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  • Butter Lamp Retreat: January 24th to February 13th

    25 January 2010

    The 19th Butterlamp retreat is taking place from January 24th to February 13 th, 2010 and will be followed by the celebration of the Tibetan new year (Losar), from February 14th onwards. So far we have confirmation of several persons who will make the...

  • State Television

    29 January 2012

    While the “message” is being edited, here is some latest news about our activities. This 21st butterlamp retreat has been rich in events among which the monastery received the visit of the state television Doodharshan. Their first motivation was to come...

  • Amalha

    14 September 2013

    Amalha has passed away peacefully on 10th September in Shivmandir in presence of Shashi and Lhamu. Her body is now in gompa and the celebration will be held Monday 16th September. Tulku Ugen has cancelled the end of his program in Europe and has gone...

  • Chotrul Duchen, Holi and Full Moon

    27 February 2010

    On February 28th we will commemorate Chotrul Duchen, the event when Lord Buddha performed a different miracle each day to instill devotion and increase merit among heretics. We will start the day with the celebration of the Guru Rinpoche practice known...

  • About English Teaching

    02 April 2010

    This year for the first time our lamas have taken English class with a fully train English teacher from England thanks to Lindsay Young who volunteered to teach them during her stay here at the gompa. The teachings could take place every morning over...


    23 June 2010

    THE 8TH PARINIRVANA OF TERTON TULKU CHHIMED RIGDZIN RINPOCHE Remembering the 4th day of the 5th Tibetan month falling on the 16th June 2010 , the 8th Parinirvana of H.H.Terton Tulku Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche, the founder President of the ‘THE CHHIMED RIGDZIN...

  • Tribute to the departed

    10 July 2010

    On July 4th we received the sad news about the passing away of Maciej Grzeszczuk from Poland. To honor the memory of his deep devotion for Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche and his precious commitment to see Darnkov gompa project start and come off the ground...

  • Test Games 2010

    25 July 2010

    On a spontaneous idea from Antoine and Mariam the Test Games 2010 were started. They planned, organized and prepared the competition with the support of Tulku Ugen and the help of the residents. During three days, all Khordong Byangter monastery members...

  • Jacky

    09 September 2010

    Today we are sad to inform you that our dear old Jacky is gone. Many of you know him as he has been garding and battling around the gompa for the past ten years with great tenacity. He always was free to go wherever he wanted but always chose to stand...

  • Annual Event

    19 September 2010

    Today we are happy to announce that the 20th Butterlamp retreat will be taking place from December 25th, 2010 to January 14th, 2011. You are of course all very warmly invited to join the retreat to offer 111 111 lamps. So far we have confirmation of a...

  • Together for the 20th Butterlamp retreat

    03 November 2010

    Last year, the pilgrimage included in the Butterlamp retreat brought us to the famous wish fulfilling lake of Kachopelri in west-Sikkim to make aspiration prayers for the swift return of our beloved teacher. While practicing together at this beautiful...

  • Latest news

    05 November 2010

    Temperatures are falling down bringing morning mist and chilled nigths, the opening and recitation of parts of the Kangyur just ended yesterday. But the bad news is that during the recitations Tulku Ugen has been suffering of acute pain for the past few...

  • OM SOTI...

    29 December 2010

    This year the lamas and a few of us have been very fortunate to receive teachings on the 37 practice of a Boddhisatva and empowerment from His Holiness the Dalai Lama who stayed in Salugara for 2 days on 23rd and 24th December 2010. It was a very nice...

  • Congratulations

    31 January 2011

    Congratulations to those of you who joined us in the recitation. Hopefully our common aspiration has been heard and as a result will bring us some good news soon. We are happy to inform you that in a joined effort we have successfully managed to recite...

  • Dentist's visit

    11 February 2011

    Last week the lamas had the chance to have the long awaited visit of Dr Chiang, Siliguri's best dentist. A few months back he had promised Tulku Ugen to come and do a general check up for each of the monks, but as a talented man he also is a very busy...

  • Losar's Day

    11 March 2011

    Tulku Ugen together with Shashi and all the residents of Khordong Byangter Monastery wish you a very Happy Losar. This year we were very happy to celebrate the Tibetan New Year with most of the parents of our students, giving the feeling of a community....

  • Update express

    23 April 2011


  • Republic Day

    31 January 2012

    On January 26th, we celebrated a great moment in the history of modern India. The official date of the creation of the Republic of India, paving the way for the beginning of the world biggest democratie. Lamas had drawned the map of India around the pole...

  • March updates

    23 April 2012

    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...

  • Lachen Rinpoche

    19 September 2012

    We have learned yesterday that Lachen Rinpoche from Sikkim has passed away in Delhi Hospital. He was suffering of cancer for the past few years. His body will be brought back to Gangtok and then to Lachen Gompa in North Sikkim. Lachen Rinpoche is one...

  • Since June

    08 October 2012

    Since last June much has happen. As most of you know, Tulku Ugen travelled to Khordong with some members of the sangha and had his 3rd and confirmation dream. This allows the lineage to move forward into the 21st Century with confidence Some of you met...

  • India Garden

    11 June 2010

    In this busy world having a beautiful fenced garden at our gompa bring us peace of mind and happiness. Shashi together with the help of 3 women and 2 men from the village is carefully planning and maintaining the garden. For the past 6 months more than...

  • Diwali Drama

    10 November 2010

    Last week should have been festive, as everybody was celebrating Diwali the festival of lights. But for us here, it has been a different story as our youngest lama, Sonam, gave us good reasons to worry. It first started out of the blue, with him vomiting,...

  • Saga Dawa Duchen&Vesak Day

    14 May 2010

    According to Tibetan Calendar, the fourth month is considered quite special for practicing and performing virtuous actions. This year, Lord Buddha Shakyamuni's birth, Enlightenment and Paranirvana fall on 27th for the Saga Dawa and 28th May for the Vesak...

  • Saga Dawa Duchen& Vesak Day Report

    19 June 2010

    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...

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Khordong-Byangter Monastery

  • : Khordong-Byangter-Monastery
  • : 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