The community of Dhondupling Settlement and monks of Mindroling Monastery, Ngagyur Nyingma College joined the Nation in its mission called Clean a India. Mahatma Gandhi’s birth day being remembered in special way.
As recommended from the desk of Chairmanof the Shedra, monks made a detailed round of monastery campus and surroundings leaving not the tiniest trash.
Keeping clean, outside,Inside and clean within is what we as a Buddhist believe in strongly.
May India remain Clean and pristine for all times to Come.
Bharat Mata Ki Jai
Ngagyur Nyingma College With New Winter Program
NNC, under Mindrolling Monastery has been trying its best to improve the skill among the students in the fields of debate, composition and expounding as the root of all the learning.
The 2018 administration has come up with the new idea this time to give different taste of participation among the students. Whole Shedra students are divided into eight groups where each group will compete on same topic and final two groups will be chosen for the desired prize and certificates.
The students are well aware that the prize and certificate are secondary to the wisdom they will gain from the program.
The NNC aspires for this kind of program be always initiated in future too.
May the Hearing and Releasing teachings of Buddha be always victorious in the three realms.
Summer Retreat 2018 successfully Ended
Yarney (Summer Retreat.)
Monks undertake Summer Retreat in order to purify and strengthen their precepts. It is held every year for a month and half starting from 15th of 6th month of Tibetan calendar till the end of 7th month. It is held so that the monks can minimize the chances of harming creatures and even humans knowingly or unknowingly. Staying in summer retreat also help monks accomplish virtues and wholesome tasks easily and minimize tragedies that occur to them when going outside. They are left with less activities whereby providing them plenty of time to study and practice. It also acts as a bridge to connect to much more precepts of a monk that they should follow.
Gagyey (Ceremony of lifting the restrictions set during summer retreat.)
As the name suggest, it is a ceremony that monks undergo right after summer retreat where they are lifted away from those extra restrictions that were imposed on them to follow while in the retreat. It is somewhat like a reward for staying in the retreat.
Rinpoches visit at Taiwan
His Holiness Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche attended the Grand Annual World Peace ceremony at Taipei, organised by Chung Hwa International Buddhist Association and Sangha Offering Group on 2nd Sept, 2018.
Along with the religious head from Buddhist Countries like Great China, Veitnam, Myanmar, Singapore and so on, His Holiness led the prayers as and ceremonies as requested by organisers.
The ceremony dedicated for the peace and prosperity of the world began with prayers in the morning with all the Sangha and Lay practitioners.
Rinpoche led the liberating rituals as per the liturgy of "THUKJE CHENPO DUK-NGA RANGDROL" (avaloketeshvara natural freedom from five poison) in the afternoon.
May Buddha Dharma florish forever.
His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche Graced Taiwan Ngagyur Nyingma Monlam
The Taiwan Ngagyur Nyingma Monlam Ceremony which was held on 18thAugust 2018. His Eminence 9th Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche along with 7thsuprem head of Ngagyur Nyingmapa, His Holiness Kathok Getse Rinpoche and His Eminence Muksang Kuchen Rinpoche graced the prayer along with hundreds of Sangha and thousands of devotees.
The prayer is conducted for the peace and prosperity of people at Taiwan and for the whole sentient beings as the main practice of Buddha’s heart teachings. In the short speech, Rinpoche mentioned about how the great merit and opportunity that this ceremony has brought all together in the history of Taiwan Buddhist. And that all gathered are for the purpose of accomplishing two accumulations. Rinpoche expressed his heartfelt gratitude to everyone for this grand ceremony.
May Buddha Dharma reach the highest of all for all sentient beings
Speech delivered by Chairman of NNC, Ven. Khenpo Karma Thrinly during the Inauguration of New Shrine hall cum Library
We are all gathered here solely because of our faith and devotion towards Buddha and to his marvellous teaching. The main objective of college is to educate students with the teachings of Sutra and Tantra and ways to put them into practice. Moreover, to fulfil the aims and views of His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche, from simple way of living to positive thinking and emphasis on developing good and compassionate heart and particularly looking more ways to propagate Buddha’s teaching to help appease this turbulent world. His Eminence MinllingKhenchen Rinpoche has, therefore, taken up great responsibility with intense hardship to bring this into reality and many devoted sponsors has supported him wholeheartedly.
