Kathmandu Valley

11 Monasteries around Kathmandu Valley

There are many , , and around valley some of them are listed below:

  1. Stupa
  2. Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery
  3. Namobuddha monastery
  4. Seto Gumba

Kopan Monastery

Kopan Monastery is located in Kathmandu . Kopan Monastery is a  monastery near . In this monastery, the ceremony is held with or in an auspicious day and the and are purified with perfume and incense. The will be inscribed with holy and consecrated by a qualified from the monastery.

This is an outside view of the monastery. Visitors from all over the world come here to attend courses and enjoy the spiritual atmosphere of the place for and practice.

Kopan is committed to helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite and as taught by our founder, Lama , and spiritual director .

This is the inside view of the monastery. It is the home of 360 , lamas, teachers and workers. The monks come from all areas of Nepal and  with ages ranging from seven to sixty years old. They have devoted their lives to the study and practice of the of , with special emphasis on the teachings of Lama Tsong Khapa, the founder of the Lineage.

Kopan Monastery is affiliated with the (), an organization devoted to the transmission of the tradition and values worldwide through teaching, , and community service. FPMT provides integrated education through which people’s and can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility.

Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath stupa one of the most   in Nepal given nickname as “”. Swayambhunath is considered by Buddhists to be among the most important pilgrimage places in the world.

In Swayambhunath stupa, the consecration ceremony is carried by monks and lamas. It was described by Kathok Situ Chökyi Gyatso as “a sacred shrine of universal value for the people of the , unsurpassable for accumulating merit and .”  said that the Swayambhunath Stupa carries the blessings of thousands of Buddhas and that it will continue to be by all the Buddhas of the current eon.

According to the Seventh , this very stupa is the source of all the in the world. The significance of this has led the of the Kathmandu valley to revere the site, while Buddhist practitioners from both and Tibet have been gathering here for centuries, to pay homage.

The site thus provides an intimate point of connection between the well-being of the buddha- throughout South and its flourishing in Tibet as well.

Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery

Thrangu Tashi Choling, located close to and facing the Great Stupa of Boudhanath, was founded by is 1979 when began.

The stupa is a major pilgrimage site for Buddhists, one of the most important holy places in Nepal and is also the largest settlement outside Tibet.

There are many monks under the age of eighteen and most of these boys are from rural areas of Nepal, particularly the mountain areas bordering Tibet. Some come from Tibet, India, and . In the monastery, they study and practice , , , and reading and writing Tibetan as well as English.

From an early age, they learn to develop the good habits and discipline that will serve them and others throughout their lives. These days, the monastery is the center of monastic life for nearly 250 monks. They receive training in practices, study Dharma and learn to read and write in Tibetan and also learn English.

Young Monks in Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery.

This is an outside view of the monastery. 

Stupa at Boudhanath

Shechen Monastery

Shenhen Monastery

Shechen Monastery is one of the six primary or “mother” of the  tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It was originally located in Tibet but was destroyed in the late 1950s during the Cultural Revolution and was rebuilt in Nepal in 1985.

Shechen is dedicated to the flourishing of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual and cultural activities, and to fulfilling the vision and projects of Rinpoche.

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