62nd birthday celebration of 12th HH Mindroling Trichen Dalha Gyalsten Rinpoche

Mindrolling sangha celebrated the birthday of HH Minling Trichen‘s on 29th November. H. E. Khochen Rinpoche, H. E. Tulku Penam Rinpoche along with Rinpoches, Tulkus, Khenpos and whole sangha attendent the birthday ceremony prayers.

HH Dalha Gyaltsen Rinpoche, the son of 11th HIs Holiness Minling Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal 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 Son Dalha Gyalsten were unfortunately not able flee with His Holiness. While growing up in Tibet, His Holiness studied under many qualified Teachers and his interests included Tibetan medicine. Years later, His Holiness 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 father His Holiness Minling Trichen Rinpoche, His Holiness Dilgo Khyenste Rinpoche, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, His Holiness Trulshig Rinpoche and Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok. His Holiness resides in Tibet where he returned after studying in India for many years.


Mindrolling College

Regardless of all the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, monks attending the Ngagyur Nyingma College, Mindrolling, have been following the full curriculum of the college as usual. All monks followed protocols of COVID-19 when attending the classes. As is the norm at all institutions of Tibetan monasteries and colleges, free education, meals and lodging are provided to all monk students. In addition to this here at Mindroling college, H. E. Minling Khenchen Rinpoche gives pocket money of Rs.500 monthly to each monks.

Annual summer retreat or monsoon retreat has been concluded for the year of 2021

Annual summer retreat or monsoon retreat has been concluded for the year of 2021. All monks were able to perform the retreat despite all restrictions due to covid 19.

Yarne, the Summer Retreat 15th Day of 6th Lunar Month to 30th Day of the 7th Lunar Month

This is the rain retreat for one and a half months from the 15th day of the 6th lunar month to the 30th day of the 7th lunar month. The retreat is held in accordance with the instructions of the Buddha in the Vinaya Sutra directing all monks to observe certain restrictions and engage themselves in meditation and practices for the period. Khenpos and Lonpons gave teachings each day and ‘Sojong’ or confessions are offered by the sangha during this retreat. Many butter lamps are offered and pujas are done during the retreat. On the evening of the 30th, the last day of the retreat, selected monks give teachings and expound the Dharma to the community. The retreat is usually followed by a 3-5 day holiday break for the monks.

Gyen Shedrup la and Tenzin Nyima la

Gyen Shedrup la (1925-2021)one of the senior most Master (Nga Ramjamba) passed away on the 15th day of 2nd month of the Lunar calendar in Lhasa, Tibet. He was 96 years old.He is the last remaining Master of the previous generation of Mindrolling lineage. On the 22nd day of the 2nd Lunar month, his kudung will be taken to Mindroling monastery, Lhoka for cremation according to the tradition.

Brief life story of Gyen Shedrupla

After the cultural revolution in Tibet, Gyenla along with Lt. Tenzin Nyimala, revived all the Mindrolling rituals and ceremonies. They continued to teach to all the younger generations who were newly joined the monastery. 

After Gyenla was invited to Mindrolling in Dehra Dun, India, he taught all the ceremonial rituals, ritual lama dances, chanting melodies, torma making etc always making sure the monks got it perfectly.

After completing his work, he returned Tibet. All the ceremonies and aspects of the ceremonies that continues to be followed today are the fruition of his contribution.

Lt. Tenzin Nyima la also had passed away a few years ago in Tibet. He too was invited to Mindrolling in India where he gave the oral transmissions of Rigzin Gyurme Terdag Lingpa’s Kabum to the sangha and then left for tibet. After arriving in Tibet, he stayed in solitary retreat till he passed away.

Mindrolling Sangha in Tibet, India and all the followers in the world are indebted to them for their diligence, patience, kindness and great efforts in giving this generations the continuity of Mindrolling rituals which will flourish till eternity. We as the the followers of this lineage are indebted to them. We feel a great sense of loss, deep gratitude and pride in their great contributions to the lineage.We hope that the guidance they have provided may continue through this generation and the future. 

