Fireside Chats from the Sacred Palaces

From interviews with some of the most eminent Buddhist leaders and articulate scholars to a full, ongoing biography of Choje Lama Wangchuk Topden, Fireside Chats from the Sacred Palaces brings to you conversations with spiritual teachers and companions in an intimate and accessible format.

Life Religiously Lived

Welcome to our biographical series on Choje Lama Wangchuk Topden, a Kathmandu-born monk and monastery manager who has been tasked with realizing Ven. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s vision for the monastic community of the Vajrayana Kagyu school. It is perhaps inevitable that Choje Lama is better known to some as the nephew of Thrangu Rinpoche. This story is about Choje Lama alone, told on his terms as a Buddhist leader.

Changing Minds: Uniting Monasticism with Education
Answering the Conch Shell’s Call: Schooling and the Religious Life
Life Religiously Lived: A Biography of Choje Lama


Lhalung Sungtrul Rinpoche: A Conversation with Pema Lingpa’s 11th Incarnation
From Manang to Hong Kong: Gyalpo Rinpoche on Leadership and Women’s Empowerment
The TLKY International Conference 2021 Interview Series – Ven. Bhikkhuni Dhammadinna

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