Walk for nun to raise fund

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

To carry on the pos­i­tive en­ergy and mo­men­tum from a very suc­cess­ful his­tor­i­cal and mer­i­to­ri­ous walk in Novem­ber 2014, coin­cid­ing with the Lord Bud­dha Parinir­vana, Bhutan Nun Foun­da­tion or­ga­nized a con­tem­pla­tive (silent) walk start­ing from Druk School till Kuenselpho­drang yes­ter­day.

The walk was or­ga­nized to raise fund for the con­struc­tion of class­room for Tshalumaphey nun­nery. Be­fore the walk­ers leave to­wards the Bud­dha point, the par­tic­i­pants were blessed with brief prayer and bless­ings by His Ho­li­ness the Je Khenpo at the Tashich­hod­zong.

The ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Bhutan Nun Foun­da­tion, Dr. Tashi Zangmo said that the foun­da­tion had or­ga­nized a walk called con­tem­pla­tive walk mainly for fund rais­ing for Bhutan Nun Foun­da­tion. Dr. Tashi added that they are con­struct­ing a class room at the train­ing cen­tre at Tshalumaphey for the nuns.

“What­ever fund we have col­lected from the walk will go to the class­room con­struc­tion of the train­ing cen­tre,” said Dr. Tashi.

The day was spe­cially or­ga­nized be­cause it is such an aus­pi­cious day and also the foun­da­tion wanted to ac­knowl­edge the birth an­niver­sary of Her Majesty the grand­mother Ashi Kelzang Cho­den Wangchuck, said Dr. Tashi. “We wish Her Majesty’s long life and her good health,” said the Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor.

Dr. Tashi added that the foun­da­tion is hop­ing for the an­nual walk, be­cause the ma­jor walk the foun­da­tion was done in 2014, it was al­most about 48km from Tam­cho to Lhaid­ing in Paro.

“There was his­tor­i­cal be­lieve that if we visit three places in a day, it is be­lieved that we get en­light­en­ment and merit. So that’s way, we started a walk from Tam­cho to Kichu till Lhaid­ing in 2014,” said Dr. Tashi.

After reach­ing Bud­dha point, the par­tic­i­pants gath­ered in­side the lhakhang and of­fer ded­i­cated prayer which was presided over by the Let­shog Lopen from Zhung Drat­shang fol­lowed by light­ing of but­ter lamp each.

Mean­while, do­na­tion can be done at any time here after to­wards the class­room con­struc­tion. Dur­ing the day, more than 150 par­tic­i­pants par­tic­i­pated for the walk in­clud­ing the Min­is­ter for Works and Hu­man Set­tle­ment, Ly­onpo Dorji Cho­den for the good cause.

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