The Padling Choeki Ga Tshal Foundation (PCGF) was established by the ninth KYABJE GANGTENG TRUELKU RINPOCHE, Kunzang Rigdzin Pema Namgyal, a principal lineage holder of the Padling tradition, together with a Board of Trustees under the provisions of the Religious Organisations Act of Bhutan 2007. Fittingly named after Pema Lingpa, one of the four Terton Kings born in Bhutan, the Foundation's main aim is to uphold and preserve the Padling tradition, spreading it far and wide for generations to come. The Foundation will not only uphold and spread the teachings of Lord Buddha for the benefit of all sentient beings, but it will also work to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of the country and to improve social and community vitality through religious and traditional education, so as to promote and strengthen the bonds of our common humanity and sense of spirituality in pursuit of universal peace, happiness and harmony. Therefore, we warmly welcome everyone to whole-heartedly join in our activities and help create waves of positive energy for the benefit of all sentient beings.

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The lotus flower blooming from the sacred lake signifies the Lotus-born Guru Rinpoche, who is considered the second Buddha; the spinning wheel of Dharma signifies the continuous propagation of the Buddhas teachings for the well being of all the sentient beings and the world peace; the wheel of dharma flanked by deers signify the first turning of the Wheel of Dharma at Deer Park in Sarnath, by Lord Buddha, and it also signifies the sentient beings listening to the nectar of Dharma; above the wheel, there are two off shoots of lotus branche..Read More


The Ninth Gangteng Truelku, Kunzang Rigdzin Pema Namgyal was born to the Bonbi Choeje family in Trongsa in 1955. His father was Tshering Dorji and his mother Tshering Pelmo. The birth of the Truelku was preceded by numerous auspicious and miraculous signs such as a rainbow-filled sky and the out-of-season flowering of trees and plants.

While the Truelku was still in his mothers womb, she had a very auspicious dream in which boiling water turned to milk and many children were fetching water. She also dreamt that sand and stones..Read More