Walk for nun to raise fund
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.