Khandro Thrinlay Chodon
Khachodling The Vision and Projects of Khandro Thrinlay Chodon
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This section covers related publications and resources that may be of further interest.

Teachings are precious and at present there are no publicly available recordings or transcripts of Khandro-la’s talks or teachings.

Media Articles
A few interviews and articles have recently appeared in video, newspapers and magazines. They are available for your perusal on this site.

Article: Flowing with the Divine Feminine
From the February 2019 issue of Indian Beauty Magazine "LAUNCHPAD"
Download and read the article here

Article: Embodying the Subtle and Sublime Feminine - The Story of Khandro Thrinlay Chodon
From the April 2017 issue of Indian Beauty Magazine "LAUNCHPAD"
Download and read the article here

Radio Interview with Khandro Thrinlay Chodon
Discover how to live in the present moment rather than brooding about the past or worrying about the future? Khandro Rinpoche shares with Radio 3 Hong Kong "123 Show" presenter Noreen Mir, "The Art of Mindfulness." 

Listen to this interview on Radio 3 Hong Kong "123 Show"

Video Interview with Khandro Thrinlay Chodon
filmed in Hong Kong 2013 by International Buddhist Door
Khandro Thrinlay Chodon Rinpoche emphasizes family and the importance of women's contributions on the spiritual path.

Watch this video on International Buddhist Door's Youtube Channel

Buddhistdoor International
Based in Hong Kong, Buddhistdoor International is a website sharing and promoting Buddhist teachings, arts, and culture.

"Keeping the Personal Touch— Khandro Thrinlay Chodon's personal example"
It was evident from the atmosphere in two of her Dharma talks that quite a few attendees felt disarmed and pleasantly surprised by the “non-institutionalized” teachings imparted by this female lay master. While an accomplished teacher can easily establish a personal connection with open-minded attendees at their events, Khandro Rinpoche’s personal style ensures a much greater chance that she and her students can enjoy extended, meaningful one-on-one interaction.
Interview published 30th September 2016

Read the article on-line here

"Khandro Thrinlay Chodon Rinpoche: Warmth and flair that eases traditional values into modernity"
This article was published in New Lotus, on 27th December, 2013

Read this article on-line here

In Conversation with Reach Ladakh August 1st - 15th 2013
An interview with Khandro Rinpoche in the "Reach Ladakh Bulletin".

Download pdf here (1.6MB pdf)

French magazine "Bouddhisme" #150 October 2012
An article in French about Khandro Rinpoche - written by Francoise Bottereau, who travelled with her and the State Oracle of Tibet to Mongolia.

Download pdf here (1.3MB pdf)

Sufi Magazine An article by one of Khandro-la's students in a sufi magazine. magazine is called Sufi - Issue 82 Winter 2012 Published by Khaniqahi Nimanatullahi

Download pdf here (1.2MB.pdf)

"A Living Yogini" An interview with Khandro Thrinlay Chodon published in the November 2007 issue of "Dragon" magazine - the official magazine of His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, Head of the Drukpa lineage

Download pdf of interview here (2.3MB.pdf)

"Yogis of the Drukpa lineage" article by Khandro Thrinlay Chodon about Togden Shaya Shri and Apho Rinpoche (her father) published in the November 2007 issue of the "Dragon" magazine

Download pdf here (878kb.pdf)

Good Weekend Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia February 18 2006. An article about Khandro-la and her Australian sponsor.

Download here (168kb.jpg)

Gentle Voice, Siddhartha's Intent Newsletter (Dzongsar Khyentse's organization) April 2006
Download here (108KB.pdf)



Watch 'Khachodling - A Bridge Between East and West' on YouTube here

East Meets West


Watch rare old footage of the students of Shakya Shri's lineage undergoing scientific testing by Harvard School of Medicine of their meditation practices. Gegen Khyentse, Khandro-la's guru is in this clip.
Watch here  



Yogins of Ladakh   “The Yogins of Ladakh : A Pilgrimage Among the Hermits of the Buddhist Himalayas” by John Crook and James Low. This book is all about the yogis in the high Himalayas, who were students of Khandro-la's father, Kyabje Apho Rinpoche.
Togden Shakya Shri   "Togden Shakya Shri : The Life and Liberation of a Tibetan Yogi" by Kathog Situ Chokyi Gyatso, translated by Elio Guarisco. 2009 Shang Shung Publications
Women of Wisdom   “Women of Wisdom” by Tsultrim Allione
This book has a segment on Khandro-la's mother
Feeding Your Demons   “Feeding Your Demons” by Tsultrim Allione
The beginning of this book describes Khandro-la's family in the early years in Manali
Blazing Splendour   "Blazing Splendor: The Memoirs of the Dzogchen Yogi Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche" as told by Eric Pema Kunsang and Marcia Binder Schmidt
This book has a chapter on Togden Shakya Shri

Pujas are ritual ceremonies performed by monks and nuns of Khandro-la's family monasteries. They help to heal, purify and bring blessings to different aspects of life. Pujas can be performed for any occasion: births, deaths, marriages and are especially helpful in times of crisis and illness.

Your request for prayers and pujas can be made by emailing Khandro-la at

Offerings for these may be made via direct bank deposit here
or online by our secure credit card facility here

Individual Consultation
Khandro-la is available by appointment for blessing, healing and consultation.
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Khachodling – A Bridge between East and West
13 min DVD that introduces Khandro Thrinlay Chodon and her vision and projects of Khachodling. Filmed in 2008 in Ladakh and Zanskar

A Bridge Between East and West


CD Recordings


A beautiful recording of Khandro Thrinlay Chodon chanting the Vajrasattva practice. Recorded New Years Day 2006.


Voices of Ladakh and Zanskar.
Lay men and women and the nuns of Khachodling share their local songs with their beloved Khandro-la in a joyous impromptu evening - July 2007 at Sani, Zanskar.



Devotional chants to His Holiness Shabdrung Rinpoche
chanted by Khandro Thrinlay Chodon and Sangha.


The Innermost Profound Vital Essence
Avalokiteshvara Sadhana from the mind terma of Shakya Shri
chanted by Khandro Thrinlay Chodon and Imi Drupten

This cd has been released is now available

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