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Thangkar
Monastic Institute

Inaugurated in December 2017, THANGKAR DECHEN CHOLING MONASTIC INSTITUTE, named after an old monastery in Tibet where many great scholars had come to study, is located on a small mountain in a suburb of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Thangkar Monastic Institute has become home for those seeking to understand and practice Buddhist studies and meditation.

About
Khangser Rinpoche

The highly venerated Tenzin Tsultrim Palden also known as Khangser Rinpoche (which means yellow house) was born in 1975.
Khangser Rinpoche presently serves as a spiritual teacher of Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery and Dipankara Organization. Rinpoche previously served as a spiritual teacher at Sera Jey Monastic University, one of the three great Monastic Universities affiliated with the Gelugpa tradition which follows the rich culture and knowledge of the ancient Nalanda University, established in Tibet in 15th century.

Thangkar School

Thangkar school was established in March 2018, following the license granted by Nepal Ministry of Education. The School and the Guesthouse form part of the Thangkar Monastic Institute.

The school offers a wide range of major subjects such as math, science, social study, languages (Nepalese, English, Tibetan) and Buddhism.

Guest house

The Guesthouse forms part of the Thangkar Monastic Institute and goes into operations in Jan 2020.

It features a complex of fully equipped rooms for stay with restaurant and coffee shop looking over the suburbs of Kathmandu city.

The Guesthouse was built in order to provide accommodation for those who wishes to pursue retreat and meditation in the Monastery, where guidance for Buddhism practice and meditation will be provided

Dharma courses

The monastic institute will serve to benefit human beings from all walks of life and thus make the world a better place for every being. Basing this as the singular mission of this upcoming organization, the monastic institute is planning to offer various curriculum in Buddhism for the ordained community (Buddhist monks) as well as the non-ordained (lay). All study programs, whether short term, diploma or degrees, will be affiliated with recognized universities.

News & events

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Buddhism teaches us how to live a meaningful life. However, there are lots of Buddhists who neither understand the essence of the teaching nor put it into practice. The Buddha-dharma is something we have to apply in our daily lives. So understanding others starts with listening, and to listen well, we have to reduce our self-centeredness.
~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Buddhism teaches that if something brings a good result, then we should use it. For lots of people, there’s a big gap between what they know and what they do. Some people are highly educated and know a lot about Buddhism, but don’t put it into practice; despite their erudition, they fail to see that the Buddha-dharma is all about spiritual practice and self-transformation. Actually, I used to be like this. So when we encounter difficulties, adopting the perspective of karma is a good way to reduce our anxiety.
~Khangser Rinpoche ~

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche presented a token of appreciation to the Honorable Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Narayan Kaji Shrestha, on June 29, 2024, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche presented a token of appreciation to the Honorable Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Narayan Kaji Shrestha, on June 29, 2024, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

The Honorable Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Narayan Kaji Shrestha, visited H.E. Khangser Rinpoche and Thangkar Dechen Choling monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal on June 29, 2024

The Honorable Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Narayan Kaji Shrestha, visited H.E. Khangser Rinpoche and Thangkar Dechen Choling monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal on June 29, 2024.

On June 25, 2024, H.E. Khangser Rinpoche attended a philosophical debate held by the monks at his monastery, Thangkar Dechen Choling, in Kathmandu, Nepal

On June 25, 2024, H.E. Khangser Rinpoche attended a philosophical debate held by the monks at his monastery, Thangkar Dechen Choling, in Kathmandu, Nepal. The debate was also attended by the former education minister of Nepal, Mr. Krishna Gopal Shrestha.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche dissolved the sand mandala of Guhyasamaja on 22-June 2024 at Gyuto Monastery

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche dissolved the sand mandala of Guhyasamaja on 22-June 2024 at Gyuto Monastery in north India.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche joined the puja of Great Self-Empowerment of Guhyasamaja on June 18th, 2024 at Gyuto Monastery

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche joined the puja of Great Self-Empowerment of Guhyasamaja on June 18th, 2024 at Gyuto Monastery in north India.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave advice to the monks at Gyuto Monastery in North India on June 12th, 2024.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave advice to the monks at Gyuto Monastery in North India on June 12th, 2024.

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

In light of its many practical benefits, I sometime describe Buddhism as a form of life management. In fact, the teaching of the Buddha is for everyone, not just Buddhists. On the purely doctrinal level, some of the teachings are difficult even for Buddhists to accept. So if you want to get on well with your family, start by making a genuine effort to listen and understand others. I’m not saying that you have to have perfect compassion for all sentient beings, but rather that you need to strive to listen to others and understand their situation, as hard as this may be to do at times.
~Khangser Rinpoche~

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche, pictured with the Dipkar organizing teams from many different countries on May 19th, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche, pictured with the Dipkar organizing teams from many different countries on May 19th, 2024, expresses his sincere gratitude and thanks to the United Dipkar organizing team for their dedication and hard work.

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

The Buddha said that suffering is to be understood. This applies not only to our own suffering; we also need to understand the suffering of others. This is different from the approach normally taken by scholars, who revel in studying abstruse concepts and refuting others. But such a pedantic approach to the Buddha-dharma only takes you further and further from its underlying intention. To be of practical benefit, the Buddha-dharma has to be put into practice in daily life, including understanding the suffering of others.
~Khangser Rinpoche~

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche đã đến thăm Chùa Vàng ở Amritsar, Ấn Độ, vào ngày 25 tháng 5 năm 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche đã đến thăm Chùa Vàng ở Amritsar, Ấn Độ, vào ngày 25 tháng 5 năm 2024

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Students of H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s United Dipkar met with His Holiness the Dalia Lama on May 20th, 2024

Students of H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s United Dipkar met with His Holiness the Dalia Lama on May 20th, 2024.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave advice at his own monastery, Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Nepal

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave advice at his own monastery, Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Nepal, to all the teachers and student monks who received their annual exam results on May 6th, 2024.

 

 

This photo was taken in Kakani Nepal on 8th May 2024

This photo was taken in Kakani Nepal on 8th May 2024.

 

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s birthday, May 2nd, 2024

On H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s birthday, May 2nd, 2024, Rinpoche had a meeting with Nepal’s Right Honorable President, Mr. Ramchandra Paudel in Kathmandu. President Paudel personally extended his warm wishes to Rinpoche for longevity and a joyous birthday.

 

 

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Meditation can be practiced independent of religious beliefs, simply as a way of training the mind and becoming happier. Whether or not you are a Buddhist or subscribe to some other religion is up to you, but everyone wants to be happy. Yet, due to negative emotions, happiness remains elusive. Being completely free of negative emotions is tantamount to buddhahood.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

Now available, H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s audiobook “Live Strong and Happily” in Nepali

Now available, H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s audiobook “Live Strong and Happily” in Nepali, launched last December by the Health Minister of Nepal, the Honorable Mr. Basnet: https://us.dipkar.com/live-strong-and-happily-audiobook…/

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Unlike machines, people have emotions. So we should live like human beings, not machines. I feel that modern society is very inhuman; it’s become robotized. This is a global problem; it’s this lack of humanity that drives lots of people to suicide, and this is very sad. In comparison to three or four centuries ago, people today are more susceptible to mental illness. Be that as it may, we have no choice but to live in the 21st century. We can’t go back in time, but what we can do is to live a happy and peaceful life. There are lots of challenges in life; while facing them, don’t come under the influence of destructive emotions; don’t let them control your life.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave a teaching to a group of Mongolian in North India on April 8th, 2024

Tôn sư Khangser Rinpoche đã giảng pháp cho nhóm Phật tử Mông Cổ tại miền bắc Ấn Độ vào ngày 08/04/2024.

