His Eminence
Minling Khenchen Rinpoche

  • Nyingma Lineage
  • Mindrolling Monastery
  • Ngagyur Nyingma College

Due to the efforts and teachings of the great Mahaguru Padmasambhava, Buddhism flourished in Tibet beginning in the 8th century. Of the four main schools that developed, the oldest is the Nyingma or the Old Translation School. The Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug lineages comprise the Sarma or New Translation School.The essence of the Nyingma lineage is the precious Dzogchen teachings, the most ancient, powerful and direct teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. For today’s troubled world, these teachings are the clearest and most effective way to realize one’s full potential as a human being. The Nyingmapa or Nyingma School has six main monasteries of learning and practice. Of the six, Mindrolling is one of the largest and most important practice and study centers in Central Tibet.

Since its establishment in 1676 by the great Dharma King Chogyal Terdag Lingpa, Mindrolling has attracted monks from the length and breadth of Tibet. Mindrolling is considered by all the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism, and especially by all the teachers of the Nyingma lineage as an inspiring example of practicing the pure and profound Dharma of Vajrayana Buddhism. An unbroken lineage of great masters continues up to this day and Mindrolling is known throughout the Dharma world, both as the lineage and monastery dedicated completely to Dharma activities and as a main center for maintaining the precious secret Vajrayana Doctrined.

WHEN CAN YOU VISIT BUDDHA TEMPLE AND STUPA

Summer

  1. 8am to 12:00 noon.
  2. 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (Lunch Break, area is opened but the Shrine Rooms are closed)
  3. 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Winter

  1. 8am to 12:00 noon.
  2. 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm (Lunch Break, area is opened but the Shrine Rooms are closed)
  3. 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Note: Parking at your own risk

Announcement

The 28th Annual Monlam Chenmo in Bodh Gaya will begin w.e.f 28th Feb, 2017 for ten continues days. As we have mentioned in our previous notice that Rinpoche is new president of Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation.

THE ON-GOING LIBRARY CUM SHRINE HALL

The on-going College’s library cum Shrine hall is two storied building where monks will gather for rituals and prayers in the ground floor and use upper floor as a library. After much dedicated hard work, it will be completed within few months from now.

Your Dharma Support is Appreciated
You may offer your support for the on-going library cum shrine hall project
by clicking the donation button below.
Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, who is in-charge of the construction of on-going library cum shrine hall project, is the only authorized fundraiser.


His Holiness the 12th Mindrilling Trichen Dalha Rinpoche

His Holiness the 12th Mindrilling Trichen Dalha Rinpoche, the son of His Holiness the 11th Mindrolling Trichen and Yum Sonam-la (his mother), was born in Tibet in 1959 while His Holiness was in the Gesar retreat, so he was named Dalha Gyaltsen. When His Holiness had to flee Tibet due to the Chinese invasion, Yum Sonam-la and the young Dungsay Dalha Gyalsten were unfortunately not able flee with His Holiness.

While growing up in Tibet, Rinpoche studied under many qualified Teachers and his interests included Tibetan medicine. Years later, Rinpoche traveled to Mindrolling Monastery in India and received numerous teachings and transmissions from some of the most accomplished great masters of that time. These included His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen (His Father), His Holiness Dilgo Khyenste Rinpoche, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, His Holiness Trulshig Rinpoche and Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok. Dungsay Rinpoche resides in Tibet where he returned after studying in India for many years.


Executive Meeting of Ngagyur Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation

Two days High Level Executive Meeting of Ngagyur Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation (24th, 25th of October, 2017) held at New Delhi, Capital of India.

The meeting was arranged in order to discuss on series of topics ranging from management to future sustainability of Monlam in the long time to come.

Chaired by His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche as current president, the meeting is being attained by all high masters of Nyingmapa, that are, His Eminence Jangkhang Khentrul Rinpoche as Vice President, His Eminence Zhenphen Ranjam Rinpoche, His Eminence Kyabje Khochhen Rinpoche, the General Secretary of NNMCIF, HE Ringo Trulku Rinpoche and all other members of NNMCIF. The meeting is also joined by Her Excellency, Gyari Drolma and Honourable Seymo Tsering Gellek.


Crematory Ceremony

His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, the then Sixth supreme head (Throne Holder) of Ngagyur Nyingmapa Sect has left his holy physical body attaining the sublime eternality showing the teachings of impermanence. It was more than a year ago while Rinpoche entered into Maha Perinirvana at Bodh Gaya, the land of Buddha.

The Sangha and devotees worldwide has gathered at his main monastery, (Thubten Dorjidrak Evam Chokgar Monastery, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh) today (19/10/2917) to attend the crematory ceremony.

His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche and Mindrolling Sangha attended the ceremony as requested. Thousands of monks, nuns and lay practitioners from around the world has also gather to pray and pay homage.

Let us all fold our hands together and pray for the swift rebirth of unfailing master for all sentient beings on this significant day.


