Shar Minub Monastery Kathmandu Nepal
Shar Minub is located in the Kathmandu, in a valley at the base of Nagarjuna mountain. The monastery is founded by the late 14th Shamar Rinpoche. He made great efforts to establish a monastery at Shar Minub, in Kathmandu, for the benefit of Buddhist students in Nepal. The Sharminub Institute is located below the holy Nagarjuna mountain with a beautiful view over the Kathmandu valley.
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Meaning of Shar Minub
“Shar” means “to rise”, “Nub” means “to set”, and “Mi” means “no”. Therefore “Shar Minub” means “To rise, but not to set.”
The architecture of Shar Minub Monastery
Inside the main shrine room of the temple is a 5-foot tall white marble statue of the Buddha, depicted with his ribs showing from deprivation, in his “six years mediation” form. The statue was sculpted by a famous artist from Mumbai.
Nera Jana Temple
In this temple, there is a room for 20 monks who will stay for a 10-year meditation retreat. They will keep the entire 253 Vinaya vows of the authentic Buddhist Bhiksu. To qualify for the retreat, monks must at least 45 years old.
Donation in Shar Minub
A donation of 1,000 Euro sponsors one gold-colored Tastsa. Everyone donating such a Tsatsa will also receive one. This amount may be shared by up to 4 people (€250.- each) and each of them will also receive a Tsatsa. The name/s of the donor/s will be engraved in front of the Tsatas. The result will be a continuous long lasting benefit, because all names/people will receive a constant blessing from the stupa, from the pujas taking place and the Lamas present – beyond this lifetime.