H.E. Ling Rinpoche Visits Kopan Monastery


Offering a mandala to H.E. Ling Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, October 2019. Photo by Geshe Thubten Jangchub.

Kopan Monastery welcomed His Eminence the Seventh Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in October 2019. Ani Fran (Ven. Fran Mohoupt), who is a manager at Kopan, shared the story of H.E. Ling Rinpoche’s visit to the monastery in Nepal.

H.E. Ling Rinpoche’s visit to Kopan Monastery was short and delightful. Rinpoche arrived before lunch on Monday, October 21. Geshe Thubten Jangchub traveled with him from Pharping to Kathmandu. On arrival, Rinpoche was welcomed in the Kopan courtyard by all the monks and quite a few students from the course at that time. He then proceeded to the gompa for the ritual welcome offering of a body, speech, and mind mandala, prayers, and the traditional sweet rice and tea. 


H.E. Ling Rinpoche teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, October 2019. Photo by Geshe Thubten Jangchub.

In the afternoon, Rinpoche gave a teaching to the assembly of monks and nuns, which was the oral transmission and short commentary on the “Foundation of all Good Qualities.”

During a short tour of the monastery grounds in the late afternoon with the manager Tenpa Choden, Rinpoche commented on the beautiful environment, the pure air, and how conducive this was to study and practice.

Rinpoche very kindly accepted a request by the course coordinator to give a short talk and take questions from the students in the evening. There was much laughter and delight at the wonderful teaching Rinpoche gave on the fleeting nature of the sensations we experience moment by moment, and how we cling to these very momentary sensations as permanent. Rinpoche then took some questions from the audience, followed by a group photo.

Rinpoche left early the next morning, for a quick visit to the nunnery, Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, where he gave oral transmissions, and then to his next destination, Samten Ling and Shelkar Monastery in Boudhanath.


H.E. Ling Rinpoche in the gompa at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, October 2019. Photo by Geshe Thubten Jangchub.

For more information about H.E. Ling Rinpoche’s schedule, visit Rinpoche’s website:

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H.E. Ling Rinpoche Visits Kopan Monastery