THE NGORPA CENTERS

THE MOTHER MONASTERY OF NGOR EWAM TCHEU DEN AT MANDUWALLA IN INDIA

After the escape of the tibetans from the invasion of their country by the communist chinese in 1959, and with the goal to preserve the Buddhist doctine, numerous monasteries have little by little been reconstructed in different regions of India and in neighbouring countries.

It was in 1978 that the monastery of Ngor Ewam Tcheu Den was established in northern India in the area named Manduwala.

The construction of the temple and the monk's living quarters wasn't completed until 1988. Today, the monastery shelters a community of around 200 monks of which many are children. They spend their days in the study and the practice, as well as in the recitation of long rituals, thus maintaining the precious tradition of this lineage, enabling it to prosper.

Every day, the monks recite the Ritual for the Progress of the Doctrine, and the ritual of Dolma as well as the long ritual dedicated to the Protectors. Each year, on certain dates fixed by the lunar calendar, grand rituals are held with construction of mandalas of colored powder, etc..

In addition, the rituels of the seven mandalas of the Ngorpa tradition as well as others are accomplished, such as that of Tsepame (Amitayus) or of Kunrig Nampar sNang mDze. Other rituals are also accomplished at the demand of benefactors. The monastery consists of a large and beautiful temple, a large library under the process of construction, monk's chambers, a school, and the houses of four "Ladrang" from where the Lamas direct the monastery, which are the Phende Ladrang, Luding Ladrang, Thartse Ladrang and Khangsar Ladrang.

In India and in the neighbouring countries, as well as in Asia and in many other foreign countries, there exist a large number of monasteries and religious centers associated with this mother monastery.

THE CENTERS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HIS EMINENCE PHENDE RINPOCHE

NGOR EWAM PHENDE LING
3 rue du Bout de la Ville
27180 Les Ventes

Tel: 0232678527

(on days of activity indicated on the program)

The tibetan buddhist center Ngor Ewam Phende Ling is located in Normandy, close to the city of Evreux, approximately 100 km from Paris. Its proximity to the capital permits an arrival in a little more than an hour either by train or by automobile.

The center was established in 1975 by His Eminence Phende Rinpoche, and is found in the middle of a village surrounded by forests.

We have available a large temple with walls entirely painted in tibetan style images, which shelters also a large beautiful statue of the Buddha nearly four meters high. The new construction consists of thirteen chambers, each equipped with a lavatory and a shower shared between two rooms.

The center also has a large building for the library and for meetings. Another new building has been remodeled into a kitchen-cafeteria. Other areas which can be used for sleeping, workshop (studio) or garage are also available on the property.

The purpose of the center

1. A center of retreat and practice

The collective retreats of variable length are organized regularily with a theme and hours indicated in the teaching schedules regularily established.

2. A center of teaching

His Eminence Phende Rinpoche regularily gives teachings on all aspects of buddhist theory and practice at periods and for precise lengths as indicated in the programs that one can obtain by simply sending a self-addressed stamped envelope.

3. A center of reception

The weekends of reflection on the buddhist engagement are regularily held to give each one the time and the possibility to explore the diverse aspects of buddhist wisdom before deciding about their eventual commitment.

It is necessary to be a member of the ACBT (minimum dues of 200 French Francs per year) to participate in the diverse activities. When joining in collective retreat or practice sessions, it's also necessary to be a member of the Ngor Ewam Phende Ling "cult" association (same dues as the ACBT). Those who sleep and eat their meals at the center must also pay a daily fee of 80 francs, reduced to 20 francs in the case of participation only in the teachings (excluding meals and sleeping arrangements).

IN PARIS

See the program on

SAKYA NGOR EWAM PHENDE LING
9 rue Ste Anastase
75003 Paris

IN TAIWAN

NGOR EWAM PHENDE LING
7F, #65, Neihu Chen Gong Rd
sect.5, Neihu, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Tél :(886) 226329340
Fax : (886) 226329341

This center is located in the Neihu quarter of Taipei. The temple is decorated in the tibetan style, and can hold up to 150 people at a time.

A large number of teachings are regularily transmitted and several weekly practices are held.

NGOR EWAM TCHEU LING

At Tainan, in the south of the island.

Contact the center in Taipei for any information concerning the functioning of this center.