SHARING THE SYMPATHY ON LOSS OF 33rd MENRI THRIZIN LUNGTOK TENPAI NYMA RINPOCHE

To all the Sangha and devotees of the Yungdrung BON Tradition,

It’s our heartfelt sympathy and share equal amount of grave and sadness for the loss of one of the greatest masters of our time, HH Menri Thridzin Rinpoche.

The Ngagyur Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism joins the sect of BON Tradition in praying for the swift rebirth of the master and may this very act of Mahaboddhisattva benefit the sentient beings for showing the example of great impermanence though he has attained the eternality.

President of Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation,
Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche


His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche’s Annual Dharma Tour in Taiwan

Rinpoche was cordially invited by Taiwan Mahayana Association to proceed over the annual Grand Ceremony. its a ceremony where all Mahayana scholars from Taiwan comes together to perform, number of masters from Tibetan Buddhism were also present to observe the ceremony.

Whole sangha gathered performed prayers and aspiration for the world peace led by His Eminence Minlling Khechen Rinpoche in the morning followed by funeral ceremony to led the departed soul to higher realm by self liberating the fife poisons in accordance to mahakarunika avaloketeshvara


The Buddha Canteen & Buddha Temple Coffee Shop

Ngagyur Nyingma College has had a small canteen which served all students with basic needs like pen, pencil, book and necessary groceries like toothbrush, toothpaste and so on. Standard of college’s canteen has improved recently with new and separate building having a large hall containing wide ranges of things that students are in needed of. It also includes restaurant with separate kitchen and coffee shop. Tired and exhausted mood of monks are refreshed and prepared for next seminars with the cold drinks, tea and snacks from it.

Not only students of the monastery but also the tourists are being benefited with the services. The visitors visiting Buddha Temple can not only enjoy the beverages but also clean and fresh vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on order. Installed water filter (Cool drinking water) outside is for free that our college offers as gratitude. Canteen is opened every day from 6am until 10pm. The supervisor, Lopon Drukdra Gyatso and Tseten Gompo works hard to maintain and manage the canteen up to the customer’s satisfaction. Religious ritual books and stationaries are available in comparatively reasonable price. They have a plan to keep monks robes of all sizes so that students can get what they need from within the campus. The little money that is made from the profit is to be used for small daily expenses and maintenance of broken things like light bulb and so on in the college.

Note

  • Canteen timing:
  • Morning 6am opens.
  • 12 noon to 2;30pm Closed for (lunch break)
  • Opens from 2:30 to 10pm. (No Weekends and holidays.)
  • No non-veg items are available in the restaurant.
  • We appreciate SILENCE in canteen area since our monks are studying.
  • You are under CCTV surveillance within the campus and inside the canteen.

NGAGYUR NYINGMA COLLEGE, (an institute of advanced Buddhist philosophical research) under MINDROLING resumes for the academic year 2017!

Since its establishment, Ngagyur Nyingma College has succeeded in performing its duty as an exemplary institute in the present Buddhist world. Likewise, today we are proud to let the world know about 15 of our students have graduated from this institute who are now capable with different abilities to help the teachings of Buddha flourish to all direction. Very auspicious greeting to all graduates and to all the students who have come up with the excellent results. Students in the college study and practice the Buddha’s teaching in accordance with legendary Kuenkhen Longchen Rabjam, Rigzin Terdag Lingpa, Lochen Dharma Shri and Jamgoen Mipham Rinpoche. From the grand annual meeting held recently, new responsibilities are shouldered to new posts. The exchange ceremony of responsibilities also held together with result declaration day. Result for the new comers who recently did entrance examination was also declared today.


Annual Result for primary (Zhirim) am Dratsang (Secondary school) of mindroling

Annual result for the primary school (Zhirim) and secondary (Dratsang) school of Mindroling was declared in presence of His Eminence Minling Khenchen Rinpoche and His Eminence Khochen Rinpoche. Primary and secondary school has eight levels of classes where monks learn recitation, calligraphy, grammar, poetry and philosophy. On completion of all eight classes, students can join Ngagyur Nyingma College or continue serving and practicing in the monastery.

Losar Tashi Delek

Our world has entered into victorious Tibetan year 2144 and now a Losar (New Year) of Fire Female Bird Year. As a human being, we are blessed with precious qualities that many living creatures on earth are deprived of. Therefore it’s important to remind our self of basic purpose of our precious human life. To cultivate Bodhi Chita and to keep our daily life guided by norms of Karma should be our daily life’s motto. One should start the new year with motivated mind of rethinking and reforming one’s own life to dedicate more on spiritual way not only of yourself but also to influence others too.

You can start the New Year at least by becoming vegetarian, refraining from harming any living creatures including your own self and living your life guided by principal of Buddha’s teachings. May this Female Fire Bird year bring the unlimited blessing of Buddha and Bodhisattvas for the prosperity of whole world. I keep the tradition of Wishing Good Luck and dedicate my sincere prayers to whoever connected to me in either way.


