THEKCHEN CHOLING STORY
Thekchen Choling Story
On 20th March 1999, the late Geshe Lama Konchog, now reincarnated as Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, instructed Lama Thubten Namdrol Dorje to start a Dharma Centre. He bestowed the name Thekchen Choling, meaning ‘Great Mahayana Dharma Temple’ named after the monastery of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Geshe-la’s vision was for the temple to change the current mindset of that one can only practice the Dharma as ordained Sangha. Thekchen Choling’s focus is thus to impart ways that lay people can practice the Dharma, integrating it into their everyday lives and learning to realize their inner potential and be happy and fulfilled. In 2001, Thekchen Choling (Singapore) was formally registered. From a handful of students, the crowd at Thekchen Choling is now several times larger with a mailing list of five thousand and regular students numbering to several hundred.