Je Khenpo

Je Khenpo

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Je Khenpo, formerly called the Dharma Raj by orientalists, is the title given to the senior religious hierarch of Bhutan. His primary duty is to lead the Dratshang Lhentshog (Commission for the Monastic Affairs) of Bhutan, which oversees the Central Monastic Body, and to arbitrate on matters of doctrine, assisted by lopons (learned masters). The Je Khenpo is also responsible for many important liturgical and religious duties across the country. The sitting Je Khenpo is also formally the leader of the southern branch of the Drukpa Kagyu sect, which is part of the Kagyu tradition of Himalayan Buddhism. Aside from the King of Bhutan, only the Je Khenpo may don a saffron kabney.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613591622X
  • 9786135916225