Bhutan ob­serves the birth an­niver­sary of Guru Rim­poche

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Bhutan ob­served the Birth An­niver­sary of Guru Rim­poche on the 26th June , 2015 It is cel­e­brated on the tenth day of the sixth lu­nar month, which typ­i­cally falls in June or July in the Gre­go­rian cal­en­dar and this year on 26th June. Guru Pad­masamb­hava, also known as Guru Rim­poche, brought Bud­dhism to Bhutan. Ac­cord­ing to leg­end, in the eighth cen­tury Guru Rim­poche flew to a cave in Bhutan from Ti­bet on the back of his con­sort Yeshe Ts­o­gyal, whom he trans­formed into a tigress, and med­i­tated there for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours. Later, the fa­mous Paro Tak­t­sang monastery, also known as the Tigress’ Lair (or Tiger’s Nest) was built around that cave. Guru Rim­poche spread Bud­dhism across Bhutan and tamed lo­cal de­mons that did not like the spread of the new re­li­gion. He earned the ti­tle of Guru Rim­poche that means “pre­cious teacher”. Thus the Birth an­niver­sary of Guru Rim­poche is cel­e­brated with re­li­gious cer­e­monies that take place in Bud­dhist tem­ples through­out the coun­try. Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay joined the public in of­fer­ing prayers on the oc­ca­sion in the court­yard of Tash­cho Dzong to the sa­cred teacher.

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