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Hong kong Urgen Dorjee Choling Buddhist Center

Khenpo Sange Rangjung


Khenpo Sange Rangjung Rinpoche was born on 25th March 1960 at Garjang Village, ward no.2, Ramechhap District, Janakpur Zone in the Eastern Himalayan region of Nepal. He is son of Tennyima lama and Dadolma Lama. His name was bestowed by His Holiness Dodjyom Rinpoche when he was two months old. During his parents pilgrim visit to kalimpong. Khenpo Sange Rangjung became a monk at the age of seven at Samten Chholing Monastery in Thodong, Ramechhap, Nepal where he studied the preliminary and primary level of Buddhist studies for 7 years. He was then transferred to Yanglashyod Rigzin Drubpi Gatsal Monastery of his holiness Jyadral Sange Dorjee Rinpoche in Pharping Kathmandu Nepal. This was the time when he received the blessing of his holiness Jyadral Sange Dorjee Rinpoche for continuation of his studies in Buddhism. During his four years at this monastery, Khenpo studies the Nyingthig Ngondro (phurba Yog) three roots of Guru, Deva, and Dhakini and received empowerments (Abhishek – Vijrayana Secret) from his holiness Penor Rinpoche and other Buddhist Masters. In 1979, Khenpo advanced his studies by learning the Sutric studies from Khenpo Daser Rinpoche and tantra from Khenpo Dukchung Rinpoche for one year. In 1980 with a goal of excelling studies in the philosophies of the great Buddhist scholars, Khenpo Sange Rangjung was enrolled at Ngagyur Nyingma institute, Namdroling Monastery, in Mysore which is the prestigious Buddhist Studies and Research Center Founded by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in India. During the ten years at Ngagyur Nyingma institute he received various teachings and gained wide range of knowledge about Buddhist philosophies and practices of Great Buddhist scholars and Khenpo Studied the philosophy of Mahayana Hinayana and  Vajrayana from very outstanding Khenpos and great Buddhist Masters. He also received blessing of empowerment and perfected the art of meditation from His Holiness Khenche Rinpoche, H.H Dodupchen Rinpoche, H.H thulsik Rinpoche, H.H Dodjom Rinpoche and H.H Penor Rinpoche. Beside this, he completed the retreat of Guru, Deva Dhakini also the four foundations; Buddhist yoga under the Vajrayana, Kerim (Ganeration stage), and Dzogchhen. While studying at the university. He taught primary level students at the monastery for three years (1983-1986) and also taught Secondary level students for 4 years in 1990 Khenpo completed studies and achieved the Masters’ Degree in the Arts with First class honors. Following the Masters Degree, he was assigned to give lectures and teachings to students at same university for two years. In 1993, Khenpo returned to Kathmandu, Nepal and continued giving his lectures and teachings to students of Sechhen Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal for one year. He received teaching on entire range of Buddhist Philosophy, Meditation and ritual practices after studying for decades. On completion of his P.H.D studies in Buddhist Philosophy and in recognition teaching excellent teaching abilities. He was awarded Certificate of Doctorate, the tittle of Khenpo (Professor of Buddhist Studies and Spiritual Preceptor) by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in January 1994. As a Khenpo (Professor), He continued giving lectures and teachings  students of University of Ngagyur Nyingma Institute for one year and and then returned to Kathmandu Nepal in 1995. Beneficiaries of Khenpo Sange Rangjung Rinpoche following permission from HH Penor Rinpoche, Khenpo Sange Rangjung established a small monastery and retreat Center at Pharping, on 6th march 1995. As time progressed, the number of students increased and he founded Ngagyur Nyingma Palyul Urgen Chholing Monastery, institute (Shedra), Retreat Center and secondary School at same location. Currently (as of April 2016) there are 400 students studying in the Monastery. Khenpo Sange Rangjung Rinpoche conducts various Dharma and ritual Pooja (prayers) including world Peace Prayers and teaching of Buddha in Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong Buddhist Centers annually. He is very active through his regular teaching and transmission of empowerment to his disciple and Buddhist monks and layman in Nepal and Buddhist Centers located overseas. Responsibilities Khenpo Sange Rangjung Rinpoche is responsible of management, supervising and financing all the cost and expenses of the monastery to provide free education, Clothing, food and shelter, other various logistic support and basic healthcare services as a chief Master various Monasteries and Centers in Nepal and overseas. Khenpo is responsible for giving teachings, transmissions and empowerments of Buddha in the Monasteries and Centers. He also responsible for supervising and providing experienced qualified teachers and Dharma Gurus (Lopons and Khenpos) to various associated Monasteries to teach students and local people about Buddhism within and abroad. Khenpo Sange Rangjung Rinpoche is the founder of Ngagyur Nyingma Palyul Urgen Dorjee Chholing Monastey, Institute, Retreat Center and Secondary School located at Dakshinkali-12, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal. He is also the President and Chief Master of the following organization, monastery and Buddhist Center 

