Recent News

Vajra Assembly 2024 Czech Republic Jun 15, 2024 - On the full-moon day of Saga Dawa, the 23rd of May, 2024, more than 200 practitioners from Europe gathered for the second consecutive year in Czech Republic to receive teachings and transmissions from Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche.
Announcing Official Establishment of Mindrolling Dharma Centers and Study Groups Jun 9, 2024 - We are delighted to announce the official establishment of the following Mindrolling Dharma Centers and Study Groups under the spiritual guidance of Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche to support the Dharma studies and practices of the worldwide Mindrolling Sangha.
Announcing H.E. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche: Seven Treasuries Reading Transmissions Beginning August 2024 Jun 4, 2024 - Minling Lotus Garden joyfully announces that His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will bestow the reading transmission and brief commentary of the Dzöd Dün (the Seven Treasuries of the Omniscient One, Longchen Rabjampa) at Minling Lotus Garden from August 15th to 21st, 2024.
The Parinirvana Day of Kyabje Minling Trichen at Mindrolling Monastery Feb 13, 2024 - On the 3rd day of the 1st lunar month of the Year of the Wood Dragon, marked the anniversary of the parinirvana of Kyabje Minling Trichen. The parinirvana day this year was an especially auspicious one because it marked the installation of the Draku of Kyabje Minling Trichen in the main shrine room.
Losar Message from Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche – Year of the Wood Dragon Feb 9, 2024 - A Losar message for the Year of the Wood Dragon from Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche.
New Year’s Greetings from Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Dec 31, 2023 - May the New Year be an opportunity for all practitioners to take on a fresh outlook for the coming year and to deepen one's reflection on all of the wonderful inherent qualities that are present in one's own self.
Vajrayana Retreat 2023 Dec 4, 2023 - In October 2023, the sangha of Vajrayana practitioners joyfully gathered at Minling Lotus Garden to receive teachings and transmissions from Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche. With great kindness, Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche bestowed teachings and transmissions to monks, nuns, and lay practitioners from many countries around the world.
Life Release Dedicated to the Long Life of Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Sep 8, 2023 - The worldwide Mindrolling International sangha joyfully marked the occasion of Minling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche’s birthday with prayers, offerings, and a vast Tshe Tar, or life-release, dedicated to Rinpoche's long life and vast activities.
Minling Lotus Garden Vajrayana Retreat 2023 Aug 31, 2023 - Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will bestow teachings and transmissions and guide the sangha in this practice retreat from October 29th to December 9th, 2023. The 2023 Vajrayana Retreat is open to students who attended last year’s retreat and new students may request to join.  Registration is now open.
The Sword of Wisdom: HE Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Returns to Lotus Garden Aug 13, 2023 - During the first week of August, 2023, His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche kindly returned to Minling Lotus Garden to bestow teachings on the precious text “The Sword of Wisdom” by the great Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche.
Birthday Celebrations for Minling Dungse Rinpoche Jul 30, 2023 - On July 28th, 2023, the Mindrolling International sangha joyfully celebrated the birthday of Dungse Rinpoche. Mindrolling sanghas around the world offered prayers and good wishes for the continued presence and long lives of Dungse Rinpoche and his elder sister, Jetsün Rinpoche, on this auspicious day.
Vajra Assembly and Minling Mahasangha 2023 Jul 21, 2023 - Students from around the world gathered in the Czech Republic for the first Vajra Assembly to receive teachings and transmissions from Minling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. The first Vajra Assembly was followed by the 3rd Mahasangha Drubchö and events celebrating the gathering of the Mindrolling International Sangha.
H.E. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche – The Sword of Wisdom – August 2023 Jul 3, 2023 - Minling Lotus Garden is very happy to announce the first in-person program of Summer 2023. His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will bestow teachings on the precious text “The Sword of Wisdom” by the great Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche from August 1st to August 7th, 2023. 
Minling Lotus Garden 2023 Teaching and Retreat Schedule May 2, 2023 - Minling Lotus Garden is happy to announce the upcoming schedule of teachings and retreats for 2023. The sangha is incredibly blessed to have many wonderful teachings and retreats in the coming months to ensure a strong and in-depth continuity of teachings, study, and practice.
Losar Greetings from Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Feb 20, 2023 - As we joyfully celebrate the New Year, sangha members are encouraged to persevere even more through this coming year to bring accomplishment of the Dharma practices and to gain deeper insight and understanding of the true meaning of Dharma.
New Year Message from Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Dec 31, 2022 - May the New Year bring good health, harmony, deepened study and practice of the precious Dharma, and the blessings and protection of the Three Jewels and the Three Roots.
