as a precious gift along with his innumerable blessings.