1. Chief Master of Urgen Dorjee Chholing Buddhist Center in 20 A Opal Crescent, Singapore 

2. Chief Master of Nyingma Hu Leng So, Pho Sho Hoy, Taipei City, Nehu Chui Chang Nanche 103, 2F, Taiwan 

3. Chief Master of Nyingma Palyul D.N. Vajra Dharma Chakra Center, No. 7 Line 26 Thayon Shen, Pada City,HouChownagChe,Taiwan 

4. Chief Master of Hong Kong Urgen Dorjee Choling Buddhist Center, 2/F., Block A40, Kwan Lok Sun Tsuen, Long Yip St. YeunLong, NewTerritories, Hong Kong 

5. Chief Master of Tashi Chholing Monastery, Ward No. 10, Kakadvitta, Jhapa, Mechi, Nepal 

6. Chief Master of Urgen Tengyeling Monastery & Lama School, Mabu V.D.C. Ward No. 5, Ilam, Nepal 

7. Chief Master of Sangdok Palri Monastery, Sakhe Jung V.D.C. Ward No. 5, Rakshy, Ilam Nepal 

8. Chief Master of Ngagyur Nyingma Dargyeling Monastery, Bir Village, Ward No. 6, Mabu V.D.C., Ilam, Nepal 

9. Chief Master of Palyul Sangag Chholing Monastery & Sherab Raldri Ling School, Sangkha Bung VDC, Ward6,NayaBazaar      Ilam,Nepal 

10. Chief Master of Changma Urgen Chholing Gonpa, Bamti Bhandar VDC, Ward No. 3, Ramechhap, Nepal 

11. Chief Master of Golek Palyul Changchhup Chhilong, Goli Gumba Ward No.8, Solukhumbu, Nepal 

12. Chief Master of    Urgen Chhokuiling, Mabu VDC, Ward No.8, Ilam, Nepal 

13. Chief Master of Urgen Longkuiling, Peyang VDC. Ward No.1, Ilam, Nepal 

14. Chief Master of Dharan Palyul Dechenling (Sherpa Gonpa), Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal 

15. Working Committee Member of Nyingma Molum Chenpo, Buddha Gaya, India


Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Thekchok Rinpoche

Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Thekchok Rinpoche is a Buddhist Philosopher (Professor of Buddhist Studies). He began studying and practicing traditional monastic education at the age of 8 as a monk at Nyingma Samten Choling Monastery. In 1991 he enrolled at Nyingma Institute Taktse in Sikkim, India for higher level of education and graduated master’s degree in 1999.
He completed studies and research on all thirteen great treatises and tantras of Buddhist philosophy along with Tibetan Grammar and Language and was conferred with doctorate (PhD certificate) in Buddhist philosophy and Khenpo title by Nyingma institute Taktse, Sikkim, India in 2002. He also received full Bhikshu ordination from H.H. Pema Norbu “Penor” Rinpoche and including H.E. Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche in 2002.
He received empowerments, oral transmission and monastic education from His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche, His Holiness Pema Norbu (“Penor”) Rinpoche, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, H.H. Trulshik Rinpoche, H.H. Dodrup Rinpoche, H.E. Thupten Plzang Rinpoche, H.E. Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, H.E. Khen Rinpoche Thupten, H.E. Khenchen Pemba Sherab and H.E. Rigzin Dorjee Rinpoche.
He has been teaching monastic education and Buddhist philosophy for over 15 years. He taught students of Nyingma Institute Taktse, Sikkim, India for 8 years, Himalayan Buddhist Institute, Solu, Nepal one year and Ngagyur Nyingma Palyul Urgen Dorjee Chholing Monastery, Lama School (Sedra), Kathmandu, Nepal from 2005 to 2010.
Currently he is at Hong Kong Urgen Dorjee Choling Buddhist Center, in Yuen Long, Hong Kong as a Vice Chief and spiritual preceptor/professor of Buddhist studies.
Khenpo Ngawang Thekchok is Author, Translator and Editor of the following publications:

Author of the following publications:

~ Brief Introduction of Stupa (written in Nepali; published in 2009)
~ Monastery Social Education Text Books for grades 1 – 10 (written in Tibetan; published in 2011)
~ History of the Sherpa Language (written in Nepali; 2010)
Translated the following publications:
~ Phowa (Transferring of consciousness); published in 2006
~ Nyingthik Ngondro, (Preliminary Practice); published in 2008
~ Chagrab Choga (Sadhana of prostration); published in 2009
~ Kyabdo (Taking Refuse); published in 2010
~ Nyenne Choga (Brief Ritual Sadhana Vow of Kriya Yoga); published in 2011
~ Ngondro Chanchup Nyurlam  (Brief Preliminary Practice);  published in 2011
~ Dainik Poja Bidhi (Daily practice) Published in 2012
~ Nyingma Chhocho (Collection of ritual) Published in 2013
~ Rigzin Dupa (Bidhyadhara Samuchaya) Published in 2017 
~ Namcho Ngondro (Preliminary practice) Published in 2018 

Editor of the following publications:
~ Great Sherpa Dictionary; published in 2005
~ Namo Ratna Trayaya; published in 2006
~ Nepal Nyingma Darpan(Mirror of Nyingma); published in 2010