Tsem Ladrang, Naranthan,Nepal

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The Ladrang team after many weeks of exhaustive search found a beautiful house in the hills of Naranthan in Kathmandu Nepal. It is TSEM LADRANG-NEPAL. They worked hard along with people from other depts who stayed for weeks there to oversee the contractors as they carefully and beautifully renovated the house. It has a nice yard, parking area, guest quarters, nice rooms, butterlamp house, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Kathmandu Valley. 

The Ladrang team and students did such an incredible job with the renovations and grounds. I love it so much. When I was there, I was ‘stuck’ there in a pleasant way. I did not want to leave at all. Every morning when I woke up, I was dying to open the windows to see the mountains, and let in the fresh cooling mountain air. Fantastic. I would walk up and down the mountains every evening after dinner for exercise. It took around one hour or so to complete the walk. At the bottom of the hill is a wonderful village market with restaurants, flower sellers, temples, fruit/vegetable shops, pharmacies, etc. The sellers very friendly. It was very pleasant to walk down and up the hill.

Here’s a short video I found on my phone yesterday and decided to post up now after I took the shots last year. It also has footage of me up the hill from the Ladrang looking down onto the Ladrang with a nice vispassana meditation centre nearby. Narathan Ladrang is fantastic.

Enjoy the videos and photos.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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This is the beautiful Ladrang. The cover you see on top is for the veranda so not so hot to sit outside. Very nice, very windy and great views.

 

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Surrounding houses from our ladrang.

 

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I’m sitting on the roof of the ladrang enjoying the views. Very nice.

 

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You can see the foreground is our yard and beyond the gate are smaller mountains at sunset in the evenings…..brilliant sunsets.

 

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Another view….

 

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Looking down onto Kathmandu Valley.

 

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We are on the mountain behind the Ladrang. We climb to the top and surrounding areas. I would sometimes like to go to higher ground and do my prayers/sadhana.

 

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If you look straight ahead, you see a pointy yellow structure. That is a golden stupa that crowns a Vispassana meditation centre behind Tsem Ladrang here in Narathan.

 

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Here’s the stupa again.

 

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On our property we have built a butterlamp house. Everyday over 700 butterlamps are offered to sacred Vajra Yogini. I have finished offering 100,000 already. Other people have contacted our Ladrang team to want to sponsor doing 100,00o also. Some can’t make it there yet they still want to do it and we arrange. Very nice practice. I love offering butterlamps. This butterlamp house is dedicated to Vajra Yogini. We have one image of Her in here and nothing else.

 

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Myself making offerings to Sacred Vajra Yogini. You can see at the top of the picture is an image of Her.

May everyone be blessed.

I love Tsem Ladrang in Narathan very much.

 

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 8, 2010 at 12:22 am

    This place is looks great may I have the great fortune to visit it one day. I loved Nepal the food was just fabulous and the weather is great. And one feels just very energetic all the time in Kathmandu, spiritual energy ?

  2. William on Oct 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Such a beautiful place and the views are magnificent. Finally get to see the place after reading about it in Paris’s book. I would really like to visit Nepal on a pilgrimage soon. Hopefully by end of this year. My wish for Rinpoche is to have many ladrangs in many places. This will benefit all the people around.

  3. Lin Kechara on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I have heard from your liaisons how beautiful the ladrang in Nepal is. Now that I have seen the pictures, I understand what they mean. I think the beauty lies in its natural environment, cool fresh air and of course the proximity to so many old and sacred temples in Nepal! I have only been to Nepal once, on the pilgrimage with Rinpoche, and I hope to be able to do so again, and this time to see the ladrang as well. That would be so cool!

    Lin

  4. firefly on Oct 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    breathtaking… wow, really wonderful! hope everyone who enjoys this can have such a environ to live in and practise like this…

    sob

  5. Shirley Maya Tan on Oct 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I had the great fortune and privilege to stay at Tsem Ladrang in April 2009. It was a wonderful experience.

    It is as Rinpoche described, surrounded by the magnificent sprawling views of the mountains, the air is cool and welcoming. The house itself sits on a lovely hill top, with a gorgeous garden at the back. The garden is gorgeous to me not because it is huge or immaculately manicured and landscaped, but because it is truly naturally beautiful.