 

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

We normally consider health to be of two kinds—mental and physical—yet these two types of health are closely interconnected. Our state of mind influences our health and longevity. Seeing that physical health and longevity are related to mental and spiritual health, to enjoy good health in body, mind, and spirit, we have to minimize anxiety and fear.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

There are all sorts of problems in life, as well as many different approaches to solving them, many of which, however, don’t provide real solutions. The causes of suffering are of two types: proximate and ultimate. The proximate causes of suffering are various and changing, and therefore not so important; what we really need to understand is the ultimate cause. The three underlying causes of suffering are greed, hatred, and delusion. But when you thoroughly investigate it, you’ll find that in nine cases out of ten, hatred or aversion is the cause of suffering.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave advice to over 100 Geshe on March 20th, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave advice to over 100 Geshe who had come to Gyuto Monastery for their final year of training after completing a 20-year-Buddhist Study on March 20th, 2024.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s book, A Monk’s Guide to Finding Joy, is set to be published in the U.S.A. on July 2, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s book, A Monk’s Guide to Finding Joy, is set to be published in the U.S.A. on July 2, 2024.

Pre-order from Amazon here: https://a.co/d/jj3ojfC

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave an Avalokiteshvara Initiation in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Mar 10th, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave an Avalokiteshvara Initiation in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Mar 10th, 2024.

 

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche visited a distribution point of Dipkar’s Food for the Poor Program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on March 11, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche visited a distribution point of Dipkar’s Food for the Poor Program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on March 11, 2024. Rinpoche was offered a vegetarian lunch box by the volunteers of the program.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche had a teaching about The Four Noble Truths in Dong Nai, Vietnam, on Mar 7th, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche had a teaching about The Four Noble Truths in Dong Nai, Vietnam, on Mar 7th, 2024.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche taught Ways to Purify Negative Karma in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Mar 6th 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche taught Ways to Purify Negative Karma in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Mar 6th 2024.

 

H.E Khangser Rinpoche gave Avalokiteshvara Initiation in Hanoi, Vietnam on Mar 3rd, 2024

H.E Khangser Rinpoche gave Avalokiteshvara Initiation in Hanoi, Vietnam on Mar 3rd, 2024.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave a talk to the Business Women’s Association of Hanoi in Vietnam on Mar 1st, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave a talk to the Business Women’s Association of Hanoi in Vietnam on Mar 1st, 2024.

 

H.E Khangser Rinpoche taught the Three Principal Path in Hanoi, Vietnam on Feb 27th, 2024

H.E Khangser Rinpoche taught the Three Principal Path in Hanoi, Vietnam on Feb 27th, 2024.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche and Dipkar Vietnam’s organizing team met with the Vice Abbot of Bai Dinh Temple in Vietnam on Feb 24th, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche and Dipkar Vietnam’s organizing team met with the Vice Abbot of Bai Dinh Temple in Vietnam on Feb 24th, 2024.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave Medicine Buddha Initiation on Feb 24th, 2024 at Bai Dinh temple in Vietnam

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave Medicine Buddha Initiation on Feb 24th, 2024 at Bai Dinh temple in Vietnam.

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H.E. Khangser Rinpoche holds a three-day retreat at Bai Dinh temple in Vietnam on Feb 23rd, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche holds a three-day retreat at Bai Dinh temple in Vietnam on Feb 23rd, 2024.

 

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Unless you actually engage in the practices which reduce self-attachment, you won’t realize any benefit. And even if the positive change seems quite small, it can have a major impact on your life. Even if you only improve by one percent, that’s a big difference in comparison to no change at all.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche performs the Changar fire puja to eliminate evil forces harming sentient beings on Jan 29th, 2024, in North India

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche performs the Changar fire puja to eliminate evil forces harming sentient beings on Jan 29th, 2024, in North India.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche performed a puja to subdue evil spirits on January 27 2024, at Gyuto Monastery

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche performed a puja to subdue evil spirits on January 27 2024, at Gyuto Monastery.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche advises all the Geshes who finished the final year of Tantric Training at Gyuto Monastery in North India on Jan 20th, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche advises all the Geshes who finished the final year of Tantric Training at Gyuto Monastery in North India on Jan 20th, 2024.

 

The Excerpt From H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

The Buddha taught that to understand the conundrum of life, we have to start by understanding suffering. Not in an intellectual sense, but experientially. It’s not a matter of defining suffering with a high degree of philosophical rigor, but rather putting the teachings into practice in daily life.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was observing students practicing inner heat meditation during a retreat on a mountain in South Korea, January 13, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was observing students practicing inner heat meditation during a retreat on a mountain in South Korea, January 13, 2024.

 

H.E Khangser Rinpoche is walking the streets of South Korea in the snow on Jan 9th 2024

H.E Khangser Rinpoche is walking the streets of South Korea in the snow on Jan 9th 2024.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was giving teachings about Designing the Life at Bong Eun Temple in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea on January 7 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was giving teachings about Designing the Life at Bong Eun Temple in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea on January 7 2024.

 

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave teachings on the topic “Liberation from Samsara” in Seoul, Korea on January 4, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave teachings on the topic “Liberation from Samsara” in Seoul, Korea on January 4, 2024.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s South Korea visit and Dipkar Korea made headlines on BTN News

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s South Korea visit and Dipkar Korea made headlines on BTN News, a South Korean TV channel.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche teaches The Three Jewels in Busan, South Korea on Jan 2nd, 2024

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche teaches The Three Jewels in Busan, South Korea on Jan 2nd, 2024.

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s teaching on Transforming into Three Buddha’s Body, in South Korea on Dec 30th, 2023

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche’s teaching in South Korea on Dec 30th, 2023: Transforming into Three Buddha’s Body.

 

BBS News, a South Korean TV channel shared about H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s Dharma tour in South Korea

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche embarks on a Dharma tour in South Korea. His teachings program and his book, “Not Getting What You Want Can Be a Blessing,” were featured on BBS News, a South Korean TV channel.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche is launching the book titled “Not Getting What You Want Can Be a Blessing” in Korean language

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche is launching the book titled “Not Getting What You Want Can Be a Blessing” in Korean language, with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The book was originally published in Taiwan.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave teachings regarding the main points of Lamrim in Ulsan, South Korea on 24 Dec 2023.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave teachings regarding the main points of Lamrim (Stages of the Path to Enlightenment) in Ulsan, South Korea on December 24 2023.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche doing Blessing prayer in South Korea on 24th December 2023

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche doing Blessing prayer in South Korea on 24th December 2023.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche attended a welcome session by Dipkar Korea on December 23 2023

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche attended a welcome session by Dipkar Korea on December 23 2023.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche reached South Korea on December 22, 2023

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche reached South Korea on December 22, 2023 for a three-week Dharma teaching program.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was giving a talk about designing the life at Little Angel College for Management in Kathmandu, Nepal

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was giving a talk about designing the life at Little Angel College for Management in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 20, 2023.

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Because we tend to be very self-centered, really listening to what someone is saying is not easy. When someone criticizes us, we habitually react with aversion and defensiveness; we refuse to listen, and this makes things even more difficult. So it’s not just a matter of listening to what people say; we also have to be willing to hear their criticism. In Tibet there is an adage: “A harsh rebuke is born of concern; flattery is born of wicked intentions.”