Celebrating Rinpoche’s Birthday Aug 21, 2022 - On August 19, 2022, the Mindrolling International sangha joyfully marked the occasion of Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche’s birthday. The entire sangha made sincere prayers and aspirations and a vast Tshe Thar, or life release, was offered and dedicated to Rinpoche's long life.
Birthday of Minling Dungse Rinpoche 2022 Jul 29, 2022 - On July 28th, 2022, the Mindrolling International sangha celebrated the most joyful occasion of the birthday of Minling Dungse Rinpoche.
Lotus Garden News – Spring 2022 Apr 1, 2022 - Practice and study continue to be at the heart of all activities of Minling Lotus Garden along with the entire worldwide sangha.
A Losar Message from Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Mar 2, 2022 - Let this New Year be the time to gather ourselves and redouble our efforts into deepening our practice of the Dharma and our sincere effort in bodhicitta.
The Mindrolling International Sangha Celebrates the Birthday of Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Aug 28, 2021 - On August 19 th, 2021, the Mindrolling International sangha celebrated the birthday of our peerless guru, Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche.
Life Release for the Birthday of Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Aug 28, 2021 - The Mindrolling International sangha from around the world celebrated the birthday of our incomparable guru, Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche by engaging in the practice of Tshe Thar, or Life Release.
Celebrating the Birthday of Minling Dungse Rinpoche Jul 29, 2021 - On July 28th, 2021, Mindrolling and all branch monasteries and centers celebrated the birthday of Minling Dungse Rinpoche with vast offerings, prayers for the flourishing of dharma and engaging in the practice of generosity.
Lotus Garden Online Ngöndro Weekend and Vajra Guru Accumulation Jun 25, 2021 - The weekend of June 18th to 20th was Telda Tsechu marking the spontaneous arising of Guru Rinpoche from the lotus. The Mindrolling International sangha marked this most auspicious day with a worldwide Vajra Guru mantra accumulation and over 100 students attended the first Lotus Garden Online weekend program to study and practice ngöndro with Lopöns Barbara Ryan and Helen Berliner.
Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend – Program Part One Completed Jun 25, 2021 - On May 14th, 2021, students from around the world, old and new alike, logged on to the Dharmashri Online Portal, to begin studying a new cycle of teachings from Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche on the profound text of Letter to a Friend by Arya Nagarjuna. Part Two will be held over three weekends: July 30 to August 1, August 6-8 and August 13-15, 2021.
New Year’s Letter from Rinpoche Dec 31, 2020 - As we come to the close of another year and reflect upon it, we realize yet again that no year passes without leaving behind some wisdom.
Announcing ‘The Great Chariot’ : Part 3 Online Dec 29, 2020 - Chapter 4 'Karma' is now scheduled for January 21 - February 6.
Concluding the Mindrol Lekshey Online, Part Two Sep 30, 2020 - Students again gathered online to continue study of Rinpoche's 2018 Lotus Garden teachings on The Great Chariot: a Commentary on Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind by Longchen Rabjam.
Mindrolling International Activities in 2020 Aug 24, 2020 - Despite the many changes and uncertainties of 2020, Mindrolling International has endeavored to transform and meet challenges in many ways.
Looking Ahead to the Coming Months May 20, 2020 - Due to the continuing effects of the Covid-19 virus, Her Eminence Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche has been designing an online curricula which will replace in-person programs this summer.
Practicing in Times of Adversity Mar 24, 2020 - It is a time of unspeakable fear and disruption for many. During such times of crisis and confusion, practice could be one of the first things we turn to. Listen to Rinpoche's teaching.
Three Short Teachings Mar 4, 2020 - Listen to short teachings by Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche excerpted from teachings given in 2018 and 2019.
2020 Losar Greetings from Rinpoche Feb 23, 2020 - "May the light of the teachings shine brilliantly in all directions and serve as a beacon of sanity and refuge."
Moving Into Phase Three of Temple Construction Jan 29, 2020 - The vision that Rinpoche had over a decade ago-to establish a seat in the west for the authentic transmission, study and practice of the Buddhadharma-is rapidly coming to fruition.
Butterlamps Offered to the Victims of the Australian Wildfires The Australian Wildfires: Message from Rinpoche Jan 18, 2020 - Rinpoche encourages everyone to join Mindrolling Monastery in offering prayers for the fire victims.
Mindrol Lekshey Teachers and Students The Mindrol Lekshey Program Begins at Mindrolling Monastery Jan 8, 2020 - The first such program to be held in India has begun.
