Bhrikuti Devi Trust Holds Ground-Breaking Ceremony for Licchavi House

August 2022


On August 27, Licchavi House, Rinpoche’s latest initiative in Nepal, will celebrate its groundbreaking with a livestreamed ceremony. Licchavi House is spearheaded by the Bhrikuti Devi Trust, a nonprofit organization promoting the spiritual and cultural heritage of the Himalayas.

Licchavi House will work to ensure that, while the Nepalese necessarily adjust to modern needs, they also continue to cherish, uphold, and celebrate their country’s extraordinary heritage and contribution to the world.

—Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Great Stupa of Boudhanath at night

Great Stupa of Boudhanath; photo courtesy Pawo Choyning Dorji


Overlooking the Great Stupa of Boudhanath, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Licchavi House is conceived as a cultural center with a vision, whose  inner spaces bring it to life. The vision extends the idea of art, heritage, and hospitality, making Licchavi House a regional hub for social and cultural engagement, spiritual growth,  and the arts. It is an integrated platform that will serve local residents as well as discerning travelers who are looking to experience the genuine heart of Nepalese heritage.

Stay tuned for updates on Licchavi House and the inspiring work of the Bhrikuti Devi Trust for the well-being of the community, society, and the world.



Join Rinpoche’s teaching Nepal & Buddha Dharma, online or in-person, organized by Bhrikuti Devi Trust and Licchavi House, with full support from Khyentse Foundation, on August 26 to 28, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Rinpoche’s most recent movie, “Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache,” shot in Nepal in 2018, is available onVimeo on Demand.