The so long awaited SA-LANG ceremony (traditional puja and rituals blessing the construction site and removing the obstacles ahead of the process) has finally happened on the 16th March of 2014! This was indeed a very special auspicious occassion for all of us! We will count further on this day to be a birthday of Sungdre Ling Monastery. The whole ceremony was kindly headed by the invited for this purpose Eminince Gyalse Tulku Rinpoche, a Nyingmapa Ngagpa (high lama) from Tibet, who is currently residing at the Shechen Monastery in Boudha Nepal. He is the special reincarnation of one of the 25 tertons/direct students of Guru Padmasabhava, namely - Ratna Lingpa terton, and his main Root Gurus are the previous Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Secondary to him the puja was run by Khenpo Ngawang Namgyal (the founder of the Sungdrel Ling Monastery). The whole construction team is extending once again a deep gratitude and respect to our special guests during this event - Mr.Andrey Suvorov and his family(from Moscow, Russia), who have been kind sponsors and supporters of this project from the beginning! May the blessings of all Buddhas and Boddhisattvas will be richly bestowed on all of you, who made this project finally moving on! This very special day was attended by lots of local villagers and other guests as well. The weather was beautifully supporting the happening moment with lots warm sunshine. You are welcome to view some of the event photos here.