FOunders Day at Mindrolling Monastery 2020 Mindrolling Monastery Celebrates Founders Day Jan 8, 2020 - A day of festivities marked the 55th anniversary of the monastery's founding.
Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche New Year Message from Rinpoche Jan 1, 2020 - As we move into the new year and a new decade, may we resolve to give rise to the wisdom and courage that allows change to bring the best that is within us. And may this innate beauty and extraordinary potential become the basis of sanity and happiness for all.
Mindrolling monks lead students in a practice Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Establishes Program of Training for Western Students Nov 30, 2019 - The Mindrol Lekshey project launches a 10-year program of studies which will include students from around the world.
Establishing Mindrolling in the West Nov 29, 2019 - End-of-year news and highlights from a remarkable 2019.
Rinpoche’s Teaching Schedule in 2020 Nov 28, 2019 - Rinpoche's 2020 schedule for Europe (spring) and North America (summer) has been posted.
New Year Greetings from Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Dec 30, 2018 - "We realize true refuge lies only in the stillness of a mind that rests in itself and the joy that unfurls from within. May each one of us find that immutable, invincible joy!"
A Marvelous Rain of Blessings Dec 19, 2018 - As we do each December, before stepping with fresh aspiration into the coming year, we turn and look back over the year which is ending, with profound wonder and gratitude for our supreme good fortune. Highlights of 2018 are presented here in an abundant gathering of words, photos and video.
The Mindrolling Sangha Mourns the Passing of Lodi Gyari Rinpoche Oct 30, 2018 - Around the world, prayers and aspirations are being offered a great teacher, diplomat, scholar and humanitarian.
Three Senior Nuns of Samten Tse Complete the Three Years Retreat Oct 30, 2018 - Three most senior nuns of Samten Tse completed their three years and six months retreat and rejoined the sangha amidst much delight and celebration. Story, photos and video.
Many Streams Meet and Mingle: Mahasangha 2018 Oct 30, 2018 - Sangha members from around the world, including many from Lotus Garden, gathered in Athens for Mahasangha 2018 led by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche. Full story, videos and photos.
On Rinpoche’s Birthday—An Offering of Life Aug 25, 2018 - Sangha members travel to the eastern shore of Maryland to make offerings in honor of Rinpoche’s birthday by performing a tsethar or life release ceremony, liberating thousands of blue crabs into the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Full story and photos. May the peerless Guru's life be steadfast and long!
Khenpo Namdrol Gyatso la during Tibetan grammar class. Tibetan Language and Ritual Instruction with the Mindrolling Monks Aug 17, 2018 - Sangha members are studying intensively during the final section of the Mindrol Lekshey.
HE Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche makes the body, speech and mind offering to HE Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on the Guhyagarbhatantra Aug 4, 2018 - Rinpoche returns to Lotus Garden to continue his multi-year cycle of teachings on one of the most renowned of all sacred texts.
Dr. Tsewang Rigzin The Healing Art of Tibet Aug 3, 2018 - Lotus Garden welcomes Dr. Tsewang Rigzin to the Mindrol Lekshey.
Mindrol Lekshey Underway at Lotus Garden Jul 24, 2018 - Her Eminence Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche and students gather for the opening teachings of the Mindrol Lekshey Summer Program.
Kyabje Khochhen Rinpoche Long-Life Ceremony for H.E. Khochhen Rinpoche Apr 11, 2018 - Mindrolling offered a tenzhug for Kyabje Khochhen Rinpoche, one of the founders of Mindrolling Monastery, which he helped establish in India in 1962, prior to the enthronement of His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen. LInk to photos and videos.
The Great Tse Chu ceremony at Mindrolling Monastery The Great Tse Chu at Mindrolling Monastery Apr 6, 2018 - On March 26, the Mindrolling monks performed the annual Great Tse Chu, a practice first established by the founder of Mindrolling Monastery in India, the dharma king,Terdag Lingpa. Link to photos and videos.
Mindrolling Monks during Shinje Drekjom Drubchen Auspicious Beginning of the Earth Dog Year Mar 10, 2018 - The magnificent New Year of the Earth Dog begins at Mindrolling Monastery in India. Story, photos and videos.
The powerful golden earth... New Year Message From Rinpoche Dec 31, 2017 - Many warm greetings and best wishes to everyone on the occasion of the dawning of the New Year 2018.
November 2017 Temple View An Abode for the Three Jewels Nov 8, 2017 - The new temple, named Mindrol Gatsal, is now taking its seat within the magnificent treasury of the glorious Mindrolling lineage. Read construction update and view photos.
