THRANGU RINPOCHE ACADEMIA INDUSTRY BLOCK PROJECT: A Partnership Project of Thrangu Institutions Worldwide and Kathmandu University.

In commemoration of Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Tulku, Karma Lodrö Lungrik Maway Senge’s extensive contribution  to the spread of Biddhism worlwide, Thrangu institutions worldwide represented by Namo Buddha Buddhist Meditation Education Center is happy to announce that on 17th May 2024, we have signed a Definitive Agreement with Kathmandu University today to build  the Thrangu Rinpoche Academia Industry Block in Kathmandu University,  Dhulikhel. This partnership is facilitated by Academia-Industry Cooperation, Kathmandu University.

Thrangu Vajrayana Buddhist Center (TVBC) Hong Kong, under the umbrella of Namo Buddha Buddhist Meditation and Educational Centre (NBBMEC) has taken responsibility for the funding of the building.

The agreement was signed by Khenpo Dawa Chhiring Lama, Director of TVBC, Hong Kong, and  Choje Wangchuk Topden,  Chairman of NBBMEC.  On behalf of Kathmandu University, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Vice-Chancellor, and Dr. Ram Lama, Coordinator, AICKU, Kathmandu University signed the agreement.

This four-storey building, with an expected period of 8 months will be dedicated to spreading Buddhist education and will serve as a hub for academia-industry cooperation.

The top floor will house a museum and library of Buddhist works with special focus on Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche’s vast repertoire of writings and teachings.  Shakyamuni Buddha and Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche’s statues will grace the multipurpose hall.

Buddhist teachings and interactions are planned for KU faculties and visitors.

The silanyas (ground breaking) ceremony t00k place on the 1st Mahaparinirvana anniversary of Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, full moon day of Saga Dawa (Tibetan Buddhist 4th Month when the Shakyamuni Buddha was born, enlightened and passed into Mahaparinirvana), the very auspicious day of Buddha Purnima. According to Occidental calendar it was on 23rd May 2024.

Thrangu institutions worldwide offer this project with the aspiration that it will facilitate the continuation of Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche’s vast activities in anticipation of his swift rebirth.


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