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History of Khamgar Monastery India

Tashi jong monastery is one of the seated monasteries of Khampagar, in exile, India. Other seated monasteries of Khampagar are in Tibet: first seated monastery, Mishik Dorje Yangzong, which is built at Rala Phukchungzong in 1625 by 1st Khamtrul Rinpoche Karma Tenphel, and, Third Khamtrul Rinpoche Nawang Kunga Tenzin established second seated monastery at Garnyak, which is known as Druk Thikchen Choeling. The 3rd seated monastery, Palphuntsok Choekhor Ling, is built at Garnyak in 1746, by Choekyi Nyima. Second and third seated monastery are in distance of a few kilometres.

Tashi Jong monastery, which is built in Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, in 1968, by 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche Dhokhampa Kalzang Dongyu Nyima, has two sections Tibetan crafting community and Dharma learning centre. Currently, at the dharma learning centre has three divisions regarding on different practice, which are Academic Centre (Shedra), Ritual Centre (Tsokdra) and Retreat Centre (Drupdra). Retreat Centre and Academic Centre their details are separately mentioned at their unit.


About the Ritual Centre or Tsokdra, initially student enrol at primary school, where students are supposed to study all the preliminary study like, reading writing, grammar, memorizing ritual prayers, and basic of Buddhist philosophy, until their age of twenty. When a student reach to his age of twenty, begin to learn advance practice of rites like, generating mandalas, making ritual cakes (Torma), implementing ritual instrument, performing ritual dance etc. In addition to that, monks have several responsibilities to carry, like, Kitchen manager, disciplinarian, cooking, and taking care of monastery etc.

There are many short and long prayers must be done by monks according to date and month and Many great Sadhana for several days to be practiced.

In conclusion, this centre is mainly led by Khamtrul Rinpoche, and a vice president and two representatives of ritual centre are elected through vote to serve at the main office of Tashi Jong.






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