Gyen Shedrup la and Tenzin Nyima la were the last of the older generation of Mindrolling Sangha.

Ceremony of consecration of the Memorial stupa of Lt. Lorde Gyari Rinpoche

The Day and stars were in perfect harmony for the Ceremony of consecration of the Memorial stupa of Lt. Lorde Gyari Rinpoche, father of H.E. Tulku Penam Rinpoche. It was held in Mindroling Monastery. The ceremony known as RABNE in Tibetan was led by Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, Khenpos and all the senior most monks of Mindrolling and was hosted by H.E. Tulku Penam Rinpoche and his family.

Brief life story of Lt. Lodi Gyari Rinpoche(Pema Lodro Gyaltsen)

Lodi Gyari Rinpoche (Pema Lodrö Gyaltsen, Tib. རྒྱ་རི་བློ་གྲོས་) (1949-2018) was one of the founding members of the Tibetan Youth Congress and the Executive Chairman of the Board of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT). He was also the special envoy to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington D.C., USA.

In terms of the Nyingma lineage, he received a traditional monastic education as the tulku of Khenchen Jampal Dewé Nyima from Lumorap Monastery in Tibet, before fleeing the country with his family in 1959. His predecessor was one of the main teachers of Dudjom Rinpoche.

Lodi Gyari Rinpoche passed away in San Francisco on 29 October 2018.

Annual Ritual Dance of 8 Manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava

Annual ritual dance of 8 manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava was held in Mindroling Monastery today. Due to the covid 19 restrictions, no public was allowed to attend.

H.E. Minling Khenchen Rinpoche gave the oral trasmission of Tri Yeshe Lama

H.E. Minling Khenchen Rinpoche gave the oral trasmission of Tri Yeshe Lama to the sangha of Mindrolling. The transmission was held in the shrine hall of Ngagyur Nyingma college. The text is one of the most important cycle of teachings of Terton Jigme Lingpa (1730-1798). He was a tertön of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and was the promulgator of the Longchen Nyingthik, the Heart Essence teachings of Longchenpa, from whom, according to tradition, he received a vision in which the teachings were revealed. The Longchen Nyingthik eventually became the most famous and widely practiced cycle of Dzogchen teachings.

Tri Yeshe Lama is the most important practice manual on the Great Perfection teachings of the Nyingma tradition. The teachings and practices taught in Yeshe Lama encompass the innermost cycle of upadesha teachings and clearly define the Dzogchen practices of trekchö, cutting through to original purity, and tögal, crossing over with spontaneous presence. These are the swift practices that can lead to the attainment of the rainbow body and the complete attainment of buddhahood, and this is the same path that has been followed by many of the great spiritual Masters of India and Tibet. Consequently, if one studies and trains in the Yeshe Lama correctly and with deepest respect and diligence with a qualified Master, the possibility of enlightenment within one lifetime is within reach.

Tashi deleg And Happy new year


Birthday Celebration

Today the 5th January, Mindroling Sangha celebrated the birthday of H.E. Minling Khenchen Rinpoche.

Manjushree Wang from the teachings of JAMGON JU MIPHAM RINPOCHE (1846-1912)

On 7th December, after the completion of Oral transmission of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche’s teachings, given by Ven. Khenpo Tsegyal to the Mindroling Sangha, Minling Khenchen Rinpoche bestowed the Manjushree Empowerment or wang to the sangha. This empowerment is from the 32 volumn teachings of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche.

There are two empowerments in his teachings. Wisdom and long life empowerments of Manjushree. Both were bestowed to the sangha. This concludes the final completion of oral transmission of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche for the year 2020.

Completion of Oral Transmission of JAMGON JU MIPHAM RINPOCHE’S (1846-1912) TEACHINGS

The oral transmission of Jamgon Ju Mipham Rinpoche’s teachings which is about 32 volumes has successfully completed on the 6th of December. Jamgön Ju Mipham Gyatso, or Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyamtso (also known as “Mipham the Great”) was a very influential philosopher and polymath of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. His teachings, 32 volumes, were on topics such as painting, poetics, sculpture, alchemy, medicine, logic, philosophy and tantra. Mipham Rinpoche’s works are still central to the scholastic curriculum in Nyingma monasteries today. He is also considered one of the leading figures in the Ri-me (non-sectarian) movement in Tibet.

