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April 23 2012 2 23 /04 /April /2012 18:06

Chotrul Duchen is always a joyful occasion at Khordong Byangter Gompa. Celebrated on the first full moon of the Tibetan new year.



As  a yearly event it is the day we release live fishes . With the donations gathered along the year,  we could release the equivalent of 200 kg of live fishes this year. We did it early morning as usual, from the nearby dam by the Mahanenda  nature reserve.




Back to gompa we celebrated the day with our usual performance of the Big Rigdzin and before lunch we had great fun celebrating Amalha 90th birthday. Amalha was surrounded by Tulku Ugen, Shashi and Chime who had prepared a wonderful birthday cake.




We all received Amalha’s blessing and shared the cake with her.

At last but not least armed with the colors distributed to each and everyone by Amalha the wildness of Holi celebration started. This year for the first time we played colors with water.




The ground in front of the gompa transformed in a playful and colorful battleground full of joy. Everyone present got happily involved in celebration of this nationwide festival dedicated to Lord Krishna.




See you next year to play colours together !




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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