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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...

  • 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...

  • Library Project

    09 April 2010

    As you may already know Khordong Byangter Gompa has a library with a vast collection of books in various languages. Most of them are from Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche’s personal collection and cover a wide spectrum of knowledge in general and Buddha Dharma...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


    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...

  • Water Park

    28 June 2010

    To celebrate the succes of this 8th Paranirvana celebration of Terton Tulku Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche, Tulku Ugen asked everyone to assemble in front of the retreat house and announced his happiness and happiness of all, for this very happy and auspicious...

  • 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...

  • World Cup 2010

    11 July 2010

    After the diversions of June's various festivals, Monks have taken back their usual daily routine of bringing the cows out early in the morning, morning pujah, breakfast and class until lunch time and then afternoon class, followed by afternoon pujah,...

  • Monsoon

    18 July 2010

    The rain has arrived a few days ago. Nights after nights of rain have transformed the surrounding here. The new drain system helps contains some of it but it is still not enough. The main road is once again transformed in a river with a strong current...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Kolkata-Gangtok

    07 December 2010

    We are happy to announce you that it was with great joy and relief that the lamas have welcome the return of Tulku Ugen Chencho to the Gompa on November 26th. His kidney stone treatment has been done successfully in Kolkata and he has recovered well....

  • 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....

  • Norden and Pema Tshering

    08 April 2011

    This year was marked with some changes among the residents here. Pema Tsering Drukpa, 18 years old joined us in August and very soon became a key member here due to his joyfull and versatile character. Originally from Darjeeling, he first received a good...

  • Fishes Release

    23 March 2011

    This year to celebrate the Chotrul Duchen festival with some meritorious actions we have been working to organize the release of live fishes (Photo Gallery ) in a consequent manner. As some of you know this is an activity that was first started years...

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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