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.



  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


  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


Ngagyur Nyingma College of Mindroling (India) celebrated The 12th HH MInling Trichen Dhala Gyaltsen’s birthday on the 5th November.
During the ceremony H. E. Minling Khenchen Rinpoche mentioned that celebrating H.H.’s birthday is not merely like a celebration of some royal personage or some famous politician’s birthday but a profound religious event steeped in devotion. During each supplications, we always read the lineage prayer, mention how the lineage evolved and recollect each master’s contribution to the lineage and how it has been passed down to us. This is the reason why we are celebrating The 12th His Holiness Minling Trichen Dhala Gyaltsen, the present holder of the unbroken lineage of Mindrolling.

Some people are of the opinion that it is a Western thing to do, it is not. We have the tradition of celebrating the birth of holy and enlightened beings from time immemorial. For example, devotees have been celebrating Buddha Jayanti which is Buddha’s birthday, annually for centuries.
May His Holiness have a long and healthy life. May his dharma activities ever flourish and benefit all sentient beings!

Celebration of The 12th Minling Trichen Dhala Gyaltsen’s birthday in Tibet

The oral transmission of Lochen Dharmashri aka Ngawang Chöpal Gyatso

The oral transmission of Lochen Dharmashri aka Ngawang Chöpal Gyatso (1654-1717) ’s teachings has begun on the 13th October 2019. This transmission consists of Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajryana teachings. His Eminence Tulku Pema Rigzin has been invited to bestow this transmission. In the year 2018 Minling Khenchen Rinpoche requested Rinpoche and he had accepted to bestow it in the year 2019. This would be Rinpoche’s second time giving the transmission in Mindrolling.

This oral transmission has been sponsored by Minling Khenchen Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s sole purpose of this transmission was for the younger generations of Rinpoches, Tulkus, Khenpos, Monks, nuns and younger practionser who have not received it. The transmission had been bestowed only once in 1987 in Mindrolling monastery (India) by H.E. Rinpoche (Tulku Pema Rigzin). Total of 35 people received it, including H.E. Khochen Rinpoche, Minling Khenchen Rinpoche and Rinpoches during that time. This transmission is considered to be root of the Buddha’s teachings so the continuity of this lineage is very important.

The transmission is being held in the new shrine hall of Ngagyur Nyingma College. Rinpoches, Tulkus, Khenpos, monks and nuns from differed monasteries are attending, main participants are from the 6 major schools of the Nyingma lineages.

Lochen Dharma Shiri was the second Mindrolling Khenchen.

NNC host a historical event this year

His Holiness the 9th Minlling Khenchen Rinpoches chairs the 2nd Non-Sectarian Symposium on Sutra and Tantric Philosophy from 8th sept 2019.

The participants are from 6 major tradition of tibetan Buddhism and the event will happen for 2 days.

Mindrolling monastery as one of the main seats of Nyingmapa Tradition and particularly NGAGYUR NYINGMA College looks forward in hosting such programs in future too.

9th Milling Khenchen Rinpoche on Spiritual Tour in Taiwan

On invitation by the organizer, His Holiness 9th Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche blessed the Grand Annual Taiwan International Sangha Offering ceremony 2019. Rinpoche also led the prayer of natural freedom from five poison in accord of Red Avalokiteshvara (Thukje Chenpo Duknga Rangdrol)

Rinpoche will prolong his stay in Taiwan for coming days in various spiritual programs.

Important message from His Eminence 9th Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche

It’s an auspicious and happiest news in the history of Mindroling lineage that we all have been waiting for.

“I am very glad, devoted and delighted to share that on 30th of Saga Dawa Month, at 10.11am, a son with all signs of auspiciousness has been born to His Holiness Minlling Trichen Gyurmey Kunzang Jigmey Rinpoche and Consort Khandro Tsewang Chodron. I would like to request all devotees and followers of Mindroling lineage around the globe to pray for healthy, long life and successful Dharma Activities of the New Born Mindroling Dungsey.”

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


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.