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June 19 2010 7 19 /06 /June /2010 12:48

Since mid April Markus from Germany stayed here, making prostrations for his Ngondro practice and It was a welcome change for him to celebrate this year Saga Dawa Duchen, Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment and his Parinirvana in our Gompa. Here is his report :


For few years now there is a contact with a leprosy nearby, to whom our society already had offered food and clothes to them. This year it was the wish to invite them to the Gompa, to celebrate together this extraordinary day.


During the Padmasambhava Puja there were about 150 people from the Lepers together with people from other Buddhist societies, 3 Europeans and of course our Monks and Lamas and Tulku Ugen to pray together.



mini-lightning lamp



During the Puja, our guests could offer butterlamps and our Amala presented with blessings the Tsog-Offering.



mini-Amalha and them



At the end we all got offered a delicious meal to eat and enjoy together.
It was really a very emotional day for us and all the people who joined this event. It was great to look into happy, thankful and smiling faces.



mini-Share Lunch



A good reminder on how important it is to pay respect to all the sick people, who are suffering, to give them our love and compassion, to treat them right and show our sympathy.



mini-Bye bye

May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and be free from suffering.

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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