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About Mindrolling Monastery

An establishment that is regarded highly significant not only as a tourist attraction but also as a spiritual destination, Mindrolling Monastery is one that opens its doors to hundreds of people every day. The monastery is located in the Clement Town of Dehradun and is one of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma school of Buddhism. The monastery is an architectural masterpiece and features several sections that are immensely beautiful to look at. It has wonderful large areas situated within its perimeter, beautiful gardens, and the most prominent of all a stupa. This stupa is 185 feet tall and 100 square feet wide and is known to be the tallest stupa in Asia. It also has several shrine rooms, murals, and Tibetan art forms. Apart from that, a magnificent and stunning garden encircles the stupa from all sides, with the front of the stupa featuring the future and present forms of Buddha. The monastery is also an important educational center housing the Ngagyur Nyingma College or Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies.

Historical Context: Mindrolling Monastery of Dehradun was established by Rigzin Tendak Lingpa in the year 1676. It was re-established by Khochhen Rinpoche and a small group of monks in the Clement Town of Dehradun in 1965.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets, Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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