Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Association - UK

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Review of Pathgate Activities 2015

Rinpoche with students at the conclusion of the Pathgate Winter School

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorjecontinued his tireless schedule of Teaching and supporting his many students around the world; with the high point of the year being the annual nine-weeks Pathgate Summer School in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Taking the instruction of Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje to their heart, many students showed signs of good results during the Summer School, with many subsequently choosing to extend their stay in the Retreat.

Since mid 2015, daily Audio Teaching based on Dharma Foundation Study has been made available to students at the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Newcastle and to students elsewhere who are eligible to receive.  This has been found to be most helpful for the students to consolidate their practice of discipline that leads to stability of mind.

Nepal earthquake in 2015

In addition to its focus on education, the Pathgate Institute continued to support those in need through the Pathgate Partnership Programme, supporting many projects and individuals around the world providing education for the young and support for the elderly and homeless. In addition to ongoing sponsorship commitments, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje had also responded to urgent appeals, helping victims of the many disasters we see around the world.

Children sponsered by Pathgate Partnership Programme

As 2015 drew to a close, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje was again offering generous support to those in need, sponsoring warm clothing and food to the homeless of Newcastle upon Tyne, through the People’s Kitchen, a local charity which Pathgate supports throughout the year with a weekly delivery of fruit and vegetables. This year the Pathgate Partnership Programme also sponsored the Christmas meal of a children’s orphanage in Romania.

Staff of the Romania orphanage shopping for the Christmas meal

None of these could have been possible without the generous support from the students and friends of Pathgate Institute. If you wish to support thePathgate Partnership Programme and become a Friend of Pathgate International, you may do so by clicking Make a Donation.


HH Kyabje Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche entered Mahaparinirvana at age 102

HH Kyabje Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche

His Holiness Kyabje Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpocheentered Mahaparinirvana in Yanglesho in Nepal on 31st December 2015 and remained in Thukdam (deep meditation) until 5th January 2016. HH Chatral Rinpoche is renowned as a realised Dzogchen Master who chose to live the life of a wandering yogi, and is the lineage holder of the Longchen Nyingthig tradition and the Dudjom Tersar tradition. HH Chatral Rinpoche had established numerous retreat centres in the Himalayas region, such as Pharping, Yolmo in Nepaland Darjeeling in India.

A lay practitioner, HH Chatral Rinpoche is survived by his wife Sangyum Kamala, and his two daughters Tara Devi and Saraswati. He was a good friend of the Third Pema Norbu Rinpoche and was responsible for offering the prophecy in the successful search of the Yangtrul Drubwang Mingyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje Rinpoche who is celebrating his fourth birthday this year. May he swiftly return to the world for the benefit of all sentient beings.

HH Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche has entered Mahaparinirvana

HH Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche

His Holiness Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche(1926–2015), the Spiritual Head of the Nyingmapa tradition, has entered Mahaparinirvana (Thukdam) the final meditative stage before entering into nirvana, on 23rd December 2015 in Bodh Gaya, India, where he was to attend the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo – the annual Prayer Festival for the Nyingmapa devotees. Rinpoche usually wakes up each day around 2:30-3:00 am to do his morning rituals and prayers. However, on the day of his passing he got up around 1:00 am and completed his morning practice before passing into Mahaparinirvana at around 2:30 am.

Born in 1926 in Tibet, His Holiness Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche was recognized at age five as the incarnation of the great eleventh century master Ngok Choku Dorje. The throne-holder of the Dorje Drak Monastery in Shimla, and the throne holder of the Northern Treasures lineage, which originated from the treasures of the great tertön Rigdzin Godem, His Holiness Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche was appointed as the Spiritual Head of Nyingma Tradition in 2012.

Renowned as a holder of all the great Kama and Terma traditions of the Nyingmapa, as well as being an exponent of the Rimey - the non-sectarian tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness Kyabjé Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche remained in this world for 89 years, tirelessly propagating the teaching of Buddhadharma for the benefit of all sentient beings. We pray that His Holiness’s emanation will swiftly return to continue bringing immeasurable benefit to the world.

Pathgate Summer School 2015

The Pathgate Summer School 2015 took place from 30th June to 30th August, offering students nine weeks of retreat, following in the tradition of the Rainy Season Retreat which took place for three months each year in the time of Lord Buddha... [ Full Story ]

The Making of The Life of Guru Rinpoche

As work continues in the remastering of the movie The Life of Guru Rinpoche, a new short feature ‘The Making of The Life of Guru Rinpoche’ and a new official trailer are now available for viewing in the Dharma Theatre... [ Full Story ]

Review of Pathgate Activities 2014

2014 Saw the enthronement of His Holiness the Fourth Penor Rinpoche Drubwang Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje; Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje continued travelling the world to propagate the compassionate activity of the Buddhas... [ Full Story ]

Enthronement of the Fourth Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche

