beylangdra
Kathok Situ Rinpoche
Kathok Situ Rinpoche

In the year 1990 His Holiness Jadral Sangay Dorji Rinpoche first visited Beylangdra. During an offering ceremony (tsok khor) on the day of Dakinis (khandro düchen) at the Guru Rinpoche’s retreat cave where longevity spring water exists, His Holiness Jadral Rinpoche had a vision. From his vision, Rinpoche described a retreat centre that was to be established on small area in front of the cave facing east. Rinpoche indicated that it would be good for the world in general, and for Bhutan in particular. Rinpoche stayed three nights and as he was leaving said “will come back next year to open the retreat centre”. Based on Rinpoche’s vision, a proposal to construct a retreat centre, prayer hall, and residence for Rinpoche was submitted to the Government. His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo was pleased to approve the request with a Kasho and congratulatory words.

Kathok Situ Rinpoche
Retreat Centre

Hence, Taktenling Drubdra was constructed in a year and as foretold, it was inaugurated by His Holiness Jadral Rinpoche with the commencement of the retreat programme ands the first group began in the year 1991. Until now, eight groups of meditators (ts’hampa nam) have completed three-year retreat (losum Chhoksum) and are serving in the centre and other subsidiary monasteries in various capacities to spread the Buddha dharma.
All blessings, transmissions, and instructions (Wang, Lung, Thri) for the practitioners are conferred by His Holiness Kathok Situ Rinpoche.