Support Khordong Byangter Monastery

To prevent the decline of Buddhist teachings in general and especially those of his own tradition, Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche had for a long time the wish and vision to build his own monastery in India where retreats and study should be done.

The main goal of Khordong Byangter Monastery - a beautiful gompa with vast lands and potential, set in the Indian plains of West Bengal, close to Darjeeling and Sikkim- is to protect and spread the teachings of this lineage which was taught by Padmasambhava and rediscovered in the 14th and 19th century by the tertons Rigdzin Godem and Nuden Dorje Drophan Lingpa.

There are many ways you can participate in the fulfilment of Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche and Tulku Ugen Chencho's vision for the Khordong Byangter Monastery and Lineage including:
Making a Donation
Gift of Prayer: Request for Puja
Sponsor the Yearly Butter Lamp Retreat
Our Wishlist: General Support and Specific Needs
Get Involved: Fund-raising and Volunteering

Making a Donation to the Chhimed Rigdzin Society

-A One-Time Gift
-A Multi-Year Pledge that can be honored over a period of time
-An Honorary or Memorial Gift to celebrate someone special in your life
-A Recurring Gift in the form of a monthly or annual donation

Khordong Byangter Monastery is managed by The Chhimed Rigdzin Society- an NGO registered in India as a charitable organization designated for the support of the Khordong Byangter Monastery and its activities.

Donations can be made directly to The Chhimed Rigdzin Society.
Please contact us and we will give you all the details.

Tulku Ugen Chencho and the monks at KBM thank our supporters in a most heartfelt manner. Your kindness helps the Monastery to flourish and keep the Dharma alive.

Gift of Prayer: Request for Puja

Many Pujas (ritual prayers) can be performed at the Gompa according to the needs of our lives, such as  Puja for the auspicious start of a business, puja for the sick, puja for the deceased and so on. Some rituals may require more organisation than others.

If you wish to have any puja performed for yourself or for people you know, please send us an email expressing briefly the reason for the request and you will be advised directly by Tulku Ugen Chencho on which puja and rituals are best to be performed according to your request. Rituals can be made in an extensive or limited way depending on your capacity and wish.

There is no set fee but the total and detailed cost will be given to you (holy offerings, donation and food offerings for the monks, donation for the gompa, etc).

For those of you who wish to be married according to the Buddhist tradition, wedding ceremonies can be organised at the gompa.

It is also possible to offer Prayer Flags that will be put on the gompa grounds and which will send countless blessings to beings: Mani Lungta or Five Colours Lungta.

You can also practice compassion by making a donation for our Tse Thar practice in order for Khordong Byangter Monastery to release lives

Please contact us and we will give you the details. Write your name, first name, address, phone number, email and specify the object of your donation.

Prayer flags around the Bodhi Tree

Sponsor The Yearly Butter Lamp Retreat

A Three weeks Butter Lamp Retreat takes place every winter at Khordong Byangter Monastery:
See our page on the Yearly Butter Lamp Retreat

Your donations enable us to  buy  butter for the 111.111 lamps as well as Tsok offerings for the daily pujas performed over the period. By making the retreat possible, you participate in an immeasurable accumulation of merits and wisdom. Any amount makes a difference.
You can make a donation in your own name or for the sake of someone you love and all sentient beings. The names of the sponsors will be read aloud at the begining of the retreat and kept in our heart during the retreat.
The yearly cost of the offering is approx €4,000/.

Our Wishlist


General support

Your donation will support a whole host of Monastery expenditures such as site work - including landscaping, paths, walls, etc.; furnishings - including the library, classrooms and Puja Hall; and the ongoing costs which are essential for the regular maintenance of the Monastery.

Specific Needs

-We are still short of 273,000/ NRI equivalent of Euro 3,630/ to cover all the expenses of painting anew all the buildings of Khordong Byangter Monastery. We have taken a loan to complete the work on time. 

So please if you can measure the importance of this event and feel touched by the beauty of the work done so far, kindly help us with your donation. 
Any amount helps, please contact us directly for the bank details needed.

 The Benefits of Building a Stupa, Offering Prostrations, Presenting Offerings, Circumambulating It, And Making Aspirations by Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche

If one washes white a Buddha Stupa:
One will have a long life in the worlds of gods and men.
One’s body and mind will be free from sickness.
One will overcome all suffering.
One will attain permanent happiness and will be wealthy.

If you want to participate by making a donation,  we will greatly appreciate this meritorious and useful act.

If you wish to donate for one of the items listed above, please specify it and the amount you wish to donate. Use the contact form on the right.

Get Involved!

Organize a fund-raising event at your place

Khordong Byangter Monastery appreciates every effort by supporters to organise fund-raising events.
 Associations and people in various European countries already organise such events every year. Feel free to extend the effort to your surrounding.

There are many creative ways to support the gompa.
 Here are just a few examples: you can organize a jumble sale, a private dinner with friends with a donation to the gompa, request your colleagues and friends to make a donation in the benefit of monastic Education at Khordong Byangter gompa as a retirement gift, etc...

Artists can also organize fund-raising events at the benefit of Khordong Byangter Gompa activity.

Volunteers welcome!

We receive spontaneous support from a local dentist and doctors as well as from foreign teachers or other skilled individuals.
It is also possible for over-18 students to volunteer at the gompa as a study project.

At present we are looking for the following:
-English teachers
-Health professionals

 If you are able to help, please contact us and send an application form stating: your name, gender, nationality, postal address, email address, date of application, time available and field of activity or skills.

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