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Our big Buddha thangka

On the 26th of May, during the one week drubchen leading up to the anniversary of the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana on May 31st, a giant thangka made of parachute fabric was displayed.
Here comes the big snake:

It is customary to headbutt the snake to get a blessing, or alternatively, throw a kata on it. Pushing and shoving to get one’s head in butting range is also customary.

This building is seven stories tall. We call it “The Seven-Story Building” togsa dunpa. The apparatus on top was built with this thangka in mind.

The wind made it look like the mast of a ship. The great ship of Lord Buddha.

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