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Joyful 2012 - Two Discovering the Dharma Retreats

At a time when so much of the world is in conflict and confusion, the second edition of Retreat 1 in the Discovering the Dharma series provided a warm environment for cultivating the wellness of all sentient beings by deepening our understanding and practice of Buddhadharma...

Ground Breaking at Trungram Monastery

Note by Web Admin: We are delighted to hear that due to the extraordinary efforts of the followers and supporters, the ground breaking ceremony of the new main temple of Trungram Monastery took place on May 18th, 2012. The endangered existing structure was demolished prior to the day of the ground breaking. Initial work on the foundation started on the same day.

Message from Rinpoche on Rebuilding the Trungram Monastery

March 23, 2012, Lumbini, Nepal

Dear friends and students,

Much to my delight, I have found that the time for rebuilding the Trungram Monastery is ripe now.

For the purpose of preserving the teachings, providing traditional monastic trainings for the monks, and continuing spiritual benefits for all believers, venerable reincarnate tulkus, monks, and the lay followers of the Trungram Monastery in Eastern Tibet unanimously agreed on the importance of rebuilding the monastery.

Nepal's New Eco-World Center For Peace and Unity Opens

LUMBINI, Nepal, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 4, 2011, Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche (Buddhist Master and Harvard Ph.D.) will preside over the grand opening of Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya -- World Center for Peace and Unity, built as part of the international Lumbini Development Project in Nepal. ( and

- article received wide coverage, on more than 87 sites, such as CNBC, Herald Online, some environmental and technology sites, spawning related reports. Read the archive of the full article (PDF file, archive created on 12/16/2011).

Third of the Discovering the Dharma Retreats

The third annual "Discovering the Dharma" retreat was held in Cochecton, NY, from May 26-31, 2010. Over 50 students gathered to receive precious teachings from Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche pertaining to the mind of ignorance and insight, the path of the practice, and the connection between teacher and student in spiritual practice.

Second of the Discovering the Dharma Retreats

Over 50 participants gathered in Cochecton, NY, from May 20 - 25, 2009, for the second annual Discovering the Dharma retreat, led by H E Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche. Students traveled from near and far, including Boston, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Seattle, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Miami and Taiwan.

Rinpoche's Letter about the Mahamudra Hermitage Project

Rinpoche wrote a letter to students, friends and supporters in May, 2009 about recent progress of the Mahamudra Hermitage Project. Here is the full text we would like to share with our readers:

Five-day Retreat with Rinpoche in New York State

The five day retreat this May was an unforgettable time – five days together with Rinpoche and Khenchen Rinpoche in the simple yet freshly transformed UTBF Retreat Center in Cochecton, New York, under the northern spring sun. From May 23 to 28, 2008, the first ever group retreat in the U.S. under Rinpoche's direct guidance took place.

Ground Breaking of the Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya Project

On July 7, 2006, Rinpoche led the ground breaking ceremony of the Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya (LUM) project inside the United Nation's World Heritage Site, Lumbini, Nepal. Preliminary construction work commenced in early September. LUM is part of the Lumbini Development Project under the auspices and protection of the United Nations. Lumbini is the sacred birthplace of Buddha Shakyamuni....see full article

H.E. Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche Calls Forth the Participation

Upon finishing his studies and receiving the PhD in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with concentration on comparative studies from Harvard University last November, Rinpoche started his intensive teaching schedules. As predicted by the Sixteenth Karmapa, the Fourth Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche has students and Dharma friends residing all over the world.

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