Tengboche Monastery

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Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery aka Thyangboche Monastery, Dawa Chöling Gompa, is a Nyingma monastery of the Mount Everest region in Tibet, the seat of Tengboche Rinpoche and a main monastery of the Sherpa community.

Location

The monastery is located on the southern slopes of Mount Everest, situated at 3,867 metres (12,687 ft), and is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal.[1]

Origins

It was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu, a student of the 10th Dzatrul Rinpoche, Ngawang Tenzin Norbu with strong links to its mother monastery Rongpuk Monastery in Tibet, on the northern slopes of Mount Everest.

Developments

In 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt. In 1989, it was destroyed for a second time by a fire and then rebuilt with the help of volunteers and international assistance. Many items of the monastery’s extensive collection of books and paintings and relics were saved.

Recent Years

Tengboche monastery holds the Mani Rimdu festival every year in November.

Main Characters

Notes

  1. Wikipedia.