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s book “Live Strong and Happily” was published in Nepali

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s book “Live Strong and Happily” was published in Nepali. The book launch event was covered by The Himalayan Times, a well-known newspaper in Nepal.

https://thehimalayantimes.com/…/thangkar-dechen-choling…

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s latest book in Nepali titled “Live Strong and Happily” has been launched on December 10, 2023

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s latest book in Nepali titled “Live Strong and Happily” has been launched by the Nepal’s Health Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, on December 10, 2023.

 

 

(Tiếng Việt) H.E. Khangser Rinpoche teaching about enlightenment mind

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H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was giving thick jackets and under half pants to the monks at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 4, 2023

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was giving thick jackets and under half pants to the monks at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 4, 2023.

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

In the modern world, interpersonal relationships are becoming increasingly shallow, while our relationship with machines is deepening. We’re spending less and less time interacting with people, and more and more time interacting with machines, and this has a negative impact on our interpersonal relationships.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

Dipkar students in Vietnam gathered at different places on November 26, 2023 for an Avalokiteshvara meditation practice retreat

Dipkar students in Vietnam gathered at different places on November 26, 2023 for an Avalokiteshvara meditation practice retreat. H.E. Khangser Rinpoche joined online via Zoom and bestowed the students an oral transmission of the Yamantaka’s long sadhana.

 

Josephine Foster’s Sharing

Josephine Foster, an interpreter and cancer survivor, emerged from a 50-day coma with a new found purpose after seeking guidance from H.E. Khangser Rinpoche. His serene presence redirected her from a stressful, superficial life to one of peace and authenticity.

 

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

To be a real Buddhist, you have to give due attention to interpersonal relationships and your family. We need to cultivate compassion by endeavoring to understand the problems others are facing. A little girl once confided in me that she finds it quite difficult to get along with her father, and that her parents don’t get along with one another. I told her to write down whatever good points her father happens to have, and then give the list to her father. Although she found it very difficult, she managed to do it, and afterwards her relationship with her father was much better.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

 

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche led a Mahakala great puja of torma hitting on November 12, 2023

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche led a Mahakala great puja of torma hitting on November 12, 2023. The puja is to eliminate negative energies and obstacles of the universe and to liberate all the spirits by transferring their consciousnesses to the pure land.

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Everyone thinks of himself as a good person. Are you really sure that you are a good person, and that some other person is a bad person? It often happens that when we notice that someone has a minor fault, we jump to the conclusion that he is a bad person, through and through. As for oneself, you notice that you have one small positive quality, and then conclude that you are a good person, completely without flaws. In fact, despite our habit of passing judgment on others, it’s really difficult to know for sure what others are really like. Perhaps the person you think so poorly of actually has some positive qualities that you simply don’t recognize.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche joined the Geshe Lharampa Graduation Ceremony Puja at Sera Jey Monastery, South India, on November 8th, 2023

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche joined the Geshe Lharampa Graduation Ceremony Puja at Sera Jey Monastery, South India, on November 8th, 2023.

 

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche visited Sera Jey Hadong Khamsten in South India on November 7, 2023

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche visited Sera Jey Hadong Khamsten in South India on November 7, 2023.

 

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche was demolishing the sand mandala of Thirteen-Deity Yamantaka after completed a three-day long Yamantaka prayer.

H.E.Khangser Rinpoche was demolishing the sand mandala of Thirteen-Deity Yamantaka after completed a three-day long Yamantaka prayer.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

If we want to care for others, we have to start by understanding their point of view. Lots of newcomers to Buddhism instantly find the idea of compassion quite appealing, but if the object of compassion is far removed from our everyday lives, then it’s not genuine compassion. For Buddhism teaches that compassion starts with your own family, and it’s said that “Charity starts at home.” If someone asks you what sort of difficulties you are having, you need not give it too much thought. But if someone asks you what sort of difficulties your family is facing, you should give it some serious consideration before answering. This is because we spend lots of time thinking about our own problems, but very little time thinking about those of others. Only after first understanding someone’s problems and perspective is it possible to be truly helpful and caring. So if someone says, “I’m very concerned about you,” you should ask, “But do you understand me?” Indeed, caring without understanding is ineffectual.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche performed preparation prayers for setting up an Yamantaka sand mandala on October 24, 2023

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche performed preparation prayers for setting up an Yamantaka sand mandala on October 24, 2023.

In this short video, H.E. Khangser Rinpoche discusses the blessing of not receiving what we want

In this short video, H.E. Khangser Rinpoche discusses the blessing of not receiving what we want. Join us on Youtube @khangserrinpocheofficial for quick and insightful teachings.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was giving oral transmission of Guhyasamāja Tantra Root Text to Mongolian students on October 22, 2023.

H.E Khangser Rinpoche was giving oral transmission of Guhyasamāja Tantra Root Text to Mongolian students on October 22, 2023.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

For a happy family life, two things are essential: sharing and caring, what in Buddhist terms is called “compassion.”

~Khangser Rinpoche~

This short video about their Lamrim course experience guided by His Eminence Khangser Rinpoche

In this short video about their Lamrim course experience guided by His Eminence Khangser Rinpoche; Dipkar students share the rewards of deepened joy, diminished intrusive thoughts, and increased inner peace.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Nepal will be organizing inter-monastery volleyball matches

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Nepal will be organizing inter-monastery volleyball matches. The monks at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery have started practicing volleyball to prepare for the coming games.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche debated with all the Geshes at Gyuto Monastery during an examination about the Chakrasambhara mandala, on October 6th 2023

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche debated with all the Geshes at Gyuto Monastery during an examination about the Chakrasambhara mandala, on October 6th 2023.

 

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche examined the knowledge of the Geshes and fully ordained monks at Gyuto Monastery about the practice of Yamantaka, on October 5th 2023

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche examined the knowledge of the Geshes and fully ordained monks at Gyuto Monastery about the practice of Yamantaka, on October 5th 2023. Questions raised by Rinpoche include:

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

For a happy family life, two things are essential: sharing and caring, what in Buddhist terms is called “compassion.” We often think that compassion is something that only applies to disaster victims, when in fact it’s often the case that the biggest “disasters” are the ones that happen in one’s own family. If you get into an argument at home first thing in the morning, it has a negative impact on the entire day. Likewise, if you regularly come home from work feeling irritated and then squabble with your spouse, that’s a calamity with global implications.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

 

 

This is a very unique and secret chanting of Gyuto Tantric Monastery.

This is a very unique and secret chanting of Gyuto Tantric Monastery. H.E. Khangser Rinpoche hopes that everyone can receive blessing and positive vibes from hearing this chanting.

 

Tôn sư Khangser Rinpoche giới thiệu và giải thích về trú xứ (mandala) của Bổn tôn Đại Uy Đức Kim Cang (Yamantaka) tại Thượng Mật Viện Gyuto vào 26/09/2023

Tôn sư Khangser Rinpoche giới thiệu và giải thích về trú xứ (mandala) của Bổn tôn Đại Uy Đức Kim Cang (Yamantaka) tại Thượng Mật Viện Gyuto vào 26/09/2023. Rinpoche sau đó cũng đã kiểm tra lại kiến thức của các tu sĩ về Yamantaka mandala.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

There are three antidotes for fear. The best one is reflecting on the doctrine of karma, according to which all actions inevitably bring about corresponding results, so there’s no need for doubt or fear. Another way is to remind yourself that fear and dread serve no useful purpose; they only make you tense and miserable. The third way is to divert your attention to something else.

~Khangser Rinpoche ~

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave oral transmission of Guhyasamaja Tantra Root Text

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche gave oral transmission of Guhyasamaja Tantra Root Text to students who gathered at different Dipkar Centers in Taiwan on September 16th 2023.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche led a prayer for eliminating negative forces that affect the universe and sentient beings

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche led a prayer for eliminating negative forces that affect the universe and sentient beings on September 13 2023.

