Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery was founded in 1984. It was initially started as a small retreat centre but over time, it grew in importance and size, and is now a thriving place of education and home to more than 500 monks who are devoted to studying and propagating the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.


The monks are taught various aspects of spirituality along with Tibetan language, grammar and handwriting. They also study the liturgies and prayers of Buddhism, and train in the elements and practices of their traditions, including making elaborate prayers, learning how to play different instruments and performing ritualistic dances, mastering varied hand gestures (also known as mudras), and reviewing chanting melodies.


Every month, the monks undergo vigorous week-long training in the practices preserved by the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, which includes building a sand mandala, playing traditional music, creating detailed offerings, and more. The monks also receive instruction in Tantras, which encompass the commentaries of Kalachakra and Hevajra.


Additionally, every year witnesses two major events the Great Spring Exposition and the Great Summer Exposition during which some of the most important texts of Buddhism, like the Vinaya (code of monastic disciple) and the Sutras (the actual discourses of Lord Buddha) are presented and taught.

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