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

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Announcement

We are pleased to announce that His Eminence Gego Choktrul Pema Rigzin Rinpoche will confer the oral Transmission of entire Works of Minlling Lochen Dharma Shri (Lochen Kabum) w.e.f 11th of October 2019. The event is organized by Ngagyur Nyingma College, Mindrolling.


Begining of Formal study and training for HH Thrulzhik Yangsi Tenzin Choekyi Lodroe Rinpoche

We the Mindrolling Sangha and Monastery are proud and Honored to have HH Thrulzhik Yangsi Tenzin Chokye Lodroe Rinpoche to take up his Buddhist studies and training.

Today, 15th of 4th month in lunar calendar, (month of auspicious Saga Dawa) marks the formal beginning of Yangsi Rinpoche’s journey of training and learning in lineage that he is belonged to.

We wish and pray for Yangsi Rinpoche’s good health, successful training and wonderful blessing for all.


The Academic session for 2019 Begins

The academic year 2019 for Ngagyur Nyingma College, Mindrolling monastery began with the declaration of results and appointment of new administrators. The result was declared in presence of HE Minlling Khenchen, HE Khochen Rinpoche, HE Penam Rinpoche, Khenpos and senior Teachers.

The Words of appreciation from Rinpoches were extended to 11 of students who graduated this year.

The most Venerable Khenpo Sangye Gyatsho is the new president of the college, followed by Khenpo Denchen Dorjee, assistant president. Trulku Tashi Gyalpo and lopon Yeshi Gyatso are new Disciplinarians and and Lopon Lhuedrup Gyatso is new Secretary. Khenpo Pema Sherab and Lopon Yeshi Dargye are new accountants which makes complete administration of the year.

we hope for the successful academic year 2019.


His Eminence Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche at Mindrolling

A dream come true for Mindrolling Sangha this year that the (Non secterian master of all the time) His Eminence Kyabjey Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche visited Mindroling Monastery. Mindroling Monastery didn’t celebrated the Lunar New year or Losar (Earth Pig) as a solace and respect for the sudden loss of His Holiness Kathok Getse Rinpoche.

It was the personal wish of his Eminence Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche and the Mindrolling Sangha to have Rinpoche’s blessings at the same time, it so happened that His Eminence DJKR also wished to attend the Thukjecchenpo Great accomplishment to commamorate the Maha Peri-Nirvana of Minlling Thri Rinpoche Gyurmey Kunzang Wangyal. Thus, the fulfilment of wishes from both side auspiously occurred.

His Eminence DJKR bestowed Long Life Empowerment for Mindrolling Sangha and General Public on 10th Feb as a New year blessings and Manjushri Enpowerment for the Teachers and Student of Ngagyur Nyingma College.

Rinpoche will make his presence throughout the Tbukjechenpo great accomplishment which will take place for one week.


Shinjey Drubchen. (Yamantaka Sadhana) 28th Jan – 3rd Feb, 2019

The rich and supreme traditions of Mindrolling include Drubchens (Sadhana/accomplishment) held annually as per the precious instruction of Terdak Lingpa, Mindrolling Sangha has again assembled in the right place and time to initiate the Drubchen of Shinjey for many significant purposes that it has stood for eversince its first kind. This year the drubchen will be held from 28th of Jan and will end on 3rd of Feb. Shinjey/Yamantaka is the lord of death and often considered to be the wrathful expression of Manjusri by the Buddhists.

Yamantaka is a Sanskrit name that can be broken down into two primary elements: Yama, the name of the god of death; and antaka, making an end. Thus, Yamantaka means “Destroyer of Death” or “Conqueror of Death”.

Within Buddhism, “terminating death” is a quality of all buddhas as they have stopped the cycle of rebirth, samsara. Yamantaka, then, represents the goal of the Mahayana practitioner’s journey to enlightenment, or the journey itself: in awakening, one adopts the practice of Yamantaka, the practice of terminating death.


