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Temple Consecration

Consecration ceremonies took place at the new temple from May 31 – June 3, in Clinton, WA on Whidbey Island, with more than 100 of Dza Kilung Rinpoche’s students present from around the world, including Taiwan, Korea, Denmark, Canada and the US.

Eight Tibetan lamas and monks
from Asia assisted Kilung Rinpoche as he led the ceremonies that formally opened this beautiful new center for Dharma practice in the Longchen Nyingtik tradition. We offer a special ‘thank you’ to the many volunteers whose hard work made the events possible.


Prayer flags and banners adorned the land. The energy of blessings and rejoicing permeated the events, and was carried on the music and chanting of the monks.

On June 9-10, the newly consecrated temple hosted the PRAYER FOR THE EARTH Tibetan Sand Mandala exhibit. More than 500 people from Whidbey Island and the region came to see the sand mandala being made and dissolved, and hear Rinpoche speak about its significance and meaning.

Kilung Foundation and Pema Kilaya are delighted to have shared these
wonderful ceremonies with all who were able to attend!

We hope that each of you will have the opportunity to visit Phagtsok Gedun Choling Temple in the future and to enjoy and benefit from its extraordinary blessings and beauty.

May all beings benefit!

Click HERE for a slideshow of photos.