|Norbu Choling Center is a Singapore based non-profit organization committed to servicing humanity by providing opportunities to serve and learn from the monks and lineage masters from the 11th century Key Monastery in Spiti, Himalayas India.
Key Monastery is founded by Dromton, the pupil of the Great Master Atisha Dipamkara founder of Kadam School. Today, it still remains as the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and home to 350 monks at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea-level.
H.E Lochen Rinpoche is our Spiritual Director who is the 19th reincarnation of the Great Translator Rinchen Zangpo (year 958 - 1055) of Tibet, - one of the greatest scholars and artists of the century.
This simple website aims to create a connection to our kind teachers' through an archive of video teachings on YOUTUBE, gift of prayers though our regular centre activities and an insight to Spiti to the world via cyberspace.
H.E Lochen Rinpoche : " We are like a patient, we are sick. We need a good doctor, good medicine, good facilities and we want to be cured. We want good treatment. There are two things here, we want to be cured and also for the time being, we want to be relieved from the pain. So we need painkillers and at the same time we need treatment. If you keep eating pain killers and do not get the right treatment, you cannot be cured.
So, making prayers, pujas and rituals - they are like painkillers and we need them for the time being. But that is not enough for us to get liberated, to get liberated we need formal treatment. The formal treatment can be found once we know how to practice Buddha's Dharma."
|Norbu Choling Center is supported by committee members and volunteers under the kind guidance of Venerable Geshe Dorje Tenzin and a team of visiting monks from the Key Monastery .
Meeting Tulku Tenzin Lekshe Rinpoche this Vesak Day! He was born 1984 in Lari, Spiti (India), is the incarnation of Kachen Tashi Dorje who was a great scholar honoured with the title " Kachen" - the highest doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy, a teacher at the renowned Tashi Lhunpo Monastic University and a master in Buddhist Tantra. The renowned Kachen Rinpoche became the first tutor to H.E Lochen Tulku Rinpoche and played an important part in the establishment of the institution.
Tulku Tenzin Lekshe Rinpoche was recognised as Kachen Rinpoche by H.H the Dalai Lama at the age of 4 and started his education in Gaden Shartse Monastery, received many initiations and teachings from renowned gurus such as HH the Dalai Lama and the late Lati Rinpoche. He holds the award " Master of the Year in the Studies of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy 2014" at Gaden Shartse Norling Monastic University.