Today you all witness the completion of NgagyurNyingma College’s new Shrine Hall and library with necessary facilities. With great determination and hardship, Rinpoche has managed to complete it in couple of years. Since from 1988 April 26th, NgagyurNyingma college has given 700 Buddhist students, 200 graduates and 43 khanpos. At present most of the khenpos and graduates are giving their teaching service in the different monasteries in different parts of Bhutan, Nepal and India as required. This year alone,our Teachers and Khenpos are serving in 24 different Monasteries beyond the borders. And looking into future how best we can benefit all sentient beings through our little ways.
Finally I conclude by thanking His Eminence MinllingKhenchen Rinpoche for his tremendous effort and all the sponsors for their dedicated support.
Lay Buddhist’s Association, Republic of China Invites Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche as Instructor of Tibetan Buddhism
Lay Buddhist’s Association was founded in 1968 with its ambition to help the communities in the fields of health and education, awareness of healthy life and support to those youths who are under influence of drugs abuse around the globe. It also functions as a major forum of discussion about Buddhist principles and values of Mahayana Buddhism.
The lay Buddhist associations now have more than 5000 participants including members and staff from Great China.
It’s an opportunity to serve the Buddha Dharma and indeed a great pride to Mindrolling lineage for choosing His Holiness the 9th Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche as an instructor for this grand association. May the Buddha Dharma grow to its highest possible dimension and may all sentient beings get benefit.
The Inauguration of New Shrine Hall and Library of NNC
The 4th day of 6th month in lunar calendar, the first Sermon of Lord Buddha. The victorious Tibetan year of 2145. Corresponding to the 16th of July 2018 is the chosen day for inauguration of New Shrine hall and library for Ngagyur Nyingma College, Mindrolling monastery which is an important day in the history of Great Mindrolling Lineage in India.
The Shrine hall has been successfully completed under the strict personal guidance of HE Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche. It’s perfect mixture of traditional culture and modern art where by the whole look is simple, vast and perfect. Not only the outer structures, but also the inner figures like statues, paintings and portraits were installed only according to the pure vision of Rinpoche.
The 6ft tall Buddha Sakyamuni Statue and its entire attire is being copied from Buddha’s Statue at Maha Boddhi temple at Bodhgaya. We can proudly say that this is the first time in history of Tibetan Buddhism. The gigantic hall will be used as a prayer Hall where monks from Shedra will perform religious activities like, expounding, debate and so on. The Holy rainy retreat will be observed in the hall. The upper part will be used as a Library hall where sacred and important text will be kept. It has Vajrasattava made up of pure copper painted in gold as the main statue. Open and free with maximum space is what makes this perfect place for the monks to study, practice and do open debate.
During the inauguration day, His Eminence Kyabjey Khochen Rinpoche was especially invited to grace the event. Taiwan based Chung-Hwa international merit society of Buddha and Sangha offering paid a visit for the event. Vietnam Mindrolling Sangha event attained the event beginning from the preparation.
The most auspicious moment of the day was, when the Holy Wisdom Message from His Holiness the 12th Minlling Thrichen Gyurmey Kuenzang Jigmey Rinpoche was heard. Rinpoche sends all his blessings and greetings from land of Snow to his retinue in Noble India with touching and beautiful poem.
Mindrolling Shedra, Ngagyur Nyingma College has 165 students, 25 teachers and 15 khenpos in total taking part in daily activities regularly.
The success of such a wonderful event is all because of hardwork and dedication from all the monks, Khenpos, teachers and hearty sponsors.
Ngagyur Nyingma College
Ngagyur Nyingma College, an Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research looks forward in acquiring wholesome education and unity among different sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
In a recent days, we the Sangha of NNC are very pleased to have this great soul with us.
