The vibrant and intricate architecture, tranquil meditation halls, and lush gardens, give you the rare opportunity and a conducive environment to learn and practice the teachings of Buddha, guided by experienced monastic teachers. As a centre of Buddhist education and practice, the EWAM Monastery serves as a place of hope and inspiration, illuminating the path towards inner peace and compassion.

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  1. Ewam India Buddhist Monastery is also known as the Nupchen Namchak Monastery.

  2. Ewam is home to a diverse community of monks and nuns from around the world who have devoted their lives to the study and practice of Buddhism.

  3. The monastery operates under the spiritual guidance of Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, the world holder of the Namchak lineage and attracts students from all over the world seeking teachings from him and his many qualified teachers.

  1. In the corners of the monastery's courtyard, visitors will find eight stupas of enlightenment, symbolizing the path to spiritual enlightenment.

  2. A replica of a ring of fire and a palisade of vajras surround the monastery, symbolizing the power and strength of the Buddhist teachings.

  3. The great temple of Orgyen Dhumatala is home to a 38-foot statue of the Buddha, surrounded by nine-foot-high statues of Mañjushri and Vajrapani.

  1. The Nalanda Library houses a complete collection of Buddhist texts, covering all fields of knowledge.

  2. At the pinnacle of the upper floor is the temple of Amitayus, known as the "Pure Realm of the Drumbeat of Immortality".

  3. Work on the foundation of the monastery began in 2008, with the burial of a treasure vase and other artifacts.

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  1. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, the monastery is the perfect environment to explore the depths of Dharma and to experience the beauty of the spiritual path.

  2. The word "evam" is the opening word of many Buddhist sūtras and has several interpretations. It is said to symbolize the believer's faith in the words of the Buddha that he has heard.


  1. Ewam operates centers and monasteries in the tradition of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, including locations in India, Nepal, the United States, and other countries in Asia.

  2. Visitors can also attend classes and retreats on Buddhism, philosophy, and meditation taught by resident monks and nuns.


  1. You are welcome to participate in the chanting and meditation sessions if you desire.

  2. The monastery offers a variety of classes and retreats, as well as opportunities to practice meditation and other spiritual activities.





The Ewam India Buddhist Monastery in Siliguri is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.



The weather in Siliguri is typically hot and humid during the summer months, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 40°C. During the winter months, temperatures can drop as low as 10°C and the city receives moderate rainfall. The region experiences monsoons from mid-June to mid-September.

Places to stay

Places to stay

From opulent hotels to intimate bed and breakfasts that offer a cozy atmosphere, Siliguri has something for every type of traveler.