Interiors at Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chauntra Town of Mandi District in Himalayan State of India - Himachal Pradesh

When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue,which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/KulluPhotograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritae of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmThis Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbo, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Fondation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmHere is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...



When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue,which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/KulluPhotograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritae of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmThis Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbo, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Fondation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmHere is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.

When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue,which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/KulluPhotograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritae of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmThis Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbo, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Fondation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmHere is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue, which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.

When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue,which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/KulluPhotograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritae of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmThis Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbo, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Fondation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmHere is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.

When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue,which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/KulluPhotograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritae of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmThis Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbo, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Fondation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmHere is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/Kullu.

When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue,which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/KulluPhotograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritae of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmThis Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbo, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Fondation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmHere is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

Photograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.

When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue,which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/KulluPhotograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritae of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmThis Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbo, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Fondation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmHere is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritage of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.

While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)

When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue,which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/KulluPhotograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritae of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmThis Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbo, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Fondation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmHere is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

This Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbot, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)


When we climb up from Aehju to Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, from top we see a huge Monastery which looks amazing from World's popular Paragliding site (Bir Billing). Few Months back I was at Bir-Billing for Paragliding World Cup and noticed this place. Since then I had strong desire to see this place closely and explore what all happens there. During one of the recent visits, we found some time from our schedule to explore the same place and Photo Journey is more focused on interiors, which were more appealing for us...These photographs don't do justice to the beauty, cleanness and sharp features of interiors. All these photographs are clicked inside a huge temple in this campus. We spend around 20 minutes at this place and most around the temple you see through these photographs. There is a huge area inside the temple and lot of seating places are aligned around the pillars you see in photograph below.On the other end, there is a huge statue of Budha and there is a main seat in front of this statue,which is for HH Dalai Lama. Apart fro main seat in front, there is a seat on left side where main Guru or the Institute sits. Whole area inside the temple is quite colorful. Light was very less when we visited inside the temple.As shown in above photograph, there are huge lamp shades made up of cloth. I wanted to know more about these but there was no one around the place. In fact, I have seen these coming down in photographs, during some of their festivals.A closer look at huge statue of Budha @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute. It located on the way from Baijnath to Jogindernagar. It's actually located at a small town named as 'Chauntra'. Hardly 2 kilometers from main highway which connects Dharmshala with Mandi/KulluPhotograph sharing the closer look of detailed background of Budha's Statue @ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute, Chauntra, Himachal Pradesh !! If you have missed it, just have a new look at previous photograph and then check out this tone.Dzongsar Institute continues the academic heritae of Dzongsar Khamje Shedra, a famed center of nonsectarian learning near Derge in Eastern Tibet, now part of Sichuen China.While the original institute is beginning to flourish again, the Indian institute has continued the legacy, largely due to Head Abbot Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk (1921-2008), who was one of the most learned scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute began to outgrow its previous structure in the Bir settlement in Himachal Pradesh in the late 1990s and Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk made plans to move to a new location. The present Institute, situated in nearby Chauntra, is a magnificent edifice of Buddhist learning. The Institute was inaugurated by many lamas and dignitaries, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. It was formally consecrated by HH Sakya Trizin in 2006. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmThis Institute is administered by Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk until his passing in 2008. Khenpo Jamyang Losel is the new abbo, together with a faculty of ten khenpos. The student body is composed of over 500 monks from various locales and monasteries, representing all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum encompasses a complete theoretical education in Buddhist Philosophy over nine years of study (for a Shastri degree) or eleven years of study (for an Archarya degree). Graduates may pursue further studies and responsibilities and become teachers or khenpos. Many Dzongsar graduates are now teaching the teachers of tomorrow, ensuring that the lineage of the Buddha remains unbroken. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Fondation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.htmHere is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

The primary language of instruction in Tibetan. The Institute also runs an intensive English language program, sponsored by Khyentse Foundation, for students in level 10 upward, to fulfill Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's vision of a more worldly-wise set of teachers who can travel and teach across many physical and cultural divides. Khyentse Foundation also sponsors the basic operating needs of the Institute. (Information Courtesy - http://www.siddharthasintent.org/centres/monastic-centres/chokyi-lodro-institute.html)

Here is an interesting blog about Monastery of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Institute at Chantra - http://www.fullstopindia.com/dzongsar-khyentse-chokyi-lodro-institute-chauntra-himachal-pradesh

7 comments:

sunil deepak said...

Absolutely stunning place! Thanks

VJ Sharma said...

Sunil, This place is awesome. I am sure you will plan it soon as I share more Photo Journeys with exteriors and a tour to campus :)

Shivya said...

Lovely shot. I've only ever passed by Mandi, but this gives me a reason to stop there when I visit Himachal next :)

Puru@ShadowsGalore said...

No Superlatives ! You have captured it perfectly !

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Shivya and Puru !

Shivya - You should plan it. This will not come on the way when we go to Kullu/mandi from Chandigarh. It's on other route. It's advisable to club this place with natural beauty of Dharmshala, Mcleodganj, Baijnath & Barot... You will find all these places on PHOTO JOURNEY !

Bhavana said...

Absolutely stunning-what colors and in spite of so many colors and such vibrancy, nothing is out of place, the colors are in synch!!! Just beautiful!

VJ Sharma said...

Bhavana - In reality, this place is more beautiful than how it looks in these photographs... So whenever go to Mcleodganj or Palampur, this is another destination for you :)

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