Khandro Thrinlay Chodon is a simple Himalayan woman. Born to parents who authentically lived their tradition of ancient yogic practice, she was raised in the high Indian Himalayas, in the lap of these great Masters and their community at a time when these ancient traditions were still intact.
Over the years since this profoundly happy childhood, Khandro-la has, like all of us, experienced suffering. The suffering of losing her parents when still young, the death of her beloved husband, of being born a woman in the East, of loss of income, community and life’s direction, and of constantly changing circumstances.
What saw her through any difficulty were the simple truths she learnt as a child. This gem was passed into her heart by her parents in the way they lived their lives as a family and community and their application of the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist yogic tradition. Whilst she witnessed the magical powers the Himalayan yogis were famous for, such as fast walking, levitation and drying wet towels in the snow with only their body heat, she came to realise the true magic of the Buddhist practice was in the power of the mind to know and show joy, peace, love and equanimity, no matter what the circumstance that life or death set before them.
Khandro Thrinlay Chodon shares the wisdom and compassionate truths of her tradition with a joy and eloquence that many find very relevant in this age with its own unique set of circumstances. The timelessness of these simple truths can, and has been, inspiring and transformative.
Here in this section of the website you may access a few videos of Khandro Thrinlay Chodon speaking about her background and some of the simple ways that she herself has applied these truths.
Living in Mindfulness – 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 Thrinlay Chodon shares with Radio 3 Hong Kong “123 Show” presenter Noreen Mir, “The Art of Mindfulness.”
Transcending suffering. The Positivity Project
Khandro-la, as she is popularly called, will share the Buddhist perspective on suffering. She will talk about various aspects of why we suffer and what we can do to go beyond it.
Happy Losar, Water Tiger, 2022
Happy lunar new year of the Water Tiger! In this year of strengthening and clearing, may we each have the courage to connect and live from our heart of compassion.
Many have first met Khandro Thrinlay Chodon through a public talk, a general workshop or heard her at a conference or on the radio. They may also have been on an uncommon journey/pilgirmage with her or met her en route somewhere. From this they may have become inspired or re-inspired in their spiritual practice, involved the humanitarian works of Khachodling or become more deeply involved with her practice groups and are now more thoroughly investigating and practising the Buddhist tradition which she carries.
For more information on the schedule of Khandro Thrinlay Chodon, her talks, events, pilgrimages and practice group activities and/or to make connection with people involved in Khachodling, please go to the Events section and the event locations page.
Mindfulness and Wisdom in Daily Life.
Concise daily practices with Khandro Thrinlay Chodon.
This mp3/CD consists of a number of concise, daily, guided mindfulness meditation practices, that help train the mind to become focused and calm. Beginning with setting the correct intention, there are three guided meditations – focus on the body, the breath or a pebble. After each guided meditation there is a time of silence for resting the mind, followed by a short and beautiful dedication.
These practices are led in simple lay language and are designed for people living a corporate or busy lay life while journeying on a deeper path of compassion and wisdom.
Glimpses of Feminine Wisdom
Khandro Thrinlay Chodon.
“This CD was spontaneously created to awaken the healing that goes beyond reference points and conceptualisation. This ever changing flow of feminine essence is subtle, mystifying and energising. It has the ability to soar and dance in the limitlessness of spatial dimension, where all obstacles and stagnancy are released effortlessly, in primordial space.”
Khandro Thrinlay Chodon