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche revisited the rules and regulations of Gyuto Monastery

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche revisited the rules and regulations of Gyuto Monastery and gave advice to the monks on observing those rules on September 9th 2023. The rules and regulations of Gyuto Monastery were established around 600 years ago.

The enthronement of H.E. Khangser Rinpoche as Lama Umze Vice Abbot of the Gyuto Tantric Monastery

The enthronement of H.E. Khangser Rinpoche as Lama Umze Vice Abbot of the Gyuto Tantric Monastery on 15 July 2023.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche had a private meeting with H.H. Dalai Lama

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche had a private meeting with H.H. Dalai Lama on September 8th 2023.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was performing a JANGWA PUJA for the purification of negative karma and sins of deceased people

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was performing a JANGWA PUJA for the purification of negative karma and sins of deceased people, on September 1st 2023.

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

From the perspective of science, by virtue of the highly developed human brain, we all have the ability to understand and overcome problems. Nonetheless, even though science can explain lots of phenomena, it has a relatively limited understanding of the brain and mind. This indicates that the brain has lots of hidden potentials, things which are presently not well understood by science.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

 

New library at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery

New library opened at H.E. Khangser Rinpoche’s Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was observing a Gyuto tantric monastery examination of melodious chants of Guhyasamaja

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was observing a Gyuto tantric monastery examination of melodious chants of Guhyasamaja on August 22 2023.

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Life can be quite strange. It’s said that life is like a mirror, in that everything you perceive is a reflection of your inner world. You could also say that life is like water, which has no shape of its own. If you pour it into a round container, it takes on a round shape; if you pour it into a square container, it takes on a square shape. By the same token, our lives take the shape of our choosing, so we might as well choose a happy shape.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was giving a talk about Buddhist meditation

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche was giving a talk about Buddhist meditation to a group of OSHO center members on August 9 2023.

 

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

The first step in attaining happiness is to cultivate tranquility of mind. And how do we cultivate tranquility? Normally, the mind in filled with all sorts of negative emotions which prevent tranquility. I once saw a book titled “You must calm down,” and without even reading it, I know that whatever it has to say about tranquility, it won’t work, because if you feel like you “must” do something, you won’t be able to relax. We often tell people to “calm down,” but it doesn’t work if we don’t also tell them how to calm down. If you just tell yourself to calm down, without actually knowing how to do it, it won’t work. To attain inner tranquility, you have to start by reducing negative emotions and ways of thinking, and this has nothing to do with religion; whether or not you do it is entirely up to you.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche performed Yamantaka Fire Puja

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche performed Yamantaka Fire Puja on 21 July 2023.

 

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche had an interview with RFA

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche had an interview with RFA in the event of his new appointment as Lama Umze Vice Abbot of Gyuto Monastery.

Khangser Rinpoche has been appointed as the Lama Umze Vice Abbot of Gyuto Tantric Monastery

H.E. Khangser Rinpoche wishes to express his gratitude and thank Sera Jey Monastic University and Ganden Monastery from Mongolia for their congratulations on his appointment as Vice Abbot of Gyuto Monastery. It is deeply appreciated.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

On a surface and temporary level, it seems that attachment, anger and ignorance are beneficial to us. We think that if we rely on them, we can obtain what we want. But when we look at the longer-term effects of these emotions, we realize that they are actually harming us. Anger, for example, seems like something that can help and protect us in the moment but in fact, it causes us more suffering. Anger is an emotion where one lacks control and clarity. In the moment it feels like this anger is benefitting you, but the reality is that it is actually harming you.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

You could also say that life is like water, which has no shape of its own. If you pour it into a round container, it takes on a round shape; if you pour it into a square container, it takes on a square shape.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

All things are of the nature to change. Change is the common characteristic of all things; there are no exceptions, so we have to accept it. In fact, impermanence is a source of hope; reflecting on the universal nature of change, we can expect that our fear and consternation are also impermanent. Hope helps to reduce fear.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

One very effective practice to overcome anger is reminding yourself that anger is bad for both yourself and others while praying for the blessings of the Buddha or the merit field (lineage of gurus). By reflecting that anger is harmful to yourself and others while praying for the blessings of the Buddha and merit field, your anger subsides and disappears, making the mind peaceful. Continually thinking in this way makes you highly sensitive to anger, so that as soon as it arises, you recognize it and apply the appropriate remedy. It’s like being a monk and continually seeing your monastic robes as a reminder of your duty to uphold the monastic discipline.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

Khangser Rinpoche gave Boddhisattwa vows to members of Himalayan Society

Khangser Rinpoche gave Boddhisattwa vows to members of Himalayan Society at the Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal on June 16, 2023.

 

Khangser Rinpoche went to an outdoor picnic with the teacher staff and all monks

Khangser Rinpoche went to an outdoor picnic with the teacher staff and all monks of the Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery on June 14, 2023.

Khangser Rinpoche joined the monks’ English quiz competition

Khangser Rinpoche joined the monks’ English quiz competition at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal on June 9, 2023.

 

Khangser Rinpoche gave Dharma discourse on May 27, 2023 at Nepal Cultural Centre in Dallas, USA

Khangser Rinpoche gave Dharma discourse on May 27, 2023 at Nepal Cultural Centre in Dallas, USA.

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Unless you actually engage in the practices which reduce self-attachment, you won’t realize any benefit. And even if the positive change seems quite small, it can have a major impact on your life. Even if you only improve by one percent, that’s a big difference in comparison to no change at all.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Time and again examine

The state of your body and mind

To be brief, just this:

The nature of vigilance is to be a guard

Observe, know what you are doing, both physical, mentally.

When you identify that there is negative feeling, direct your focus to the breath.

When you practice single-pointed concentration, guard your mind from distractions and dullness.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche gave teaching on the topic of Madhiyamika and Zogchen

Khangser Rinpoche gave teaching on the topic of Madhiyamika and Zogchen on May 21, 2023 in Portland, Oregon, USA .

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

We are often mentioning about the Self, however when we look for this “self” that we have cherishing and protecting, we can’t even find it. This self is shifty and ungraspable.

For example:

  1. You go to the edge of a high cliff, in your fear you would think, “I will fall”, we are referring to our body as self.
  2. When we say “I’m tired”, the self is equated with physical or emotional feelings.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche gave a teaching on the topic of energy healing

Khangser Rinpoche gave a teaching on the topic of energy healing on May 15, 2023 at Texas, USA.

 

Khangser Rinpoche gave teaching on the topic of steps of mind training in California, USA

Khangser Rinpoche gave teaching on the topic of steps of mind training in California, USA on May 9, 2023.

 

Khangser Rinpoche with the US Dipkar Vajrayana Institute volunteers

Khangser Rinpoche with the US Dipkar Vajrayana Institute volunteers on April 29, 2023 at Sacramento, USA.