    It is not about opulence or grandeur, but one can immediately sense a certain serenity about this whole place. I suspect it is because Rinpoche has spent so many hours here, making prayers, chanting mantras and giving Dharma Talks. It is certainly highly blessed.

    My favourite part of the house is really the butter-lamp house. It is tucked all the way in the back, built with bricks. Once you open door, you are greeted by the hundreds of butter-lamps flickering away. An exquisite statue of Varjayogini stands above all the lighted butter lamps. It is a sight not easily forgotten. With the light and shadows dancing on the walls, such is the splendid tribute to Vajrayogini!

    Everything is furnished with simplicity but elegantly. Colourful cushions thrown strategically on the earth-toned sofas. An antique looking fire place in the middle of the living room that warms the place during the cold wintery months.

    The throne room is especially dignified. Rinpoche’s Throne sits in the middle of the room, flanked by the tables on each side for the students or visitors to sit. Again, warm earth tones with splashes of bright colours from the cushions and thangkas. Another lovely room.

    The Ladrang and Liaisons have done a wonderful job.

    This is the Tsem Ladrang I remember in Nepal. And I do wish to visit it again. I can totally understand why Rinpoche would miss it.

  6. Anila on Oct 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the beautiful shots of Tsem Ladrang Naranthan, Nepal. It is very, very beautiful. The house you wish for in Colorado is a dream which is waiting to be fulfilled into reality. But this one is real. Very soon you will have Ladrangs all over the world. At the moment you have 2 Ladrangs. One in Kuala Lumpur and one in Nepal. You will find you won’t have any problems going for retreats when you feel you want to have a change of environments or to get away. The surroundings of the Ladrangs in the different countries will not be same but the forest and the mountains will still be there. I can feel Tsem Ladrangs will sprout up very quickly in different countries like the 13 departments in Kechara Oeganisation which have grown so fast.

  7. Mimi Chua on Oct 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Tsem Ladrang Nepal is really beautiful. The butterlamp house is also very unique with beautiful butterlamp offered to sacred Vajra Yogini.

  8. Andrew James Boon on Oct 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    What a lovely place Rinpoche… Both Thierry and I want so much to be able to build a Tsem Ladrang in the mountains for Rinpoche near KWPC. I know as soon as we are able to afford it we most definitely will as we want Rinpoche to be happy… to be in the mountains, to be able to go onto Rinpoche’s wrap around balcony to take full advantage of the views… feeling the cool breeze and just taking in the fresh air… We truly wish this with all our hearts and I know we can make this happen!

    Much love… Andrew

  9. mitra on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:35 am

    dear rinpoche so nice and holy this pleace.i go to see already dadrang in kathmandu.i m verry happy to see this pleace.there near by have one big(hindu) seatue narayan(bisnu).this pleace naranthan bucause of this god name.and he sleep in water.he got 4 arm. buddha incarnetion from narayan.wa are verry luky to have ladrang there.very very nice pleace.near can see jungle and mountain.you can sit top floor do puja and can do sadhana.

  10. Knut Eggers on Oct 3, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I am so happy for you. I love the photos. Is this the house you dreamed of and where you wanted to retire? I wish it for you.
    May your happiness be forever and without limitations -
    Knut Eggers

  11. Siong Woan on Oct 3, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Tsem Ladrang in Kathmandu is definitely heaven-like!

  12. M&M on Oct 3, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Wow. Rejoice !! Supreme Devotion towards VY ! Im delighted !

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    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    2 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
  • Mumu Loves Snack!
    2 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    2 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    2 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    2 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    3 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html
  • Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
    3 months ago
    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
    3 months ago
    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
  • Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    5 months ago
    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    5 months ago
    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo

