“Tashi Delek! Dear Khenpo-la, I was very happy to see you again and would like to thank you Khenpo-la for arranging this trip to Kuching. I would like to share some of my feelings over these few days of your teachings and although it was a last-minute programme, the result was great. I had a wonderful time and have enjoyed every moment of your teachings. It was a surprise for me that I have had this opportunity to experience from the Vajrayana way of doing the Vipassana meditation, a teaching of which I have been waiting for a long time ago. Again, thank you, Khenpo-la for your great compassion to brief us on the importance of the fundamentals of Vajrayana Buddhism, and to remind us on how important it is to understand our mind and how to carefully use our minds for the right actions and activities. My best wishes to you, Khenpo-la that you always stay healthy and happy. Thank you.” Linda T.
“It has been decades ago since we (my wife, myself, and Khenpo-la) met. The nature of our relationship is like that of a very profound friend and dear precious guru which is reviving as ever through the years. We are extremely fortunate and grateful for Khenpo-la’s guidance and teachings in Dharma. Thank you, Khenpo-la.” Mr. & Mrs. Peter S.
“Tashi Delek, to all dharma brothers and sisters in Australia. I am so humbled to be asked and given an opportunity to pen down a few words about our Tibetan Buddhism spiritual teacher, Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe-la. I first came to know about Khenpo-la more than 16 years ago. It was in one of the Dharma centres here in Kuching. My daughter, who was studying for her PhD in robotics at Sydney Uni then, wanted to give up her scholarship. She was very depressed as she found it difficult to cope. Our whole family was affected and felt sad about it. Someone then told me about this spiritual teacher and asked me to see him and talk to him about our trouble. Khenpo la is so full of compassion. He even asked for our family photos, and yes, he said that he would pray for my daughter and my family. Due to Khenpo-la’s blessings, my daughter is now a research fellow and is married with one son.” Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu.
“Khenpo-la’s teachings touch on our daily life encounter and experiences. His words of wisdom and explanations are something we want and need to hear, to gain insight, to understand, and to contemplate. Last month when he came over to Kuching, I spoke to Khenpo-la over the phone. He still remembers me and has been keeping all my family photos through all these years. I felt so much of joy and happiness from my heart to hear that. I also enjoyed reading Khenpo-la’s first book on the Four Noble Truth and the also the second book, ‘Creating Happiness in Troubled Times’. Thank you, Khenpo-la. My respect, compassion and loving kindness to you.” Mrs. Ong Chey Hiang
“It was again an inspiring experience being able to attend Khenpo-la’s meditation sessions. I humbly admit that, so far, I haven’t been engaging myself diligently in meditation. However, having attended Khenpo-la’s meditation sessions in the 3-day Retreat (3rd - 5th Aug), I am feeling much inspired to do more meditation. Many thanks to Khenpo-la for taking time and putting in effort to guide us.” Liew Jee Lim
“I felt very fortunate to attend Khenpo-la’s Meditation Retreat and Pujas. Khenpo-la gave teachings on and explanations in a very simple way, yet in-depth in order to make us understand what we are doing during the program. I highly recommend everyone to attend Khenpo-la’s programs. Thank you Khenpo-la and hope to see you soon. Namaste.” Tracy Y.
“I joined Khenpo’s guided meditation and teachings on meditation retreat recently in Kuching. Being a newcomer on meditation, I found them easy and clear with gentle guidance. There were fun and laughs occasionally too!!! His voice was so soothing and calming to listen to with wise words. Thank you Khenpo-la” Bong J.H.
“Under the guidance and blessings of the most compassionate, respected, and learned Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe, I feel abundantly fortunate to be able to listen and receive all the precious teachings by Khenpo-la and since then, my perspective on the four domains or aspects under Sattipathana, has been enhanced and shifted. I understood the domain of mindfulness of the body (kaya) wherein it is extremely difficult to obtain this precious human life and body; the domain of mindfulness of feeling or sensation (vedana) wherein this whole life is full of suffering; the domain of mindfulness of mind or consciousness (atta) which shows the impermanent nature of our minds; and the domain on the mindfulness of dhammas wherein there is a focus on non-self-grasping. On a deeper level of practice, under Khenpo la’s guidance, I was also able to learn how to generate bodhicitta and understand that with the presence of our worldly experiences, we can utilise these experiences and transform them into our spiritual and Buddhist path of practice. I was further able to gain better understanding on the nature of emptiness and gain valuable insights and that all sentient beings are inseparable; thus, transforming my mind to be more awakened and joyful always. Kind regards.” Mdm. Sim
“The two weeks spent with Khenpo-la was, still is and certainly shall continue to be one of the most valuable, precious, and extremely blessed experiences gained in my personal life, not only in terms of my spiritual path but also in this mundane, samsaric life. I have had the greatest honour of being in Khenpo-la’s presence since 2015 and within these very short 4 years, it feels that we have met since countless aeons ago; as greatly testified and agreed upon by all members of the Dharma family who have had the pleasure of meeting Khenpo-la. Khenpo-la exudes the most beautiful and calm aura and energy which permeates the space between everyone present; putting everyone around him instantly at ease with greatest feeling of immense of instant gratitude and peace.
“The programmes that ran throughout with Khenpo-la were intensely profound. Khenpo-la has the distinctive and innate ability to link and merge ancient Dharma teachings with the practicalities of modern day life of this 21st century and fostering them into what could only be said to be genuinely the most compelling, practical approach to deal with our everyday lives without segregating Dharma practice to merely sitting on the cushion in a silent meditation hall.
“A short walk at the beach with Khenpo-la is as great and illuminating as years of reading Dharma texts infused with great personal insights, as from his every single speech or action, no matter how subtle, is a graceful form of teaching. “Khenpo-la’s teachings are filled with great clarity and simplicity, and he offers nothing other than the purest form of kindness and compassion in terms of his teachings as well as on a personal level to all that he meets. He skilfully demonstrates how our mental activities affect our daily lives and with his gentle and encouraging tone along with his rich, comforting voice, Khenpo-la effortlessly leads any novice and non-sectarian meditators or practitioners on a successful personal inward journey each time. Khenpo-la demystifies and decodes Buddhism beautifully, scraping away much cultural misconceptions and replacing with them with modern and practical approaches to practice for our lives.
“Thank you, Khenpo-la, for all that you have done for us, and may we meet very soon in the nearest future. Till then, take care, and may all your Dharma activities flourish to all the continents of the Universe. With respect.” Chime Dolma
“In Kuching, Malaysia, Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has concluded his two weeks’ teaching programme which coincides with the auspicious Chökör Düchen month, during which the Buddha first turned the wheel of Dharma. It was an amazing learning experience for all of Khenpo la’s students and everyone expressed their wishes to see Khenpo la in Kuching 2020.” Words from a student