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Announcing Our 2019 Spring and Summer Programs

We have set our schedule for spring and summer of 2019! We hope that you can join us for these events. 
Introduction to Buddhism
April 3 to 10, 2019
A one-week introduction to basic meditation and the fundamental teachings of Buddhism for people new to Buddhism and meditation. Taught in English
Clarifying the Natural State with Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
April 14 to 24, 2019
The first year of a three-year course on mahamudra taught by one of the great masters of its practice. A rare opportunity. Taught in Tibetan with translation into English and Mandarin. See for more information.
Beginner’s Tibetan
July 16 to September 10, 2019
An eight-week course for people who want to learn Tibetan from scratch. Starting with the alphabet, the course teaches basic conversation and how to read the Tibetan script fluently. For more details, see
Translation Workshop
July 24 to August 28, 2019
A five-week workshop for new translators to study translating short texts of different genres from Tibetan into English. Students will also participate in the abhidharma class, with an emphasis on dharma terminology for translators. See for more details.
Foundations in Abhidharma
July 24 to August 28, 2019
The first year of a multi-year course, this five-week program will focus on the first two chapters of Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Abhidharma, taught in English by Khenpo David Karma Choephel. See for more details.

Annual Summer Retreat (Yarney) 2018

Starting on 28th July 2018, 280 monks of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery will celebrate the annual Yarney or rainy-season retreat. The Yarney retreat is a tradition dating back to the time of the Buddha, who established the retreat so that his monks could gather for an intensive period of study and meditation every year. In addition, by staying in a single location for the duration of the rainy season, the monks avoided harming the many insects and other small beings that proliferate during the rains. A third benefit of the retreat is that it gives faithful patrons an opportunity to gather the accumulation of merit by sponsoring the monks as they perform pujas, study, and meditate.

This year, Yarney will be held for 45 days from 28th July until 9th of September. They will make a commitment to stay at the monastery, where they will hold daily pujas and engage in study, contemplation, and meditation.

Any person who would like to participate by sponsoring this retreat should contact  +977 9813431384 (Drimey Dawa), +977 9849349452 (Lhakpa Tashi), 9808128565 (Tenzin)

You can sponsor meals or make direct offerings to the Sangha (Sangha Dana).

Number of Sangha for Sangha Dana: 320

Amount per offering during Yarney:

  • Breakfast: $150 or Nrs.15000/- 
  • Lunch: $250 or Nrs. 25000/- 
  • Special Tea or Milk: $40 or Nrs. 4000/-
  • Boiled Eggs: $50 or Nrs. 5000/-
  • Whole Day Meal: $450 or Nrs.45000/- includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Special Tea

Webcast of the Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

We are pleased to announce that Gompa Services will webcast our Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation course to be held in Namo Buddha from April 23 to 30. Please visit for more information or to sign up for the webcast. The course will be recorded live and be available to view from May 1st onwards (the delay in uploading the webcasts being due to the long distance between Thrangu Tashi Yangtse and Kathmandu). We hope that you can join us either live or via the webcast. We hope you can join us either in person or over the web.

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