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The Drikung Kagyu Order was founded in 1179 by Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön. It is headed by the two Kyabgon Rinpoches, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang. While Chungtsang Rinpoche resides in Lhasa, Chetsang Rinpoche has established the Drikung Kagyu seat in exile in Dehra Dun, in the northeast of India.
On the 26th of April His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and his entourage travelled to Jangthang, Ladhak to visit the Go Green & Go Organic project, which has been one of Holiness' wishes for a long time. More than 30 vehicles and many village people accompanied His Holiness. On the way His Holiness and his team visited a project site of a future plantation project and rock garden and they all had tea and refreshments.
Dear Dharma friends,
We would like to update you with some news from Kagyu College.
On the 9th of April His Holiness was invited to Kagyu College by the D.K.I.working and managing committees of Kagyu College to lead the annual programmes. Around 3 pm, His Holiness was received by all the monks and nuns at Kagyu College temple and the programmes were started as follows:
Go Green & Go Organic is an aspiration of His Holiness the 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang for a long time as one of his main project to benefit the people and other living beings on this planet. Holiness main idea was to create an environment for an organic and greenery for the world, which is the most basic needs of all living beings. Holiness said these days we have high-tech, and science and technology have reached to the submit of its development, but our basic needs were
His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche left Dehradun for Himachal Pradesh on 10th April 2014 to bless and consecrate the newly built Drikung Thekchok Otsal Ling Monastery at Mondoglu, and also to bless and consecrate the statues of the main temple and the Dharmapala (Protector) temple of WogminThupten Sherdup Ling Monastery at Rewalsar (TsoPema).
At the invitation of Drikung Kagyu Jangchubling monastery, on 2nd of April His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa paid a visit to Jangchubling Monastery, Derhradun. His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa arrived here around 6 pm and was received with a grand processional ceremony by hundreds of monks, nuns and lay devotees. His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon also received His Holiness with a
The Social and Resource Development Fund (SARD) of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at Dharamsala organized a workshop for the empowerment of nuns. Ms. Tenzin Tseyang, a post graduate in English was the co-coordinator of this project.
From 12th to 22nd March 2014, workshops took place at the Sakya Nunnery at the Tibetan Dekiling Settlement, Sakya nun’s college in Manduwalla, Dist. Dehra Dun, Bon Nunnery at Dolanji, Dist. Solan and at Drikung Kagyu Samtenling Nunnery at Dehra Dun.
This year's Spring Teachings started on March 5th at the Jangchubling Monastery in Dehradun. His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche gave teachings on the Heart Sutra, which is the heart essence of all the teachings of Buddha. The teachings lasted for four days from 9am until 12pm. Lunch was followed by discussion sessions at the Kagyu College for monks, nuns and foreigners from south east asian countries led by Most Ven. Khenpo Nyima Gyaltsen, and for foreigners from Europe, USA, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore led by Most Ven. Khenpo Rangdol.
On 2nd March 2014, the Tibetan New Year celebration was held at Jangchubling Monastery, Dehradun. His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang arrived the main temple at 6am and the puja for auspicious ceremony Lama Chopa was conducted at the main temple of the monastery.
On 20th Feb 2014, the Drikung Kagyu Community in New York has arranged a lunch and audience with Holiness the Gyalwa Drikung Pa at the Sheraton Hotel, New York, U.S.A. His Holiness arrived at the hotel at 11am. His Holiness was received by most venerable Gyalpo Rinpoche, most venerable Chena Rinpoche and devotees and followers from New York and around the East Cost of U.S.A.
On 21st of Feb 2014, the Rubin Museum in New York, US has organized a dialogue between His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and neuroscientist Prof. Zoran Josipovic. At 7pm Tim McHenry, the Director Public Programs & Performance, Rubin Museum introduced His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and Prof. Zoran Josipovic to the public and invited them on the stage for the talk.
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang visited the Asia Society in New York, USA on the occasion of an exhibition about Densa Thil, the monastery of Phagmo Drupa. On the 18th of February the Asia Society hosted a dinner for His Holiness and entourage during their visit of the Exhibition about Densa Thil.
Dear Venerable Lamas, Members of the Sangha, and Friends,
We warmly invite you to attend the opening ceremony of Milarepa Retreat Centre NZ, on Saturday 15th February, with His Eminence Nubpa Rinpoche, who will be visiting from India.