Guru Yoga Chant by HE 9th Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche

Guru Yoga Chant by His Eminence 9th Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche for one of the devoted disciple of HH the late Drupwang Penor Rinpoche. The record was of 16 years ago.

May the teachings of Lotus born one spread to all the directions.


New year greetings

Above all, making your life meaningful asper your own capabilities is most important. Since all phenomena are interdependent, everything will fall apart one or the other day. Therefore, keeping in mind the holy teachings of Buddha and bringing it to daily practices is what we all as his followers have to stick on.

Irrespective of age, gender and cast, by and by we all will meet the big enemy called death, and regretting about life that you have lived at the dead bed is the most foolish thing to do. So, promise to your own self to make use of 2019 in a very effective way. Happy New Year to all of you.

9th Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche.


NNC in Preparation of 29th Annual Examination, 2018

The examination Committee has announced the exam dates a month ago and STUDENTS were not only busy doing thier own self studies but also issued the entry card and index number today.

The exam suppervisor Khenpo Tenzin Gyurme and his friends Lopon Ngawang Thekchok and Lopon Ugyen Tshering are now ready with all preparations.

The first exam begins from 10th of Dec and completes on 29th Dec 2018.

Wish you all a Good Luck.


(SUDDEN AND SAD) A deperture message for his friend from HE Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche

It’s been a long day without you, my friend
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
We’ve come a long way from where we began
Oh I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again
Damn, who knew all the planes we flew
Good things we’ve been through
That I’ll be standing right here
Talking to you about another path I
Know we loved to hit the road and laugh
But something told me that it wouldn’t last
Had to switch up look at things different see the bigger picture
Those were the days hard work forever pays now I see you in a better place
How could we not talk about family when family’s all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride
It’s been a long day without you, my friend
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
We’ve come a long way from where we began
Oh I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again
First you both go out your way
And the vibe is feeling strong and what’s
Small turn to a friendship, a friendship
Turn into a bond and that bond will never
Be broken and the love will never get lost
And when brotherhood come first then the line
Will never be crossed established it on our own
When that line had to be drawn and that line is what
We reach so remember me when I’m gone
How could we not talk about family when family’s all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride
So let the light guide your way hold every memory
As you go and every road you take will always lead you home
It’s been a long day without you, my friend
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
We’ve come a long way from where we began
Oh I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again

BUDDHA TEMPLE COFFEE SHOP

A dream come true for NNC.

Ngagyur Nyingma College had a long time dream of having a coffee cafe in the COLLEGE and it is Inaugurated today. 

The hard work and dedication put forward by the team along with chairman Khenpo Karma, Vice Chairman Khenpo soanm, Chief clerk lopon Tshering Phuntsho, cafe manager Zhenphen Thaye and Dechen are all appreciated.

We hope all our students and visitors will have wonderful time in our cafe called “BUDDHA TEMPLE COFFEE SHOP”

Along with it, the team has also come up with new office of the administration with all necessary facilities. Deep appreciation for the great job.

All the best wishes.


Mindrolling Celebrates Birth Day of His Holiness 12th Minling Tri-Chen, Gyurmey Kuenzang Jigmey Rinpoche

Dungsay Dalha Gyaltsen, the son of His Holiness 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 to flee with His Holiness.

While growing up in Tibet, Dungsay Rinpoche studied under many qualified Teachers and his interests included Tibetan medicine. Years later, Dungsay 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 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.

On this occasion, I join all the well wishers including Sangha of Mindroling monastery in India, Tibet and other places in praying and offering our humble wishes for Rinpoche’s long and healthy Life. May Rinpoches activities outreach all directions for all time to come and continue to bless endless sentient beings for all the time.

Happy birth day, Your Holiness.

THANK YOU.
9th Minlling Khenchen.


Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, Clean India Mission

Commemorating the Birth of Great soul.

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