Reconstruction of the Ngagyur Nyingma College of Mindrolling Monastery

Reconstruction of the Ngagyur Nyingma College of Mindrolling Monastery was successfully completed and consecrated on 15 th of Vaisaka month in lunar calendar in presence of His Eminence Khochen Rinpoche, His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche, Her Eminence Sangyum Kushok, Ven. Khenpos, Teachers and students. The project of reconstructing was started in the year 2012 since the old one was in accessible for the growing number of monks. The expanded new College consists of 87 rooms, a kitchen, dining area, restrooms, big lawn in between and beautiful gardens.


Gutor/Shinjey Drekjom. The Great Yamantaka Sadhana

Mindroing in India has never failed in upholding its tradition of carrying out all Drupchens (Great Accomplishment Ceremonies) just as in Great Mindroing in Tibet. Gutor/Shinjey is one of them. It is always carried out at the supper end of the year and the Idyllic Yamantaka furies Mask (ZOR) will be burned on 29 th of 12 th . It is indeed the annual ritual to help our negative KARMA and all related bad omens burns before the start of New Year (LOSAR). The present on-going Gutor/Shinjey Sandhana is presided over by His Eminence Tulku Pema Namgyal Rinpoche as (Dorji Lopon) Vajracharya and Tulku Ngawang Jigdrel Kunga, our unsurpassable Chant Master (Umze) and other ven. Tulkus and monks.

The seven days long ceremony started its preliminary preparations from 15/02/2017 and the real puja began from 19/02/2017 corresponding to 23rf of 12 th month of Fire Monkey year. Never think that your small virtuous actions are useless, Many drops of water will make a mighty ocean. Never think your small negative action will not be effective, Even a tiny spark of fire will burn huge mountain. It would be difficult for individuals to perform such a great Sadhanas but if we offer our mind, body and speech whole-heartedly, there is no doubt that we benefit with the same advantages as it is said that when we rejoice on others good merit with pure heart, we share the same merit. Not only that, if one participate in such accomplishment physically, financially or by any means, you all are most Well-Come!


MahaPerinirvana of His Eminence the late TaklungTsetrul Rinpoche

On official request from The Sangha of ThubtenDorjiDrak, seat of His Eminence, the late KyabjeyTaklungTsetrul Rinpoche,Rinpoche has granted to fulfill their wish. Rinpoche Consecrated the first MahaPernirvana of His Holines Rinpoche reached at Shimla on 8/1/2017. Leaving behind the hard weather of Snowfall and severe cold Rinpoche stayed for three days until the end.

27th Annual Exam For Ngagyur Nyingma College

Monks in Shedra writes their annual examinations from 10th of 11th month of moon calendar each year. This year it corresponded from 07/01/2017 till 19/01/2017. Students from 1st year to 4th year have 4 subjects each to write and student from 5th year to 9th has 5 subjects to write. It was of grand success this year due to the effort made by two Exam Coordinators, Lopon Sonam Rabten and Lopon Shedrupa and unfailing support from the administration (Ven. Khenpo Wangchen Dendup, Lopon Sonam Darjey, Lopon Ngawang Thekchok & Yeshi Wangchuk.) Students were blessed by the visit of His Eminence for several times during the course of Exam.

Birth Day of His Eminence Minling Khenchen Rinpoche

On this day, (5th Jan) our world has received the precious gift in the form of 9th Minling Khenchen, Ngawang Khyenrab Gyatso. It’s the day we should be proud of for having the unfailing master even in this devalued time and age. With due respect and utmost devotion, we would like to state few points with regard to HH Minling Khenchen Rinpoche’s Birth Anniversary. Unlike what others do, Rinpoche doesn’t entertain people celebrating his birth day in grand celebration. Yet to keep the tradition and teacher-student relation until the Bodhi-state, followers in and around the world has showed their own respect as per their own perception and level of devotion by posting on social media like facebook, wechat etc. So, we like to share some points which is being emphasized by Rinpoche as most important in human life, Human life is most precious gift on this universe and at the same time very fragile and unstable.

We don’t know what we will see next, tomorrow or death. Therefore, to make this life meaningful by refraining from negative actions, implementing pure devotion towards root teacher and nurturing the precious Bodhi-Chita are our prime goal of life. Unconditional compassions towards helpless animals, releasing lives and becoming vegetarian are something valuable things we human being should practice. Thus, by and by, we can achieve temporal and ultimate peace in mind for one and all when at last we understand the pure state of our own mind”. So, request all the devoted followers of His Eminence Minling Khenchen Rinpoche around the world to keep in mind of those points that Rinpoche shares us on this auspicious day. Many Many Happy return of the day, May you live Eons to eliminate the darkness of this contaminated world. Happy Birth Day Rinpoche.


Monks from Shedra moves to Bodh Gaya for 28th annual Nyingma monlam Chenmo

Monks from Shedra moves to Bodh Gaya for 28th annual Nyingma monlam Chenmo. Since its establishement, Mindroling monastery has play a vital role in main stream of annual conduct of Nyingma Grand aspration ceremony. Its all due to the grace and blessings of the succecsive masters who had come on throne. Every year its conducted on 1 st day of 12 th month in moon calender which correspounded on 28th jan. 2017. This year, His Eminence Minling Khenchen Rinpoche is new president of Ngagyur Nyingma Monlam Chenmo. It will continue until next 10 days.