Venerable Khenpo Tsegyal tirelessly with dedication, throughout the 45 days gave the transmission to the Mindroling Sangha. Although lay people could not attend due to the restrictions of Covid 19 but they contributed by offering meals to the Sangha for which we are grateful.

Inauguration of Bust Statue of Lt. H.E. Payul Dzongna Rinpoche

On November 12th 2020, I was invited to inaugurate the bust statue of H.E. Payul Dzongna Rinpoche at Dhondupling, Tibetan settlement in Clement Town, Dehra Dun in North India. After we had completed the program that was scheduled for that day, I came to know that many people, especially the younger generation of Tibetans, from the age 15 to 45, had no idea who Payul Dzongna Rinpoche was and what his contribution to the Tibetan community was  spiritually and in other ways. They just knew he was a Rinpoche (spiritual master), that’s it. So I am here today sharing what little I know about him or heard about him with you all. 

His Eminence Payul Dzongna Rinpoche was born in the year 1931 in Tibet. There Rinpoche completed his studies in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and received many teachings from great masters in Tibet during that time. In the year 1964, due to the difficult situation in Tibet, many Tibetans felt insecure and fled to India, so did Rinpoche. The Indian Government without any hesitation generously welcomed around 80,000 to 90,000 Tibetans. They also gave land to them to build what they then thought was their temporary settlements. During the first year in India, Tibetans had to go through many difficulties, food was scarce, funds were low, they were not accustomed to the hot climate and the language was foreign to them.

Under the circumstances the Indian government did their level best. Due to the sudden change of climate, unfamiliar environment and lack of immunity to new disease, many Tibetans died. After Rinpoche’s arrival in India, Rinpoche along with H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Gungtang Tsultrim (Rinpoche’s childhood friend) served the Tibetan Government in Exile in Dharmasala under the leadership of His Holiness Dalai Lama.

They were in the Education Department along with other Rinpoches and other lay Tibetan people. Realizing that education was a very important and integral part for the survival of our language and culture, they worked very hard for many years with the best of their ability. The basic format of the modern school curriculums which still continues to be followed in schools for Tibetans in the remote places and in the settlements were conceived during their service.  Later, due to differences of viewpoints with the authorities, 3 of them and many others left their service. Rinpoche then went to Rewlasar (Tso Pema), the holy pilgrimage place of Guru Padmasambhava which was around 4 hours’ drive away from Dharmasala. Dudjom Rinpoche left for Kalimpong and Gungtang Tsultrim left for Clement Town, Dehradun. During Rinpoche’s stay in Rewalsar, Rinpoche came to realize that the religious sector was in a poor state. In Tibet there was no problem as both the religious and the civil sectors were flourishing but as refugees in a new country, everything had to rebuild again from scratch, especially for the sake of the younger generation of Tibetans. As such there in Rewalsar, Rinpoche decided to work towards the continuity of Buddha’s teachings. Thus Rinpoche started the Ngagyur Nyingma Philoshopy and Research College which was the first of its kind in India, with just few students.

While Rinpoche was in Rewalsar guiding the monk students, Rinpoche’s childhood friend, Gungtang Tsultrim, on his request had been given land by the Indian government in Clement Town, Dehra Dun. This land is now the famous Dhondupling, Tibetan Colony, Clement town, which is known to be one of the most advanced Tibetan settlements in India and also where Mindroling Monastery, main seat of Mindroling Lineage in exile is located.He had also opened a sulfur factory(chuna) and a handicraft factory for the Tibetan people to earn their livelihood. Although Rinpoche and Gungtang Tsultrim were in different places at that time they were in close contact with each other. Gungtang Tsultrim invited Rinpoche and offered him the land. It was a barren land which used to be an army camp during the British time. When Rinpoche arrived there he realised compared to Tso Pema , the land was conveniently close to the town , Dehra dun. Connectivity to other places and access to resources was easier than in Tso Pema. Rinpoche saw the potential in the land and accepted the invitation. Rinpoche continued with his Ngagyur Nyingma College curriculum here.

