Nangsel Dotation - Preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Drukpa Lineage

Nangsel Endowment supports projects which aim to preserve the artistic and cultural heritage of the Drukpa Lineage. As such we are involved equally in promoting both Buddhist art and Buddhist cultural heritage.

The Harvest of Aspirations

The Harvest of Aspirations is a documentary film on the life of Drubpön Ngawang Tenzin Paksam Yongdu, a Buddhist spiritual master from Bhutan who came to Europe to develop the spiritual practices and teachings of the Drukpa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Statues project

In Tibet, near every Drukpa monastery, a small temple is built, called « Lama Lhakhang » in which are displayed statues and thangkas of the lineage. It was therefore natural that His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa would think that this should be done at Drukpa Plouray as well. As of today, there are 365 statues within the Lama Lhakhang at Drukpa Plouray.

Thangkas project

On one occasion, on a trip in Ladakh, Kyabje Thuksay Rinpoche met Tsering Ngodrup who was a monk at Hemis monastery where he was studying the art of painting. As the servant to Kyabje Thuksay Rinpoche, Drubpön Ngawang Tenzin himself also came to know Tsering Ngodrop, and they became close friends. When Drubpön Ngawang Tenzin arrived in Drukpa Plouray he commissioned the first thangka, representing Buddha Shakyamuni. Subsequently Tsering Ngodrup has completed several more thangkas including the eight manifestations of Pema Karpo. Over the past 10 years, he has produced one thangka every 2-3 years following Khenpo Tringa Rinpoche’s suggestions.