Rumtek Gompa

rumtek gompa

Rumtek Gompa

Rumtek Gompa also known as the Dharmachakra Centre, is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located about 25 Kms from Gangtok. In recent times it has become the focal point of the Karmapa Controversy.

The Controversy

Two rival organisations, Karmapa Charitable Trust (supporting Trinley Thaye Dorje) and the Tsurphu Labrang (supporting Ogyen Trinley Dorje), have been battling it out for the position of 17th Karmapa of the monastery. This has resulted in several instances of violence between these organizations.

As a result, Rumtek is now patrolled by armed soldiers to prevent further sectarian violence.

Rumtek Gompa Sikkim
Main entrance

We reached the complex around noon and the resident lamas were enjoying their lunch break on the open terrace.

Rumtek Gompa Sikkim

Sikkim Travel

Rumtek Gompa Sikkim

Rumtek Gompa

Karma Shri Nalanda Institute

This institute was established to preserve and propagate the teachings of Lord Buddha and in particular the Kagyu tradition of Mahayana Buddhism.

Karma Shri Nalanda Institute
Karma Shri Nalanda Institute

The graduates from this institute provide teaching, guidance, and inspiration to students from all over the world.

Karma Shri Nalanda Institute
Hallyway, Karma Shri Nalanda Institute

Karma Shri Nalanda Institute
Hallway, Karma Shri Nalanda Institute

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