Sunday, August 4, 2013


Dear Dharma friends,
                      I hope every one of you is doing well with the blessing of Lord Buddha. I am fine as before.
Today is friendship day and I am very happy to remember so many of my friends from all over the world and am thinking of you all and holding you in my prayers.
I would like to share with you some of my activities over the last few months.
I had a very nice time in Vienna teaching at the University and I learned a lot and had many new experiences being in the western University.
I thank all my friends and colleagues who invited me there and spent their precious time with me during my stay in Vienna. Vienna is a very beautiful city and its government very well organizes everything.
After a four-month stay in Vienna, I went directly to Ladakh and I stayed there for two weeks. I was very happy to meet my root Guru His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang at Phyang monastery in Ladakh. I also met my dear parents, family members and relatives. I was very happy to meet them and they were happy too.
I visited Lama Yuru monastery where I was first admitted to become a monk and spent some time there when I was young. At the time of my visit the monks were doing Chakrasamvara Puja with sand Mandala and I was so fortunate to be a part of it for short while.
I spent some time at Tserkarmo monastery where we have a Stupa project and many others things to build and to complete. I was so happy to see the progression of the project and our teams were working so hard day and night.  
Recently, I came back to Dehradun at Kagyu College and these days we are doing summer retreat for forty-five days. All the monks of Kagyu College are taking a part in it and I am very much enjoying being in the retreat.
Last but not least, I would like to send all my sincere prayers for your good health and success with all your noble activities.


With lots of prayers and greetings
Khenpo Rangdol










Sunday, May 12, 2013


Dear friends in the Dharma,
                       I hope every one of you is doing well, in good health and spirit. I am doing well here in Vienna as I was invited as a guest professor at the University to teach for sometime.

In this great auspicious month of Saga Dawa and today being Mothers day, I would like to write few words to share with you.

On these auspicious days we have to remember loving kindness and compassion and try to act practically for the sake of all mother sentient beings.

Mother is one of the kindest people in the world, so our responsibity is to repay their kindness, we have to practice sincerely with loving kindness and compassion regardless of our religion, nationality and culture.

We are all living on this earth as such a big family and all our goals are the same as none of us would like to have suffering and problems. In order to achieve peace and harmony we have to cultivate the right causes and conditions. Without the right causes and conditions of the right attitude, positive motivation and action nothing beneficial can be achieved. Therefore, our Buddha Sakyamuni, the omniscient one always emphasizes the law of Karma.

As every one knows that this is a very special month called Saga Dawa as our Lord Buddha took a birth, achieved enlightened mind and parinirvana. So, everyone of his followers has to remember his kind teachings which are so very useful in helping us to overcome our negative emotions, bring increasing inner peace and happiness and deal with our day to day problems.

Buddha emphasized not to harm others. It is especially important to respect the lives all beings including the whole of the animal kingdom and to be a vegetarian. If being a vegetarian is difficult please refrain from eating meat/flesh during Saka Dawa.


May Buddha’s teachings spread all over the world.
May all the holy Masters have long life and spread their Dharma teachings and bodhisattva activities in the ten directions.
May all mothers be happy and have their wishes fulfilled soon.

With lots of prayers and greeting
Khenpo Rangdol






Saturday, March 16, 2013


Dear friends in Dharma,
              I hope this message finds you all in good health. I am doing well as before. These days I am in Vienna, following the invitation to teach at the university as a guest professor. The weather over here is still quite cold but I hope that it will get warmer very soon. I would like to share some pictures with all my friends and hope that you will enjoy them.

With lots of prayers and greetings to you all.

Khenpo Rangdol














 

Monday, December 31, 2012


Dear friends in the Dharma,

           I hope this mail finds you well and in good spirits. I am doing well as usual and everything is fine with me.

On the great occasion of the coming New Year 2013, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartiest greetings and prayers to every one of you.

I would like to pray for your good health and prosperity.
May your dreams come true in the coming year and may things go well without obstacles.
May Buddha always bless you and may your Dharma practices become fruitful.
May you live long and healthily forever.

At the same time I would like to share some important thoughts that come to my mind.

