Following conclusion of the annual Nyingma Monlam, representatives from six major lineages of the Nyingma School, seen here, traveled to Sikkim to meet with the great source of refuge, Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche.
The purpose of their journey was to request Rinpoche to serve as Supreme Head of the Nyingma School.
Dodrupchen Rinpoche firmly declined their request, citing health issues and advanced age. Rinpoche also counseled the representatives to always maintain harmony and unity among Nyingmapa, calling this "essential" to preservation of the Dharma.
As the meeting ended, Rinpoche presented the representatives with gifts of rupas to take back to their respective monasteries.