A Literature Professor Beri Jigmey Wangyal laa to share his best knowledge of Tibetan Poetry. Best known in Tibetan literary circles for being the only romantic poet who has a Geshe degree, Beri Jigme Wangyal has published over 20 books on a wide variety of subjects and teaches at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, India. He has said that he hopes that his books, “have the potential to change people’s soul.” We the Students of NNC are lucky to have him for second time, first in 2014 and this year as well to learn and study with him.
Lharam Gashey Jamyang Trashi Laa. Born and brought up at Ladag, studied Buddhist Philosophies extensively for 21 years at Serajey Monastery. In 2011; after passing out with first division at the grand final Geshay Examination, and continued to study for Gashey Ngakrampa at Sangchen Toejued Dratsang for 3 years. After 2014, as per His Holiness Dalai Lama’s suggestion, taking responsibility in introducing Buddhist philosophy at Ladag Communities. Until now, serving Buddha Dharma around the world in whichever way possible.
We the students are lucky enough to have Gashey Laa here to teach us and impart a wisdom for all times to come.
Trel-Dha Tsechu at MIndrolling 2018
5th month of Lunar calendar is known to the Buddhist world as Trel-Dha, a month of Monkey among 12 months. This was the month in which Guru Rinpoche, the Tantic Buddha was born. 10th of this month is very special.
Annually, three days of Lama Sangdu Ritual is performed at Mindroling Monastery which began today.
Attended by 100s of monks including Trulkus senior and junior. The Chant Master Umze Trulku Ngawang Jigdrel Kuenga leads the Ritual as always.
May the Buddha Dharma Remain Firm.
Ngagyur Nyingma College
Ngagyur Nyingma College, an Institute of higher Buddhist studies and research under Mindrolling Monastery is commemorating the Maha Per-Nirvana of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche.
The coordinators of Mipham Maha pernirvana this year are very much lucky and blessed to have the presence of His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche . The coordinators are,
Trulku Ugyen Rinzin,
Lopon Thubten Namgyal,
Lopon Jinpa Namgyal and
A day-long ceremony is conducted to remember the great fullness of the Master for his works and teachings specially the those Buddhist who study the Buddha Dharma intellectually.
“Mipham Rinpoche was born in the region of Derge in eastern Tibet. At the age of fifteen he undertook eighteen months of intensive retreat on Manjushri. He later confided to some of his students that from then on he had always been able to understand any text he read. Patrul Rinpoche taught him on the famous ninth chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, ‘Wisdom’, and himself confirmed that after just five days’ teaching, Mipham Rinpoche had completely mastered both the words and meaning of the text. Mipham Rinpoche also received and mastered innumerable teachings and transmissions from Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo and Jamgön Kongtrul, as well as from masters of all traditions throughout Tibet. He always took to heart Je Tsongkhapa’s famous advice that the teachings should be regarded first and foremost as practical guidance for life rather than merely as intellectual speculations. Mipham Rinpoche had an enormous impact in re-awakening a deep reverence and interest in the Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings. His contribution to the Rimé movement is inestimable.
Shortly before he passed away, he told his attendant Lama Ösel:
Nowadays, if you speak the truth, there is nobody to listen; if you speak lies everyone thinks it is true. I have never said this before: I am not an ordinary person; I am a bodhisattva who has taken rebirth through aspiration. The suffering experienced in this body is just the residue of karma; but from now on I will never again have to experience karmic obscuration. … Now, in this final age, the barbarians beyond the frontier are close to undermining the teaching. there is no point whatsoever in my taking rebirth here…I have no reason to take birth in impure realms ever again” thus the master left us all 106 years ago.
THE ANNUAL LIFE RELEASING PROGRAM OF NGAGYUR NYINGMA COLLEGE
Today, on the auspecious 15th day of 4th month of tibetan calendar which is withnessed as the day of buddha’s 5 sacred acts falling in one same day, we the Sangha of Ngagyur Nyingma College, Mindrolling Monastery carried out the virtuous act of releasing lives of thousands of fishes as an annual life releasing Ceremony.
The co-ordinator of the program and the whole Sangha of the monastery would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those generous people for their contributions without which, the program would not have taken its shape and also to those who have put in great amount of time and effort so that the program went swiftly and leave smiles on the faces of everyone of us at the end of a busy and exhausting day.
