PHILIPPINE NEDO KAGYU BODHI DHARMA FOUNDATION, INC. is a non-stock, non-profit Tibetan Buddhist Institution of Karma Kagyu sect, founded in 1995 by Lama Choyeng with a group of Buddhist practitioners whose aim is to spread and propagate the Buddha's teachings; and to promote the Vajrayana way of practice in particular. Within its capacity, Nedo Kagyu Bodhi Dharma Foundation also holds charitable works for the less fortunate and needy in its barangay as well as conducting relief operations in calamity areas, offering supports and prayers to the terminal case patients of Philippine General Hospital with special focus on the Children ward department.

Five years after the Center was organized, with the vision and aspiration of Ven. Lama Choyeng, the first Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana Center wasbuilt in 2001 at 540 Mag. J. Abad Santos St. Bacood Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines. Although constrained by limited financial resources, Lama Choyeng made the center as authentic as the resources permitted. Ven. Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche, Ven. Lama Choyeng Dondrup and Mr. Benjamin Chua inaugurated the Center on November 24, 2001. Mr. Chua was then the president of Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce, who officiated the ribbon cutting ceremony. That happy and auspicious occasion was well attended by many monks, nuns, anis, and members from Hinayana, Mahayana and other Vajrayana centers.

Ven. Lama Choyeng, a devoted attendant and student of the previous Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche, led his disciples in offerings this Center, now considered as a small monastery, to the present Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche. This act planted the first seed of Ven. Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche Monastery in a foreign land, the Philippine followed by Monasteries in other Asian countries.


Ven. Lama Choyeng Dhundup, our compassionate resident Lama Guru, have patiently guided practitioners along the genuine path of enlightenment by the example of his own great achievement. Lama Choyeng has undergone the three-years-three-months retreat 3 times and is considered as one of the rare accomplished Lamas and Gurus of our time. Many Lamas recognize him as a Rinpoche because of the quality and realizations that he possesses.

Presently, the activities of the Center are under its president, “Young Lama” or Pema Techog, who was appointed by Ven. Nedo Rinpoche and Ven. Lama Choyeng Dhundrup. Lama Pema studied in Karma Shri Nalanda in Sikkim, India and devoted all his time and effort to the development of the center, from a small 3-bedroom size apartment to the present monastery structure building, wherein dharma activities can be conducted properly.

Ven. Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche is the head of the Center. He is also the Vajra Master of the Rumtek monastery of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. Throughout the crisis of the Karma Kagyu, Rinpoche has carried on the responsibilities of taking care the original Monk Society of the the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa monks. Presently, he is slowly building his own monastery in Sikkim, Rumtek with the support of all his disciples & devotees. Ven. Nedo Rinpoche visits His Philippine center once a year. Due to his authentic teachings and accomplishments, the number of Rinpoche’s devotees and disciples is growing rapidly.


Rinpoche performs pujas in both Nedo Kagyu tradition and Karma kamtsang tradition, which has been the lineage that governed the practices of the students of this center toward the path to liberation.

The Nedo Kagyu Bodhi Dharma Center holds regular monthly practices for deities such as White Tara, Green Tara, Chenrezig, Guru Rinpoche, and Amitayu; and on special days, such as the Dharma protector day, Mahakala; on the full moon day, Dorje Sempa Tsok puja, Dakinin day, Milarepa Tsok puja. Annually, auspicious dates like Buddha's birthday, Enlightenment Day, Maha Para-nirvana Day of Buddha Sakyamuni are observed. Once a year, the center does short retreats like Nyung-Ne / Nye-Ne, Ngondro, and Phowa.

We, Rinpoche, Lamas, officers, members, and devotees of Phil. Nedo Kagyu Bodhidharma Center, pledge to continue to strive hard in turning the wheel of Buddha Dharma, participating in it’s Missions & Visions, we pray that the Buddha Dharma will flourish in our beloved land, the Philippines. May it be a place of salvation to all sentient beings.


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