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Mingdroling Monastery

Mindrolling Monastery is one of the major monastic institutions of the Nyingma tradition in Tibetan Buddhism. Established in 1676 by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa, it is located in the Lhoka region of Tibet.

Renowned for its emphasis on the study of Buddhist scriptures, astronomy, the Tibetan lunar calendar, calligraphy, rhetoric, and traditional Tibetan medicine, Mingdroling has played a crucial role in the preservation and continuation of Tibetan culture. The monastery is particularly famous for its Great Stupa of Liberation, which was constructed under the guidance of the 11th throne holder, Terchen Rigzin Gyurme Dorje, in the early 20th century. This stupa is an architectural marvel, symbolizing the Buddhist path to enlightenment.

Dudjom Rinpoche
Dudjom Rinpoche

Throughout its history, Mingdroling Monastery has been a center of learning and spiritual practice, attracting scholars and practitioners from all over Tibet. It has established several colleges specializing in various aspects of Buddhist study and practice, including the famous Nyingma Institute, dedicated to the advanced study of Vajrayana Buddhism.

Despite the challenges faced during different historical periods, including the Cultural Revolution, the monastery has managed to preserve its heritage and continues to be a vital center for religious and cultural activities. Today, it not only serves as a place of worship and study for monks but also attracts tourists and spiritual seekers from around the world, drawn by its rich history, spiritual significance, and stunning architecture.