Khandro Thrinlay Chodon
Khachodling The Vision and Projects of Khandro Thrinlay Chodon
Khachodling Projects
Khachodling Projects
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Khachodling’s inner meaning is that wisdom is the ground from which compassion radiates. The Khachodling vision therefore manifests as different projects in the service of humanity.

We, from many different walks of life, galvanise together in the spirit of wisdom and care, and engage in these projects that are guided by Khandro-la, with the motivation and action for the deepest benefit. In this way Khachodling is dharma in action.

The guiding principles of a Khachodling project are the genuine teachings of Tibetan Buddhism.

In particular Khachodling projects are:

Tibetan Buddhism Grounded in the Drukpa Kargyud tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and infused with bodhicitta (altruistic intentions)
Self Sustainable Self sustainable
eco-friendly Eco-friendly
mutual respect Dialogue and action is based on mutual respect and kindness.
Especially between communities that are
lay/monastic, east/west, women/men

The majority of Khachodling projects in the East take place in the Indian Himalayas. Khandro-la’s family lineage is deeply respected especially in this region and Khandro-la herself was born there. Khachodling aims to provide humanitarian services to these people. Their culture is becoming extinct. Modernisation affects these areas and its remoteness and lack of services mean that it is increasingly difficult to maintain valuable ancient traditions. Khachodling focuses on respecting these cultures and due to Khandro-la’s long revered association with these areas Khachodling is in a unique position to be able to provide respected and relevant services.

Projects in these areas are –

  hermitages for women   Himalayan Hermitages for Women

Khandro-la is responsible for her family lineage. She has a small hermitage already in Sani, Zanskar and in the future promises to manifest other hermitages for women in the areas of need, especially where her father taught. Pangi, another remote Himalayan community will be the next such hermitage. The emphasis is on low key, aesthetic communities that purely hold the yogic tradition of Shakya Shri. A long established hermitage of women that Khachodling supports is in Lahoul. Khachodling also supports many older yogic practitioners in the Himalayas, who have been long time students of this lineage.
  Eye restoration  

Medical Services for the Himalayas

Eye Restoration for Nomads – since 2007 Khachodling provides an annual eye care camp for remote nomads at Lake Tsomoiriri, Ladakh. Focus is now on also training locals to act as “barefoot nurses”

East-West Hospital at Mulbeck, Ladakh – to provide much needed new premises for Khachodling’s amchi (traditional doctor) as well as general and specialist services for western medicine (pathology, xray and ultrasound as well as women’s, paediatric, eye and dental clinics).


Education of children


Education of Children and Youth

Khachodling has begun to provide education grants to needy young people whose families, due to isolation and poverty, have been unable to provide them with good modern style education.


  Other cultural projects  

Other Projects

Roof Project in the slums of Manali, India
In the past years Khandro-la been thinking about the very poorest people in her home town of Manali, northern India. As you know Khachodling has begun the education of poorest children from Himalayan areas and this project has been very rewarding both for those receiving and those giving.

Recently, when teaching the essence of compassion and love (boddicitta) in Borobudur, Indonesia and while talking with her brother Jampal back in India, Khandro-la asked what is most needed next for the poorest in her hometown and he reminded her that we had a project to fix the roofs of slums in Manali. Here live the very poorest, mostly Nepalis who have come to India in search of any work they can find. They live by the raging river. Jampal shared the plight of the people - with the recent storms and non stop rain again this year the shelter from their makeshift roofs gave no protection. The current roofs of their squats are put together by patching old oil cans tins so they are falling apart and leaking. The whole family gets wet when it rains. So it would be a great act of generosity to save the families from getting wet and sick by providing them with a good tin roof. Khachodling has investigated the cost and found that for AUD$50 each family can have a reliable basic tin roof. What an amazing opportunity to assist and practice the paramita of generosity! Therefore Khandro-la is giving this news first to our own sangha/friends. You belong to the tradition that is from the roof of the world so to provide a roof is auspicious!

50 roofs are urgent right now, especially to get up as winter is here. This area as you know is at 7,000ft and is the last stop before the Rohtang pass and the higher Himalayan areas.

If you would like to offer to this project right now please click on the "Donate Now" link below. Your support makes a world of difference - we all know how wonderful it is to have a roof over our heads - especially in winter!


Self Sufficiency Projects (carpet weaving, solar lamps), Training and Education Centre in Himachaal Pradesh, and the completion of projects in the memory of His Holiness Ngawang Jigme, the 9th Shabdrung of Bhutan, Khandro-la’s late husband.

Not all of Khachodling’s Projects are in the Himalayas. As Khandro-la has travelled to other countries she has been identifying special areas where Khachodling has a role. In Australia for example there is a vision to engage in projects that both honour the land and work with indigineous people.

Khachodling is a Charitable Trust in India with a small office in New Delhi. It is authorised by the Indian Government to receive foreign funds (FCR approval). Khachodling has contacts all over the world and now has its own organisational structures in Australia and New Zealand.

This is a summary of Khachodling’s projects and vision. The unfolding of this and each project depends on the offering of the skills, actions and finances as well as the pure intention of those involved in this vision.

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