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Boudhanath Daily life Kathmandu Meditation Mindfulness Monsoon Nuns Rangjung Yeshe Institute Student life

The Lonely Mango or ‘How to share a terrace with three dogs, cockroaches, ants and other little critters and experience Boudha with eyes and ear, nose and mind.’ August 2014. Close to Boudha, on a roof, a 5th floor, between monasteries, views, a panoramic view, the Kathmandu valley view. Green hills, grey sky, green-grey, lead-grey, […]

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Nagi Gompa Nuns Shivapuri Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Nagi Gompa

Every time a semester ends at RYI, I feel especially joyous. One reason is that I have a sense of strength in my abilities to survive one more semester with its exams and to learn many profound key points of Buddhist philosophy and practice. Another reason is that I get to reward myself with some free time to spend […]

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Ngakso Drubchen at Nagi Gompa

Every year, starting on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month in the Tibetan calendar—which usually falls in late January or early February—a nine-day ‘drubchen’ is performed at Nagi Gompa according to the Ngakso (Ocean of Amrita) sadhana belonging to the Chökling Tersar collection. These are the new terma texts discovered by the tertön, […]

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Nagi Gompa Nuns Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Living, Researching, and Writing at Nagi Gompa

Upper Temple Hall, Nagi Gompa I first encountered Nagi Gompa, a nunnery in the Shivapuri National Park at the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley, three years ago, during Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s seminar.  It was love at first sight, and since then, an unending affair.  This is so for many reasons: the kindness and holiness of […]