May the wishes and aspirations of all of you be fulfilled and may the Dharma and all those great beings that holds and spread dharma towards all directions live long.
Thank You and SARWA MANGALAM!!!
Ngagyur Nyingma College Resumes for its new Academic Year
Ngagyur Nyingma College, an Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and research under Wogmin Ogyen Mindrolling Monastery in India resumes for its new Academic year.
At the annual award day, along with results and certificates, recruiting new Administrator and exchange of other responsibility holders were also done.
Khenpo Karma Thrinly is new president followed by khenpo Sonam Rabten as deputy Chair Person. Lopon Tshering Phuntsho as secretary, Khenpo Jurmey Phelgyed and lopon Tashi Paljor as Cashier. Khenpo Sherab Gyatso, lopon Ngawang Theckchok and lopon Ugyen Tshering as Examiner which makes the complete administration team for a year.
Ngagyur Nyingma College is proud to have 14 of our students graduated after nine consecutive years. They will now serve as teachers in various monasteries in India, Nepal, Bhutan and rest of the world. We offer our warm Greetings and prayers.
Big congratulations and TRASHI DELEK to those academic toppers and to all others.
The Sacred Dance Manifest
Lama Sangdü. བླ་མ་གསང་འདུས་ is a revelation of Guru Chöwang (1212-1270), a speech incarnation of King Trisong Detsen. Lama Sangdü is the main lama practice in the Rinchen Terdzö and the Döjo Bumzang. It is practised by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, especially on the 10th day of the Tibetan month and the anniversary of the birth of Guru Rinpoche. And Mindrolling monastery has become the central icon among the Nyingma tradition in Tibet after great dharma king, Terdag Lingpa revive the treasure. In the same way, Mindrolling monastery in India has also become the central icon among the Nyingma monasteries in exile. The three days ceremony which begins from 8th of 2nd lunar month is part of annual grand ceremony in the monastery.
The sacred dance of eight manifestation of Guru padma Sambhava are being performed.
The sequence of dances are as follows:
Tsangpa And Ja
10 Days Long Kagyed Drupchen Ended
The Great Accomplishments on KAGYED DESHEK DUEPA came to an end successfully on 20/3/2018.
This ten days great Sadhana is performed every year as a part of monastery’s annual function.
It is performed in accordance with the instructions of the great master, Chögyal Terdag Lingpa, and to commemorate the anniversary of his parinirvana.
On the 9th day of the first lunar month (the 10 of March 2018), this wondrous ten-day ceremony began in the Great Stupa at Mindrolling Monastery in India. This sacred drubchen is based on the Kagyed De-Sheg Du Pa terma, one of the treasure teachings discovered by the renowned, Tertön Nyang Ral Nyima Wozer, and later revived by Terdag Lingpa.
When Terdag Lingpa was about to pass into parinirvana, it is said that he asked his disciples and sangha members not to grieve but to realize the truth of impermanence.
He then instructed them that if they had devotion for him and truly wanted to benefit beings, they should do the Kagyed ceremony each year. From that time on, the Kagyed drubchen has been held every year at Mindrolling to commemorate the passing of this peerless guru and founder of Mindrolling.
It is a precious time when everyone at Mindrolling Monastery and the Dhondup Ling Tibetan Colony comes together to receive the blessings and enjoy the spectacular Cham (ritual dance) performed by the monks each evening of the Kagyed drubchen.
Nearing to Complete Accomplishments of Mantra
New library cum Shrine hall is nearing its completion. Trulkus, Khenpos and senior monks presided over the
Zungdrup ceremony (accomplishments of Mantras) for the Buddha and Vajrasattva Statue.
The Mantra will soon be inserted and finalised.
His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche’s annual Dharma Visit to Vietnam
Rinpoche accompanied by a group of Sangha from Ngagyur Nyingma College visited Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and then to Hochiminh City which is in the south of Vietnam. Rinphce’s Teachings for the lay persons are simple and easy to follow for the beginners.
We are all very lucky to have this very Human life which has a capable of doing good deeds as wel as bad. If we compare with the other living beings, Human beings are very less because its very difficult to get. We need lots of virtue and positive karma to have this very precious jewel of human life.
