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March 23 2011 4 23 /03 /March /2011 12:08

Once the fishes were released it was time to celebrate the  Holi festival (Photo Gallery) as this year it coincided with the full moon of the first lunar month according to the Tibetan calendar. This Hindu festival celebrates some events of lord Krishna life and it is a day when the whole of india turns extremely colorful from the youngest to the oldest and regardless of rank or cast in the society.




This festival has always been celebrated with great joy by Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche and now at the gompa by the residents.

This full moon day and festival was also the celebration of Amalha 90th birthday who kindly accepted to spend the day with us, even though she preferred to stay a bit away from the joyfull play of colors and the general excitement.



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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