About the Monastery
Khawalung Monastery was founded by Vajra Master Jigme Dorje Rinpoche, who is a spiritual heir of Yogi master Choying Wangpo Rinpoche. The Monastery was inaugurated and blessed in 2005 by H.H. Trulshik Rinpoche and H.E. Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche. The main aim and objectives of this monastery institution is to preserve, uphold and disseminate the general Buddhist Teachings, in particular the tradition of Nyingmapa, one of the four major sect of Vajrayana Buddhism, and especially the treasure teachings (Termas) of H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. The Monastery includes a upper primary school & a training school for rites and rituals. At the moment five academic teachers and five Tibetan teachers have the noble tasks of instructing and teaching more than hundred young monks who came from very remote region of Nepal and Tibet. Besides offering religious education in basic and advanced courses, the monastery provides free food, clothing and medical expenses for all the Monks. The monastery also has a nurse for maintaining the health of the monks.
Inside the Gompa there is, besides a main Statue of Guru Rinpoche with on one side Vajrasattva and on the other side Chenrezig, a very precious statue of HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to be seen.