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  • 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...

  • Tour on Hold

    28 May 2011

    We want to inform you that due to the situation we have here around the hospitalization of Frauke Blohm, Tulku Ugen has to delay his departure to Europe until the family and the German consulate finally take full responsibility for her and for bringing...

  • 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...

  • According to calendars

    12 June 2011

    On June 6th Rinpoche’s Paranirvana was celebrated as usual according to the Tibetan calendar (5th day of the 4th lunar month). Hanging of flags, offering of lamps and big tsog were offered in his memory and 108 Om Soti prayers were recited was his swift...

  • 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...

  • On his way

    17 June 2011

    This is to confirm that Tulku Ugen will go to Darnkov according to plan. He is flying from Bagdogra tomorrow. Frauke is getting better and has insisted that he goes as soon as possible to honor his engagements. In Darnkov he will be giving Padmasambhava...

  • Choekhor Duchen

    02 August 2011

    Next Wednesday August 3rd, we will celebrate Choekhor Duchen the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s first turning of the Dharma wheel. For seven weeks after his enlightenment Shakyamuni Buddha did not teach. Finally requested and encouraged by the gods...

  • Europe Tour remains on hold

    13 June 2011

    As per today Frauke remains in hospital despite a substantial general improvement and her family together with the German consulate do not show any sign of support nor concern about her well being. This unexpected situation has a strong impact on Tulku...

  • Tulku Ugen Chencho Lama in Germany

    28 May 2013

    Schedule : July 5th - 7th 2013 Venue : Ngakpa Rangshar Ling, Haus Schillershabe 3, 77 933 - LAHR, Black Forest Program : Empowerment/Wang Friday 5th : Green Tara Saturday 6th : Guru Rinpoche (Big Rigdzin) Sunday 7th : Dorje Drolo For further information...

  • Updates

    31 July 2011

    It has been long since we last updated you about Frauke, meanwhile a lot has happened. First of all, mid-June we had the visit of Brenda who came on a mission all the way from Hamburg with the wish to bring Frauke back to Germany with her. But that could...

  • Losar greetings

    20 February 2012

    Tonight India will celebrate the big festival of Shiva Rathri all over the country, while on February 22nd, the whole tibetan community in China and around the world will celebrate the new year with great joy and auspicious aspirations for all sentient...

  • KBM support

    11 December 2013

    As you know now, th e Butterlamp retreat will be taking place from January 10th to January 27th, 2014 at KBM-Khordong Bjangter Monastery . So far we have received 60% of the necessary funds to sponsor the expenses of the Dalda (butter). If you wish to...

  • Tulku Ugen visit to Europe cancelled

    06 July 2014

    Hello everyone, Many of you were expecting Tulku Ugen’s visit to Europe this year. We had confirm his tour in our previous messages but it has taken a different turn of event. While tickets were bought, respective visas were obtained, travel insurance...

  • Updates on Amalha's condition and Tulku Ugen's tentative to come to Europe.

    01 August 2013

    After a month of July which had the whole family reunited around Amalha giving her love and care, her condition has improved. We can say that her health is better in the sense she has recovered energy. But she still cannot sit up-right nor move herself...

  • 25th Anniversary

    07 May 2011

    On April 28th, Khordong Byangter Monastery had put on its nicest appearance to receive the people of Shantiniketan and celebrate Tulku Ugen and Shashi’s 25th marriage anniversary in a mix of Bengali and Tibetan celebration. A great moment of joy, dance...

  • Summer Euro Tour

    16 May 2011

    Tulku Ugen is due to visit Europe in June. He has been invited to several places in Poland. Once the schedule and programs are finalized we shall keep you posted.

  • The 23rd Butterlamp Retreat

    05 December 2013

    Today we are happy to announce that the Butterlamp retreat will be taking place from January 10th to January 27th, 2014. You are all welcome to attend. Looking forward to hear from you soon,

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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