Mani Retreat 2020

Mani Retreat 23rd-27th October 2020 Purpose A retreat where participants gather to recite the six-syllable heart mantra of Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan: Chenrézig) the Buddha of Compassion. The purpose for the Mani Retreat at this time is to coincide with Dashain – the most celebrated Hindu festival in Nepal. This festival honours the goddess Durga by marking […]

Segyu Gaden Phodrang’s Rainy Season Retreat of 2018

Here is the complete schedule for the monastery’s 2018 Rainy Season Retreat. Though this is a monastic activity, throughout history the lay community has always been encouraged to participate by trying to reduce their daily activities and focus on spiritual activities during this time. Today, the local lay community will often attend many of the […]

Opening of the Segyu Monastery Sumati D Charitable Cafe and Unique Shop

On Thursday November 22nd, 2018 the Abbot of Segyu Gaden Phodrang Monastery, Khen Rinpoche Jampa Tsundu, officially opened the doors of the monastery’s Sumati D Charitable Cafe and Unique Shop for the first time. Joining us in our opening ceremony were monks from not only Segyu Monastery but also some monks from Shar Gaden Monastery […]

Announcement of Dharma Teachings by Kyabje Daknak Dorje Chang

Due to the humble requests of the generous benefactors of the Teachings, the family of Ama Dolkar la: The Treasure Holder of the instructions of the Gaden Oral tradition, whose kindness to us is greater than all of the Buddhas of the three times, the great master His Holiness Daknak Dorje Chang, will return to […]

Saka Dawa 2019

Schedule: 16 – 18 June 2019 (Tibetan 16/04/2146 – 18/04/2146) Segyu Gaden Phodrang Monastery invite you to join us for our annual Saka Dawa Avaloketishvara fasting ritual June 16 4:30am: Eight Mahayana Precepts followed by start of 1000 Arms Avaloketishvara with extensive prostration and mantra recitation in 3 sessions  4:30am-8am, 9am-11:30am, 2:30pm-4:30pm June 17 (Full […]

Rainy Season Retreat 2019

Here is the complete schedule in English and Tibetan for the monastery’s 2019 Rainy Season Retreat. Though this is a monastic activity, throughout history the lay community has always been encouraged to participate by trying to reduce their daily activities and focus on spiritual activities during this time. Today, the local lay community will often […]

International Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Announcement and Schedule in English and Tibetan November 19th (Lunar 22nd) is the day of Lord Buddha Shakya Muni’s Decent from Heaven, and also the day of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s (Jetsun Lobsang Thupten Gyaltsen Palsangpo) death anniversary. On this special occasion, we, Segyu Gaden Phodrang Monastery, are going to celebrate the International Year […]

Saka Dawa 2020

At dawn, we begin the observation of the Saka Dawa days.( See schedule below). This year will include 1,000 Offerings Puja to 1,000-Armed Avaloketishvara on the first and second days, as well as homage to the birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, who has shown us much encouragement and support over the years. If […]