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
8 am to 12:00 noon.
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (Lunch Break, area is opened but the Shrine Rooms are closed)
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
8 am to 12:00 noon.
12:00 noon to 2:30 pm (Lunch Break, area is opened but the Shrine Rooms are closed)
2:30 pm to 7:00 pm Note: Parking at your own risk
Daily evening prayer
Teachings and Oral Transmissions
H.E. Dakpo Rinpoche, one of the main tutor of Minling Khenchen Rinpoche has been very graciously accepted to give the teachings and oral transmissions of Ronzom Maha Pandita in Mindrolling collage. We are so fortunate and grateful to Rinpoche. Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo, widely known as Rongzom Mahapandita, Rongzom Dharmabhadra, or simply as Rongzompa, was one of the most important scholars of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Together with Longchenpa and Ju Mipham, he is often considered to be one of the three “omniscient” writers of the school.
Mindrolling college reciting 84000 scriptures of Buddha’s teachings.
4th birthday of Mindrolling Dungsay Jurme Rinchen Namgyal Rinpoche
Today is a very auspicious day for the devotees of Mindrolling lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism. It is the 4th birthday of Mindrolling Dungsay Jurme Rinchen Namgyal Rinpoche, son of present throne holder, His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche in Tibet. This year we were fortunate and blessed with the presence of H.E. Khochhim Rinpoche, Dagpo Rinpoche, Penam Tulku Rinpoche, Dorje Bhum Rinpoche, Trulshig Yangse Rinpoche and along with many Tulkus and Khenpos to celebrate this special occasion. Today all Mindrolling followers around the world celebrated this auspicious day. We wish Dungsay Rinpoche long life, good health, success in his studies and advanced in his understanding the pure Buddha dharma.
Annually Exam Reports
As annually, Rinpoche gave out exam reports to all the monk students studing in Primary school and the college in Mindrolling.
Long-Life Puja to Rinpoche
The Mindrolling Sangha here in India and from different countries came together to offer the long-life Puja to Rinpoche. The 3 days puja was presided by H.E. Khochhim Rinpoche. The long-life puja is an elaborate display of devotion towards a spiritual Master/Teacher comprising heartfelt prayers and praises, and a procession of symbolic offerings.
On the 15th February 2023
H.E. Minling Khenchen Rinpoche returned back to monastery after his hospitalization in New Delhi. Rinpoche was welcomed by the sangha and by devotes from different countries who had come to celebrate the Tibetan New Year.
Rinpoche Visit to Vietnam
Rinpoche has concluded his visit to Veitnam. During his stay there he bestowed empowerments and teachings where many disciples attended. This trip he traveled with Tulku Penam Rinpoche and Tulku Jigmey Tsultrim Dorje.
Rinpoche Share Thoughts
Senior monks of Mindrolling requested Rinpoche to share his thoughts of how the younger generations of this modernization age should practice what Buddha had taught. All the monks attended and it was held in the shrine hall of shedra. Group photo was taken after the conclusion.
Annual Tredha Tsechu Puja in USA
Rinpoche arrived in New York on the 4th august. He had been invited by Nyingma Buddhist association USA for the annual Tredha Tsechu puja. During his one week stay there, Rinpoche attended the 25th anniversary of Palyul Retreat Centre in upstate, New York, blessed the new center of Palyul Namdrolling and was also invited by United Sherpa Association (USA) to their temple for blessing and teaching.
After Rinpoche’s program ended in New York, He travelled to Tokyo, Japan. There in Sawara, Chiba, Rinpoche inaugurated the Samye Chokhorling, New Nyingma monastery. He gave teachings and Rigzin Thugthig wang in Tokyo where many people attended.
New College Administers
Preparation of Summer Retreat 45 days
Rinpoche along with Khenpo and monks travelled to Sikkim, North East India, to pay his respects to H.H . Do Drupchen Rinpoche’s Kudung. While returning from Sikkim he had an audience with H.E. Goshir Gyaltsap Rinpoche who was in Siliguri.
Tibetan New Year Ceremony
Tibetan New Year Ceremony
This year losar celebration was low-key due to passing of Great Masters of Buddhism. Losar morning prayers were held were all Mindroling Sangha attended.