Kagyu College - History

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kc004In 1986, His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang established Jangchubling, the Drikung Kagyu Institute, in Dehra Dun. Since its inception the Institute has been functioning as a successful center for learning. The subjects taught at the Institute cover the whole range of Buddhist teachings and the number of monk students has been increasing steadily. However, due to the lack of a separate monastery for the practice of monastic liturgies and rituals as well as to the increasing demands by lay people for performances of prayer, the monk-students faced some inconveniences in their philosophical studies.

Considering this, the concerned Khenpos and teachers formed a committee in the beginning of the year 2002, and sought the view of His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang regarding their plan to establish a separate school, where the comprehensive study of Buddhist Philosophy would be available. His Holiness readily approved and named it Kagyu College. 

The College was built on a beautiful and peaceful stretch of land near Songtsen Library and was inaugurated in 2005.

ABOUT BUDDHA
The Birth of Buddha
Buddha's Renunciation
In Search of Truth
Turning the Wheel of Dharma
Buddha's Parinirvana
Buddha's Teachings

ABOUT DHARMA
Buddhadharma
Dharmawheel
The Four Noble Truth
Dharma Practice


BUDDHIST BELIEFS
What is the Mind?
Reincarnation
Karma
Renunciation
Loving Kindness and Compassion

ABOUT VAJRAYANA
What is Vajrayana?
Why Practice Vajrayana?
Authentic Vajrayana
Levels of Vajrayana
Attachment and Vajrayana
HOW TO MEDITATE
What to Meditate On
Sitting in Meditation
Preparing for Meditation
The Meditation Session
A Meditation Schedule

MORE
The Kagyu Lineage
Meaning of Hung Symbol
Meaning of Drikung
Life Story of Achi
The Three Protectors