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Lama Dondrup Dorje

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Head of Studies

Company Description: Pathgate Institute of Buddhist Studies is currently involved in two areas of operation: A. The provision of education leading to the realisation of harmonious...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Palyul Nyingmapa Buddhist Association and Ireland
  • Founder
    Palyul Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist Association and Australia

Education

  • MBA degree
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Web References
Pathgate Institute of Buddhist Studies
www.pathgate.org, 30 June 2012 [cached]
Audio Teachings by Lama Dondrup Dorje
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Lama Dondrup Dorje instructed his students from around the world to join in with pujas at their respective local centres and to accumulate prayers for the Swift Rebirth of HH Penor Rinpoche.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje at the Namdroling Monastery in India who have recently become the recipients of the degree of Khenpo and Vajracharya.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje gave a series of vibrant demonstrations to illustrate the reason why Buddhadharma is the foundation of authentic classical internal arts practice. He also highlighted the impact Buddhadharma has in bringing harmony to every facet of our daily lives. Through endless vivid examples, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje repeatedly remind the students that true learning cannot even begin until we have completely renounced our reliance on personal logic which is the product of individual habit and preferences, and has nothing in common with the primordial wisdom of discriminative awareness, which is the result of successful Chan Ding practice through firm faith and devotion in taking refuge in the guidance of a qualified teacher.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje is a member of the Executive Committee, this month-long event with oral transmission of Nyingma Gyudbum by Togden Rinpoche, Kama Empowerment by Yangthang Rinpoche, and pith instruction by Khenchen Pema Sherab, attracted a record number of over 3000 Nyingma practitioners.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje immediately took steps to offer financial help to the KPC by diverting money to the KPC from the Pathgate Centre Fund, which was due to be used in paying off the mortgage for the main Pathgate Dharma Centre, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Wishing to encourage the many supporters of KPC around the world to play a bigger part in the fundraising effort, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje offered to match the amount pledged by donors during the final night of their fund-raising telethon on the 28th April. Being aware that this effort may still not have been sufficient, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje also offered to top up the difference in the short fall of donation that was needed to reach the total amount of $250,000 US dollars, to ensure the future of the KPC Temple was secured. As a result, the KPC temple, which Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje regarded as the extension of his Root Guru Penor Rinpoche's Enlightened Activities, was saved from the bank.
Location of the Samantabhadra Retreat Centre, Paro Valley, Bhutan
A plan to establish a Retreat Centre by Pathgate Institute in Bhutan through the joint effort of Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje and his Dharma friends from Namdroling Monastery has been quietly proceeding for several years.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje by Khenpo Sangay Wangdi (former Principal of Ngagyur Nyingma University at the Namdroling Monastery) and Khenpo Jurme Kunzang (former Abbot of the Singapore Palyul Centre). In response to their appeal, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje agreed to sponsor the initial construction of one two-storey retreat house and has since made good his words by providing full funding for its completion during the course of 2010.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje that he lost both his legs at a train accident when he was age 19, and that he was in the right place at the right time to learn a big lesson in life.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje went to the National Palace Museum in Taipei in September to visit an exhibition of extremely precious Tibetan Buddhist Artefacts that are usually kept in safe storage, he found himself pleasantly surprised to come face to face with a statue of Drakpa Gyaltsen (1147-1216) - one of the founding patriarchs of Sakya Vajrayana tradition in Tibet.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje was accompanied by several students from Hong Kong and Singapore. During their stay in Taipei, they were well looked after by his many Dharma friends there. Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje would like to expresses his heart-felt gratitude to the thoughtful hospitality he received from his friends in Taiwan and he looks forward to meeting up with them in the near future.
Personal Gift of Rock Crystal from Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo Personal gift of Rock Crystal from Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo flanked by Wealth Vases blessed by the late Holiness Penor Rinpoche
On his return to the UK in July after having completed a teaching tour of the Far East and Australia, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje was greeted by the arrival of a most excellent gift of rock crystal from Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo, founder of Kunzang Odsal Palyul Changchub Choling (KPC), a Vajrayana Buddhist Organization of the Nyingma Palyul Lineage, in Poolesville, Maryland, USA. The unexpected gift was a gesture of gratitude from Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo in appreciation of Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje's financial support in saving the temple of Kunzang Odsal Palyul Changchub Choling a few months earlier when the KPC was given just 5 days to find US$250,000 to pay off a bank note that was secured against the temple property.