Once we have this very precious Human life, one sad thing again is, it is impermanent, we don’t know what will happen next moment. So, it is important to use this life as a divice to perform a good deeds and create a positive karma, practice and dedicate for good purpose. When I say, practice I doesn’t mean ONLY praying, meditating and visiting Temples every day. Practice i mean is making and watching of your motivation. Motivation is one single important in which ever practice we perform.
We have uncountable customs and rituals like reciting, chanting and reading on different deities like Tara, Guru Rinpoche, Buddha and many more, what ever may be, if your motivation is to have a good and healthy life, good income, have lots of wealth and so on, your motivation is too small because its self centered one. It’s little thing. If you are doing the practice with the big vision of benifeting the countless sentient beings, for the peace and prosperity of all sentient beings, then it is really called as pure motivation and Compassion. We recite and chant mantra not for Buddha or Guru Rinpoche, Buddha and Guru Rinpoche does not need any mantra for the self’s.
I saw in some of your homes, you have very attractive alter with expensive paintings and arts and we say we get blessings form them, but just hanging it on the alter will less help you. How do we get blessing? Having or not having an expensive statue and painting is not so important, we have, it’s good. And it’s okay if we don’t have also, but following their teachings is what is more important. If you have very expensive alter and your activities are just opostie to what the Buddha’s teachings are, you are creating and bad karma which is more heavy then normal bad karma. We Asian Buddhist have habit of liking too much of recieving the emportant only. Practice is more important then recieving. Recieving so many empowerments and not practicing is just like expecting and fruits without the seed. Get one empowerments and practice on one dieties. Nothing magical will happen, even Buddha himself has worked hard to get enlightenment and shown us the path, we need to have good motive and dedication to our own self. Don’t expect something miracle will happen like in farry tales reading story books.
Keeping Buddhas statue and having an attractive alters are only the Branch of what I mean by practice. The main key of the practice is moulding your mind and watching your activities of Body, speech and mind. Reflect to your own mind and learn your self weather you are good human beings or bad human beings. Feel shame on yourself if you are not going on the path asper the teachings.
One more important thing is, If you are non vegiterrian, keep a perticular time in a year as vegiterrian so that it will help reduce killing many sentient beings, depending of your diet, health and other status, dedicate on eating less non vegetable
The visit was for two weeks and on 13th of march, the group returned to Monastery in Derhadun.
3rd day of Losar
18th of Feb, 2018 corresponding to 3rd day of Losar is the most important day for the Mindrolling Sangha and Devotees since it’s the day when HIs Holiness the 11th Minlling Tri Rinpoch attained Maha Pari Nirvana.
Keeping in mind the importance of the day, the administration of Ngagyur Nyingma College has chosen the day as 4th enthronement ceremony of Khenpos (Professor).
15 Lopons were newly enthroned as Khenpo and confrered the certificate of professor. Two trulkus and thirteen lopons will now serve as Khenpos in various monasteries Mindrolling in particular.
The program began at 5am with TSEDRUP YANGNYING KUNDUE sadhana in presence of HE Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche. At 8 pm, with the arrival of HE Kyabje Khochhen Rinpoche and Jetsunma Khandro Rnpoche, the special guests and Sangha, issuing of certificates of Sutra and Tantra for the Shedra student began followed by awarding certificates to the Khenpos and escorting them on the throne.
May Buddha Dharma benefit all sentient beings.
Dear Friends, I wish a Very Happy Losar to you all.
As the Fire Female Bird year comes to an end, I wish that any negativity or difficulty you may have experienced also ends and that the New Earth Male Dog year bring good health, peace, success, prosperity and all that you desire.
With each passing year, we experience various challenges in different walks of life, which help us not only to grow a year older but to also become a year wiser. We slowly develop the wisdom to understand that all things are impermanent; impermanence of life where we lost our loved ones, impermanence of jobs where we lost our jobs or where promoted, impermanence of our relationships either by break-ups or finding new partners and impermanence of success or prosperity, etc. These all indicates that things do not remain the same as each New Year passes, but instead bring different changes and challenges as well.