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21 hours ago
Some of the photos taken from our Food Bank delivery programme recently. Our provision supplies being delivered to the needy families. 最近所举行的食物银行运送项目照片。食物被运到有需要的家庭。 Justin@KSK
21 hours ago
Food distribution photo taken from last Saturday on the street of KL. Justin@KSK
yesterday
Beautiful decoration in one of the 5 commitment offering . By Puja House 30 July'15
yesterday
Lama Chopa without Tsok sponsored by sponsors for her beloved whom have passed away, to collect vast merits . To have good rebirth . By Puja House, 30 July'15
yesterday
Altar set up for Druchuma Puja. By Puja House, 30 July'15
2 days ago
Choo Weng Loong led Dzambala puja ( English) 29/ 7/ 2015 at Kechara House gompa .Time: 8pm - 10pm. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
CK Siah led Dharma Protector Puja (DorjeShugden & Setrap)assisted by Danny Seah at Kechara House gompa. Puja starts at 8pm - 10pm. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Medicine Buddha puja at Kechara House gompa, led by Pastor Han Nee and was assisted by Elaine Cheah at 8pm - 10pm. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Trakze puja performed at Puja House today. Sponsors attend to this 3 hours of Puja. By Puja House, 29 July'15
2 days ago
Puja House has a busy day today. Started at 5 a.m in the morning until 7 p.m. many volunteers and staffs work together to do torma. By Puja House, 29 July'15
2 days ago
Puja House did Gyenze Puja early morning today. By Puja House, 29 July'15
2 days ago
Pastor Han Nee assisted by LT Loo led KP Viva Home puja attendees every Tuesday with Setrap/DS and White Tara puja at 8pm - 10.00pm. She delivered a short dharma sharing on both the importance of faith ad well as the inportance of recognizing the suffering of our experiences enabling us to exhaust our karma, during the pre- puja session. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Today's kitchen crew. From left: Uncle Ng, Elsie, Susan, Elizabeth, Melissa and Igne helping in the kitchen now. 今天的厨房成员: (左)Uncle Ng, Elsie, Susan, Elizabeth, Melissa 以及Igne先在在厨房里帮忙。 Justin@KSK
3 days ago
Early in the morning, Puja House Team did torma flower decoration. By Puja House, 29 July'15
3 days ago
Pastor Han Nee assisted by LT Loo led KP Viva Home puja attendees every Tuesday with Setrap and White Tara puja at 8pm - 10pm. She delivered a short Dharma sharing on both the importance of faith as well as the importance of recognizing the suffering of our experiences enabling us to exhuast our karma, during the pre - puja session. Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Weekly White Tara puja on Tuesday at Kechara House was led by Pastor KH Ng and assisted by Pastor Gim Lee at 8pm - 10pm. dedicated to the long life ,stable health and fulfilment of our beloved and precious Guru, H.E.Tsem Rinpoche 's Dharma work guiding sentient beings from all over the world. May all beings be free from the sufferings of samsara. http://www.kechara.com Lucy Yap.
3 days ago
A new home for Uncle Lem. Uncle Lem was referred to Pusat Kebajikan Rumah Warga Emas Chan today for permanent stay. He can no longer able to afford his rental cost after failing to find a job. Having no where else to go, we helped him to move into the shelter home. Otherwise he will be sleeping on the street. We wish Uncle Lem all the best in his future undertakings. Justin@KSK
3 days ago
Banquet staff from The Westin Kuala Lumpur Hotel served from our soup kitchen today. We also distributed nice bakery items kindly sponsored by TK Bakery. 来自The Westin Kuala Lumpur酒店成员今天在香积厨分发食物。我们也送出由唐记所赞助的美味面包。Justin@KSK
3 days ago
A client walked in today with a shabby pair of slippers. We gave him a new Fipper donated slipper and the client was very happy. From now he won't have to worry of slipping on the wet floor while working in the wet market. 有一位客户今天穿着一双破旧拖鞋来到香积厨。我们送他一对新的Fipper拖鞋。客户感到十分高兴。在吧杀理做工的他从今天开始不必再怕滑道了。 Justin@KSK
3 days ago
Team making torma for Trakze and Gyenze Puja. By Puja House, 28 July'15
3 days ago
The torma flower are make in ice water to prevent the flower melt. Because the torma flowers are make from butter. By Puja House, 28 July'15
3 days ago
Before making torma,the major ingredient- oats; have to grind into powder. By Puja House, 28 July'15
3 days ago
Stay focus, calm, patient are required during torma Making. Even a simple act like coloring the torma need full concentration. Because this are offering to Buddha on behalf of sponsor. By Puja House, 28 July'15
3 days ago
Puja House team did torma flowers today. These flowers are make from butter. We learned from Monastery on the traditional of making Torma flower, which normally did in Tibet.By Puja House 28 July'15
4 days ago
We welcomed 17 members from Lions Club George Town Mutiara to our kitchen. Pastor Patsy

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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