Genjuk Dusang is a special puja that is performed for the recitation of the two holy texts: Entering into the Middle Way (Uma Jukpa) and Ornament of Realizations (Ngontok Gyen). This year during the puja, two outstanding monks also recited individual texts from memory.
Dakpa Wangdue, a 20 year old monk who was born in Nepal, recited the entire root text of Je Tsongkhapa’s Essence of Eloquent Explanation (Drange Lekshe Nyingpo). This 246 page text was written by Je Tsongkhapa in the 14th century and is still used as a foundation text in the Gelug tradition. Dakpa Wangdue has been a monk and students at Shar Gaden for 9 years and is currently studying in the sixth year of his philosophy and debate class.
Lobsang Jamyang, a 14 year old monk originally from the village of Balje, Nepal, recited from memory the famous text by Master Shantideva titled Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life ( Bodhisattvacharyāvatāra). This 61 page text is very well know for skill in explaining both the practice and wisdom of the Buddha Dharma. Amazing to see such a young monk recite this holy text so effortlessly.
Congratulations to you both. May the merit created by these efforts brings lasting peace to all.