However, we know for sure that as one grows older each year, we strive to do better. We gain new hopes for the betterment of oneself and for others-to get better in our daily lives or better in our Dharma practices.
Yes, each year we grow older. We’ve learned that time is not going to wait for us to be wiser. A new year is the indication that we have lived one more year and are now looking forward to another year which incidentally is also bringing us a step closer to death. So my friends, I hope that each passing year allows us to grow wiser and kinder in thoughts, speech and actions.
My Dear Friends,
I pray that this New Year brings you more successful results than last year,
Wishing very good health, peace, kindness and prosperity to you all.
Most sincerely in Dharma,
9th Minling Khenchen Rinpoche.
15th February 2018.
Annual Yamantaka Sadhana
GUTOR sadhana is one of the Mindrolling Monastery’s series of Great accomplishments annually. The 7 days long ceremony will end on 14th of Feb, 2018. With the sacred prayers and rituals blessed by Buddhas of all time and masters of past, we pray for the peaceful and successful end of the current year and beginning new year.
May the Buddha Dharma be victorious!
Appointment of 7th Nyingma Head and the Successful completion of 29th Annual Ngagyur Nyingmai Monalm Chenmo
Ten days Ngagyur Nyingmai Monlam Chenmo ended on 27th of Jan, 2018. This year is the 29th annual grand ceremony for the world peace organized by NMCIF at Bodhgaya. After the Parni Nirvana of His Holiness Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche the then 6th head of Nyingmapa, the broad of Nyingma Monlam Chenmo Internatonal Foundation has jointly appointed His Holiness Kyabjey Kathok Getse Gyurmey Tenpai Gyaltsen as 7th Throne Holder of Nyingmapa in exile. The decision was made at the spiritual gathering of Their Eminences of six major Monasteries and Nyingma Board of NMCIF at Bodh Gaya during the course of on-going Monlam. The board has decided that the head of Nyingma will be in rotation among the six major Monasteries, Kathok, Dzogchen, Zhechen, Minlling, Dordrak and Payul respectively for the term of three years.
On the last day, corresponding the Guru Rinpoche’s day, all the Sangha and lay followers lead by His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche, the president of NMCIF, His Eminence Jangkhang Khentrul Rinpoche, the vice president of NMCIF, His Eminence Kyabjey Khochen Rinpoche, the General Secretary of NMCIF, His Eminence Kyabjey Ringo Trulku Rinpoche and many other of Nyingma Khenpos and Trulkus offered a Mandala to newly appointed Nyingma Head.
May the Buddha Dharma be victorious!
His Holiness the 12thMindroling Thrichen, Gyurmey Kunzang Jigmey Rinpoche
His Holiness Mindrolling Dungsey Dralha Rinpoche has been officially enthroned as the 12thMindroling Thrichen at Lhasa on auspicious day of 8th of 12th month of rooster year. May this auspicious event bring the glory in the Buddha Dharma in general and to the Mindrolling tradition specifically. We, as Mindroling Sangha, pay our great respect and service to the unfailing master for now and ever. May you live for eons to benefit the sentient beings.
This year is 29th Annual Ngagyur Nyingma Monlam Chenmo conducted by Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation. For this year, it begins from 17th of Jan, and ends on 27th.
Picture Story- His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche, the president of NMCIF, His Eminence Kyabje Khochhen Rinpoche , the General Secretary of NMCIF and His Eminence Kyabje Ringo Trulku Rinpoche visiting the Nyingmapa Dharma camp inspecting the preparation.
Mindrollng Celebrates 53rd Foundation Day
After the devastating tragidy in 1950 in Tibet, small group of assets from Mindrolling Monastery managed to fle to India which includes, the supprem jewel, master and guidaince of all times His Holiness Kyabje Minlling Thrichen Dorjichang, Gyurmey Kunzang Wangyal acompanied by His Eminence Kyabjey Khochen Rinpoche and few monks. After much struggle and taugh time, Second Akanistha, Wogmin Ogyen Mindrolling, definet garden of happiness was able to Re-eastiblish in Noble land of India as the main seat of HH minlling Thrichen rinpoche.
