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USA Tour 


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Labrang Tashikyil 2011 USA Tour

In 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 Compassion (Avalokiteshvara)

Following 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 classes in Tibetan grammar and English.

When Arjia Rinpoche, Director of 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 servin
g Tibetan Buddhists in the region.  Both monasteries are members of the Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.  Arjia Rinpoche is now Director of Kumbum Chamtse Ling in Indiana 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.

 
Kalachakra Stupa at the TMBCC