Kechara Forest Retreat

Kechara Forest Retreat

Temples March 1, 2016 11 1,255

Situated on a 35-acre plot of land in Bentong, Malaysia, Kechara Forest Retreat is a holistic retreat centre which offers spiritual seekers an opportunity to develop a perfect balance of total wellness through spiritual retreats, learning and conscious living, all within a natural forest enclave.

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Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre

Standing majestically on a 70-acre plot of land in Ulverston, Cumbria, Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre serves not only as a contemporary temple and an internationally renowned centre for meditation but also as the headquarters of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT).

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Phelgyeling Monastery

Phelgyeling Monastery

Temples February 11, 2016 6 656

The original Nyanang Shedrup Gaden Phelgyeling Monastery was located in Nyanang, Tibet close to the border with Nepal. Records indicate that Phelgyeling Monastery was originally established as a Kagyu monastery, with Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden installed as their Dharma Protector.

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Trijang Buddhist Institute

Trijang Buddhist Institute

Temples February 4, 2016 5 1,047

Trijang Buddhist Institute is an important institution within the Gelug lineage, empowered with full authority by the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal to preserve, represent and disseminate the Buddha’s teachings, specifically the Gelug tradition.

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Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre

The Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre was founded by the revered Tibetan master and healer Lama Gangchen Rinpoche in 1999. Situated near Bee in the province of Verbania, Italy, the centre is enriched with the serenity of Lake Maggiore and surrounded by lush pine and chestnut woods.

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Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Temples January 18, 2016 6 837

Founded by the 1st Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup in 1447, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of the six major monasteries of the Gelugpa lineage. Since the 4th Panchen Lama took over as head of the monastery, Tashi Lhunpo has been the seat of all Panchen Lamas up until this day.

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Rabten Choeling

Rabten Choeling

Temples January 3, 2016 3 970

Perched on Mont Pèlerin, Switzerland, approximately 820m above sea-level and overlooking the Alps of Wallis and Savoy is Rabten Choeling, an institute for higher Tibetan Buddhist studies which houses a thriving monastic and lay community dedicated to the pursuit of Tibetan Buddhist practices.

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Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre

Temples December 24, 2015 3 306

Founded by Venerable Zawa Rinpoche, Tsongkhapa Meditation Centre is a Dharma centre in Canada dedicated to the preservation of the authentic Buddhadharma in general and the oral transmission lineages of the Gelug Tradition founded by the great master Je Tsongkhapa in particular.

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Ganden Sumtseling Monastery

Ganden Sumtseling Monastery

Temples December 17, 2015 10 449

Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, also known as “Little Potala Palace”, is located just outside the city of Zhongdian. It is the largest Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province. The site of this monastery was chosen by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama through divination.

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Sampheling Monastery

Sampheling Monastery

Temples December 10, 2015 5 615

Sampheling Monastery is located in the far eastern region of Tibet known as Kham, and is widely considered to be the personal monastery of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. It is also well known for being a stronghold of Dorje Shugden practitioners.

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Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling

Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling

Temples December 2, 2015 5 298

Established by two eminent teachers, Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche and Gonsar Rinpoche, Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling not only functions as a traditional monastery but also welcomes lay people of all nationalities and backgrounds to join in its many religious, cultural and educational activities and programmes.

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Thar Deu Ling Buddhist Centre

Thar Deu Ling Buddhist Centre

Temples November 24, 2015 5 426

The Buddhist centre Thar Deu Ling in France is located in Chelles, on the outskirts of Paris and Rennes. It was founded by His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal in 1980.

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Trashi Choling Hermitage

Trashi Choling Hermitage

Temples November 19, 2015 4 216

Trashi Choling literally means “The Place of Auspicious Dharma”. It is located on Tatipu Hill, North of the Jokhang in Chengguan, Lhasa, Tibet and lies facing the Southern direction on the tiered slopes of the mountain, 3km northwest of Sera Monastery.

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Chamdo Jampa Ling Monastery

Chamdo Jampa Ling Monastery

Temples November 12, 2015 3 237

Overlooking the town of Chamdo is the monastery of Chamdo Jampa Ling. It was founded as one of the earliest Gelugpa institutions and has since grown to become the largest Gelug monastery in Kham.

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Gangjong Namgyal

Gangjong Namgyal

Temples November 4, 2015 5 430

Gangjong Namgyal is built on a large piece of land in the Catskill Mountains that was offered to Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche by the Dungkar Gonpa Society that was established in 1976 in New York. Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche had visions of a piece of land with various auspicious signs.

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Dorje Shugden Vajra Dance at Chide Gasong Monastery

The video shows the monks of Chide Gasong Monastery in Yushu County, Qinghai, China performing a Dorje Shugden Vajra Dance. The vajra dance is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist ritual which is traditionally performed to clear obstacles for the growth of the Buddhadharma.

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Tashi Rabten

Tashi Rabten

Temples October 26, 2015 4 681

There are a few Rabten Monasteries founded by Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche in Europe. One of these is Tashi Rabten Monastery in Austria, situated near Feldkirch, a medieval city in the western Austrian state of Vorarlberg. It is the second largest town in Vorarlberg in terms of population.

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Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Temples October 18, 2015 5 614

Amarbayasgalant Monastery, also known as the “Monastery of Tranquil Felicity” is considered to be the second most important monastery in Outer Mongolia. It is traditionally the retreat place of the Bogd Khaans or Jetsun Dhampas, the heads of Tibetan Buddhism within Mongolia.

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Yangting Dechen Ling

Yangting Dechen Ling

Temples October 10, 2015 4 244

Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery, also known as Shugden Monastery, is located in Yangding in Kham, Tibet. The original monastery was founded by Yogi Je Lodö Namgyal, one of the foremost disciples of Lama Tsongkhapa, in 1421.

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Taktsang Lhamo Setri Monastery

Taktsang Lhamo Setri Monastery

Temples September 18, 2015 3 361

Founded by the 53rd Gaden Setri Gyaltsen Sengge of Gaden Monastery in 1748, Taktsang Lhamo Setri Monastery is from the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and is one of the earliest monasteries to enshrine Dorje Shugden as their Dharma Protector.

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