 

 

Khangser Rinpoche was reciting Prajnaparamita Sutra in the Central Park in New York, USA

Khangser Rinpoche was reciting Prajnaparamita Sutra in the Central Park in New York, USA on April 21, 2023.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

When I say, “Live strong and happy,” keep in mind that there’s a big difference between happiness and pleasure. For example, getting drunk is a form of pleasure, not happiness. While we are indulging in some pleasurable activity, we may consider it to be happiness, because the harmful results only appear later on. What I’m talking about is genuine inner happiness. Worldly pleasure is temporary and tends to have harmful consequences; thus it’s totally different from genuine peace and happiness.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

 

Khangser Rinpoche was on the top of holy Nagarjuna mountain in Kathmandu Nepal with Dipkar Taiwan students

Khangser Rinpoche was on the top of holy Nagarjuna mountain in Kathmandu Nepal with Dipkar Taiwan students on April 3, 2023.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

What is meant by “buddhahood.” The Sanskrit word “buddha” has a range of meanings, such as “awakened,” “enlightened,” and “awakened to thusness.” Awakening to thusness can be attained relatively quicker in comparison to enlightenment, which requires a long time. In Tantric practice, buddhahood means complete enlightenment, and it takes a long time to attain. In short, different traditions define such terms as enlightenment and buddhahood in different ways.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

Khangser Rinpoche attended the annual exam prize ceremony on April 16, 2023

Khangser Rinpoche attended the annual exam prize ceremony on April 16, 2023 at Dechen Choling Thangkar Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Khangser Rinpoche offered gold paint to the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha

Khangser Rinpoche offered gold paint to the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha at Bodh Gaya main temple.

 

 

 

Dipkar Taiwan students are on one-week-Phowa-retreat

Dipkar Taiwan students are on one-week-Phowa-retreat starting from March 31 to April 9, 2023 at the Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu Nepal.

 

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

We often use the expression “take care” to express our concern for the wellbeing of others. But whenever we become angry or generate negative emotions, it amounts to self-harm, to failing to take care of oneself. So every time you lose your temper, you harm yourself. There is no pill we can take to eliminate anger and negative emotions, so we have to rely on our own ability to change our mental and emotional habits; and by changing the way we think, we can transform the world.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche was watching monks taking the annual exam on March 23, 2023

Khangser Rinpoche was watching monks taking the annul exam on March 23, 2023 at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Khangser Rinpoche initiated the lamrim group discussion on March 11, 2023

Khangser Rinpoche initiated the lamrim group discussion on March 11, 2023 at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

A mantra is a kind of blessing from the buddhas and bodhisattvas, and reciting it is a form of supplication. It’s comparable to the password you use to withdraw money from an ATM. You wouldn’t say that the password or the ATM has some kind of mystical power; it’s rather that these are the things you use to withdraw some money. The password is like a mantra, the money in your account is like your spiritual practice, the ATM is like the buddhas and bodhisattvas, and withdrawing the money is like receiving their blessings. Successfully withdrawing the money is the most important thing, not the password; so there’s no need to speculate about the password’s mystical powers.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche gave a teaching in Makwanpur, Nepal on March 3, 2023.

Khangser Rinpoche bestowed Vajrapani initiation at the village in Makwanpur, Nepal on March 3, 2023.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Ask yourself if you want to be happy. If you really want to be happy, I’ll tell you how. It starts with identifying the emotions which are inimical to happiness. Destructive emotions make us very unhappy, anger is the sort of destructive emotion which harms not only oneself, but also those around us.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche gave a teaching in Da Nang, Vietnam on February 18, 2023

Khangser Rinpoche bestowed Manjusri Buddha initiation at Da Nang, Vietnam on February 18, 2023.

Khangser Rinpoche gave a teaching in HCMC, Vietnam

Khangser Rinpoche gave a teaching on Feb. 16, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Anger is the sort of destructive emotion which harms not only oneself, but also those around us.
~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

One effective way to reduce negative emotions is to cultivate compassion, which can be done without bringing religion into the picture. We can do without religion, but not without love and compassion; this applies even to animals. Constantly generating love and compassion minimizes negative emotions and ways of thinking.
~Khangser Rinpoche~

Animal liberation in Hanoi, Vietnam

Animal liberation in Hanoi, Vietnam on January 29, 2023.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Mental satisfaction means feeling happy and peaceful. Attaining happiness has nothing to do with religion. To be sure, in the scriptures we can find lots of specifically Buddhist doctrines, but the Buddha also gave many teachings which are quite universal in nature. Most people believe that happiness comes from favorable material conditions, but this is a myth, for we can’t always get everything we want. But when the mind is under control, we can be very happy, even if we are lacking on the material level.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

The real miracle in life is understanding the Buddha-dharma and putting it into practice, thereby becoming a better and happier person. This is the kind of miracle I hope to see happen for everyone

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Secretary General of SAARC visited Khangser Rinpoche

Mr. Esala Weerakoon, Secretary General of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), visited Khangser Rinpoche at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu Nepal on January 14, 2023.

 

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

When we meet misfortune, if we consider that it may well be the result of some evil deed we committed in the past, it becomes easier to accept the misfortune. But whether or not we actually did such an evil deed is another matter altogether. The point is that reflecting on cause and effect whenever we encounter misfortune helps to relive our mental burden.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

As for the fear of losing a loved one, we need to reflect on whether or not we really love him or her, on whether our love is pure or impure. We do need to reflect on the purity of our hearts, on whether our love for someone is borne of genuine affection, or if it arises from selfish interests, such as financial gain. So if you fear losing your loved one, ask yourself if your love is pure or selfish. Ask yourself how you would react if your beloved one suddenly died and you received a million-dollar insurance payout as a result !

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche debating on the topic of Bodhicitta at Nalanda, India

Khangser Rinpoche debating on the topic of Bodhicitta at Nalanda, India on December 25, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche and the Dipkar Vietman at Bodh Gaya, India

Khangser Rinpoche and the Dipkar Vietman at Bodh Gaya, India on December 24, 2022.

Celebrating Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa

Celebrating Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa with Khangser Rinpoche on December 18, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche’s morning walk with students

Khangser Rinpoche’s morning walk with students on December 18, 2022 in Hisn-chu, Taiwan

Lamrim retreat with Khangser Rinpoche

Lamrim retreat with Khangser Rinpoche on December 17 & 18, 2022 in Hsin-chu, Taiwan.

Khangser Rinpoche blessed a new temple in Tainan, Taiwan

Khangser Rinpoche blessed a new temple in Tainan, Taiwan on December 14, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche performed the animal liberation in Tainan, Taiwan

Khangser Rinpoche performed the animal liberation in Tainan, Taiwan on December 13, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche gave a talk on the topic of Phowa: Transference of consciousness at the time of death in Taipei, Taiwan

Khangser Rinpoche gave a talk on the topic of Phowa: Transference of consciousness at the time of death on December 9, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Khangser Rinpoche gave a speech on the topic of mind training at National Sun Yat-Sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Khangser Rinpoche gave a speech on the topic of mind training at National Sun Yat-Sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on December 5, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche gave teaching on the topic of emptiness practice in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Khangser Rinpoche gave teaching on the topic of emptiness practice in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on December 3 & 4, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche was welcomed by the students at the airport in Taiwan

Khangser Rinpoche was welcomed on November 30, 2022 by the students at the airport in Taiwan.

 

The ceremony of the Thai Royal King’s Temple was offering Buddha’s relics to Khangser Rinpoche in Bangkok, Thailand

The ceremony of the Thai Royal King’s Temple (Wat Bovoranives Vihara) was offering Buddha’s relics to Khangser Rinpoche in Bangkok, Thailand on Nov. 27, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche trao giấy chứng nhận cho các học sinh tham gia lớp Phật học trực tuyến bằng tiếng Nepal

Khangser Rinpoche trao giấy chứng nhận cho các học sinh tham gia lớp Phật học trực tuyến bằng tiếng Nepal ngày 12 tháng 11 năm 2022 tại Tu viện Thangkar Dechen Choling tại Kathmandu, Nepal.

Khangser Rinpoche gave a speech on the topic of Vajrayana at the Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Khangser Rinpoche gave a speech on the topic of Vajrayana at the Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on November 4, 2022.