We are living on this planet together and  we all belong to one human family. Our nature is the same in that we wish to achieve happiness and try to avoid suffering every single moment.

Since we have the good fortune to be born as a human being,  we have the great wisdom that can make a distinction between positive and negative which is virtue and non virtue. Therefore, every single moment we have to try to do good things for others as well as for our self.

No matter what religion and nationality that we belong to, we all belong to the same human family. Therefore we need to do things practically rather than keep talking. Keep talking to benefit all mother sentient beings is good, but doing and helping practically and in positive ways is most important.


I always believe that one single, kind action of doing and helping is more effective and essential than lots of talking, talking, talking about helping and doing.  It's action, it's in the life, it can change people's lives for the better.

Please join with me and keep this in our minds if you think that is true!!
  
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

Look forward to hearing from you too.

With lots of prayers and greetings,
Khenpo Rangdol

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tserkarmo monastery festival...

Dear friends,
Here I am sharing some pictures of the annual programmes at Tserkarmo monastery. It was celebrated on the 2nd of August which was the anniversary of Gampopa,one of the Greatest Kagyu Masters. In the morning, His Eminence Chosji Togdan Rinpoche and H.E.Rigyal Rinpoche gave Achi Choskyi Dolma empowerment and afterwards the Achi mask dance was performed. The lunch was served to all the participants. After lunch Ladakhi culture performances were shown and everybody was so pleased with all the programmes.













Thursday, June 14, 2012


Dear Dharma friends,

This is the auspicious month of Saga Dawa, the month of Buddha Shakya Muni’s Parinirvana, when he attained enlightened mind and took birth on this planet for the sake of all mother sentient beings.

  I hope that you are all well and good spirits. I am well but I have been very busy for many months and now I am on my summer vacation in the UK until the 2nd of July.
Last weekend I was so glad to meet Ringu Tulku Rinpoche from Karma Kagyu in Southampton and we had many meaningful talks together.

Recently, I gave two talks in Oxford, one for the students and one as a public talk. On Saturday I am going to Manchester for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings. From then on I have plans to visit friends in the Leeds area, Oxford, London and Southampton.

 On the 4th of July I will go to Ladakh to look after our Tserkarmo Projects. It is with heartfelt gratitude that I wish to thank all of you for your support and generosity with our Stupa project, our poverty relief and environmental projects in Ladakh.

 As you know, last year in August, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang inaugurated and blessed the great Bodhi Stupa. We had five days programmes including the inauguration and everyday very auspicious, unusual rainbows appeared in the clear sky. We were all very inspired by such a great magnificent blessing.

This summer we are planning to build eight small memorial Stupas to commemorate the people who lost their precious life in the Ladakh floods in 2010. And to complete the meditation hall, the library and the museum.

We are very proud to announce that we have been given over a hundred photos of Ladakh by Martin Bates that were taken in the 1920’s by his uncle Rupert during his travels to Ladakh.

We would be so happy to receive any appropriate artifacts that you might wish to donate for the museum and any relevant books, manuscripts, artwork, audio visual recordings for our library.
It is our wish to have a comprehensive library and museum that is open to all to enjoy, benefit from and receive the blessings of the Dharma.  

Here I would like to share our aims and objectives for the Tserkarmo projects. Our projects are built for the benefit and use of the whole community including ordained and lay people. Everyone is most welcome to come for retreat, meditation, study and relaxation.

We are very involved with helping orphan children, the elderly and planting trees for the environment.

We have plans to provide a modern Buddhist education for the Ladakhi students, provide facilities for any one from any country who would like to do a short or longer term retreat and to set up an
International summer camp for meditation and Buddhist courses. You can find full details of the projects and programmes in the attached brochure.

In order to run such noble activities we need ongoing support. So I would like to request anybody who can share anything they have: money, service, advice, any kind of help or assistance would be very welcome and they would really go to the place that is targeted. 100% of all money, donations will go to these projects, all expenses are met by volunteers. Thank you very much.

Whenever you transfer your generous donations, please inform us by email, as we need to give your details to the Indian government for their records.

Lastly, I would like to extend my deepest prayers for your longevity and every success for the daily activities.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

With lots of prayers







Khenpo Rangdol
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