The Thekchen Choling's spirit is very much about genuine and meaningful connections. From guru devotion, to friendships, social outreach projects and Dharma activities, our footprints can be found in so many parts of the world.
With you in the picture, we are sure to bring about so much more benefits!
Students and disciples of Thekchen Choling are very fortunate to have the opportunities to connect meaningfully with many holy sites and different organizations around the world. Besides pilgrimages to the holy sites and Rinpoche's frequent visits made to see his Gurus in Nepal & Mongolia, Singha Rinpoche were also often invited to teach overseas in United State Of America & our neighboring Malaysia. These independent centers would often request for guidance and advice from Singha Rinpoche, and disciples from Thekchen Choling were also invited to visit and join them in their meaningful Dharmic activities.
In many ways, Thekchen Choling is not a physical center in Singapore, but truly a international network of Buddhist (and sometimes Non-Buddhist) friends engaging in activities and good connection, bringing about benefits to all sentient beings.
Nepal is rich in culture and traditions. This is a prominent feature of Nepalese people.
Nepal offers its visitors an experience that is only yours. From the remotest corners to the urban landscape, Nepal embodies a sensory experience of colours, sounds, sights and tastes. For the students and disciples of Thekchen Choling (Singapore), Nepal also means Kopan Monastery, center for spiritual excellence, which Singha Rinpoche and Thekchen Choling has a close affinity with.
Mandala Of Vajrayana Buddhism
Perched on a hill not far north of Boudhanath stupa, Kopan is one of the most popular monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. Each year, a large number of visitors arrive to study the Dharma.
Beauty Of Kopan
Center of Outer & Inner Beauty
Popular among foreigner, Kopan Monastry is famous for it's November Lamrim Course which span over a month and covers an a wide scope in the topics of Buddhist teachings.
To find out more, please visit their Website with this link.
Our Deep Connections With Nepal
One of the oldest civilisations in the world, India is a mosaic of multicultural experiences
A land resounding with the riches and glories of opulent dynasties, powerful rulers, flourishing civilizations and profound history, India has a splendid heritage that is reflected in its architecture, monuments, arts, crafts, cultures and religions. While ancient temples and grand palaces testify of the grandeur of times gone by, the various museums and galleries scattered across the country act as inventories of India's seamless past, and the significant deeds of the Lord Shakyamuni Buddha's life.
Holy Sites Of Buddhist Pilgrimage
A Must Visit For All Buddhist
India offers three out of four of the mains sites of pilgrimage for Buddhism: the site where he attained Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, where he first preached at Benaras, and where he achieved Parinirvana at Kusinagara
Maha Bodhi Temple
Site Where Lord Shakyamuni Attained Enlightenment For All Beings
Guru Singha Rinpoche leads disciples for the pilgrimage to circumulating the Maha Bodhi Temple. A short teaching was also given at the most holy sites of Buddhism.
Our Trip Around Incredible India
Sacred Mountain Abodes of Great Bodhisattvas
In the Chinese culture pilgrimage is thus associated with mountains because they are locations where the sacred manifests. In Chinese, a pilgrim (xiangeke 香客) is one who “offers incense,” and going on pilgrimage translates to chaoshan jinxiang (朝山进香) literally meaning “offering incense to a mountain.” Buddhism’s rooting in China therefore includes the mapping of Bodhisattva abodes (physical pure lands) at numinous mountains. Buddhist cosmology in Chinese geography significantly includes the four great and famous Buddhist mountains (sida fojiao mingshan 四大佛教名山), which are all associated with a Bodhisattva.
Disciples of Thekchen Choling had the rare opportunities to visit the sacred mountains with Singha Rinpoche over multiple occasions.
Scenic Abode Of Manjushri Bodhisattva
Wutai Mountain is located in Zhangzhou City, Shanxi Province, a scenic tourism spot, and a reputed holy mountain since ancient times. Rinpoche shared with the disciples on many of the relics and that many Vajrayana Buddhists yearn to visit the scared mount at least once in their life.
Mandala of Bodhisattva Manjushri
At 3,077 meters above sea level, the Jinding Peak, or Golden Summit, offers the best sights of the mountain, including the ancient Huazang Temple, sea of white clouds, the magnificent sunrise, and the marvelous solar halo phenomenon, also known as Buddha’s Halo.
