February 21st, 2020: Update on the Annual Garcham (Sacred Masked Dance) at Drikung Kagyu Jangchubling. Due to heavy rain in Dehradun this event has been postponed until February 22nd.
February 20th, 2020: Update on the ‘Zurkha Gyatsa Ngodup Jungne’ empowerments and teachings by H.E. Jadho Rinpoche at Shelkar. Due to the unavailability of the monastery’s translator, there is no English translation on February 20th. An alternative translator is being sought by the monastery. We apologise on behalf of the monastery for the disappointment that this may cause. The webcast of the teachings and empowerments in Tibetan will continue as scheduled through February 21st, and then resume from February 25th to 27th.
February 15th, 2020: Update on the teachings by H.E. Professor Samdhong Rinpoche at Drepung Loseling. Due to a change in Rinpoche’s schedule, the teachings on ‘The Root Verses on the Wisdom of the Middle Way’ (Mulamadhyamaka-karika) are now scheduled to end two days early on February 18th.
January 31st, 2020: Update on the teachings by H.E. Kyabje Nubpa Rinpoche at Kagyu College. Rinpoche’s teaching on ‘The Essence of the Mahayana Teachings’ concluded on January 28th. From January 29th to 31st, Rinpoche gave the transmission and meditation instructions on the Five-fold Profound Path of Mahamudra. Translation is available in English. Schedule note: January 31st is the last day of the teaching; there is no teaching or webcast on February 1st.
January 2020: An invitation to Tibetan Centres worldwide. We are pleased to announce that Gompa is opening its much praised webcast platform to teaching centres and cultural organisations worldwide. The Gompa webcast platform has been specifically designed as an appropriate environment for the webcasting of teachings and related dharma events by senior lamas and teachers. There are no fees to teaching centres and cultural organisations for webcasting on Gompa; and all those viewing webcasts on Gompa have the option to make voluntary donations to the host teaching centre or cultural organisation. For details of the simple procedure and significant benefits of webcasting on the Gompa platform, please select here.
July 2019: Six new partners join Gompa. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Prayers and Pujas booking service, in addition to the Offerings to Sangha services, from Gyudmed Monastery in Hunsur and from the Ladakh Nuns Association in Leh. And we are pleased to announce the launch of the Offerings to Sangha services from Phyang Tashi Chozong (with the Prayers and Pujas booking service to launch soon). We are also pleased to announce the launch of the Offerings to Sangha services from Jampa Choling Nunnery in Kinnaur, Yangchen Choling Nunnery in Spiti, and Sanghamitra Institute and Nunnery in Bodhgaya.
An extensive range of Prayers and Pujas can be sponsored at forty-five partner monasteries and nunneries in India and Nepal. Gompa member-supporters can also send offerings, together with personal wishes and dedications, to any of the fifty-five partner monasteries and nunneries, using the free donation transfer service, at any time, or on auspicious days each month when special pujas, including Tara pujas, Medicine Buddha pujas and Protector pujas, are performed.
May 2019: We are delighted to announce that Gompa – Tibetan Monastery Services has already raised over USD $150,000 in sponsorships and donations for the partner monasteries and nunneries in India and Nepal. A primary aim of Gompa is to help support the monasteries and nunneries, together with social welfare projects in the local communities which they serve. We send our huge appreciation to everyone who has made this possible.
April 2019: New social welfare projects. We are pleased to announce the medical Clinic project at Gaden Shartse is accepting donations. Also accepting donations are two projects at Drepung Gomang: a Choera construction project; and a project to commission and install Holy Idols and Statues for Debate Hall Altar. Gompa member-supporters can make donations and dedications for these projects, or for general support at any of the partner monasteries and nunneries, by using the 'Offerings to Sangha' service. Offering donations can be made by credit or debit card, and there are no transfer fees. To view these social welfare projects, select 'Offerings to Sangha' on the homepage and then, following the on-screen links, select the partner monastery (either Gaden Shartse or Drepung Gomang) and then the option 'Make a donation for a social welfare project'.
January 2019: We are pleased to announce the launch of the Prayers and Pujas booking service, in addition to the Offerings to Sangha services, from Rigon Thupten Mindrolling in Odisha, Tserkarmo in Ladakh, Khamgar Druk Dharmakara College at Tashi Jong, Pangan Gonpa Samten Choekhorling in Manali, Shurishing Yungdrung Kundrakling in Sikkim, Gosok Phuntsok Choeling in Kathmandu, and Jamyang Choling Nunnery and Institute in Dharamsala.
December 2018: Give the gift of Gompa member-supporter benefits to family and friends by selecting the link Gift a Gompa membership.
June 2018: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from Rigon Tashi Choeling at Pharping.
December 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from Tharlam Monastery in Kathmandu. We are also pleased to announce the launch of prayers and pujas booking services from Dirru Samdup Dechen Chokhorling in Bir and Redna Menling Nunnery in Dolanji, and the launch of webcasting services from Sakya College in Dehradun.
October 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of webcasting services from Pullahari Monastery in Kathmandu.
July 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of webcasting services from the Geluk International Foundation in Mundgod, South India.
May 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from the following partner monasteries in the Kathmandu valley: Drikung Kagyu Rinchen Ling, International Buddhist Academy, Jonang Monastery, Sakya Tharig, Samtenling, Sangye Choeling, Shelkar Monastery and Woechen Thukje Choeling.
March 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Nunnery, Thrangu Tara Abbey Nunnery and Thrangu Tashi Choling monastery in Kathmandu. We are also pleased to announce the launch of prayers and pujas booking services from Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery at Namo Buddha.
February 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from Triten Norbutse monastery in Kathmandu.