Cremation of Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche Cremation Ceremony for the Kudung of Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche Oct 23, 2017 - The cremation ceremony of the kudung of Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche took place on 19 October in Shimla, India. Link to photos and videos of the ceremony on Facebook.
Drubcho of RIgdzing Thugthig, 28-30 September Centuries-Old Tradition Is Flourishing in the West Oct 14, 2017 - During the months of July through September, there was a downpour of blessings at Lotus Garden in the form of teachings, practices, and intensive training in the Tibetan language and ritual traditions of the Mindrolling lineage. History was made as the sangha undertook the first three-day drubchö of this caliber to take place in the West.
Raising the first roof truss of the temple. Onward and Upward—Temple Diary Updates Aug 27, 2017 - During the past several months, construction on Mindrol Gatsal has taken a dynamic shift forward with the installation of the temple roof, the 2nd floor windows and surrounding veranda. The veranda deck is currently under construction. Please follow photo updates in the
RInpoche during a teaching in Poland Eight Steps to Take Into the New Year Jan 19, 2017 - On New Year’s Day, Rinpoche gave a web address to worldwide Mindrolling sangha. We are delighted to present a print version of Rinpoche's address.
Saying Goodbye to a Magnificent Year Dec 28, 2016 - We remember the events of 2016 in photos.
On Prayers and Aspirations Dec 21, 2016 - In the context of the Lotus Garden vajrayana retreat in 2012, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche gave a teaching on the prayer book comprising the initial prayers of the traditional Mindrolling Chö Cöd.
Mahasangha 2016 in Oberlethe ©2016 Natalie Eno Like a Hundred Rivulets Gathering: Mahasangha 2016 Nov 7, 2016 - Lotus Garden sangha members joined several hundred European vajra brothers and sisters in Oberlethe, Germany for a five-day drubchö of the Profound Sadhana of the Minling Dorsem.
Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Losar Message from Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Feb 8, 2016 - Rinpoche's letter for Losar, and the auspicious Year of the Fire Monkey.
Hundreds Gather in New Delhi to Receive the Blessings of the Kudung Jan 17, 2016 - The Kudung arrives at the Mindrolling temple in New Delhi.
Procession with kudung. The Kudung of Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche is Brought to Delhi Jan 14, 2016 - The Kudung of Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche is brought from Bodhgaya to Delhi.
Prayer ceremony at Mindrolling Mindrolling Holds Prayer Ceremony for Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche Jan 13, 2016 - Prayers marked the second week since the parinirvana of this great master.
Kyabje Chatral RInpoche The Parinirvana of Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche Dec 30, 2015 - Mindrolling mourns the passing of a great Dzogchen master.
Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche The Parinirvana of Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche Dec 23, 2015 - Mindrolling mourns the passing of a great Nyingma master.
Lopön Rita Gross at Lotus Garden Remembering Lopön Rita Gross Nov 15, 2015 - Lopön Helen Berliner shares her memories of Lopön Rita Gross.
Deepening Practice: Annual Retreat 2015 Nov 2, 2015 - In addition to attending daily teachings, participants spent much of the time practicing in a retreat setting.
Ven. Acarya Namdrol Gyatso and Ven. Thrinley Gyaltsen Learning the Rituals of Mindrolling Sep 22, 2015 - In the first Mindrol Lekshey students studied Tibetan language and ritual practices.
Temple site Lotus Garden’s Changing Landscape Sep 22, 2015 - In a ritual ceremony, the land is blessed and the ground broken for the new temple.
HE Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche A Memorable Shedra Sep 22, 2015 - Teachings by HE Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, HE Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, the 1st birthday of Minling Dungse Rinpoche, blessing of the land for the new temple.
Tashi Cho Dzong The Consecration of Tashi Chö Dzong Aug 11, 2015 - Construction is completed on the new sangha retreat house and a consecration ceremony takes place.
BuddhaFest BuddhaFest 2015 Jun 9, 2015 - Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche featured in a presentation and film at the 2015 BuddhaFest in Arlington, VA.
Mindrolling Monastery Joins the Earthquake Relief Effort May 12, 2015 - Trucks are delivering tents, tarps, blankets, clothing and food.
Twenty Subtle Causes of Suffering Twenty Subtle Causes of Suffering May 8, 2015 - A new teaching series from Jetsün Khandro RInpoche focuses on working with the emotions.
Butterlamp offerings Prayers Offered for Earthquake Victims May 4, 2015 - Sangha members across the country dedicate their sadhana practices of Vajrasattva.
Tashi Cho Dzong Major New Construction Nearing Completion Apr 8, 2015 - Tashi Chö Dzong, the new retreat building at Dechen Gatsal, will soon house retreatants.