Our Visits To China
Visiting Our Guru's Guru With Our Guru
Mongolia is a unique and relatively unexplored travel destination that offers a great combination of scenic natural features, a wide variety of untouched landscapes, nomadic life style and culture. For students of Thekchen Choling, Mongolia also is the second home of Singha Rinpoche's precious Guru. On a few occasion in 2015 & 2019, Singha Rinpoche was invited by Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche to visit him in Mongolia. The accompanying disciples were received with the warm hospitality of Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche's devotees in Mongolia. The extend Dharma families created a strong and unforgettable bond during the trips.
A High Rinpoche Respected By The Mongolia Buddhist Community
Disciples of Thekchen Choling were fortunate to chance upon and participate in an empowerment Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche were bestowing, and a grand fire puja to clear negative karma since beginning-less lives.
Learning By Example
'Hanging Out' With The Gurus
The trip was a special heart to heart session for Singha Rinpoche and his Guru. More importantly, students of Thekchen Choling experience the genuine Guru-Disciple relationship Singha Rinpoche had with his Guru, bringing to life a very important chapter of our Buddhist journey
Our Adventure In Mongolia
Independent Dharma Center Of Beneficial Activities
For many years, Malaysian students of Singha Rinpoche have persistently requested him to give teachings in Malaysia so that people in Malaysia can benefit from the Dharma. To create the Auspicious condition for the teaching, numerous location were scouted. Singha Rinpoche play a significant role in guiding and advising the Malaysian student in setting their center. On 15 October 2012, Thekchen Choling Malaysia was officially approved by the Malaysian Federal Government as a society to operating Buddhist temples.
Independent Center Of Activities
Thekchen Choling (Malaysia) Melaka Centre started operating on a rented premise at 8 and 8A, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho. It started operations from 10 November 2012.
Thekchen Choling (Melaka) has moved to a new premise in November 2017.
Current address: 40 Jalan Pandan Indah 1, Taman Pandan Indah, Malacca City, MalaysiaTel: +60 11-1070 0920
Bringing Benefits to the Community
The temple in Melaka serves as a place to allow the local people to learn about the Dharma and practice it in their daily lives. The center host regular Dharma discussions and other activities such as chanting sessions, meditation classes and events like the Ullambana Festival.
Our Dharma Family In Malacca
Established Meditation & Retreat Center In Kota Tinggi
Specially commissioned by Singha Rinpoche, a magnificent statue of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig is housed in Thekchen Choling Kota Tinggi Meditation Center. Standing at 36 feet tall, the largest in Southeast Asia and beautifully adorned with pearls, corals, turquoise and dzi-beads, the statue is the largest representation of Avalokitesvara in Tibetan style outside of Tibet and China that has been accurately represented. Traditionally filled with tsung under the personal guidance of His Eminence Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche in the Vajrayana tradition, within the statue are Dharma texts, precious relics and holy objects granted by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, H.E the 102nd Ganden Tri Rinpoche, H.E. Dagri Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche, H.E Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, H.E Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and many other precious lineage gurus.
A Meditation Paradise
In late 2013, a 2-acre piece of land in Kota Tinggi was consecrated by Singha Rinpoche and this plot of land would eventually become Thekchen Choling Kota Tinggi Meditation Centre.
Mandala Of 1000 Armed Chenrezig
Prominent Center In The Region
The construction of the mandala begins in 2014 and now the building is completed.The Grand Opening Ceremony of Thekchen Choling Malaysia was held on 19 June 2016 and graced by Guest of Honour, YB Datuk Tee Siew Kiong and our precious Guru, Singha Rinpoche.
Our Oasis Of Peace In Kota Tinggi
"Great Mahayana Dharma Temple."
In The United States Of America
Even though it’s not New York City, upstate Syracuse still holds tons of appeal for those wanting to get away from the actual urban hubbub. Besides enjoying a little of the super-charming side of another part of the state, visitors can now explore the beauty of Buddha's teaching in the Thekchen Choling Syracuse center. Rare Buddha relics are often on display, with the soothing chant of Buddhist mantra and calming energy of the center, Thekchen Choling Syracuse is a Oasis in the bustling city of New York, ideal for meditation and study of the profound Nalanda teaching.
Bring Teachings To The United States Of America
Great Mahayana Dharma Temple
Thekchen Choling Syracuse is to be a place where people from the community can study and practice the Dharma, the universal truth, and integrate the teachings of the Buddha into their daily lives as they learn to realize their inner potential to be happy and fulfilled.
Center Of Year Long Activities
Funded by Generosity
The independent temple offers meditation classes, a Buddha study group, sutra recitation, ritual practices, Dharma teachings by visiting teachers. Singha Rinpoche were often invited to give teachings at the center, with the occasional empowerment and pujas to bring benefit to the community
Our Experience In Syracuse