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.


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.

Tashi Delek.

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:

  1. Tsam-Choed
  2. Jinbeb
  3. Serkem Cham,
  4. Tum Ngam
  5. Tsoklen
  6. Ging
  7. kadrenchen
  8. Guru Tsengyed
  9. Khandro De-Nga
  10. 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.

Rinpoche Talked

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.

Happy Losar

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.

29th Annual Nyingma Monlam Chenmo (Grand Ceremony)

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.

Happy Foundation!

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…

Annual Examination for Acedamic Year 2017-2018

Annual Examination of Ngagyur Nyingma College, Wogmin Ogyen Mindrolling. Clement Town, Derhadun.

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.


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.

Crematory Ceremony

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.


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.


  • Canteen timing:
  • 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!