During his time here, Rinpoche and H.E. Khochen Rinpoche had discussions about the Nyingma tradition, how to sustain it and about setting up Mindroling, as being the source of Nyingma Lineage. This is how the main seat of Mindroling was established to what it is now. Rinpoche provided financial support to many other projects and provided fooding and lodging to the younger monks who came there to study. Although Rinpoche himself had financial constraints not having any personal wealth to support those in need, he would borrow money to continue to help them. Many had benefited from Rinpoche’s compassionate generosity. A few of those who completed their studies and are elderly now continue to serve the monastery and community. A few have left the monastery but are successful in their own life. Around the year 1996/97 Rinpoche, with great difficulty was able to payback the debt. The debt he incurred was not for himself but for the people in need. Few years after Rinpoche was in Clement town, just when things were going fine, Gungtang Tsultrim, his childhood friend was unfortunately assassinated.It was rumoured that he was assassinated by a Tibetan due to disagreements and because of political intrigue. It was a big loss for the Tibetan settlement here in Clement Town.

After his childhood friend’s passing, Rinpoche was elected as the President of the settlement in succession to his friend. After a few years, Rinpoche got permission to go to Tibet. There he helped in the reconstruction of the Payul monstery. Rinpoche also traveled to many different countries teaching the Dharma. Rinpoche continued his work in Dehra dun but due to the continued political intrigue in the Tibetan community, it was difficult for Rinpoche to stay in India, so He left for Nepal. There in Nepal Rinpoche build a monastery and school for the people. Around the age of 56, at the end of the year 1987 Rinpoche passed away. It was a great loss for the Tibetan people and especially for the younger generation. After Rinpoche’s passing, H.E. Khochen Rinpoche was elected as the President of the settlement and continues to remain so.

Among all of his great works one of H.E. Payul Zongna Rinpoche’s biggest contribution is being the Pioneer who reestablished Mindroling Monastery in India and inviting HH. The 11th Mindroling Trichen Rinpoche and his family to Mindroling Monastery from Kalimpong. His was known to be an honest and straight forward person, fearless in expressing his opinions and not hypocritical. So today in remembrance of this great being I am sharing with you his memorable life story and his contributions to the Tibetan society in exile and in Tibet. This memorable bust statue is not a show piece or decoration piece. we need to know about Rinpoche’s life-story, appreciate his contribution to the Tibetan community and the younger generation need to know about him.Whatever wherever we are now, the benefits,the recognition in the world,who we are as Tibetans, why we enjoy those benefits, are due the contributions of great people like him who sacrificed their life for the continuity of our traditions or religious beliefs. We should never forget them.

This is my short message.

HH 12th Mindroling Trichen Rinpoche’s Birthday Celebration

Mindroling College celebrated HH Minling Trichen Rinpoche’s birthday on the 10th November. May His Holiness live long with best of health and May His Dharma activities flourish for the benefit of all sentient beings.

ORAL TRANSMISSION OF Jamgön Ju Mipham Gyatso’s Teachings

Venerable Khenpo Tsegyal, one of the senior most Khenpo of Mindroling, Is giving complete oral transmission of Mipham Rinpoche’s teachings to mindroling sangha. The transmission is held in the shrine of Ngagyur Nyingma College. It would take almost one and half month to finish.

Annual Summer Retreat, September 2020

Annual Summer Retreat was held in Mindroling Shedra, September 2020

Puja of North West Wrath of Heaven to eradicate the Covid19 pandemic

The monks of Ngagyur Nyingma College are conducting the Puja of North West Wrath of Heaven for four days to eradicate the Covid19 pandemic.

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 31st Annual Nyingma Monlam Chenmo 2020

The ten days long prayers for world peace that started on 26th January 2020 will end on 4th February 2020. As usual, hundreds and thousands Monks and Nuns from Monasteries in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim have gathered. The uncountable pilgrims all over the world also joins the Chant.

