Mindrolling in India

Administration

His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, His Eminence D.G. Khochhen Rinpoche, His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche, and Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
Photos: (from left to right) His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, His Eminence D.G. Khochhen Rinpoche, His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche, and Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche ©2009-12 Mindrolling International

The Mindrolling Monastery is administered by His Eminence D.G. Khochhen Rinpoche along with His Eminence Khenchen Rinpoche and Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche. In addition to many tulkus and khenpos, Mindrolling today includes over 300 monks and 50 nuns at Samten Tse Retreat Centre.

The extensive planning and construction began in 1965 under the vision and effort of the His Eminence D.G. Khochhen Rinpoche and the late Ven. Jampal Lodrö Rinpoche. Since then, many have contributed in various ways to the monastery and its sangha. Today the entire sangha of monks, nuns, and lay people continue to work in propagating and preserving the Dharma.

The monastery is a Charitable Society registered in India under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 as 'Nyingmapa Mahabodhi Charitable Society'. Besides providing Buddhist education and research, the organization preserves and promotes Buddhism and Tibetan culture. The monastery provides free food, accommodation, clothing, medical care and education including textbooks and stationery to over 300 monks. The sole source of income is voluntary donations.