 

Khangser Rinpoche and disciples were walking with concentration at Dong Nai, Vietnam

Khangser Rinpoche and disciples were walking with concentration at Dong Nai, Vietnam on November 6, 2022.

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Sự hiểu biết kỹ lưỡng về nghiệp chướng mang đến cho chúng ta rất nhiều cách để giải quyết những vấn đề của cuộc sống. Khoảng tám năm trước tôi bị đau bụng kinh, và bác sĩ nói với tôi rằng điều trị sẽ cần uống thuốc trong chín tháng, và tốt nhất là nên nghỉ ngơi trong hai tháng mà không cần dạy học. Hóa ra, sau một tuần nghỉ ngơi, tôi lại tiếp tục giảng dạy tại Tu viện Sera. Tôi cho rằng bệnh tật của tôi có thể là kết quả của một điều gì đó tôi đã làm sai trong một kiếp trước, nhưng không đổ lỗi cho người khác hay kiếp trước của tôi.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche was having lunch with a lunch box made by the Dipkar Food For The Poor (DFP)

Khangser Rinpoche was having lunch with a lunch box made by the Dipkar Food For The Poor (DFP) program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on October 30, 2022. Initiated in November 2016 by Rinpoche, as of today DFP has distributed 303,660 free vegetarian lunch boxes for poor people.

 

Khangser Rinpoche bestowed the Tara initiation at Hanoi, Vietnam.

Khangser Rinpoche bestowed the Tara initiation on October 23, 2022 at Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Following the tradition established by the Buddha, every two weeks Buddhist monks assemble to recite the monastic code and deal with any breaches of discipline; it’s essentially a time for sharing and discussion. In family life, we also need to know how to communicate and care for one another. Also, the way we care for adult relatives is not the same as the way we care for our children or friends. In addition, to properly care for someone, we have to understand his problems and point of view.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche gave two-days teaching on mind training at Hanoi, Vietnam

Khangser Rinpoche giảng dạy hai ngày về rèn luyện tư duy với các buổi hỏi đáp tại Hà Nội, Việt Nam vào ngày 22 tháng 10 năm 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche’s Voa interview on September 16, 2022 at Washington DC in USA.

Khangser Rinpoche’s Voa interview on September 16, 2022 at Washington DC in USA.

 

Meditation practice with Khangser Rinpoche at Hanoi, Vietnam on October 19, 2022.

Meditation practice with Khangser Rinpoche at Hanoi, Vietnam on October 19, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche’s two-days retreat with the Dipkar students at Yen Tu Mountain in Vietnam

Khangser Rinpoche’s two-days retreat with the Dipkar students at Yen Tu Mountain in Vietnam on October 15, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche recited the Eight Thousand Verses of Prajnaparamita

Khangser Rinpoche recited the Eight Thousand Verses of Prajnaparamita to pray for the sick people in the flight departing from Kathmandu on October 12, 2022.

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Living diligently begins with gaining a clear understanding that life has both suffering and joy!

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Chief of the Sri Lanka Temple Association, offered Buddha relics to Khangser Rinpoche

The Thero, Chief of the Sri Lanka Temple Association, offered Buddha relics to Khangser Rinpoche at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery with the presence of Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal and their high consulate on October 4, 2022.

Casual talks among Khangser Rinpoche and monks at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery

Casual talks among Khangser Rinpoche and monks at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Nepal on October 2, 2022.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

How can we live strong and happy? The first step is to accept suffering whenever it arises. We need to understand that life is a mixture of suffering and joy, which are two sides of the same coin. It would be foolish to think that life can be all joy and no suffering, for that’s impossible.

~Khangser Rinpoche ~

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Thời nay chúng ta chỉ luôn bận tâm lo nghĩ cho bản thân mình, đã đến lúc chúng ta cần bắt đầu lo nghĩ cho người khác, đặc biệt là những người thân cận ta. Một châm ngôn Tây Tạng nói rằng “Tốt hơn hết hãy lo ngại đến kẻ thù gần thay vì bạn bè xa”. Nếu bạn đã đang làm được, hãy tiếp tục phát huy; nếu chưa, đây là lúc nên bắt đầu thử. Việc quan tâm chân thành đến người khác sẽ mang lại những thay đổi kỳ diệu trong cuộc sống ta. Đừng cho rằng đó chỉ là việc của Đức Phật, phép màu thật sự trong cuộc sống – sự thay đổi bản thân – nằm ngay trong lòng tay ta. Hãy thử xem.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Some people assume that I’m always smiling and laughing because I’ve never really suffered. They see my joyful countenance and say, “I wish I could be as happy as you are; it’s just that, unlike you, I have so many difficulties to face!” In fact, I do face lots of difficulties, but I always actively seek effective ways to deal with them. And effectively dealing with problems makes the mind tranquil, happy, and energized. This is a great source of joy.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

The benefit of supplicating the Buddha or merit field is that it diverts our attention away from whatever destructive emotion has arisen. That’s also why, when we’re dwelling on some unhappy incident, people tell us something like “you’re thinking too much!” or “stop thinking about it!” In fact, it’s not that easy, and we usually keep on thinking about it. So we need an effective way of shifting our attention. Whenever a negative emotion has arisen, instead of trying to simply stop thinking about it, it’s more effective to shift your attention to supplicating the Buddha or merit field, since doing so diverts your attention away from the negative emotion.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

he Buddha taught the four noble truths, beginning with suffering and the cause of suffering. These four noble truths are something to be applied to our own experience. When we encounter some difficulty, we have to first consider the nature of the difficulty, and then determine its cause. But most people simply react to difficulties by complaining and protesting. The second noble truth is the cause of suffering, not the cause of happiness. Some people try to alleviate their troubles by drinking alcohol or going to night clubs, but such approaches are only a way of temporarily ignoring the problem, and once the effects of the alcohol wear off, the problem is still there. To effectively deal with a problem, you have to determine its cause. Thus, you could say that “Find the source of suffering” is the first and most effective mantra the Buddha gave us

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche gave a talk on September 11, 2022 in Nashville, USA.

Khangser Rinpoche gave a talk on the topic of living in the present on September 11, 2022 in Nashville, USA.

Khangser Rinpoche prayed for dolphins in Texas on September 9, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche prayed for dolphins in Texas on September 9, 2022.

 

The general meeting of Nepal Buddhist Association was held in Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery on September 3, 2022.

The general meeting of Nepal Buddhist Association was held in Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal on September 3, 2022.

 

 

Khangser Rinpoche visited the Nepal Culture Center in Dallas, Texas, USA on September 2, 2022

Khangser Rinpoche visited the Nepal Culture Center which was under construction and prayed for it in Dallas, Texas, USA on September 2, 2022.

 

Khangser Rinpoche was at the movie studio in California, USA on August 27, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche was at the movie studio in California, USA on August 27, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche gave the teaching in South California on August 27, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche gave the teaching on the topic of seven points mind training in South California on August 27, 2022.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

One of the fundamental laws of physics states that for every action there is a reaction. This also applies to our behavior: wholesome actions bring wholesome results, and vice versa.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Khangser Rinpoche gave the teaching on August 20 and 21, 2022 in California, USA.

Khangser Rinpoche gave the teaching of Six Yoga of Naropa and bestowed the Vajrapani initiation on August 20 and 21, 2022 in California, USA.

Khangser Rinpoche was at the Oakland Zoo in USA on August 16, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche recited 8000 verses of Prajnaparamita Sutra to bless animals at the Oakland Zoo in USA on August 16, 2022.

 

Khangser Rinpoche’s Public Teachings Schedule In The U.S.

Khangser Rinpoche’s public teachings schedule in the U.S.