On being informed of their predicament, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje made the prompt decision to redirect money from the Pathgate Centre Fund which was meant to pay off the outstanding mortgage owed by his own Pathgate Dharma Centre in the UK, to the KPC's bank account in the USA so that the KPC temple property will not be lost to the bank and in doing so, preserve the Dharma activity of his root guru, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.
The rock crystal from Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo has now been placed in Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje's personal shrine room amongst the many precious gifts he received from his root guru, the late Holiness Penor Rinpoche.
Pathgate Institute of Buddhist Studies
www.pathgate.org, 30 June 2012 [cached]
Audio Teachings by Lama Dondrup Dorje
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Lama Dondrup Dorje is the Principal of the Pathgate Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Founder of the Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Association in the United Kingdom, Greece and Australia.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje was one of the selected few who had the blessing and consent of the late Holiness to accompany him on his travels outside the monastery.
Encouraged by the late Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche to propagate Buddha Dharma in the West, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje, has been actively teaching and establishing many Buddhist Communities around the world. He has also been tasked by the late Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche to oversee the discipline and education of the first Palyul Western Ordained Community in Europe.
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Dondrup is the personal name of Shakyamuni Buddha, while Dorje is the Vajrayana Symbol representing the Oneness of Nirvana and Samsara - that which transcends the boundary of liberation and suffering.
Text of Rinchen Terzod
From his Root Guru, the late Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje received extensive instruction on a range of Vajrayana practices, particularly that of the Dzogchen lineage, which includes Ngondro (the preliminary practice of Dzogchen known as 'Buddhahood In The Palm Of Your Hand'), Tsalung - (Tummo - mystic heat yoga which purifies obscuration), Togal (Leap Over - which cultivates pure vision of a realised Bodhisattva), and Trekcho (Cutting Through - which generates the recognition of naked awareness).
He also received many precious rare transmissions such as Rinchen Terzod (comprising the entire cycle of over 700 Nyingmapa practices), Namcho Dzogchen (over 800 practices unique to the Palyul Lineage); Nyingthig Yab Zhi (the four most profound teachings from the Longchen Nyingthig Lineage) and Terzod Kagyama (the secret empowerment given only to Lineage Holders or High Lamas).
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Lama Dondrup Dorje received many additional transmissions of Buddhist Treatises and Commentaries by the ancient masters such as Acharya Nargajuna, Acharya Shantideva, Acharya Shantarakshita, Acharya Chandrakirti, Mipham Rinpoche, Patrul Rinpoche, Lord Maitreya, Longchenpa, Dudjom Lingpa among many others.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje travels regularly to give Dharma teaching to students in Europe, Australia and the Far East. He has, to date, produced and made available worldwide many educational media for free distribution, such as Audio Dharma Teaching, Thangka and the dvd film 'The Compassionate World of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche' that has a selection of 12 different languages in commentary.
Over the years, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje has actively sponsored the translation, printing and free distribution of Dharma books in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, USA, UK, Greece, Ireland, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and many other countries He is the editor for three translated Tibetan Prayer Texts: 'Wish-Granting Attainments - Namdroling Monastery Daily Prayer', 'The Wish-Granting Tree of Enlightenment - Prayer for the Annual Nyingma Monlam Chenmo', and 'The Stairway to the Pure Lands - Prayer of the Palyul Nyingma Tradition'.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje has also extended to the support of a diversity of Dharma projects, charities, and countless different individuals from around the world.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje tirelessly applies himself by utilising a variety of skillful means to help all beings in accordance to their karmic condition to attain not only temporal happiness in this life but also lasting happiness in future lives.
Pathgate Institute of Buddhist Studies
www.pathgate.org, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Audio Teachings by Lama Dondrup Dorje
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The Retreat offers 12 days intensive study of Buddha Dharma, Meditation and Energy Yoga with Lama Dondrup Dorje, a long time disciple of H.H. Penor Rinpoche, the 11th Throne Holder of the Tibetan Palyul Nyingmapa Buddhist Tradition. Lama Dondrup Dorje is the Head of Studies of the Pathgate Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Founding Director of the Palyul Nyingmapa Buddhist Association in the United Kingdom, Greece and Ireland. He is also a world-renowned Master Teacher of Healing Energy & Classical Chinese Internal Arts.
