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  • 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...

  • Update express

    23 April 2011


  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Malaysia's program

    17 February 2011

    Just a few lines to let you know that Tulku Ugen and his wife Shashi have been invited to Malaysia to spend some time there, rest and look after their health under the supervision of a traditional Chinese doctor. Tulku Ugen has been requested to give...

  • On the way to Bhutan...

    25 March 2011

    Tulku Ugen is on his way to Bhutan with Norbu Gyaltshen, with the plan to meet Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche. Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche is the head of the biggest Byangter Monastery in Bhutan with approximatly 300 monks. It has been a long time wish to approach...

  • From Bhutan to Sikkim

    21 April 2011

    The outcome of the Bhutanese trip has not been very good, as Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche would not receive any visitors at that time. But the request could be made but unfortunately his answer was not in our favor, in the sense that he cannot send us a teacher...

  • Major Annual Events

    07 May 2011

    These annual events are dedicated to benefit all beings, including animals, hell beings and everyone that is suffering in the samsara. Annual butterlamps retreat: The 21st offering of 111.111 butterlamps retreat will be held at Khordong Byangter Monastery...

  • Vesak Day

    28 May 2011

    On the last Full moon we celebrated Vesak day ( photos Gallery) also known as Buddha Purnima. According to the Theravada calendar it is on that day that we commemorate Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and paranirvana. It was also the last puja together...

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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