Let me share a few thoughts with you

Buddha Shakyamuni’s flawless words are spreading across the Earth. Wherever the perfect Buddha’s teachings flourish, people discover compassionate love and a peaceful, carefree state of mind. If one puts these profound instructions into practice, the result can only be liberation and complete enlightenment.

Isn’t the presence of the Buddha’s teachings in our world extremely precious? How can we best preserve the Buddhist doctrine? This is what I’ve asked myself again and again — how can we secure the Buddhadharma for future generations? Who can perfectly maintain and uphold the teachings?

— Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.

Our monasteries
in overview

Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery

Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, located just a few minutes from the Great Stupa of Awakening in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal, is the center of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's activities. Almost 400 monks live, study and practice here. Severely damaged by the devastating earthquakes in early 2015, the monastery with its beautiful shrine hall must be rebuilt.

Asura Cave Retreat Center

Situated on the slopes of Pharping Valley just south of Kathmandu, Asura Cave is venerated by Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhists alike as the sacred site where Padmasambhava attained highest realization. Blessed by Guru Rinpoche, and by a steady succession of realized masters, the retreat center serves as a powerful place of practice for monks, nuns, and lay sangha.

Nagi Gompa Nunnery

Nagi Gompa Nunnery, nestled in the hills of Shivapuri National Park, was Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche's main seat for many years. Now it serves as a place to live, study, and engage in short and long term retreats for nuns and lay sangha.

Lumbini’s Thousand Buddha Temple

The Thousand Buddha Temple is a project initiated by Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Presently, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is supervising construction of the large temple complex in Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha and a celebrated world heritage site.

Drong Gompa Tibet

Located about 150 miles northeast of Lhasa, Drong Gompa is Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s seat in Tibet. In recent years, it has been restored to its previous glory mostly based on the efforts of local devotees and generous benefactors.

Hetauda Nunnery

Home to about 50 nuns, Hetauda Nunnery is located 87km south of Kathmandu Valley. Sadly, it was destroyed by the powerful earthquakes of 2015 and must be rebuilt.