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GENEROUS DONOR COMMISSIONS 21 THANGKAS


 Lhamo Nyima Shyonnu, a special protector of the Lelung teachings. This thangka, which was commissioned in 1998, belongs to the 11th Lelung Rinpoche

Lhamo Nyima Shyonnu, a special protector of the Lelung teachings. This thangka, which was commissioned in 1998, belongs to the 11th Lelung Rinpoche

During Lelung Rinpoche's visit to the US in October 2005, he met many old friends and was able to discuss his many projects, including his plans to recreate thangkas to accompany the most important Lelung lineage practices. Rinpoche's friend, Kathryn Pon, was interested in supporting this project and has generously donated funds for twenty-one thangkhas. Her total donation amounted to $10,500.

Rinpoche is now negotiating with artists in Tibet and in India. The painting of the thangkhas could take 2-3 years. It depends on how soon Rinpoche decides which thangkhas need to be completed first and on the artist. If a team of painters work on Rinpoche's thangkhas, then the work could be done more quickly. On the other hand, Rinpoche is looking for high quality rather than fast production.