Later, His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche arrived to India and thus complete mindrolling tradition as same as Mindrolling in tibet was established. Today is the day where the subjects like us to remember and recollect the gratefulness of masters and thier hardships up to present time.
It is now when we have to be proud of after 53 years that how many scholars, practitioners and buddhists had this Monastery donated to the spiritual world.
Its the time we look back to the history of how the poineers had worked to make all this happen and how our monastery’s managers and supporters have work hard to maintain the outer inner and secret of monastery’s activity beautifully.
Ngagyur Nyingma College Celebrates Guru’s Birth Day
Amidst the busy schedule of annual examinition going on, the Khenpos, lopons and students of NNC celebrated the birth day of His Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche in simple and profound way. during the gathering at 9PM in lawn, verse of auspicious prayers were said and long live prayers for Rinpoche. Cake was cut by Chairman of College, Khenpo Thunten Tharchen. Sweet Tibetan tea served for the all the Sangha Gathered.
“Particularly in the Secret Mantra Vehicle, the teacher is the main refuge: his body is the Sangha, his speech the Dharma and his mind the Buddha. Recognize him, therefore, as the quintessential union of the Three Jewels and see all his actions as perfect. Follow him with absolute trust and try to pray to him all the time. Remember that to displease him with anything you do, say or think is to renounce the entire refuge, so put all your determination and effort into trying to please him all the time. No matter what happens to you, be it pleasant or unpleasant, good or bad, sickness or suffering, entrust yourself entirely to the Jewel of the teacher.”
—From words of my perfect teacher…
HAPPY BIRTH DAY RINPOCHE.
We officially called off to the academic session, 2017 and students are now preparing for the annual examination. After the self study period of 15 days, students will write their first exam on 28th of Dec, 2017 which will be finished on 9th Jan, 2018.
Examiners, Ven. Khenpo Sangay Gyatso Laa, Lopon Lodroe Laa and Lopon Tshering Phuntsho Laa have distributed with the Index numbers today.
All the best for your exams.
FOUNDATION DAY OF NGAGYUR NYINGMA COLLEGE
Ngagyur Tholob Dogyued Lekshedling, An Institute of Buddhist Studies and Research popularly known as Ngagyur Nyingma College observes 27th Foundation Day.
The event began in presence of all Khenpo’s, Lopon’s and students of NNC with the recitation of verse of auspicious prayers, followed by speech from the Chairman of the college, Venerable Khenpo Thubten Tharchin. He said, “it’s important to mark this day as important for us to remember the gratitudes of our Rinpoche’s who painstakingly work hard to make everything possible for monks to study Buddha Dharma. It’s a day we should re promise our own self to dedicate our time in hearing, contemplating and meditating of Dharma all the time. It’s the day we must remember the successive Lineage of the tradition from Terchen Gyurmey Dorji, the dharma King to this day for the continues guidance and blessing”
An hour long ceremony was ended with speech from Disciplinarian, Dephuk Trulku Jangchub Rigzin about importance of Discipline in Shedra and its purposes and vote of thanks speech by Lopon Sangye Dorji.
The event was kindly joined by Ven. Lama Tenchyab and many other senior monks.
Vietnam Mindrolling Sangha’s Journey to Hung Yen city with Rinpoche
It is a month long spiritual visit to teach the Mindrolling Sangha in Vietnam as part of Rinpoche’s annual activities. Rinpoche will visit Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da lat and other places to bless and teach Disciples and devotees.
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.
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.
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 mindâ€. 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.
52nd Foundation of Mindroling Monastery in Exile
Mindroling monastery in the Noble land of india is 52 years old and has different story to narrate in Exile. No sooner than His Eminence 11th Minlling Thrichen Dorjichang with small group of Mindroling Monks reached India, on this day, the wish fulfilling jewel, garden of pure happiness, second Akanishta, the unfailing nest, Wogmin Ogyen Mindroling was founded in Noble Land of India by His Eminence the Late Jampal Lodroe Rinpoche and His Eminence Khochen Rinpoche. Thereafter, mindroling Sangha were lucky enough for HE Khochen Rinpoche could invite His Eminence Minling Thrichen Dorjichang & family from Kalimpong, His Holines Dungsey Dralharinpoche and His Eminence Minling Khenchen Rinpoche from Tibet.