A sample of the daily schedule at the retreat includes:
Lama Dondrup Dorje at the Pathgate Summer Retreat
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There will be ample free periods in the afternoon for the students to relax by the beach, swim, snorkel, or spend time with Lama Dondrup Dorje - a perfect opportunity to ask further questions about the teachings of the day.
Pathgate Institute of Buddhist Studies
www.pathgate.org, 30 June 2012 [cached]
Audio Teachings by Lama Dondrup Dorje
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Lama Dondrup Dorje with fellow Lamas, Tulkus, Khenpos, and Lopens at the teaching. Sitting to his right is Choying Gyaltsen Rinpoche, the sponsor of this year's event.
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Dinner given in honor of Khenchen Pema Sherab by members of the organising committee of The Association for the Preservation of Ngagyur Kama Tradition. Sitting next to Lama Dondrup Dorje is Khenpo Gyurme Tsultrim, the Chairman of the Association.
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For the year 2008, 390 new beds were offered by Lama Dondrup Dorje to the Ngagyur Nyingma Junior School, which has at present 1600 young monks undergoing an eight-year junior school academic programme. In response to a request made by Khenpo Tsering Namgyal, the School Principal, Lama Dondrup Dorje has agreed to take care of the full cost of the extension project to increase the size of the Staff Meeting Room to cater for the increasing number of teachers at the school.
Ultrasonic devices installed in the Golden Temple
The Golden Temple at the Namdroling Monastery has, for several years, been plagued by the pest of bird droppings from pigeons, which adopted the interior of the temple as their home. The condition of the bird pest got to such a serious state that a plan to install bird nets in the temple to protect the statues from further fouling from the pigeons had even been considered. In the summer of 2007, Lama Dondrup Dorje presented a plan of alternative action to His Holiness Penor Rinpoche on how to eliminate this problem. Curtain of large wooden beads at the entrance to the Golden Temple Having had discussion with experts on pest control in the UK, Lama Dondrup Dorje put forward the suggestion of installing ultrasonic devices, which emit ultrasonic sound that is inaudible to human ears but causes irritation to the birds with a sound much like that of a car alarm. Upon permission of His Holiness, Lama Dondrup Dorje made trips to the monastery to supervise the installation of twenty-four individual units of ultrasonic speakers and control boxes.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje (left) and Lopon Phuntsho Gyeltshen (right) working together at Namdroling Monastery
The sponsorship of Translation projects in 2008 continues with the imminent publication of two new prayers books in English: the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo Prayer Book and the Palyul Choe Chyod. It is the first time that these two books have been translated into English. Both books feature original Tibetan text with English phonetics and meaning. Translated by Lopon Phuntsho Gyeltshen of Ngagyur Nyingma Institute and edited by Lama Dondrup Dorje. The translation and publication of both prayer books has been sponsored by Pathgate Partnership Programme, and are being published by Namdroling Monastery in conjunction with Pathgate Institute for Buddhist Studies.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje with Rev. Sumeda and Rev. Mahinda in Cyprus
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On a recent visit by Lama Dondrup Dorje to the drought-ridden island of Cyprus, which was preceded by auspicious signs, with rainfall the day before he arrived and also during his stay there, Lama Dondrup Dorje gave teaching on a range of subjects, which cover Buddhist Medicine and Healing, Meditation and Medical Qigong. He was also invited to visit the local Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple, which serves the 20,000 Sri Lankans living and working on the island. There he met with the Temple's resident monks, Rev. Sumeda and Rev. Mahinda, who kindly invited him to join them for lunch, which comprised of Sri Lankan food cooked by the Sri Lankan community. During the course of the visit, Lama Dondrup Dorje exchanged views with his hosts on a wide range of topics on the Buddhist Paths which are common to the Hinayana Path they follow and the Vajrayana Path which Lama Dondrup Dorje represents. The visit undoubtedly goes a long way to promoting friendship and understanding between Dharma brothers from two different Buddhist traditions.
Lama Dondrup Dorje with Master Shi Chang Ming and students at Lin Yan Xue Chu in Sydney, Australia
Two weeks later, Lama Dondrup Dorje was invited to visit Lin Yan Xue Chu - a Chinese Buddhist Temple in Sydney, Australia.
