From an early age Rinpoche underwent long and rigorous training under the direction of supremely accomplished masters of mahamudra and dzogchen.
Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Center
Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Center is situated in the hills forming the eastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley, just below a cave used by the revered Tibetan yogi, Milarepa
Marpa Translation Society
The MTS was founded with the intention of making the classics of Tibetan Buddhism available to non Tibetan speaking practitioners, to aid their study and practice of Dharma.
From what I have seen, most Western Buddhists are not so concerned about the buddhadharma. You have no real thought of learning the full breadth of the teachings in order to master them. Yes, to master them for your own development, but also in order to preserve the continuity of the teachings for future generations. […]
My retreat lama, Karma Sherab, was something of a scholar in his younger years. At one point after he had served his root lama, Lama Tsepal, and had received mind instructions, Lama Tsepal said the only text he should read from then on is the Words of My Perfect Teacher. From that time onwards, for […]
When I see the students I’ve guided leave retreat and then make no effort to pursue the dharma, it becomes clear that I haven’t helped them at all. It pains my heart when I see that. The fact that some of them stop practising and receiving dharma teachings shows that after teaching them daily for […]
If you are serious about the dharma, try to let go of what you are attached to and try to accept what you find difficult to accept. At the very least try to question your likes and dislikes. This alone will open up a new path for you and you will be able to make […]
- June 9, 2022
- A visit to Yolmo
A couple of days ago on 1st May 2022, I visited Tiger Cave Lion Fortress, the practice site of Milarepa in Yolmo. This came about due to my good dharma friend Khenpo Rinpoche Tsultrim Namdak. April 27, 2022
- A full tantric curriculum over 21 years – The first year of an audacious endeavour
Today, 27th April 2022, sees the conclusion of the first year of Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre’s 21 and 26 year study and practice programmes based on Marpa’s tradition of the tantras. March 16, 2022
- The Kindness of the Lama
For almost one year now, from the holy site of Namo Buddha Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, Kyabje Yongzin Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, despite the burden of his advanced 90 years of age, has been consistently bestowing transmissions upon our community of lamas, tulkus, khenpos and sangha members. These transmissions have included profound teachings of both learned and realised Indian and Tibetan masters, such as the Indian Mahamudra texts. And now, exceptionally, Rinpoche is currently transmitting his own collected works. March 14, 2022
- Completion of the 8th cycle of retreat
The retreat lamas of the eight cycle of retreat at Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre concluded their three-year three-fortnight retreat on 13th March 2022 with an auspicious closing ceremony.