Many Eminent masters from different monasteries has also made thier presence. Mindroling Sangha including Rinpoches always participate in the prayer annually without Fail.

This year is 31st since its inception in 1989.

The 30th annual Examination Ngagyur Nyingma College

As its the most important part of College ‘s activities, all the students as wel prepared entered the main shrine Hall of NNC with great enthusiasm on 4th of January to write thier fordt ever paper. It remained until 17th of Feb writing thier fifth and last paper.

The Chairman of NNC, Ven. Khenpo Sangye Jatso, examiner Lopon Ogyen Tsering and Lopon Yeshi and the whole Sangha are exptreamly happy with their successful completion of examination. Although the whole sangha missed the presence of HE Kyabje Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche Rinpoche.

May this be a drop of water into the mity oceans of Buddhas Dharma!!!

The Birth Aniversary of 9th Minlling Khenchen Rinpoche



His Eminence the 9th Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, recipient of India’s esteemed Bharat Jhoti Award and Bharat Gaurav Award, as well as the Best Citizen Award of India and the Appreciation Award from the Mayor of Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, was born into the family of Mindrolling, the divine Nyok lineage, in 1970. His Eminence Minling Khenchen Rinpoche’s mother, Jetsun Dechen Wangmo, was the aunt of His Holiness the 11th Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche.

At birth, Rinpoche was given the name of Jigmey Namgyal by H.E. Minling Chung Rinpoche 1908-1980). He was recognized as the reincarnation of the 8th Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, Ngawang Khentse Norbu, by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Lhatog Rinpoche. Being born into the Mindrolling lineage, His Eminence Jigmey Namgyal, now known as Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, is the lineage holder of the Khenrab branch of the Mindrolling tradition. Lochen Dharmashri, Gyalsay Tenpai Nyima, and the previous Minling Khenchen, are a few of the exceptional masters who have been holders of this lineage in the past.

Education and Studies

Rinpoche began his studies in recitation, calligraphy, and Tibetan medicine with Trlu Khenpo Tsenam Rinpoche, the founder of the first Tibetan Medical Institute in Lhasa, Tibet. He continued studies in Tibetan grammar, poetry, philosophy, and, in particular, the rituals and liturgies of the Mindrolling tradition with the Venerable Dhagpo Rinpoche. For further studies, Rinpoche entered the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute of Namdrolling in Mysore, India, where he undertook the studies of Vinaya, Sutra, Abhidharma, Madhyamaka, and logic, under the blessing and special guidance of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. During this time, Rinpoche also received the Kama and his first Terdzo Wang from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.


Rinpoche received transmission of the Terma teachings of Pema Lingpa, the Tri Yeshey Lama instructions, and numerous other transmissions and empowerments from His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, His Eminence Trulshig Rinpoche, His Eminence Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, and His Eminence Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche.

Seated in front: H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kneeling: Tulku Kunga Rinpoche. Standing left to right: Tulku Rigzin Pema, Jhokhang Rinpoche, Yuda Rinpoche, Tsona Tulku, Sechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Yangthang Rinpoche, Dhakpo Rinpoche, Druk Rinpoche , Dungsay Rinpoche(son of H.H. Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche), Dzikar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Minling Khenchen Rinpoche, Khyenste Jigme Rinpoche, Tulku Sangnag, and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.

While visiting Dharamsala at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rinpoche and The 12th Mindrolling Trichen Dungsay Dhala Gyaltsen, along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, all received instructions on the Guhayagarbhatantra from His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

During this time, Rinpoche also received a special empowerment of the Great 5th Dalai Lama from His Holiness the present Dalai Lama.Under the instruction of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Rinpoche received monastic ordination from His Eminence Trulshig Rinpoche.

Rinpoche has been teaching extensively in Asia, Europe, and the USA for more than twelve years. Rinpoche’s teachings are known for their clarity, depth, and humor, and attuned to the present day and age which has made him a greatly respected teacher amongst the younger Rinpoches of today.

Head Abbot In-Charge of Ngagyur Nyingma College

Rinpoche presides over the monastic university at Mindrolling and has been giving teachings and guidance to the monks consistently since he undertook the in-charge position in 1990.

