Tashikyil 2011 USA Tour
partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in
Bloomington, Indiana, seven monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in
Dehra Dun, India are touring the United States to teach the Dharma,
educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet, and to
raise much needed funds for their monastery. Monks Creating Mandala of
the destruction of the original Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Amdo,
Tibet, Venerable Gunthang Tsultrim and other exiled monks rebuilt their
monastery in Dehra Dun, India in1967. To the present day, the
chanting styles, rituals, practices, and self initiations are preserved
just as they were in Mejung Thosamling College in Libran Tashikyil in
Amdo. In additon to Dharma studies, the monastery offers
in Tibetan grammar and English.
When Arjia Rinpoche,
the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, was Abbot of Kumbum
Monastery in Amdo, Tibet, before he left in 1998, Kumbum and Labrang
Tashikyil Monastery (also located in Amdo, Tibet) worked closely
together serving Tibetan Buddhists in the
monasteries are members of the Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Arjia Rinpoche is now Director of Kumbum Chamtse Ling in
and Labrang Tashikyil is a refugee moanstery in Dhra Dun, India.
Both current monasteries wish to continue to work together to
teach the public about the culture and religion of Tibet.
Stupa at the TMBCC