Announcements

  • The Centre is currently closed for any residential programs or drop-in activities due to the international covid-19 situation.

  • Please watch this space for any updates!

  • The Centre is currently closed for any residential programs or drop-in activities due to the international covid-19 situation.

  • Please watch this space for any updates!

ABOUT US

Choe Khor Sum Ling (CKSL) is a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition. We’re located in Southern India, in the Bengaluru city of Karnataka. We have a quiet colorful temple which is open for lectures and structured courses. The use of our well-stocked library of Dharma books for loan is open to all.

CKSL is affliated with FPMT – website: fpmt.org. If a centre is affiliated with FPMT, it means that the centre follows the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It means that the centre uses FPMT’s educational programs and material, created in the unique lineage of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

CKSL was founded by local students, after His Holiness the Dalai Lama requested one of His most devoted disciples, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, to support a Buddhist centre. Since then FPMT registered teachers have been coming weekly to CKSL to teach and lead our spiritual program.

Choe Khor Sum Ling

ONGOING COURSES

Meditation 101 with Venerable Namjong
Geshe Tenzin Zopa.
Starts Saturday, 9th January, at 4pm IST.
Last session, Saturday, 13th February.
Geshe Tenzin Zopa.
Starts Saturday, 9th January, at 4pm IST.
Last session, Saturday, 13th February.
A session every Saturday at 4 pm IST
  • all sessions live on Zoom. Recordings will be provided but we encourage you to rely more on live sessions
  • A complete beginner can also register. However, commitment to the course is expected and an important eligibility criteria

Note: the course requires a fee of INR 2400. Indian students can check the bank details via the website cksl.in.

Please write to info@cksl.in after the transfer is done.

Request the internationals to write to info@cksl.in for transfer details

Ongoing Events

An Open Heart Conversation With Kabir Saxena
An Open Heart Conversation With Kabir Saxena
December 13th, 2020

HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

Inspiration and Guide of the FPMT and Choe Khor Sum Ling

dalailama.com His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. His Holiness was born on 6 July 1935 in Taktser village in northeastern Tibet to a peasant family. His Holiness was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation the 13th Dalai Lama and is an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion. His Holiness began his monastic education at the age of six. At twenty three he passed his final examination with honours and was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree, equivalent to a doctorate of Buddhist philosophy. His Holiness describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. In 1959, with the brutal suppression of the Tibetan national uprising by the Chinese, His Holiness was forced to escape to India. Since then he has been living in Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan Government in exile. His Holiness has received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates and prizes in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion.

KYABJE LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE

Founder and Spiritual Director of the FPMT and Choe Khor Sum Ling

fpmt.org Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born in 1946 in Thami, in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, not far from Lawudo cave where his predecessor had meditated for the last 20 years of his life. The Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959 forced him to forsake Tibet for the safety of Bhutan. Rinpoche then went to the Tibetan refugee camp in West Bengal, India, where he met Lama Yeshe, who became his closest teacher. The Lamas went to Nepal in 1967, and over the next few years built Kopan and Lawudo Monasteries. In 1971 Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the first of his famous annual lam-rim retreat courses, which continue at Kopan to this day. When Lama Yeshe passed away in 1984, Lama Zopa Rinpoche became the spiritual head of the FPMT, which has continued to flourish under his peerless leadership. Rinpoche’s published teachings include Wisdom Energy (with Lama Yeshe), Transforming Problems, and a number of transcripts and practice booklets.

Our TEACHERS

Geshe Tenzin Namdak

Geshe Tenzin Namdak

Born in Netherlands; in 1994, on the advice of Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, he moved to Dharamsala. In 1996, he received full ordination vows from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In April 2016, Venerable Namdak became the first Westerner to have completed the Geshe study program in Sera Jey Monastery.

Venerable Tenzin Legtsok

Venerable Tenzin Legtsok

Born in Virginia, USA, he is currently in Geshe Studies Program at Sera Jey Monastery. He has been ordained as a Buddhist monk since 2001. He’s been teaching regularly at CKSL since 2003, its inception

Venerable Tenzin Namjong

Venerable Tenzin Namjong

Born and raised in Hawaii, USA, he has studied and trained in Zen and Theravada traditions before embracing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition He received full ordination vows in 2005 from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has been studying the Geshe Study program at Sera Jey Monastery since 2007.

Venerable Gyalten Rabten

Venerable Gyalten Rabten

Born in Singapore, he received the full monastic vows from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in July 2004. Since August 2005, he has been spending most of his time living and studying in Sera Jey Monastery in South India.

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Choe Khor Sum Ling is very proud to have four precious resident teachers, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, Venerable Tenzin Legtsok, Venerable Tenzin Namjong and Venerable Gyalten Rabten.

CKSL is an affiliated centre of Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition – fpmt..org

Our sister centres in India and Nepal are:

Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, Delhi -tushitadelhi.com
Tushita Meditation Center, Dharamsala -tushita.info
Root Institute, Bodhgaya -rootinstitute.ngo
Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu -kopanmonastery.com
Lawudo Retreat Centre, Lawudo -lawudo.com

RECORDINGS

Since the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent shutdown, we have had many new recordings and live sessions on the YouTube channel choekhorsumling – to

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These and other recordings are available for viewing. The recording of many of the other sessions in the centre are available on request – email

info@cksl.in

Donation

  • Online Transfer

    (Bank Account Details)

    Name : Choe Khor Sum Ling Account Number : 50100188794122 Type Of Account : Savings Account IFSC CODE : HDFC0003882 Branch : Domlur Layout
  • Online Transfer

    (Via Cheque)

    Cheque Drawn in Favor of
    “Choe Khor Sum Ling”
    The cheque can be mailed to:
    Choe Khor Sum Ling, No. 24, 1st floor, 3rd Main Street, Domlur Layout 1st Stage, Bangalore 560 071
Please send an email to info@cksl.in when you make the transfer.