Serpom Thoesam Norling Monastery

Serpom Thoesam Norling Monastery is situated in the Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement of Mysore, India. The monastery has a population of over 500 monks and has produced innumerable scholars, Buddhist masters, yogis, reincarnated tulkus, philosophers, and scholars.

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His Eminence Domo Geshe Rinpoche

His Eminence Domo Geshe Rinpoche

Lamas December 17, 2015 5 1,468

In 1937, His Eminence the 2nd Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche was born into the Enchey Kazi family, a prominent and well-respected family in Sikkim. It is said that when he was born, many miraculous signs were seen and flowers blossomed around his parents’ home.

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His Eminence Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche

Born in the Tibetan Year of the Earth Mouse (1948) in Eastern Tibet, His Eminence Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche was recognised as the 4th incarnation of his lineage by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang.

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His Eminence Achok Rinpoche

His Eminence Achok Rinpoche

Lamas August 12, 2015 5 669

In 1976, an erudite young lama of the Gelugpa tradition, His Eminence Achok Rinpoche was born in Bomdila, Eastern India and was recognised as the 4th incarnation of Achok Rinpoche of Lithang, Tibet by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang.

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His Eminence Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche

Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche was an eminent Lama and renowned scholar of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was also one of the most senior Tibetan Buddhist masters to bring the holy teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to the West.

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Initiations in Serpom Monastery by Venerable Achok Rinpoche

Achok Rinpoche confidently conferred the Yamantaka initiation and commentary on 17 – 18 January 2015 in Serpom Monastery, which he had received from Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche and Geshe Yeshe Wangchuk.

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H.E. Achok Rinpoche Gives Initiations in Serpom Monastery

On 17 – 19 January 2015, His Eminence Achok Rinpoche gave a series of initiations in Serpom Monastery. Achok Rinpoche conferred the Yamantaka empowerment and commentary, followed by the White Manjushri and Medicine Buddha initiations.

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Saga Dawa Teachings by Achok Rinpoche

The images below capture Venerable Achok Rinpoche giving teachings and the oral transmission of Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice at Serpom Monastery in conjunction with the holy celebrations of Saga Dawa in 2014.

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Meeting Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche in New York

December 2013 saw a reunion of two great minds when His Eminence Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche paid a visit to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in New York, accompanied by Venerable Zawa Rinpoche and Achok Rinpoche.

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