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The abbot, Master Shi Chang Ming who is a disciple of Master Quan Hui in Hong Kong, welcomed Lama Dondrup Dorje with a most splendid lunch prepared by the Chinese speaking sangha of the temple. Although Master Shi Chang Ming has been practising Chan Meditation for over twenty years, she was keen to find out more about the remedy on how to overcome the pitfalls of meditation and put forward questions to Lama Dondrup Dorje on the subject of calming the mind. Lama Dondrup Dorje directed their attention to the usefulness of Shinay (one-pointed focus meditation) of both the Mahayana and Vajrayana Paths, which allow the mind to relax within its own nature by replacing all thoughts with one single focus. At the request of Master Shi Chang Ming, Lama Dondrup Dorje gave some instruction on sitting qigong practice that prepares the mind for Chan meditation.
Lama Dondrup Dorje is due to visit Cyprus in early December 2008 and Australia in late February 2009.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje with Reverend Marc Palmer outside St. Chad's Church
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The teaching was attended by members of the congregation who offered khatas in welcoming Lama Dondrup Dorje to the church.
During the talk, Lama Dondrup Dorje spoke of the common ground between Buddhist and Christian teachings, and the need for all people, regardless of faith, to begin by being a good person, to calm their minds and not to be overwhelmed by emotion and opinion, giving others the benefit of the doubt and not judging others.
Encouraging the congregation to follow the teachings of their own faith, Lama Dondrup Dorje explained the value of the teaching of Jesus in advising us to 'love thy neighbour', and showing that followers of the teaching of Jesus, just as the followers of the teachings of Buddha, should think of other people first. As Lama Dondrup Dorje explained 'All the happiness the world contains comes from wishing happiness for others, and all the suffering the world contains comes from wishing happiness for ourselves.'
Lama Dondrup Dorje then gave an explanation of the principle of Buddhist meditation practice, which is known as Shinay in Tibetan, Chan in Chinese and Zen in Japanese. This explanation included instruction on the quiet sitting practice of watching the breath, and the practice which can be applied throughout the whole day of bringing your mind back to the teaching. Lama Dondrup Dorje highlighted the benefit of returning the mind to the thought of loving kindness for all beings, and encouraged church-goers to use this to replace other thoughts.
Pathgate Institute of Buddhist Studies
www.pathgate.org, 22 July 2011 [cached]
Audio Teachings by Lama Dondrup Dorje
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Lama Dondrup Dorje focussed retreatants attention on a systematic examination of The Five Aggregates.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje to those students qualified to receive in accordance to the lineage of the Secret Refuge and the Chan tradition.
To facilitate the ease of learning for students from different countries who had difficulties in understanding English, simultaneous translation of the teaching was available in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, French, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.
The next Pathgate Summer Retreat is scheduled to take place in August 2010. For details of other upcoming teachings by Lama Dondrup Dorje, please visit Teaching Schedule
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Lama Pema Tsewang Sherpa (left) and Lama Dondrup Dorje (right)
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A long-time friend of Lama Dondrup Dorje, Lama Pema Tsewang Sherpa had spent over five years as a resident lama at the Hong Kong Palyul Dharma Centre from the late 90s before returning to Namdroling Monastery in India to complete a three year-three month retreat at the Samten Oseling Retreat Centre.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje gave a three-hour discourse on the Meaning of the Heart Sutra in Singapore during his recent visit there. In spite of the short length of the sutra, which contains only 260 words in its Chinese version, Heart Sutra (Sherab Nyingpo) embodies the heart essence of the teaching contains within the 25,000 verses of the Sutra of the Great Perfection Of Wisdom. It was Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje's intention to give only a brief explanation on the meaning of this sutra due to the lack of time available and the vastness of the subject involved, but he succeeded in conveying to the students the message behind the sutra through a concise explanation that covered both the Tibetan version of the sutra as well as the much shorter Chinese version.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje, please click Teaching Schedule
Malaysia Welcomes Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje
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Lama Dondrup Dorje travelled on to Selangor where he had a late dinner with his students there before settling in for the night.
Some of the students who attended the teaching on 'Buddhist Medicine and Healing' at the Selengor Centre of the Buddhist Gem Fellowship
During his stay in Malaysia, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje gave a series of teachings at the invitation of various Buddhist Groups. At the Selengor Centre of the Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Ven.
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Lama Dondrup Dorje has decided to teach this classic text at this year's Pathgate Summer Retreat in Greece. For details, click Summer Retreat
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