  1. Sacramento, CA

Aug 19th 2022- Guru devotion

Aug 20th 2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Six Yogas of Naropa

Aug 21st 2022, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Public Service followed by Initiation for the Six Yogas of Naropa

  1. South California:

Aug 26th 2022: 7 point of mind training

Aug 27th 2022: 7 point of mind training

Aug 28th 2022: 7 point of mind training

Aug 30th 2022: 7 point of mind training

  1. Texas:

Sep 3th 2022: Dipkar Vajrayana institute Volunteers Retreat

Sep 4th 2022: Dipkar Vajrayana institute Volunteers Retreat

  1. Nashville, TN

Sep 10th 2022: Nothing can Harm You as much as Your Own Unguarded Thoughts

Sep 11th 2022: Empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha, Manjushri

  1. NYC

Sep 15th to Sep 22nd 2022: Public teachings to be announced.

Contact for more information (646) 389-6735

Khangser Rinpoche Had A Lunch With Pari Rinpoche

Khangser Rinpoche had a lunch with Pari Rinpoche, nephew of 7th Khangser Rinpoche on August 10, 2022 in New York.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Buddhists regard the mind as being very important. We can also see that the mind possesses a great deal of power. For example, sometimes when the energy and power of the mind arise, there can be a huge effect on the body. Whether you believe in Buddhism or not, we can all see that when the mind is happy and healthy, the body also benefits while if the mind is unhappy, the body also suffers and gets sick more often. This is where the aspect of Buddhist practice comes in, where we start to ask how do we actually make the mind happy? In the Buddhist view, we see that the mind is the basis of happiness and that on the basis of training the mind, we can accomplish and transform many things. In terms of actual practice, we look at how we actually go about training the mind.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

The mind of self-cherishing is the mind that regards oneself as being more important than others. When the attitude of self-cherishing is very strong, your mind is totally filled with self-centered thoughts. All you can think about is yourself. Therefore, it is important to constantly check up on your mind and look at what your self-cherishing mind is saying and doing.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

Khangser Rinpoche Gave Prizes To The Students

Khangser Rinpoche gave prizes to the students who performed well on the exams on July 17th, 2022.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

What are the benefits of compassion that are taught in the dharma? One of the major benefits is that through cultivating the attitude of compassion towards those who you are usually competing against is that the attitude of competition with others is immediately diminished. Together with a competitive attitude comes jealousy which causes great mental suffering. When you are overcome with jealousy, you are incapable of seeing the successes of others. In fact, when you hear of others’ successes, you feel nothing but unhappiness. Actually, it is not their success which makes you suffer; it is your own mind that is producing this unhappiness.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Happiness for ourselves is very much dependent upon the happiness of others. We need to respect and pay attention to the well-being of others if we want to have happiness ourselves. If we don’t think about this, but only want to have parties and go to movies, then our minds are very sensitive. One small change in the environment and we’re unhappy; another small change and then we’re happy again. Your mind becomes very unstable.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

When you think about it, everyone encounters quite a few misfortunes over a lifetime, and most of our aspirations remain unfulfilled. So from a certain perspective the doctrine of karma can be used to explain why things often don’t go the way we want them to; this has become a popular notion, but it’s certainly not the only way of understanding misfortune. In fact, for lots of people it’s a habitual way of thinking, and habits are very hard to change.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

Khangser Rinpoche Lead Emptiness Meditation In The Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery

Khangser Rinpoche lead emptiness meditation in the Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery on 25th June, 2022.

 

 

Khangser Rinpoche Gave A Talk At K.J. Somaiya Institute In Mumbai, India

Khangser Rinpoche gave a talk at K.J. Somaiya Institute in Mumbai, India on June 15, 2022.

 

Khangser Rinpoche Discussed About Free Buddhist Education In India

Khangser Rinpoche discussed about free Buddhist education in India with the Delhi State Culture and Social Welfare Minister, Rajendra Gautam at his residence on June 11, 2022.

 

Khangser Rinpoche Performed The Smoke Offering Puja

Khangser Rinpoche performed the Smoke Offering puja on the top of mountains in Himachal, India on June 7, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche performed the Smoke Offering puja on the top of mountains in Himachal, India on June 7, 2022.

Khangser Rinpoche Visited Sri Lanka Embassy In Nepal

Khangser Rinpoche visited Sri Lanka Embassy in Nepal to provide the financial support on behalf of the Dipkar Foundation for the recent economic difficulties in Sri Lanka on June 2, 2022. Khangser Rinpoche discussed with the ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal and prayed for the peace, harmony and prosperity of the whole world, especially Sri Lanka.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Happiness has nothing to do with religion. When people ask me about the meaning of life, I always tell them, “The meaning of life is to be happy.” In my opinion, happiness is our birthright; we need not ask someone else if we should be happy. As human beings, the most important thing in life is to live happily. Religion is a highly personal matter, and whatever religion you follow, if you don’t live happily, then you aren’t a very good follower. As a Tibetan Buddhist monk, if I don’t live a happy life, then I’m a very foolish monk.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

Khangser Rinpoche Gave The Teaching On The Topic Of Religion And Ethics

Khangser Rinpoche gave the teaching on the topic of religion and ethics at the Tibetan College in Bangalore, India on May 17, 2022.

 

Khangser Rinpoche Gave The Teaching On The Topic Of Awaking Clear Light Consciousness

Khangser Rinpoche gave the teaching on the topic of awaking clear light consciousness on May 15, 2022 in Bangalore, India.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

One way to dispel fear is by reminding ourselves that, as Tibetans say, “Life and death are a matter of karma.” Fear doesn’t help us deal with whatever is causing us to be afraid. If while traveling you are afraid of getting into a traffic accident, this is unnecessary, and doesn’t make you any safer. So when fear arises, entrust your wellbeing to the Buddha and merit field; if your faith is strong, this will help to reduce or even eliminate your fear.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

These days, most people enjoy themselves by listening to music and watching films. But in my experience, the Dharma provides a kind of joy which is far superior. I’ve never used a smart phone, and my daily expenses are minimal, and I’m perfectly happy like that. But with most people, if they had to go a day without a smart phone, who can say how they might react?

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

It is important to recognize self-attachment as soon as it arises. Try it out at the dinner table when you go home today. When all the dishes are set out, don’t fall into the habit of only being concerned with what you want to eat. The more you are concerned with others, the happier you will be. When we are concerned about others and solicitous about their needs, they respond in kind, and this makes us happy; it’s just that simple. You can see that it’s the same with your dog; if you treat him well, he becomes your best friend.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Consumerism knows no bounds; it’s a type of desire rooted in self-attachment. You can see this when you walk past a department store and are attracted to something in the display window; what attracts you is something you want for yourself, not for your mother or siblings. The same thing happens when you go to a restaurant and survey the table filled with all sorts of tasty dishes. Self-attachment is suffering, because it generates greed, hatred, and delusion. We usually only think about what we want, and not what others want, and this makes it hard to get along with others.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Fear is a strange thing; it results from doubt, which is of two types: necessary doubt, and unnecessary doubt. Fear results from the latter type of doubt. Unnecessary doubt arises from excessive thinking, and over time fear can turn into a habit. As to what will happen in the future, only the Buddha knows for sure. So if we are always thinking about what might happen in the future, a sense of trepidation naturally arises.

~Khangser Rinpoche ~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Frequently remind yourself that peace and happiness are to be experienced in the here and now. And, by all means, don’t think that tranquility and happiness can only be experienced in the future.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

 

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

You could also say that life is like water, which has no shape of its own. If you pour it into a round container, it takes on a round shape; if you pour it into a square container, it takes on a square shape.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

One mantra I often teach is “Live strong and happy.” Remember this mantra, keep it in mind; you don’t have to be a buddha or a Buddhist to do this. By installing this mantra in your brain, happiness will be in the palm of your hands.

