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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Holi's Day

    23 March 2011

    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...

  • Financial support

    13 May 2011

    A year ago the Thartang Tulku organization had offered the monastery a precious set of the Kangyur and Tengyur being the very words of Lord Buddha and their commentaries. Ground and reference for the teachings studied by those who follow the words of...

  • It has started

    19 January 2014

    It has been a week already that the 23rd Butterlamp retreat started in Khordong Byangter Monastery. Here are just a few pictures to share the lights with all of you. On January 10th, Padmasambhava day and auspicious celebration of his birth the retreat...

  • Losar Day

    10 March 2014

    Dear Sangha, Tulku Ugen, Shashi, Lopon Gompo Choedrak, Lopon Sangye Phuntsok and the 15 lamas of Khordong Byangter Gompa wish you a Happy Losar and joyfull Tibetan New Year. It was celebrated at the Gompa on March 2nd, starting with the Big Rigdzin Pujah...

  • New monks

    05 September 2011

    Things have evolved here over the past few months. With the arrival of Yeshe Dorje our new resident teacher, 8 new students have also joined, bringing the total up to 20 of them. Most of the new ones are from an area border with Nepal and India. Their...

  • Gomchen Lama

    23 April 2012

    As many of you already know. We are sad to confirm that Gomchen lama from Tashiding past away last week and got cremated at Tashiding on April 18th. Some people say he was 96 years old and was suffering of poor health for the past two years. Many of you...

  • 49th Day Ceremony

    27 October 2013

    Tomorrow, Monday 28th of October will be held Amala’s forty nine day ceremony at the Khordong Byangter Gompa, Siliguri. As you are probably all aware by now, the wife of our Kyabje C.R.Lama Rinpochi, Khandro Sangye Dolma Lama had passed away on the 10th...

  • Ceremonies for Amalha

    21 September 2013

    This message is to inform you that the rituals at Gompa organised by Tulku Ugen for Amalha went well and without obstacles. Lamas from Tashiding came down to help prepare the ceremony they were then joined by a Tulku from Dodrupchen Rinpoche Gompa together...

  • June'14 Updates

    03 June 2014

    Hello everyone. We have been silent on the blog for a while, but it does not mean nothing happened at Gompa. First of all Tulku Ugen is getting ready to meet you all soon in Europe. Visa, tickets etc. are all clear. We will come back to each week-end...

  • A very happy Losar

    19 February 2010

    Time flies and we already missed the chance to wish you all a very happy Losar on time. Anyway the tiger is already jumping around happily and we really wish he will be good to each and every one of you. This year’s appeal for the 19th butterlamp retreat...

  • Point of view of an outsider

    26 October 2010

    A French practitioner from another Sangha came to India to make a retreat for 1 year. She had several occasion to come and spend time at Khordong Byangter Gompa and would like to share these few lines with you. "The very first time, I passed the Gompa...

  • Lhabab Duchen

    27 October 2010

    The celebration of Lhabab Duchen is around the corner and Khordong Byangter Monastery is getting ready. It is one of the four festival commemorating important deeds in the life of the Buddha. This festival is celebrated to observe the descent of Lord...

  • The year of 2012

    17 January 2012

    Since our last posting much has happened in the daily life of Khordong Byangter Monastery. We had a new edition of the Khordong Games, few new students have joined the monastery and 8 of the elder ones together with their teacher Yeshe Dorje went to Gangtok...

  • The 22nd Butterlamp Retreat

    26 October 2012

    Greetings from India. We have the pleasure to confirm with you that the 22nd Butterlamp retreat for world peace will be held at Khordong Byangter Monastery in India from January 12th to January 31st January 2013. Those of you, who plan to join us, please...

  • Shantiniketan

    13 December 2012

    In memory of the 35 years spent by our Rinpoche, Chhimed Rigdzin in Shantiniketan and to keep the connection alive, Tulku Ugen had the wish for quite sometimes to introduce the lamas of Khordong Byangter Monastery to Shantiniketan and part of the earlier...

  • Cancelled Tour 2013

    27 June 2013

    Dear all, Until this morning Tulku Ugen was getting ready to fly to Europe, to come to visit those of you who had invited him give empowerment and lead week-end retreats. But as some of you already know, Amalha's health is deteriorating very fast for...

  • Journey to the source

    07 September 2014

    Hello everyone, On this auspicious day of Choekhor Duchen The Chhimed Rigdzin Society is happy to announce the opening of its Youtube channel. This channel is dedicated to the upload of content in relation with the Khordong Byangter lineage in particular...

  • Together with...

    07 December 2010

    It is now mid-December soon and so far several participants have confirmed their commitment to the butter lamp retreat, while a few more are expected to turn up. We have also gathered the necessary funds for the purchase of the vegetable oil used to fill...

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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