On the auspicious day of Chökhor Düchen, Pema Norbu Yangsi Rinpoche - the reincarnation of His Holiness the Third Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche - was enthroned at the Palyul Mother Monastery in Tibet... [ Full Story ]

Fund Raising for Hepatitis B Vaccination Programme complete

Many thanks to all the students and friends of Pathgate Institute who have supported the fund-raising efforts for the Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination Programme at Namdroling Monastery in India, which is now complete... [Full Story]

Pathgate Summer School 2014

The Pathgate Summer School 2014 began this year on the 1st July and lasted nine weeks, finishing on the 31st August. The Summer School was well-attended by retreatants from around the world. [Full Story]

Update: More Funds Needed for Hepatitis B Vaccination Programme in India

Thank you for all the support received to the fund appeal for Namdroling Monastery’s Hepatitis B Vaccination Programme. Nearly £7,000 has been raised, but the appeal is still vastly short of the target... [Full Story]

Important Announcement of Long Life Offering for Yangsi Rinpoche

The administrators at Namdroling Monastery have made a formal request to students of the worldwide Palyul community to support a Grand Tenshug during this summer’s enthronement of the Yangsi of our guru, His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche... [Full Story]

New Edition of 'The Life of Guru Rinpoche' Film

‘The Life of Guru Rinpoche’ is a 10 hour Tibetan language film in 15 chapters produced under the direction of the late Holiness Penor Rinpoche... [Full Story]

Dharma in the Land of the Rising Sun

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje visited Japan in April 2014 to give a series of Teachings in Nagano and Tokyo... [Full Story]

Fund Appeal for Hepatitis B Vaccination Programme in India

The administrators at Tsepal Tobkyed Hospital are requesting help to fund a Hepetitis B Vaccination programme for the monks and nuns of Namdroling Monastery in India... [Full Story]

Review of Pathgate Activities in 2013

To read a review of the activities of Pathgate Institute and of Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje in 2013, please read on... [Full Story]

Long Life Prayer of Kyabje Drubwang Penor Rinpoche (Yangsi Rinpoche)

Following the joyful news that His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s Yangsi has been recognised, His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche has composed a Long Life Prayer for the reincarnation of Kyabje Drubwang Penor Rinpoche... [Full Story]

Official Announcement of the Recognition of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s Reincarnation

Namdroling Monastery has announced, on 5th December 2013, that the reincarnation of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche has been reborn in Tibet... [Full Story]

Pathgate Summer School 2013

During the 2013 Pathgate Institute Summer School, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje gave teaching and instruction to students encouraging them to become a Dharma practitioner with focus on the actual implementing of Dharma into daily life and not as a Buddhist scholar obsessed with endless deliberation of concepts and intellect... [Full Story]

The Relics of HH Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche

The cremation of the Kudung of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche took place on the 13th Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar (23rd May 2013) at Namdroling Monastery in South India... [Full Story]

Pathgate Website launched in Romanian language

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje has made regular visits to teach in Romania since June 2011. For the benefit of his many Romanian students and followers, a Romanian language version of the Pathgate website has just been launched online... [Full Story]

His Holiness Anniversary Puja

The Pujas to commemorate the Anniversary of His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche’s Parinirvana took place this year at Namdroling Monastery in India as well as at all the Palyul Centres around the world... [Full Story]

The Compassionate World of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche – In Five New Languages

‘The Compassionate World of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’, a film written and directed by Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje is now available in five additional languages... [Full Story]

Cremation of HH Pema Norbu Rinpoche's Kudung

The Namdroling Monastery Management Committee has come to the decision that the cremation of the Kudung of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche will take place on the 13th Day of the Fourth Month of the Tibetan Calendar at Namdroling Monastery in South India... [Full Story]

Review of Pathgate Activities in 2012

2012 has been an eventful year for Pathgate Institute. For a review of the diverse activities of Pathgate Insitute in the past year... [Full Story]

Inter-Faith Friendship in Greece

Over many months in 2012, a former Archbishop of the Old Roman Catholic Church and monk of the Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of Saint Benedict, the Ven. Mgr. Dr George Papathanasiou, has been in regular contact with the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Athens... [Full Story]

Fund Appeal Success for Tsepal Topkyed Hospital

We are delighted to inform our friends and students from around the world that close to $400,000.00 US dollars were raised for the Namdroling Tsepal Topkyed Hospital in India... [Full Story]

New Shrine Hall for Pathgate Dharma Centre in Sydney

On his recent visit to Australia in September, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje gave teaching at the newly completed shrine hall of the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Sydney... [Full Story]

Teachings of Jamgon Miphan Rinpoche at Bodh Gaya in 2013

His Eminence Kyabje Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche has graciously accepted an invitation by Ngagyur Kama Tradition Preservation Association (NKTPA) to confer the empowerment of the entire works of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche... [Full Story]

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