Tibetan Buddhism Monastery


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Tibetan Buddhism Monastery Overview

Ranked 13 of 54 sightseeing in Dharamshala

Dharamsala is a simple and beautiful city in Himachal Pradesh and is surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas. With stunning views and clean, fresh air, the atmosphere is very relaxing and helps you shed all your stress the moment you arrive.

Mcleod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamsala and is where the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is situated. The Dalai Lama is the earthly manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, or Buddha. The present Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, not only serves as a spiritual leader to thousands of Buddhists all over the world, but has also been a political leader guiding the Tibetan people.

Namgyal Monastery was re-established here after the 14th Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans were granted asylum in Dharamsala. It is known as Little Lhasa, because the high population of Tibetans that are living in exile here, and has also been the headquarters of the Tibetan Government for decades.

Namgyal monastery serves as a training institute for Buddhist monks. It is here in this impressive monastery that the preservation of Tibetan religious practices and intellectual and artistic traditions are being carried on with the perseverance of the Namgyal monks.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Culture show is held

There is the main Dalai Lama's and Tibetan Culture activity show. It is very big and very well designed, there are many more visitors.

Komal Kiran

Komal Kiran3.6/5

8 reviews

Serene atmosphere

We visited the place when the monks were having their prayer. It was nice to sit around them and be lost in their prayer. Positive vibes all around. A place to relax your mind.

Binit Bansal

Binit Bansal3.6/5

5 reviews

A delight to watch

An island of peace and serenity a delight to watch all the monks going through their lessons wherein they reiterate the understanding with a clap. You can just stand and watch them dressed in red colour gown and spread all across or enjoy the view that the monastery offers.

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