One of the six monasteries of the Nyingma school of Buddhism, Mindrolling Monastery, was built in 1965 by Khochhen Rinpoche. Located at a distance of 10 km from the Clement Town, Mindrolling Monastery offers an amazing view of the neighboring town. The monastery was built to renew the Mindrolling Monastery in India. Everything about the monastery is simply grand: at over 60m tall its Great Stupa is believed to be one of the world’s tallest stupa and contains a series of shrine rooms displaying relics, murals, and Tibetan art. Impressive 35 m high gold Sakyamuni Buddha Statue, dedicated to Dalai Lama, is presiding over the monastery. Few years after its formation, Mindrolling Monastery started expanding and today it is the largest Buddhist center in the world. All the masters, teachers, and followers of Nyingma lineage consider Mindrolling monastery as an inspiring example of the practice of profound Dharma of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Nagyur Nyingma College, one of the largest Buddhist Institute, is also a part of the Mindrolling monastery. This state-of-the-art institute trains monks to preserve the unbroken lineage of teachings and passes them on to the next generation of practitioners. Presently, the Mindrolling organization provides education to over 300 monks, starting from primary, secondary education till research. Mindrolling organization features a well stock library and retreat center, a branch of for nuns and western retreatants who are responsible for preserving the Jetsunma line.
One can see some of the most magnificent examples of Buddhist art in the interiors and exteriors of the Mindrolling Monastery. There is a huge stupa, surrounded by large prayer wheels. Also, there is a Buddha Garden where one can see huge standing Buddha keeps a watchful eye, surrounded by a fence holding dozens more large prayer wheels. Adjacent to Mindrolling Monastery is a Tibetan Refuge Colony of Clement Town, featuring healthcare clinics, residential area, dairy, shopping complex and dormitories of young monks. A visit to this Mindrolling Monastery is rejuvenating and enthralling, which one should experience at least once in life.