Born in the Indian Himalayas, in a valley called Lahoul (also known as Garsha in the Tibetan texts), Khandro Thrinlay Chodon has, all her life, quietly and diligently practiced the Buddhist teachings of her precious family lineage.
In her early adult life, Khandro-la's spiritual master, Gegen Khyentse, recognized Khandro-la’s capacity to manifest dharma activities and gave the name "Khachodling" to her vision. This has become her life's work of spiritual training and activity.
It has manifested in a series of projects that are united by a strong spiritual purpose. So now, on this planet, at this time, Khachodling is a vision as vast as the sky and action as local as working side by side.
From the cities of the West to the mountains of the Himalayas, men and women, adults and youth, lay people, monks and nuns are joining together in social action projects and spiritual training under the guidance of Khandro Thrinlay Chodon, lay female practitioner and teacher.
“The word ‘Khachodling’ holds a deep spiritual meaning for me. Simply stated it is the place where the heart essence of wisdom, known as the feminine principle in Buddhism, is nourished and respected. Compassionate Action flows unceasingly from this source. Literally translated from the Tibetan, this is a ‘land of the blissful dakinis’.
Khachodling, this vision - my life's work, is an offering to the wisdom of my great masters. It is a goal-less journey.
I am not quite sure from where it came and where it is leading. But I do know that, myself and Khachodling have always been blessed by my precious masters, and these blessings will always continue”.