Today, 6th of Jan is the happiest moment for all individuals who have studied, worked and been part of this wonderful monastery as we gather together to remember the day as our Foundation day. This is the time where we get an opportunity to pay our gratefulness to those noble beings who have left us and those who are still alive to guid us. Happy Foundation Day To all Mindroling Sangha
The First Day of 28th Annual Ngagyur Nyingma Monlam
The First Day of 28th Annual Ngagyur Nyingma Monlam. First session of first day. 28th annual Ngagyur Nyingma Monlam. Attendent by thousands of monks and nuns presided by Their Eminences, Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, Jangkhang Khentul Rinpoche, Dzongnang Yangsi Rinpoche, Kathok Getsi Rinpoche and many other venorables Khenpos and tulkus. The day began with recitation of Tri- Ratna Anus Mriti Sutra inside led by many rinpoches together. His Eminence Kyabjey Minling Khenchen Rinpoche presides over the flok of sangha in the southern side of stupa as always.
Rinpoche’ss Annual Dharma visit to Vietnam
Rinpoche’ss annual Dharma visit to Vietnam. Vietnam Mindroling Center had invited His Eminence and Minling Sangha to pay avisit. Rinpoche granted their wish staying there for a month. Rinpoche wasaccompanied by two Mindroling Khenpos, tulku and few others.
27th Foundation day of Ngagyur Nyingma College
The 8th of Dec, 2016 is the memorable and special day for Ngagyur Nyingma College. It is the day to remember and pay homage to those figures who relentlessly worked hard to bring up this mighty institute many years ago. We celebrate this day not to enjoy but to remember the qualities and wisdom this college has given to numbers of intellectuals. This year was extra-ordinarily blessed with the presence of His Eminence 9th Minling Khenchen Rinpoche. All Sangha including Khenpos and teacher blessed the day. May the Buddha Dharma flourish in all directions and this Institute be a contributor.
Stupa Inauguration and Consecration Ceremony
His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurated the World Peace Stupa on 28th of October, 2001 in presence of the special guests including the honorable Defense Minister of India, Shri George Fernandes, the Vice Chairman of Lok-Sabha Shri Lachungpa, and the CM of UA. Shri. Hari Singh, the CM of Arunachal Pradesh Mr. Tsering Gyurme, the President of Lhadak’s Autonomous Body Mr. Thubten Tsewang, the Chairman of Tibetan People’s Deputy of CTA Mr. Perna Jungne and the Vice-chairman Mrs. Gyari Dolma, the Minister of Department of Education and Religion of CTA Mr. Thubten Lungrig, the Dalai Lama’s special envoy to the US Mr. Gyari Lodoe Gyaltsen, the former Minister of CTA Mr. Sadu Rinchen, and the Ambassador of Bhutan in Bangladesh. The renowned spiritual masters such as Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche, Khenchen Rinpoche, Khochhen Rinpoche, Sakya Dungse Rinpoche, Dzogchen Rinpoche, and Dorzong Rinpoche, Khenpos, Tulkus and Lopans were also present during the inaugural ceremony along with the hundreds of monks and lay people.
Having welcomed all the guests and people who gathered during the ceremony, the Dalai Lama expressed his deep appreciation for this remarkable achievement. He said was the result of the financial support from the great benefactor Ven. Ti Ching, the infinite aspiration and leadership of His Holiness Trichen Rinpoche, and the sole administration of Ven. Khochhen Rinpoche. While particularly thanking Ven. Khochhen Rinpoche for his hard work, the Dalai Lama admired Khochhen Rinpoche’s simplicity and dedicated personality.
During the inaugural ceremony 28th of October 2002, His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated the stupa. Later, His Eminence Trulshig Rinpoche performed the consecration ritual for five days. Again, in early 2003, His Holiness Sakya Trizin led a consecration ceremony for the stupa for three days.