The construction began in 1961, close to Camp no.3, in Orissa Tibetan Refuge settlement, after the Dalai Lama’s requested Dudjom Rinpoche to build monasteries to help preserve the Nyingma lineage.
Dudjom Rinpoche named the monastery Dundul Raptenling and chose Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche as the first head of the monastery.
Around 1969, under the supervision of Lama Sherap Dorje Rinpoche and Lama Donam, a two-storey tsuklakhang construction was launched, but due to a lack of resources, it took another 10 years to complete.
Around 1978, with the help of the Tibetan representative, Tulku Tsephel, Dundul Raptenling Monastery was completed. In February 1979, the Dalai Lama consecrated and inaugurated Dundul Raptenling. In 1997, Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche visited Dundul Raptenling.
Main Teachers & Representatives
- Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
- Lama Jamphel Sherap Rinpoche
- Lama Sherap Dorje Rinpoche
- Lama Sonam Tsering Gyaltsen
- Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
- Tulku Tsephel