Please join us for the Dalit Girls' School Fundraising Event on
April 15, 2023!
About the Monastery
Khawalung Monastery was founded by Vajra Master Jigme Dorje Rinpoche, who is a spiritual heir of Yogi master Choying Wangpo Rinpoche. The Monastery was inaugurated and blessed in 2005 by H.H. Trulshik Rinpoche and H.E. Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche .The main aim and objectives of this monastery institution is to preserve, uphold and disseminate the general Buddhist Teachings, in particularly the tradition of Nyingmapa, one of the four major sect of Vajrayana Buddhism, and especially the treasure teachings (Termas) of H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. The Monastery includes a upper primary school & a training school for rites and rituals.
Vajra Master Jigme Dorje Rinpoche
Founder of Khawalung Monastery
Vajra Master Jigme Dorje Rinpoche was born in Khawalung, Mugu village in 1972. Since childhood he was very interested in learn about Buddhism. He learned reading, writing and basic Buddhism from his grandfather and also received refuge in the dharma from him. At the age of 13 he entered the Shechen Monastery and studied Buddhist philosophy and ritual practice under H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Jigme Dorje Rinpoche received many initiations, oral transmissions, sutra and tantra from H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Trulshik Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche and other renowned Buddhist masters. He also entered the Buddhist university of Namroling Monastery in southern India over 3 years for further Buddhist studies. In 1998 he established “Ananda School” for Himalaya’s children in the Himalayan region of Jumla, Karnali zone of Nepal where more than 100 students were able to receive modern education. In 2002 due to changes that were occurring within in Nepal, the school was unable to function any further.
H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The teacher is at the very center of the Tibetan Buddhist world. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was the archetype of the spiritual teacher. His inner journey led him to an extraordinary depth of knowledge and enabled him to be, for all who met him, a fountain of loving kindness, wisdom, ...
H.H. Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche
His Holiness Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche (Ngawang Chokyi Lodeo) is revered as one of the most learned and respected living masters of the Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma tradition, and he is also an accomplished practitioner with profound knowledge and experience in Tibetan Buddhism.
H.E. Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche was born in 1966, as the grandson of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. A dream that Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche had one night while staying near the Bodhnath stupa indicated that his grandson was be the combined emanation of the three main lamas from ...
Girls' School Project
The girls from the remote western Himalayan region of Nepal belong to the poorest families and are considered untouchables which are also known as “Dalits” in their villages. Untouchables, or Dalits, are at the lowest social strata and hierarchy of the Indian caste system. They are considered unclean, and impure and are tasked with and relegated to the types of work that the higher castes would not agree to do or undertake. Cleaning of communal latrines, sweeping streets, backbreaking heavy manual labor, and the most menial and dirtiest of work are given to the untouchables. They are literally at the bottom rung of society, through no fault of their own other than a quirk of birth, without the possibility of ever changing their caste status. Even their future children will be condemned to remain as Dalits, untouchables, excluded, shunned, and segregated from the rest of civil society, lifetime after lifetime. This means that these children cannot attend a public school or any other schools in Nepal to obtain a formal education, especially for women in these remote regions.
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Help Our Monastery by Donating Today!
Having the care over 100 Monks and its teachers is a big responsibility and unfortunately due to a lack of financial funding the Monastery is facing some difficulties at the moment. Currently only a few Monks get support but we are looking for more sponsors to support them in their Buddhist study and of course in food, lodging and medical care.
Prayer Request Service
The Khawalung Tashi Choeling Monastery “Prayers request service” offers the opportunity to request prayers or special practices for you, your friends or your relatives who may be ill, experiencing difficulties, or who have passed away.
It is a Buddhist tradition to offer donations to monasteries with request to do specific prayers. These donations help to support the monks and brings spiritual benefit for the sponsor. Prayers are also done for removing obstacles and creating auspicious circumstances. Please View the List of Prayers and Suggested Donation Amounts.
By making an offering a spiritual connection is reestablished between the person who is in need of prayers and those who are reciting the prayers on their behalf.
The prayers will be performed especially for the purpose / person they are requested for.
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