~Khangser Rinpoche~

Senior Children Monks Visited Lumbini

Senior children monks of Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery visited Lumbini, the Buddha’s birth place, on November 4, 2021.

Buddhist Practice and Meditation Training Program

Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery is to offer a Buddhist Practice and Meditation Training Program to those who are interested in Buddhist study and practice. The purpose of the program is to make Buddhist practice more accessible to all kinds of learners, in a systematic manner. Upon graduation from the program, students will have a good understanding of Buddhist practice as a whole, and will be able to apply methods in Buddhism to pursue a happy and meaningful life. The program spans 6 years, focuses on the essential points of both sutrayana and vajrayana, and covers a wide range of Buddhist concepts, practical advice, analytical and single-pointed meditation techniques, deity yoga practice and rituals. Engaged and committed students will get direct instructions along the path.

Classes will run online, one session per week. Teachers include Khangser Rinpoche and other senior masters and geshe lharampa (Ph.D in Buddhism). The program opens for new enrollments on a yearly basis.

Below is the overview structure of the program. More details about the program and registration will be announced.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Year

ContentsNotes
1Overview of Buddhist practice and meditation (Lamrim)

Text: “Liberation in The Palm of Your Hand” by Pabongka Rinpoche

Focus: Preparatory practices, Practices that shared with people in Small Scope, Medium Scope, and Great Scope

2
3Teachings on Mind Training

Text: Seven-Point Mind Training or Introduction to the Bodhisattva’s Ways of Life

4Stages of Tantric Practices (basic)

Focus: Action Tantra and Performance Tantra

(Avalokiteshvara and Amitabha practices)

5

Stages of Tantric Practices (advanced)

Focus: Generation stage and Completion stage of Highest Yoga Tantra (secret Yamantaka practice)

6

Basic meditation practice & retreat

●     150 hours of mediation (25 hours per month during 6 months); AND

●     7-14 days meditation retreat at Thangkar monastery.

Advanced meditation practice & retreat

●     150 hours of mediation (25 hours per month during 6 months); AND

●     14-21 days meditation retreat at Thangkar monastery.

The Monks in Thangkar Dechen Monastic Institute

The monks in Thangkar Dechen Monastic Institute have become multi-tasked students who have learnt to handle daily work as well as the maintenance of the Monastery.

Prayer Session

On the 15th of every Lunar month, the monks at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery had a prayer session to dedicate for the well being of everyone around the world.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

One week of national holiday in Nepal

On 23 October, the monk students in Monastery has started their one week of national holiday in Nepal. The week starts with many sport and competition activities for all students’ well being and team spirit.

Newsletter – Issue 1/2020

EMPTINESS RETREAT

Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastic Institute has recently hosted over 140 participants from different countries who came to attend the Emptiness Retreat for the period from 27-31 Jan 2020, guided by Khangser Rinpoche.  During this period, participants received teaching on Emptiness and how to practice Emptiness meditation.  On the last day of the retreat, there was a puja of luck increasing performed by Khangser Rinpoche at the Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastic Institute for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Khangser Rinpoche Self-Retreat

During the coronavirus outbreak, Khangser Rinpoche spent 10 days self-retreat in March in order to pray to Buddha and Deity for the coronavirus outbreak to be under control. Rinpoche also had a number of collective Prayer and Talking sessions with his students during this time.

Mid-term Exam

March is also the exam time for all the monks at Thangkar School. The study is on-going and has progressed well as planned.

A visit to Theravada Temple in Kathmandu

Khangser Rinpoche paid a visit to a Theravada Temple in Kathmandu earlier this year. The visit resulted in a future Student Exchange Program between the Temple and Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastic Institute when the monks can learn more about both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions.

A special visit of Cuckoo bird to Monastery

Towards the end of March and into April, Thangkar Institute welcomed beautiful singing of Cuckoo bird many times during the day, particularly in the morning and continuously for almost 2 weeks.  According to Tibetan traditions, it is very special and auspicious when Cuckoo birds sing.

A story was told that Khangser Rinpoche had a dream in that he met with his Master who sat on the bed and Rinpoche was down on the floor and keep saying “I pay homage”, “I pay homage”, “I pay homage”.  When awake the next morning, he immediately heard the songs of Cuckoo bird for the first time after first hearing it 15 years ago and these singing lasted for almost 2 weeks continuously.

A visit to Nagarjun Cave in Nepal

Khangser Rinpoche paid a visit to an auspicious Nagarjun cave in Kathmandu where it is believed that Nagarjun Bodhisattva came to practice dharma during his time.

 

Performed The Puja Of Luck Increasing

Khangser Rinpoche performed the puja of luck increasing on last day of retreat, January 31, 2019 at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastic Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Emptiness Retreat

Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastic Institute has recently hosted over 140 participants from different countries who came to attend the Emptiness Retreat for the period from 27-31 Jan 2020, guided by Khangser Rinpoche. During this period, participants received teaching on Emptiness and how to practice Emptiness meditation.  On the last day of the retreat, there was a puja of luck increasing performed by Khangser Rinpoche at the Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastic Institute for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Emptiness Retreat (27 – 30 Jan 2020)

Emptiness Retreat in Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastic Institute (27 – 30 Jan 2020)

Schedule for emptiness retreat

 

Note: During break time, participants can choose to visit the Café of the Monastic Institute

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

When we talk about love and compassion, you can see that it is a feeling that is needed even in the animal kingdom. Animals have no religion, nor do they require faith, but they still need love and compassion. So it’s love and compassion, rather than religion that is necessary for animals. Generally speaking, all of us are not born with religious beliefs either. When we are born, we don’t arrive in this world knowing anything about religion, but what we do come with is the need for love and consideration from others.

By Khangser Rinpoche

Wisdom & Compassion Conference

Khangser Rinpoche joined the Conference on Wisdom and Compassion in Tibetan Buddhism in New York, USA on November 30 and December 1, 2019.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

Compassion is one of the essential practices that help us reduce all negative emotions because these can bring a lot of trouble to ourselves, and they tend to ruin our joy and happiness.

By Khangser Rinpoche

Memorizing Competition

Competition of memorizing Buddhist text in Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastic Institute on November 15, 2019.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

There are two verses:

“Let us pray for all the beings of the parents in the six paths to be happy, and pray that all the sentient beings of the six paths are liberated from suffering.”

Think about those two verses. On the way, when you encounter any person suffering, any animal suffering or any being suffering, then pray for them to escape the pains and pray for those beings to be happy, to be at peace. The ultimate goal of practicing compassion is not to understand how others feel, but to be able to feel what others are feeling.

By Khangser Rinpoche

Blanket Giving Out

Khangser Rinpoche gave blankets to the monksteachers and staff at Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastery on November 24, 2019 since the winter is approaching.

The Excerpt From Khangser Rinpoche’s Teaching

If we want to care for others, we have to start by understanding their point of view. Lots of newcomers to Buddhism instantly find the idea of compassion quite appealing, but if the object of compassion is far removed from our everyday lives, then it’s not genuine compassion. Under Buddhism teaching, compassion starts with your own family, and it’s said that “Charity starts at home.” Only after understanding someone’s problems and perspective first, is it possible to be truly helpful and caring. So if someone says, “I’m very concerned about you,” you should ask, “But do you understand me?” Indeed, caring without understanding is ineffectual.
By Khangser Rinpoche

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