Vice President of the Great Nyingma Monlam

At the request of the various Nyingma monasteries, Rinpoche accepted the on-going position of Vice President of the Great Nyingma Monlam (World Peace Prayers), held annually in Bodhgaya, India. Additionally, Rinpoche will be sponsoring the events of the Monlam for the years 2008, 2010, and 2012. Sponsorship responsibilities for this gathering include providing the means for food and lodging for all participants, numbering in the many thousands, as well as providing for other ceremonial expenses during the ten days of the Great World Peace Prayers.

Founder of the Eastern Sun Group

Rinpoche is the Founder of the Eastern Sun Group in Taiwan. This organization oversees all of Rinpoche’s projects – in India as well as other countries. In addition to the main projects mentioned on his website, Rinpoche is also leading the printing of sacred texts of the Nyingma lineage, especially of the Mindrolling, in order to preserve them for future generations.

For the first time in Mindrolling history, a manual of all ceremonial rituals, as well as other rituals of Nyingmapa and Torma (ritual ceremony offerings) will be printed in 2011. For posterity, this will provide the assurance that the continuity of the authentic ways of doing the sacred ancient rituals will be preserved.

The Eastern Sun Group has now merged with the Lay Buddhists’ Association in Taipei, Taiwan, an organization which was established in 1968, and currently has over 5000 members. This organization has been doing charity work in numerous countries around the world. Rinpoche is the Spiritual Advisor to this well respected and renowned charitable organization, now known as The Eastern Sun Group Lay Buddhists’ Association, Republic of China.

Nurturing the Dharma and Preserving the Lineage

Rinpoche continues to engage with the studies and practices which he has received over the course of a lifetime from his many esteemed Teachers. Each year Rinpoche presides over the various drubchens (ceremonies) held at Mindrolling Monastery, as well as devoting time to closed retreats. Rinpoche, with unceasing compassion and tireless activity, engages in nurturing the Dharma, and strives selflessly to preserve the lineage of Mindrolling.

Recognition and Prestigious Awards

Throughout his life, H.E. Khenchen Rinpoche has been honored with several achievement awards. His recent awards include the following (click on the awards to read more):

  • Bharat Jyoti Award large view
  • Bharat Gaurav Award large view
  • Certificate of Excellence Award large view
  • Best Citizens of India Award large view
  • Hsin-Chu City Appreciation Award large view

The ceremonies, celebrating meritorious services, extrordinary performance, and outstanding contributions were attended by government officials, international dignitaries, and dedicated community members.

Khenpo Drugda Passed Away

It is with a heavy heart that we wish to announce that one of our senior most Khenpos, Khenpo Drugda aged 44, passed away suddenly on 12th December; 2019. He was part of the entourage of Minling Khenchen Rinpoche who was on pilgrimage in Bhutan. On the 15th day of the Lunar Calendar while on his way to Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), he suffered a cardiac arrest due to the high altitude and passed away.

We are very grateful and indebted to His Royal Highness King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk of Bhutan for sending immediate assistance in the form of a rescue team including medical personnel,the Mayor of Paro and high ranking police officials.

The last rites and cremation of late Khenpo Drugda took place at the Pema Woseling Monastery (Retreat Centre), a branch of Mindroling situated at Jimminah. Khenpo Pema presided over the ceremony accompanied by the monks of the monastery.

Khenpo Drugda was born in the year of the Dragon. He was exemplary in the sense that not only was he learned, but compassionate and always helped all those in need. He worked tirelessly for the benefit of the College.He will be greatly missed.

We once again thank His Royal Highness the King and the people of Bhutan for the kind assistance extended to us during this sad and difficult time.


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.

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.

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

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.

Thank you

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.

Tashi Delek.  

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.

Thank you

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.

  1. 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.​
  2. 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,

  1. Trulku Ugyen Rinzin,
  2. Lopon Thubten Namgyal,
  3. Lopon Jinpa Namgyal and
  4. Tsulthrim Phelgyed.

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.