"In the Mahayana Buddhism, we pray for the dead for 49 days after passing away, 49 being the estimated time it takes for the spirit to be reborn again into a new life."After Gunjii's death, Ani Gyalmo organized pujas every week for seven weeks for Gunjii, so that she may have a fortunate rebirth. Using a large private donation, the center was able to have a larger puja on the 49th day. Geshe-la was in attendance and he brought 10 young monks from Idga Monastery. So, with the nuns from Dolma Ling Nunnery, we had quite a puja, with many many offerings, including feeding everyone tea and sweet rice. It was a wonderful puja, befitting such a wonderful person as Gunjii. Her mother, sister and brother, along with Gunjii's young nephews, were also able to attend.
|Geshe-la preparing his young monks before the puja|
|These young monks did a wonderful job|
|One of the nuns was the chant leader|