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August 2 2011 3 02 /08 /August /2011 12:30

Next Wednesday August 3rd, we will celebrate Choekhor Duchen the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s first turning of the Dharma wheel. For seven weeks after his enlightenment Shakyamuni Buddha did not teach. Finally requested and encouraged by the gods Indra and Bhrama he went to the Deer Park in Sarnath near Varanasi to teach his previous companions of meditation. There he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, teaching them the four noble truths. On this commemoration day, due to the blessing of the lord Buddha the result of meritorious activities is enhanced 10 million times.

Thus it is an auspicious time to make abundant offerings to the three jewels, release life, recite prayers and teachings of the Buddha.

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Khordong-Byangter Monastery

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  • : Khordong Byangter Monastery was founded by the late Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche in order to protect and spread the teachings of this lineage which were taught by Padmasambhava and rediscovered in the 14th and 19th century by the tertons Rigdzin Godem and Nuden Dorje.
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The Chhimed Rigdzin Society

To prevent the decline of Buddhist teachings in general and especially those of his own tradition, Rinpoche had for a long time the wish and vision to build his own monastery where retreats and study should be done. For that reason in 1961 he formed the Chhimed Rigdzin Society together with many other great lamas... More


Khordong Byangter Monastery
Dhansara Village, P.O. Ranidanga 734012
District Darjeeling, West-Bengal
Phone: +91 98 32 049416 or
+91 99 33 062222

Email: thechhimedrigdzinsociety@yahoo.com