Tsechen Damchos Ling Buddhist Monastery

 

The monks of Tsechen Damchos Ling

Introduction

Tsechen Damchos Ling is a small monastery following the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Founded in the eleventh century in Purang, Western Tibet, the original monastery was totally destroyed by the invading Chinese Communists. Fortunately a handful of monks escaped into exile in India, where they have re-established their thousand-year old spiritual institution.

Now based in the Tibetan Colony in southern India, the monastery has recently entered a new phase of its development with the admission of eleven novice monks. These young monks are receiving an education in Tibetan and English language, as well as their religious training.

The monks of Tsechen Damchos Ling would greatly appreciate offers of sponsorship and support to assist them in maintaining and developing their spiritual traditions. Due to the dangerous state of the current monastic building, the monks have drawn up ambitious plans to completely rebuild the monastery on a new site just outside Village No.1. The monastery needs to raise considerable funds to achieve this goal. More information about how to sponsor a monk or support the monastery in other ways can be found on our Projects page.

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If you would like more information about Tsechen Damchos Ling, please contact:

Ven Kunga Gedun, Tsechen Damchos Ling, Village No. 1, P.O. Tibetan Colony,Mundgod 581 411, Disst. N.K. Karnataka, India. E-mail: sdamchosling@bsnl.in

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