Monasteries in India

Thiksay Monastery

Thiksay Gompa or Thiksay Monastery (also transliterated from Ladakhi as Tikse, Tiksey or Thiksey) is a gompa (monastery) affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey village, approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) east of Leh in Ladakh, India.

Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery, in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It is situated in the valley of the Tawang River, near the small town of the same name in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh, in close proximity to the Tibetan and Bhutanese border.

Diskit Monastery

Diskit Monastery is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo in the 14th century. It is a sub-gompa of the Thikse gompa.

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Lineage, located in Hemis, Ladakh, India. The annual Hemis festival honoring Padmasambhava is held here in early June.

Hanle Monastery

Hanle Monastery is a 17th century gompa of the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism located in the Hanle Valley, Leh district, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India on an old branch of the ancient Ladakh Tibet trade route.

Namgyal Tsemo Monastery

Namgyal Tsemo Monastery or Namgyal Tsemo Gompa is a Buddhist monastery in Leh district, Ladakh, northern India. Founded in 1430 by King Tashi Namgyal of Ladakh, it has a three-story high gold statue of Maitreya Buddha and ancient manuscripts and frescoes.

Rangdum Monastery

Rangdum Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery belonging to the Gelugpa sect, situated on top of a small but steep sugarloaf hill at an altitude of 4,031 m at the head of the Suru Valley, in Ladakh. It is next to the tiny village of Julidok.

Spituk Monastery

Spituk Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Leh district, Ladakh, northern India. 8 kilometres from Leh. The site of Spituk was blessed by the Arhat Nyimagung.

Basgo Monastery

Basgo Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Basgo in Leh District, Ladakh, northern India approximately 40 km from Leh. The monastery is situated on top of the hill towering over the ruins of the ancient town and is noted for its Buddha statue and murals.

Sankar Monastery

Sankar Monastery is a Buddhist monastery within an easy half-hour walk from Leh in Ladakh, northern India. It is a daughter-establishment of Spituk Monastery and the residence of the Abbot of Spituk, the Venerable Kushok Bakula, who is the senior incarnate lama of Ladakh due to his ancient lineage and personal authority.

Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal Monastery is currently located in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, India. It is the personal monastery of the 14th Dalai Lama. Another name for this temple-complex is Namgyal Tantric College. This monasterys key role is to assist with rituals involving the Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Namdroling Monastery

The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery (or Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargye Ling) is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. Located in Bylakuppe, part of the Mysuru district of the state of Karnataka, the monastery is home to a sangha community of over five thousand lamas (both monks and nuns), a religious college (or shedra) and hospital.

Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery also called the Dharmachakra Centre, is a gompa located in the Indian state of Sikkim near the capital Gangtok. Originally built under the direction of Changchub Dorje, 12th Karmapa Lama in the mid-1700s, Rumtek served as the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage in Sikkim for some time.

Likir Monastery

Likir Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, northern India, located approximately 52 kilometres west of Leh. It is picturesquely situated on a little hill in the valley, in Likir village near the Indus River. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Mulbekh Monastery

Mulbekh Monastery or Mulbekh Gompa is said to consist of two gompas, one Drukpa and one Gelugpa Buddhist monastery in Kargil, Ladakh of the state Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. The double gompas are dramatically situated at the very top of a crag 200 metres above the road.

Karsha Monastery

Karsha Monastery or Karsha Gompa is a Buddhist monastery in the Padum Valley of the Zanskar region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. The Doda River flows past the monastery from its source at the Drang Drung glacier of the Pensi La. Karsha is the largest and most important monastery in Zanskar.

Phyang Monastery

Phyang Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Fiang village, just 15 or 16 kilometres west of Leh in Ladakh, northern India. Phyang contains numerous sacred shrines inside the monastery.

Stakna Monastery

Stakna Monastery or Stakna Gompa is a Buddhist monastery of the Drugpa sect in Stakna, Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 21 or 25 kilometres from Leh on the left bank of the Indus River.

Stongdey Monastery

Stongdey Monastery is a flourishing Buddhist monastery in Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir, northern India, approximately 18 km north of Padum, on the road to Zangla, India. It is the second largest monastic institution in Zanskar.

Karma Dupgyud Choeling Monastery

Situated around 9 kilometers from Leh, the Karma Dupgyud Choeling Monastery is one of the major Dharma centers in the Ladakh region. This monastery has played an important role in the proliferation of the traditional Buddhist culture and values.

Key Monastery

Kye Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti district, India. It is the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training centre for Lamas.

Gyuto Tantra Monastery Temple

The Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in Tibet and specializes in the study of Tantric meditation, Tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. The main disciple of the first Dalai Lama, Jetsun Kunga Dhondup, founded Gyuto Monastery in 1474 in eastern Tibet.

Phuktal Monastery

Phugtal Monastery or Phugtal Gompa (often transliterated as Phuktal) is a Buddhist monastery located in the remote Lungnak Valley in south-eastern Zanskar, in the autonomous Himalayan region of Ladakh, in Northern India. It is one of the only Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh that can still be reached only by foot.

Chemrey Monastery

Chemrey Monastery or Chemrey Gompa is a 1664 Buddhist monastery, approximately 40 kilometres east of Leh, Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Drugpa monastic order. It was founded in 1664 by the Lama Tagsang Raschen and dedicated to King Sengge Namgyal.

Lamayuru Monastery

Lamayuru Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Lamayouro, Leh district, India. Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh. Lamayuru is host to two annual masked dance festivals.

Shey Monastery

The Shey Monastery or Gompa and the Shey Palace complex are structures located on a hillock in Shey. Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past. The monastery is noted for its giant copper with gilded gold statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said to be the second largest such statue in Ladakh.

Lingshed Monastery

Lingshed Monastery or Lingshed Gompa is a Gelugpa Buddhist monastery in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located near Lingshet village in the Leh district.

Rizong Monastery

Rizong gompa is a Buddhist monastery is also called the Yuma Changchubling in Ladakh, India. It is situated at the top of a rocky side valley on the north side of the Indus. The monastery is also called the paradise for meditation and is noted for its extremely strict rules and standards.

Takthok Monastery

Takthok Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Sakti village in Ladakh, northern India, located approximately 46 kilometres east of Leh. The name Takthok, literally meaning rock-roof was named because both its roof as well as walls are made up of rock.

Matho Monastery

Matho Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located 26 kilometres southeast of Leh in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, northern India, on the banks of the Indus River. It is directly opposite Thikse Monastery.

Samstanling Monastery

Samstanling Monastery was founded 140 years. The Monastery is 124 km from Leh and serves to more than 50 monks with the daily needs. The place is to be found in the middle of pleasant scenic beauty and is surrounded by traditional hues of Gold, Red Ocher and white.

Dhankar Gompa

Dhankar Gompa is a village and also a Gompa, a Buddhist temple in the district of Lahaul and Spiti in India. It is situated at an elevation of 3,894 metres in the Spiti Valley above Dhankar Village, between the towns of Kaza and Tabo.

Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery is located in Kais village of Kullu District. It is also known as Kais Monastery. This Monastery is located near the left bank of Beas River. The picturesque view of the valleys which are surrounding the place make it an appealing destination. The monastery gives a magical look and it has been strongly dedicated to Dalai Lama.



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